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Sunday, 31 July



AFRIGRAPH (African Graphics Association)


2 - 3 pm
International Center, South Lobby
Members of AFRIGRAPH present details of their recent activities.

Patrick Marais
patrick (at) cs.uct.ac.za

SEAGRAPH Business Meeting (South East Asian Graphics)


4 - 4:30 pm
International Center, South Lobby
Attendees from Southeast Asian countries and the surrounding region: If you know SEAGRAPH already, then join us and give us your support. If you don't yet know us, then come and find out how we can help each other and channel our immense energy to promote computer graphics activities.

Tian Feng
ASFTian (at) ntu.edu.sg

ANZGRAPH Business Meeting (Australian and New Zealand Graphics)


4:30 - 5 pm
International Center, South Lobby
In this meeting for attendees from Australia, New Zealand, and the surrounding region, members of ANZGRAPH present details of their activities during the year, including highlights of the upcoming Graphite 2005 Conference in New Zealand, 29 November to 2 December. Come along, meet others from the region, and find out how to get involved.

Matt Adcock
Matt.Adcock (at) csiro.au

Australasian and South East Asian Reception


5 - 6 pm
International Center, South Lobby
Come and meet professionals, artists, and students from Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. This is a great chance to find out what is happening in the computer graphics field in some of the most exotic places on earth. Hosts: the ANZGRAPH and SEAGRAPH organizations.

Matt Adcock
Matt.Adcock (at) csiro.au

Monday, 1 August



Overview of SIGGRAPH 2005 (with Japanese interpreter)


9 - 11 am
International Center, South Lobby
Members of the SIGGRAPH 2005 Committee present an overview of the conference and highlights of their programs.

Midori Kitagawa
SIGGRAPH Japanese Liaison
midori (at) utdallas.edu

The Computer Arts: Origins and Contexts


11 am - noon
International Center, South Lobby
An opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, ongoing debate, and information about this significant area of research and development This is a continuation of the series of short meetings and exchanges on this topic that began at SIGGRAPH 2003.

Sue Gollifer
University of Brighton
s.c.gollifer (at) bton.ac.uk

Asian Event & Reception


4 - 6 pm
International Center, South Lobby
Come and meet professionals, artists, and students from Asia. Presentations, animation screening, performances, and much more!

Miho Aoki
ffma2 (at) uaf.edu

Tuesday, 2 August



Macedonian Event & Breakfast Reception


10 - 11 am
Come and meet professionals, artists, and students from Macedonia. Presentations, animation screening, performances, music, and much more! This is a great chance to find out what is happening in the world of digital entertainment in the one of the most beautifull countries in the world and learn about Macedonian arts and culture. Presented by MADE (Macedonian Association of Digital Entertainment).

Romela Popovik Trajkova
romela (at) mca.org.mk

Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) Open Forum


12:15 - 1:30 pm
International Center, South Lobby
ISEA is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science, and emerging technologies. This discussion includes information about the organization and plans for the future. Representatives from ISEA2006 present information about the next ISEA to be held in San Jose in August 2006 and the concurrent Pacific Rim New Media Summit. All interested members of the electronic arts community are welcome to attend.
ISEA
ISEA2006

Cynthia Beth Rubin
info (at) cbrubin.net

Peter Anders
ptr (at) mindspaace.net

Pacific Rim New Media Summit Meeting


1:30 - 3 pm
International Center, South Lobby
In conjunction with ISEA2006, The CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University will host a two-day pre-symposium: the Pacific Rim New Media Summit co-sponsored by Leonardo/ISAST. The summit is intended to explore and build interpretive bridges among institutional, corporate, social, and cultural enterprises with an emphasis on the emergence of new media arts programs. This presentation summarizes the summit to be held in August of 2006 and includes a panel discussion by summit participants on education initiatives and issues.
Pacific Rim New Media Summit

Joel Slayton
joel (at) well.com

Latinos Event & Reception


4 - 6 pm
International Center, South Lobby
Come and meet professionals, artists, and students from Latin America. Presentations, animation screening, performances, music, una piñata, and much more!

Rejane Spitz
rejane_spitz (at) siggraph.org

Wednesday, 3 August



ACM SIGGRAPH Professional and Student Chapters Start-Up Meeting


noon - 1 pm
International Center, South Lobby
The Professional and Student Chapters of ACM SIGGRAPH span the globe. Within their local areas, chapters continue the work of ACM SIGGRAPH on a year-round basis via their meetings and other activities. Each chapter consists of individuals involved in education, research and development, the arts, industry, and entertainment who are interested in the advancement of computer graphics and interactive techniques, its related technologies, and applications. They gather throughout the year at meetings, site visits, conferences, video screenings, art shows, and special events.

This session explains how to start and run a successful ACM SIGGRAPH Professional or Student Chapter. Topics regarding the process are outlined in detail by members of the Chapters Committee and invited panelists: viability, support, team-building, and chapter event planning. A Q&A session with the presenters concludes the meeting.

Francis McAfee
ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Chapters
mcafee (at) fau.edu

Young Japanimation


2 - 3 pm
International Center, South Lobby
Japanimation is more active than ever with young talents fighting for recognition and 3D skills being constantly innovated. Newest pieces will be shown. Welcome to Young Japanimation!

Eddie Suzuki
DCAJ
suzuki (at) dcaj.or.jp

Leonardo @ SIGGRAPH Town Hall Meeting


4 - 6 pm
International Center, South Lobby
All members of the Leonardo organizations and all those interested in the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology are invited to a discussion of current Leonardo projects and future directions. This meeting is open to anyone interested in meeting with members of Leonardo boards, committees, and projects. Also: official announcement of the 2005 Frank J. Malina Leonardo Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Brazilian artist Abraham Palatnik.

Roger Malina
Executive Editor, Leonardo; Board Chair, Leonardo/ISAST

Pamela Grant-Ryan
Managing Editor, Leonardo
pgr (at) leonardo.info
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