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Accessibility


The convention center is handicap accessible. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at: +1.213.765.4620.

ACM SIGGRAPH Membership


ACM SIGGRAPH is the world's premier association for the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Membership in this professional organization is a networking bonanza, as well as informative and educational. The opportunities to broaden, as well as to contribute your expertise of the business, technology, and future of the industry are boundless. Become a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, and share in the excellence, passion, integrity, volunteerism, and cross disciplinary interaction that we proudly represent.
Additional ACM SIGGRAPH membership information

Airport Shuttle


Super Shuttle is offering SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees a discount to and/or from Los Angeles International Airport. Print this coupon and present it to a Super Shuttle representative at the airport. Return reservation should be made at least one day prior to your departure. When you make your return reservations, be sure to mention the coupon to receive the discount.

Audio/Visual Services


+1.213.765.4618
Complete audio/visual services for SIGGRAPH 2005 presenters are available in the Speaker Prep Room, West Hall A
+1.213.765.4618.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)


There are several ATMs located throughout the lobbies of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Baggage Check


South and West Hall Lobbies
Baggage check service is available for briefcases, backpacks, and other small items during conference hours for $2 per bag. For overnight storage, the charge is $5 per bag. SIGGRAPH 2005 is not responsible for items provided to Baggage Check.

South Lobby Sunday, 31 July 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  Monday, 1 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Tuesday, 2 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Wednesday, 3 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Thursday, 4 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
     
West Hall Lobby Wednesday, 3 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
  Thursday, 4 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm


Banks/Currency Exchange


The closest bank and currency exchanges to the Los Angeles Convention Center are Washington Mutual Bank located at 888 West 7th Street (+1.213.624.1403) and Foreign Currency Express located at 404 South Figueroa (+1.213.624.3693). They are both available for any banking/currency exchange needs you may have during your stay in Los Angeles.

Bookstore


West Hall Lobby
BreakPoint Books offers the latest books and CD-ROMs on computer animation, graphic design, gaming, 3D graphics, modeling, and digital lighting. The bookstore features recent books by SIGGRAPH 2005 speakers and award winners.

Sunday, 31 July 9 am - 7 pm
Monday, 1 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 6 pm


Note: Bookstore refunds will only be processed during the conference. All bookstore policies are those of BreakPoint Books and not SIGGRAPH 2005.

See the schedule in the bookstore for book signings throughout the week.

Business Center


South Lobby
The LACC Business Center offers computer time rental, fax, services, photocopying, office supplies, phone cards, wireless cards and US stamps.

Saturday, 30 July noon - 8 pm
Sunday, 31 July 8 am - 7 pm
Monday, 1 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 6 pm


Busing


See Shuttle Service.

Child Care


Important Notice:
Child Care will NOT be provided at SIGGRAPH 2005.

Conference Management Office


Room 304AB
+1.213.765.4620
If you have questions regarding SIGGRAPH 2005, call or stop by this office anytime during conference hours.

Exhibition Management Office


Room 303AB
+1.213.765.4626
Exhibition Management representatives are available during conference hours to meet with exhibitors and help with plans for exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2005.

Exhibitor Registration


South Hall G
Open during registration hours. See Registration.

First Aid Office


South Hall (around corner near Pico Boulevard exit)
Nurses and paramedics are on duty during conference hours.

Food Services


Restaurants: Compass Café (South Hall) and Galaxy Café (West Hall) The Los Angeles Convention Center operates several snack stands, food carts, and restaurants throughout the convention center.

Compass Café (South Hall) Saturday, 30 July 9 am - 3 pm
  Sunday, 31 July 8 am - 4 pm
  Monday, 1 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
  Tuesday, 2 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
  Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
  Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 6:30 pm
     
Galaxy Café (West Hall) Sunday, 31 July 8 am - 6 pm
  Monday, 1 August 8 am - 6 pm
  Tuesday, 2 August/td> 8 am - 6 pm
  Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 6 pm
  Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 6 pm


Housing Desk


South Hall G
+1.213.743.6213
Complete information about SIGGRAPH 2005 hotel accommodations. Open during registration hours. See Registration.

Information Desks


South Lobby and West Hall Lobby
Complete information on conference programs and events, the convention center, and what to see and do in Los Angeles.

Saturday, 30 July 2 - 8 pm
Sunday, 31 July 7:30 am - 4 pm
Monday, 1 August 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 7:30 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 7:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 4 August 7:30 am - 5 pm


International Center


South Lobby
+1.213.743.6202
The SIGGRAPH 2005 International Committee and a multi-lingual staff of student volunteers answer questions, offer suggestions, provide informal translation services, and make connections with international attendees.

Internet Access Kiosks


South Hall G

Wireless Internet Access
SIGGRAPH 2005 provides 802.11b wireless network access in most areas of the Los Angeles Convention Center. To use the wireless network, attendees should have their own wireless (802.11b) cards. Some presentations offer audience participation via wireless.

Please refer to your laptop operating system and client adapter documentation and follow this procedure:

1. Document all existing TCP/IP and wireless configuration information before you make any changes.

2. Configure your laptop to use DHCP.

3. Configure your wireless adapter Network Name (SSID) to be "S2005".

4. Disable encryption on your wireless adapter.

The SIGGRAPH 2005 wireless network provides open, unencrypted communications for conference attendees. The system is not secure and can be monitored by others.

Job Fair


South Hall G
The Art Institutes are sponsoring the ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Job Fair for the leading companies in all related ACM SIGGRAPH fields to discuss employment opportunities with thousands of SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees in a relaxed, informal setting. The Job Fair is open at no additional cost to all SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees.

Lost and Found


South Hall G
After the conference, all lost-and-found items will be turned over to the Los Angeles Convention Center security office. To inquire about lost items during and after the conference, call security at +1.213.741.1151, ext. 4605. Lost registration badges are available in Special Assistance: South Hall G.

Merchandise Pickup Center


South Lobby
Your conference documentation (included with registration) must be picked up at the Fulfillment Center. Technical materials and conference documentation will not be shipped, nor will refunds be given for any material that is not picked up at the Merchandise Pickup Center in Hall G.

Saturday, 30 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 31 July 8 am - 6 pm
Monday, 1 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 2 pm


Message Center


South Lobby
Kiosk where attendees leave and retrieve notes and requests.

Parking


West and South Halls
+1.213.741.1151 ext. 5850
SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees can park at the Los Angeles Convention Center for $10 per day. There are no in/out privileges. The Los Angeles Convention Center parking garages located in the West and South Halls open at 5:30 am and close one hour after the conclusion of the last scheduled SIGGRAPH 2005 function.

Pathfinders


South Lobby
Special assistance for first-time SIGGRAPH conference attendees. Let us help you navigate your way through SIGGRAPH 2005.

Registration


South Hall G

Saturday, 30 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 31 July 8 am - 6 pm
Monday, 1 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 4 pm
Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 2 pm


Registration - Special Assistance Desk


Assistance with a wide range of problems and concerns, including:
  • Credit card problems (validations, errors)
  • Lost badges
  • Registration corrections and upgrades
  • Substitute registration (only if authorized on company letterhead)

Restaurant Desks


South Lobby and West Hall Lobby
Concierge services for reservations at Los Angeles restaurants and clubs.

Saturday, 30 July 2 - 8 pm
Sunday, 31 July 7:30 am - 4 pm
Monday, 1 August 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 7:30 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 7:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 4 August 7:30 am - 5 pm


Shipping Desk


South Hall G
The shipping desk provides next-day air, second-day air, and regular ground shipping services.

Saturday, 30 July 6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 31 July 8 am - 7 pm
Monday, 1 August 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 6 pm


Shuttle Service


+1.213.479.1261
SIGGRAPH 2005 provides complimentary shuttle service between most conference hotels, the Los Angeles Convention Center, and to/from the SIGGRAPH 2005 reception. Look for signs and shuttle flyers with specific shuttle details for all events in conference hotel lobbies and the information desk at the LACC. Please note the Holiday Inn Los Angeles City Center is considered the "walk" hotel and will not have shuttle service to/from the convention center.

If you have any shuttle related questions, please contact the shuttle service desk during official shuttle hours. For assistance with handicap service, please call +1.213.479.1261. SIGGRAPH 2005 provides shuttles with wheel chair lifts and tiedowns.

Saturday, 30 July 5 - 8:30 pm
Sunday, 31 July 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday, 1 August 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 7:30 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday, 4 August 7:30 am - 6:30 pm


Hotel shuttle service will pick-up and drop-off attendees at West Hall of the LACC. The shuttle pick-up and drop-off for the Electronic Theater will also be at West Hall of the LACC.

Shuttles for Reception


The Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 West Temple Street
Wednesday, 3 August, 8 - 10 pm
Shuttles begin transporting from all hotels 30 minutes before the reception begins. The last shuttle will depart from The Center at Cathedral Plaza at 10:30 pm. Shuttles will transport attendees staying at the "walk" hotel (Holiday Inn Los Angeles City Center) and the LACC to/from the reception.

Shuttle for Special Session


The Polar Express
California Science Center IMAX Theater, 700 State Drive
Thursday, 4 August, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Shuttle service will depart from and return to West Hall at the LACC. Shuttles will begin departing for the IMAX Theater at 10 am. Return service to the convention center will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Special Session at approximately 1:15 pm from the front entrance of the theater. The last shuttle will leave the IMAX Theater at 1:30 pm. Tickets for this Special Session will be provided as you load the shuttle. You MUST have a ticket to get access into the session at the IMAX Theater.

SIGGRAPH 2005 Conference Presentation DVD-ROM Sets


South Lobby
A Conference Presentation DVD-ROM is being produced and sold by Soma Media in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH. The DVD-ROM will feature five discs with presentations from the Papers, Courses, Sketches, Web Program, Panels, and Special Sessions. The DVD-ROMs will include new features such as: searchable interface, live demos, faster loading, and larger screen areas for visuals. To order your copy of the SIGGRAPH 2005 Conference Presentation DVD-ROM Set, stop by the Soma Media Booth located in the South and West Lobbies.

SIGGRAPH Store


South Lobby
+1.213.743.6217

SIGGRAPH Boutique


West Hall Lobby
For casual browsers and serious shoppers. Review and purchase additional technical materials, conference documentation, and gifts (t-shirts, polo shirts, and coffee mugs) for friends, family, and colleagues. SIGGRAPH 2005 merchandise is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the SIGGRAPH Store (South Lobby) or SIGGRAPH Boutique (West Hall Lobby).

Saturday, 30 July
Boutique is not open Saturday
6 - 8 pm
Sunday, 31 July 8 am - 6 pm
Monday, 1 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 4 August 8 am - 6 pm


Speaker Prep Room


West Hall A
+1.213.743.6218
First, go to the contributor registration desk to pick up your registration credentials and conference information. Then go to the Speaker Prep Room to prepare your presentation. Speaker ribbons and badge holders are available only in the Speaker Prep Room. If you're presenting at the conference, you should check in at the Speaker Prep Room at least 24 hours before your presentation.

In the Speaker Prep Room, presenters preview slides and videotapes, sort slides, obtain slide carousels, and arrange for all their audio/visual needs in their presentation rooms.

Saturday, 30 July noon - 7 pm
Sunday, 31 July 7 am - 7 pm
Monday, 1 August 7 am - 12:15 pm, 2 - 7 pm
Tuesday, 2 August 7 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 3 August 7 am - 7 pm
Thursday, 4 August 7 am - 2 pm


Special Policies

  • Registered attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Children under 16 are not permitted in the Exhibition. Age verification is required.
  • No cameras or recording devices are permitted at SIGGRAPH 2005. Abuse of this policy will result in the loss of the individual's registration credentials.
  • Food and beverages cannot be brought into Electronic Theater performances.

Technical Material Sold After the Conference



Full Conference DVD-ROM


This digital publication contains the electronic version of the technical papers, images, and supplemental material; all of the course and tutorial notes, including supplemental material (movies, source code, HTML presentations); and the permanent record of the Educators Program, Emerging Technologies, Panels, Sketches, Posters, Special Sessions, and Web Program; along with the permanent record ofthe Art Gallery and Computer Animation Festival.

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Conference Proceedings special issue) - Printed


Contains the SIGGRAPH 2005 technical papers and the ACM SIGGRAPH awards.

Conference Select CD-ROM


This digital publication contains the permanent record of the Art Gallery and Computer Animation Festival and the electronic version of the Educators Program, Emerging Technologies, Panels, Sketches, Posters, Special Sessions, and Web Program. Papers, Panels, and Courses are available only on the Full Conference DVD-ROM.

Electronic Art & Animation Catalog - Printed


Contains the permanent record of images from the Art Gallery and the Computer Animation Festival.

SIGGRAPH 2005 Video Review


Contains animations presented in the Electronic Theater and Animation Theaters. To order these materials after the conference, contact:

ACM Order Department
800.342.6626 (Continental US and Canada)
+1.212.626.0500 (International)
+1.212.944.1318 fax
orders (at) acm.org

Ticket Sale and Exchange Booth


South Hall G

Electronic Theater Tickets


One ticket is included with each Full Conference and Conference Select registration. Additional tickets cost $50. Every attempt is made to accommodate your requested Electronic Theater show. If you want to exchange your ticket, go to the Ticket Sales and Exchange Booth. Tickets are not available for every show. All Electronic Theater performances contain the same material. Badged attendees may purchase up to two additional Electronic Theater tickets (subject to availability) at On-Site Registration beginning at 6 pm Saturday, 30 July. Last-minute tickets are generally available. They will be sold at the door to the Electronic Theater one hour prior to show time. All sales are final.

Reception Tickets


Reception tickets are also available at this counter. The cost is $40 per person. All sales are final.

Telephone Numbers


Art Gallery Office
+1.213.743.6207

Audio/Visual Services
+1.213.765.4618

Conference Management Office
+1.213.765.4620

Emerging Technologies Office
+1.213.743.6211

Exhibition Management Office
+1.213.765.4626

Housing Desk
+1.213.743.6213

International Resources Office
+1.213.743.6202

Media Headquarters
+1.213.765.4628

Los Angeles Convention Center Parking
+1.213.741.1151 ext. 5850

Registration - Special Assistance
+1.213.765.4638

Security Office
+1.213.741.1151 ext. 4605

Shuttle Service
+1.213.479.1261

SIGGRAPH Store
+1.213.743.6217

Speaker Prep Room
+1.213.743.6218
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