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SIGGRAPH 2005 FACT SHEET
(as of 17 January 2005)

Conference: 31 July - 4 August 2005
Exhibition: 2 - 4 August 2005

Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

SIGGRAPH 2005 Conference Chair
James L. Mohler, Purdue University

Anticipated Total Attendance: Over 25,000

Anticipated International Attendance: Over 5,500 from 75 countries

Anticipated Exhibitors: Over 230 companies

Presentations

Courses
Learn how to master the latest digital theories and expert practices in the art and science of computer graphics.  In quick tutorials, half-day sessions, and full-day courses, academic and industry specialists teach topics that deepen understanding, encourage exploration, and immediately enhance real-world skills.  These courses are only available at SIGGRAPH 2005.

New in 2005: A special selection of open-source computer graphics courses that explore innovation and practice.

Educators Program
Explore the future of teaching and learning through such topics as virtual instructors, toys as teaching tools, individual versus community learning, and how computers make education more engaging. In papers, panels, forums, and QuickTakes, educators and students share ideas, analysis, and discussions.

New in 2005: The Incubator, a demo space for interactive educational products.

Exhibitor Tech Talks
Interact with SIGGRAPH 2005 exhibitors as they explain and demonstrate breakthroughs that accelerate digital processes, simplify content creation, improve training, strengthen security systems, and much more. After the sessions, schedule one-on-one discussions with the industry's leading companies.

Keynote/Awards Session
Hear invaluable insights and controversial projections from SIGGRAPH 2005's world-renowned keynote speaker.  Immediately before the keynote address,  ACM SIGGRAPH presents three top industry awards:  the Computer Graphics Achievement Award, the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics, and the Significant New Researcher Award.

Panels
Agree or disagree with outspoken advocates on every side of controversies that affect our digital future. Panelists discuss, confer with, and debate each other in a free-flowing format that generates consensus, controversy, confusion, and clarity -- sometimes simultaneously.

Papers
Experience and learn from the highest standard of research excellence in the industry. In SIGGRAPH 2005 Papers, internationally renowned researchers challenge conventional wisdom and establish new paradigms for future inquiry. SIGGRAPH 2005 is the only conference presenting such a full range of the world's most significant achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Posters
Encounter intriguing early results, speculative ideas, and the people who generated them. Posters are displayed throughout the conference week. In scheduled sessions, poster presenters discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.

Sketches
Review the latest work in every aspect of computer graphics and interactive techniques: art, cinema, advertising, design, science, and engineering. Following each sketch presentation, authors answer questions and discuss future implications of their work.

Special Sessions
This year's slate of Special Sessions offers a glimpse into the past, present, and future of digital technologies. Industry experts offer enlightening insights into the art, science, trends, and breakthrough concepts of the current and future state of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Web Graphics
Understand how graphics and interaction define, extend, and optimize online environments. Web Program sessions focus on standards, technologies, rich media, usability, accessibility, art, design, visualization, and internationalization.

New in 2005: Refereed technical presentations, panels, and forums.

Exhibition

Get up-close and hands-on with the newest hardware systems, software tools, and creative services from hundreds of companies. SIGGRAPH 2005 hosts the year's largest, most comprehensive exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace, featuring the industry's established leaders and emerging challengers.

Experiences

Art Gallery
Observe the real-time evolution of art history in 21st-century work that traces new narrative threads through time and space, figurative and abstract, linear and non-linear, moving and still. The Art Gallery presents 2D, 3D, and screen-based work that examines how the use of computer graphics relates to the form and content of the artwork.

Computer Animation Festival
Experience the year's finest achievements in animation, visualization, simulation, visual effects, and technical imagery. The Computer Animation Festival presents selected works in the Electronic Theater (matinée and evening shows) and the Animation Theater (throughout the week).

New in 2005: All digital, high-resolution projection.

Emerging Technologies
Interact with digital experiences that move beyond digital tradition, blur the boundaries between art and science, and transform social assumptions. Emerging Technologies presents work from many sub-disciplines of interactive techniques, with a special emphasis on projects that explore science, high-resolution digital-cinema technologies, and interactive art-science narrative.

Guerrilla Studio
The Guerilla Studio is an integrated network of machines for realizing ideas in 2D, 3D, 4D, and n-dimensional media, a working computer graphics laboratory for explorations in fine art, animation, science, and other CG disciplines. It features high-end computer workstations, a multitude of software (featuring 2D and 3D design), and print technologies. Artists, scientists, and engineers can walk in, create, and realize their creations right in the lab.

The Guerilla Studio also features artists in residence, who instruct attendees on technique and explore the possibilities of digital art. And the Guerilla Studio will co-host the annual CyberFashion Show with Special Sessions.

International Resources
A special conference resource connecting colleagues and friends from all areas of the world. The International Center offers informal translation services and space for meetings, talks, and demonstrations.

New in 2005: Bilingual guided tours of the Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies.

Job Fair
The Art Institutes are once again sponsoring the ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Job Fair for 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 Tuesday, 2 August through Thursday, 4 August, 10 am - 4 pm. All registered attendees are welcome to attend this event, at no additional cost.

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