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9 August 2007
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Breaking News: SIGGRAPH 2007 Attracts 24,000+ to San Diego
(San Diego, CA) - SIGGRAPH 2007, the 34th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, announced attendance of 24,043 artists, research scientists, gaming experts, developers, filmmakers, and academics from 79 countries for the annual conference and exhibition in San Diego this week. Plus, more than 230 companies exhibited - an increase in exhibit space of more than 12% from the previous year.
"From around the globe, the leading minds in our community united in San Diego for an impressive week that highlighted major breakthroughs, technical achievements, and exciting new programs," commented Joe Marks, SIGGRAPH 2007 Conference Chair from Walt Disney Animation Studios. "The strong attendance numbers indicated the strength and vibrancy of the SIGGRAPH community and the importance of computer graphics in today's society. Most importantly the open source spirit was once again prevalent throughout the conference."
Highlights from this year's conference included engaging speeches from Featured Speakers Glenn Entis, SVP/Chief Visual and Technical Officer for Electronic Arts, and Scott McCloud, an internationally renowned author and graphic novelist. Also, 2007 marked the first annual FJORG! "Viking Animator" competition, which featured 16 three-person teams competing for 32 hours straight in order to create the best overall animation of at least 15 seconds in length.
Completed animations and a documentary are available here
Still photos from SIGGRAPH 2007 are available here
Dynamic Enhancements Ahead: SIGGRAPH 2008 Heads to Los Angeles
SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Monday 11 August to Friday, 15 August. The SIGGRAPH 2008 Conference Chair is Jacquelyn Martino from IBM Watson Research. Of special note, there will be dynamic conference changes that will enhance attendee experience and also impact submission deadlines.
More information on SIGGRAPH 2008
ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer graphics and interactive techniques, sponsors SIGGRAPH 2007.