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SIGGRAPH 2008 and the Los Angeles Convention Center provide all the support and convenience you need for a successful conference experience.

Accessibility
The convention center is handicap accessible. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at: +1.213.743.6214.

Age Requirement 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.

Airport Shuttle Transportation
+1.310.222.5500 x 2
SuperShuttle offers ground transportation services from the Los Angeles airport to all destinations in the Los Angeles counties. SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees can purchase one-way SuperShuttle tickets for $14. (includes $2 discount). For optimum convenience when you depart, bring your luggage with you to the Convention Center, check it with Bags Inc. for a charge, and then ride with SuperShuttle back to the Los Angeles airport.

Airport Shuttle Transportation Desk
South Lobby
Thursday - Friday, 14-15 August
9 am - 6:30 pm

Airline Check-In Desk (Bags Inc.)
Front of Hall A
Thursday-Friday, 14-15 August
7:30 am - 2 pm

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)
There are several ATMs located throughout the lobbies of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Baggage Check
Front of Hall A
Baggage check service is available for briefcases, backpacks, and other small items during the hours listed below. SIGGRAPH 2008 is not responsible for items left in the Baggage Check area.

Monday, 11 August, 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday-Thursday, 12-14 August, 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday, 15 August, 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Banks/Currency Exchange
The closest banks and currency exchanges to the Los Angeles Convention Center are Foreign Exchange located at 506 South Grand Avenue (+1.213.627-5404) and United Commercial Bank at 767 North Hill Street (+1.213.680.2510, call first regarding your banking needs).

Bookstore
Room 508 BreakPoint Books offers the latest and greatest books, CDs, and DVDs on computer animation, graphic design, gaming, 3D graphics, modeling, and digital artistry. The bookstore features recent books by SIGGRAPH 2008 speakers and award winners. Note: Bookstore refunds will only be processed during the conference. All bookstore policies are those of BreakPoint Books and not SIGGRAPH 2008.

Monday, 11 August, 8 am - 7 pm
Tuesday- Friday, 12-15 August, 8 am - 6 pm

Business Center
Concourse between South and West Hall +1.213.741.1151 The Business Center offers the following services: faxing, copying, shipping, office supplies, Internet access, color printing, phone cards, boarding pass printing, and computer workstation rental.

Sunday-Friday, 10 - 15 August, 9 am - 5 pm

Busing
See Shuttle Services.

Camera/Recording Policies
No cameras or recording devices are permitted at SIGGRAPH 2008. Abuse of this policy will result in revocation of the individual's registration credentials.
SIGGRAPH 2008 employs a professional photographer and reserves the right to use all images that this photographer takes during the conference for publication and promotion of future ACM SIGGRAPH events.

Child Care
Child Care will not be provided at SIGGRAPH 2008. Contact your hotel concierge for suggestions.

Computer Animation Festival
For SIGGRAPH 2008, the festival has adopted a new format. Five days of screenings, four days of talks, three production studio nights and two days of 3D stereoscopic talks and screenings.

Access
Computer Animation Festival access is included with Full Conference Access and the Festival Pass.

If you attended the Animation Theater or Electronic Theater in the past, you can add the week-long Computer Animation Festival to your Basic Access registration at a discounted price, or you can add the Festival to a Basic Access One-Day

Registration
Registration is located in Hall G, but if you are only purchasing a Computer Animation Festival Pass, a satellite registration area is located in Hall A, for this purpose. Hours are:

Monday, 11 August, 8 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 12 - 14 August, 8 am - 8:30 pm

Special Policies
The Nokia Theatre requires attendees to pass through metal detectors. You may want to check your luggage at the baggage check area in front of Hall A before going to the Computer Animation Festival.
The Nokia Theatre does not allow food or drinks in theater, but provides a full concession area, including alcoholic beverages.

Conference Management Office
Room 304
+1.213.743.6214
If you have questions regarding SIGGRAPH 2008, call or stop by this office anytime during conference hours.

Conference Policies
Passes: To be admitted to the Reception, you must have a ticket (your registration badge does not provide access). Computer Animation Festival access is included with Full Conference Access and the Festival Pass.
Children under 16 are not permitted in the Exhibition. Age verification is required.
Registered attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
SIGGRAPH 2008 reserves the right to deny registration or entrance to any attendee or prospective attendee, and to cancel an existing registration, if it determines that a registration or an attendee is not in the best interest of SIGGRAPH 2008 or ACM SIGGRAPH.
Lost badges cannot be replaced. If you lose your badge, you must register again at the published rates to obtain a new badge.
No cameras or recording devices are permitted at SIGGRAPH 2008. Abuse of this policy will result in revocation of the individual's registration credentials.
SIGGRAPH 2008 employs a professional photographer and reserves the right to use all images that this photographer takes during the conference for publication and promotion of future ACM SIGGRAPH events.
SIGGRAPH 2008 conference documentation and pre-purchased merchandise will not be shipped, nor will refunds be given for any material that is not picked up at the Merchandise Pickup Center.

Exhibition Management Office
Room 303
+1.213.743.6221 Exhibition Management representatives are available during conference hours to meet with exhibitors and help with plans for exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2008 and SIGGRAPH 2009.

Exhibitor Registration
Hall G
Open during registration hours. See Registration.

First Aid Office
South Hall and West Hall
Nurses and paramedics are on duty:

South Hall
Sunday, 10 August, 8 am - 7 pm
Monday, 11 August, 8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday, 12 August, 8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 13 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 14 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 15 August, 8 am - 6 pm

West Hall
Wednesday - Friday, 13-15 August, 10 am - 9 pm

Flight Check-In & Baggage Check at the Convention Center
Hall A
Thursday - Friday, 14-15 August
Avoid airport lines. Check-in for domestic flights from Los Angeles International Airport and check baggage at the convention center. This service is available for domestic flights only: Air Tran, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United.

Sign Up Web Site
(event ID: 15022 password: siggraph)
Fees: $10 in advance, $15 day of departure.

Food Services
The Los Angeles Convention Center operates several snack stands, food carts and restaurants throughout the convention center.

Compass Café (South Hall)
Sunday, 10 August, 9 am - 6 pm
Monday, 11 August, 7:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday- Friday, 12-15 August, 8 am - 6:30 pm

Galaxy Café Food Court (West Hall)
Monday, 11 August, 7:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday-Friday, 12-15 August, 8 am - 6 pm

Housing Desk
Hall G
+1.213.743.6223
Complete information about SIGGRAPH 2008 hotel accommodations. Open during registration hours (except Friday, 15 August, when it will close at noon). See Registration.

Information and Restaurant Desk
West Hall +1.213.765.4543
South Hall +1.213.765.4546
General conference information and Los Angeles restaurant reservations.

Sunday, 10 August, 1 - 7 pm
Monday, 11 August, 7:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 11-14 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 15 August, 8 am - 3:30 pm

International Center
Hall H
The SIGGRAPH 2008 International Committee and a multi-lingual staff of student volunteers answer questions, offer suggestions, provide informal translation services, and make connections with international attendees.

Monday, 11 August, 8:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 12 - 14 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 15 August, 8 am - 4 pm

Internet Access
Free wireless access will be available for SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees throughout the Los Angeles Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2008 will not be providing public workstations for internet access, but, there will be limited internet access in the Business Center.

Wireless Internet
SIGGRAPH 2008 provides 802.11 a/b/g wireless network access in most areas of the Los Angeles Convention Center. To use the wireless network, attendees should have their own wireless (802.11a, b, or g compatible) cards. 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 "s2008".
4. Disable encryption on your wireless adapter.

The SIGGRAPH 2008 wireless network provides open, unencrypted communications for conference attendees. The system is not secure and can be monitored by others.

Lost and Found
Hall G
To inquire about lost items during and after the conference, go to the Lost and Found desk in Hall G. All lost items (including badges) should be turned into this location where they will be logged and stored until the conclusion of the conference. After the conference, all lost-and-found items will be turned over to the Los Angeles Convention Center Security Office.

Merchandise Pickup Center
South Lobby
Your conference documentation (included with registration) must be picked up at the Merchandise Pickup Center. Conference documentation and pre-purchased merchandise will not be shipped, nor will refunds be given for any material that is not picked up at the Merchandise Pickup Center. Open during registration hours. See Registration.

Parking
Los Angeles Convention Center - West and South Halls
+1.213.741.1151
SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees can park at the Los Angeles Convention Center parking lot for $12 per day. There are no in/out privileges.

South Hall
Sunday - Friday, 10 - 15 August, 6 am - 9 pm
West Hall
Sunday - Friday, 10-15 August, 6 am - 9 pm

The closing times noted above are when access to the parking garages in South and West Halls will cease. Exiting the parking garages will be available for an hour after the last official SIGGRAPH event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Parking is available at Nokia Theatre for the late-night screenings of the Computer Animation Festival.

There are also several other parking lots available near the Los Angeles Convention Center:

GSD City of Los Angeles
North East Corner of Pico and Figueroa Streets

Prestige Parking
North West Corner of Pico and Flower Streets

Valet Parking Services
East Side, Figueroa Between Pico and Venice Streets

Staples Center
South East Corner 12th/Figueroa Streets

Reception Tickets
Hall G
Reception tickets are available at the Ticket Exchange Booth. The cost is $55 per person. All sales are final.

Registration
Hall G
Sunday, 10 August, 1-7 pm
Monday, 11 August, 7:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 12 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 13 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 14 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Friday, 15 August, 8 am - 3:30 pm

Shuttle Service
+1.213.743.6214
SIGGRAPH 2008 provides complimentary shuttle service between most conference hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Look for signs and shuttle flyers with specific shuttle details for all events in conference hotel lobbies and the information desk at the Los Angeles 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 +1.213.743.6214

SIGGRAPH 2008 provides shuttles with wheel chair lifts and tiedowns.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
The SIGGRAPH 2008 shuttle service is available only to attendees who registered at official conference hotels through the SIGGRAPH 2008 hotel reservation system. Those attendees will receive a wristband upon check-in that allows them to board the shuttle buses. Attendees who are not registered at official conference hotels will be allowed to purchase wristbands for $75 at the SIGGRAPH Store. Attendees without wristbands will not be allowed to use the shuttle service.

All badged attendees will be able to ride the shuttle buses to Dodger Stadium for the reception. Wristbands will not be required.

Hotel Shuttle Service Hours
Sunday, 10 August, 12:30 - 7:30 pm
Monday, 11 August, 7 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday, 12 August, 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday, 13 August, 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday, 14 August, 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday, 15 August, 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Hotel shuttle service will pick-up and drop-off attendees outside West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Shuttles for Reception at Dodger Stadium
Shuttles begin transporting from hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center starting at 5:30 pm. The last shuttle will depart from the hotels and Los Angeles Convention to Dodger Stadium at approximately 9 pm. The last shuttle will depart from Dodger Stadium at 11 pm.

Driving Directions
Enter through the Academy Gate (Academy Drive). This is the closest general parking lot for the reception. When you leave the stadium you will be required to exit via the same parking gate that you entered. You can get to all freeways from all parking gate exits.

SIGGRAPH Store
South Lobby
SIGGRAPH Boutique
West Tower Lobby
Review and purchase additional technical materials, conference documentation, and gifts (t-shirts, polo shirts, caps, and coffee mugs) for friends, family, and colleagues. SIGGRAPH 2008 merchandise is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the SIGGRAPH Store or SIGGRAPH Boutique.

Sunday, 10 August, 1 - 7 pm
Monday, 11 August, 7:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 12 August - Thursday, 15 August, 8 am - 6 pm
Note: The Boutique will be closed on Sunday.

Speaker Prep Room
Room 518
Pick up your registration credentials and conference information. Then go to the Speaker Prep Room to collect your Speaker Ribbons and badge holder.

If you're presenting at the conference, you should check in with Speaker Prep at least 24 hours before your session to review your materials, practice your presentations, and test the playback of your animations. It's the best place to make sure that you'll have everything you need for your session.

Sunday, 10 August, 9 am- 7 pm
Monday - Thursday, 11 - 14 August, 7 am - 7 pm
Friday, 15 August, 7 am - 2 pm

SIGGRAPH Encore Conference Presentations DVD-ROM
Hall H (SIGGRAPH Village)
The SIGGRAPH Encore Conference Presentations DVD-ROM set returns in 2008! Get all of the SIGGRAPH 2008 conference presentations on a two-disc DVD-ROM set. Watch fully synchronized presentations on your computer, or load the videos onto your iPod or iPhone! Visit the SIGGRAPH Encore booth in the SIGGRAPH Village for more information and to place your order.

Special Assistance Desk
Hall G
Assistance with a wide range of problems and concerns, including:

Credit card problems (validations, errors)
Lost badges (Note: Lost badges cannot be replaced. If you lose your badge, you must register again at the published rates to obtain a new badge.)
Registration corrections and upgrades
Substitute registration (only if authorized on company letterhead)

Technical Materials
Technical materials included with your registration must be picked up at the SIGGRAPH 2008 Merchandise Pickup Center. Lost merchandise vouchers will not be replaced.
More Information

Telephone Numbers
Business Center
+1.213.741.1151

Conference Management Office
For emergencies, contact Conference Management Office.
+1.213.743.6214

Exhibition Management Office
+1.213.743.6221

First Aid Office
+1.213.743.6236

Housing Desk
+1.213.743.6223

Media Headquarters
+1.213.743.6225

Parking - Los Angeles Convention Center
+1.213.741.1151

Security Office
+1.213.743.6235

Shuttle Service +1.213.743.6214

SIGGRAPH Store
+1.213.743.6233