The annual SIGGRAPH conference is the most important opportunity for the production and visual effects community to show their latest work to each other and to the research and art communities, and to learn the latest techniques from international experts. The Computer Animation Festival shows the latest and greatest work in production and visual effects, and many Courses, Talks, and Panels are directly related to production and VFX.
The Computer Animation Festival's special guest speaker is Chris Landreth, Academy Award-winning director of "Ryan".
SIGGRAPH 2009 is also making a special effort to include game production in the conference and expanding to include music and audio. Two SIGGRAPH 2009 keynote speakers have achieved world renown in game and audio production:
- Will Wright, video game designer, creator of Spore™ and The Sims series.
- Randy Thom, pioneer in sound and two-time Academy Award® winner.
The SIGGRAPH 2009 committee recommends these sessions for attendees who are especially interested in production and VFX: