Media Registration

SIGGRAPH 2009 Online Media Registration is now closed. If you are a qualifying member of the press and would like to obtain a media pass for SIGGRAPH 2009, you must present a photo ID, as well as the necessary documentation, at the Media Headquarters Office in room 284 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Media Headquarters hours in New Orleans are as follows:

Sunday, 2 August 4 - 6 pm
Monday, 3 August 8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 4 August 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 5 August 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 6 August 9 am - 5 pm
Friday, 7 August 9 am - 3 pm

Documentation that is required is outlined below. Please be certain to read all of the below Media Registration requirements before arriving in New Orleans. Please note: Supplying documentation does not automatically qualify you for press credentials. You must qualify as an official media organization per the guidelines stated below in order to obtain a media pass for SIGGRAPH 2009. Even if you have qualified for a SIGGRAPH media badge in the past, you must re-qualify for SIGGRAPH 2009.

Media Registration Requirements
Each organization is limited to five media representatives, except university publications, which are limited to one. If there are multiple registrants for an organization, each media registrant must submit a separate registration.

When you complete the media registration form, you will be asked to select the type of organization that you will be representing at SIGGRAPH 2009. You must provide the supporting documentation for that type of organization before your request for media registration will be approved. Those requesting media registration must be currently employed by a publication or news organization. Account representatives, sales executives, book authors, and engineers do not meet the criteria for media registration.

A separate credential for use of cameras or video equipment must be obtained by completing the Audio-Visual Agreement in the Media Headquarters Office in room 284 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Business and Trade Publications/News Wire Services

Reporters and editors from magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and wire services must provide a business card and a current masthead that includes their name. Contributing editors and reporters must verify they have been retained to cover SIGGRAPH 2009 by presenting an original letter of assignment.

Television and Radio

Broadcast reporters and producers from news organizations must provide a business card and an original letter of assignment.

Analysts

Analysts must provide a business card from a recognized analyst firm and one bylined article from the past six months.

Freelance Writers

Freelance writers must provide at least one bylined article published within the last six months and must verify they have been retained to cover SIGGRAPH 2009 by presenting an original letter of assignment. Those who freelance occasionally and are employed by non-news organizations are not eligible for media registration.

Online Publications

Reporters from online publications must provide a business card, at least two bylined articles printed from their web site, and an original letter of assignment. The site must contain editorial content and cover the computer graphics industry. Personal web pages and blogs will not be accepted.

University Publications

University publication reporters must provide at least two bylined articles published within the last six months and must verify they have been retained to cover SIGGRAPH 2009 by presenting an original letter of assignment from the university. University publications are limited to one media representative.

Media Badge: What It Entitles You To

Media badge holders are entitled admission to:

Galleries & Experiences
BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life
Generative Fabrication
Emerging Technologies
Exhibition
Information Aesthetics Showcase
Posters
Sandbox
The Studio

Contests & Competitions
FJORG!
Game Jam!
Social Games

Performances & Special Events
Interactive Music

Community
Birds of a Feather
International Resources
Job Fair

Sessions
Awards Presentation
Courses
Exhibitor Tech Talks
Featured Speakers
Panels
Papers: Technical, Art, Games, and Transactions on Graphics
Special Sessions

Computer Animation Festival
Films
Real-Time Animations

Please Note: Full Conference attendees have first option on technical program seating.

Media Badge: What It Does Not Entitle You To

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Conference Proceedings Special Issue)
Full Conference DVD-ROM
Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) (Special Issue)
SIGGRAPH Video Review
Reception

If you have any questions about the media registration requirements, please contact Autumn Wolfer: +1.504.670.4011