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Informal presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds. Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2010 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, open to all SIGGRAPH 2010 attendees, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or for-profit company are not allowed). Please see Exhibitor Tech Talks if you would like to present on a specific product or service.

All requests for Birds of a Feather sessions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make sure they conform to SIGGRAPH 2010 rules. Sessions are scheduled in rooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center and at most SIGGRAPH 2010 hotels.

To schedule a Birds of a Feather session, please see Paul Caulfield in the Conference Management Office, Room 304A, Los Angeles Convention Center.

Birds of a Feather

Your Digital Media Start-up: How to Launch your New Business

Tuesday, 27 July | 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM | Room 301 B

This session is for attendees who want to learn how to launch a technology start-up. The focus is on organizational strategy, funding approaches, and IP protection.

Lori Hoberman Chadbourne & Parke LLP

lhoberman (at)


Tuesday, 27 July | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 301 A

The ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization (Carto) BOF explores how viewpoints and techniques from the computer graphics community can be effectively applied to cartographic and spatial datasets.

Theresa-Marie Rhyne

theresamarierhyne (at)
Carto Project


Tuesday, 27 July | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room 402 A

See cutting-edge DCC tools and applications for gaming, 3D web, and visualization, and artworks generated from COLLADA content-creation-supporting media.

Khronos Group

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Khronos Group

Collaborative Undergraduate Computing Studios Facilitating Decentralized Participation

Tuesday, 27 July | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Olympic 2 - JW Marriott

This session is for studio instructors and industry advisers associated with the NSF CreativeIT research project Collaborative Undergraduate Computing Studios Facilitating Decentralized Participation.

Margaret Lomas Carpenter

marge (at)

Web3D CAD Working Group

Tuesday, 27 July | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Room 301 B

This meeting of the Web3D consortium's CAD working group presents the new BREP component and demonstrates X3D implementations and a COLLADA -X3D content pipeline from CAD tools.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele (at)
Web3D Consortium

Animation Mentor Demo Reel Reviews

Tuesday, 27 July | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Room 301 A

Please join the founders of Animation Mentor for a session of live demo reel reviews. Learn what professional animators look for when they look at your animation demo reel.

Animation Mentor

Molly (at)
Animation Mentor

Translating Culture Into Interactive Design

Tuesday, 27 July | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | Room 507

Every culture has its own nuances. Designing interactive experiences for other cultures requires cultural understanding and efficient translation into core interaction.

frog design inc.

umyotb (at)

X3D and HTML5

Tuesday, 27 July | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Room 301 B

Progress and new initatives on the X3D specification and proposed approaches to displaying an X3D scene inside an HTML page.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele (at)
Web3D Consortium


Tuesday, 27 July | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Room 402 A

Meet designers and implementers of this significant new standard for heterogeneous parallel programming on GPUs and CPUs. Learn how OpenCL interoperates with OpenGL, enabling advanced, cross-platform, visual-computing applications.

Khronos Group

marketing (at)
Khronos Group

ACCAD/OSU Alumni Gathering

Tuesday, 27 July | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Garden East - Wilshire Grand Los Angeles

This event is for attendees who have graduated or are currently attending The Ohio State University and are affiliated with the Advanced Computing Center for Arts & Design (ACCAD).

Elaine Smith

3D & Multimedia Across Platforms and Devices Using JOGL

Tuesday, 27 July | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Room 507

This session discusses the features, contributions, and future of OpenGL, OpenCL, and OpenMax across devices and OS exposed on top of Java using the JogAmp open-source libraries.

Sven Gothel

sgothel (at)

RIT Alumni Reception at SIGGRAPH 2010

Tuesday, 27 July | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Room 301 - Marriott Los Angeles Downtown

This event is for any Rochester Institute of Technology alumni who are attending SIGGRAPH 2010. Feel free to stop by and mingle with fellow alumni, friends, and faculty.

Ron Goldberg

rjgrar (at)

Global Visual Effects Pipeline

Tuesday, 27 July | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Room 301 B

Globalisation is a reality for most VFX studios. This session presents the The Moving Picture Company's perspective and offers an opportunity to discuss the challenges and solutions for a robust multi-site pipeline.

Hannes Ricklefs

hannes-r (at)

Encontro dos Brasileiros

Tuesday, 27 July | 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Room 301 A

This session is for attendees interested in computer graphics in Brazil who want to exchange some experiences and meet some friends!

Luiz Garrido (ZU)

cad (at)

Pioneer Reception (For SIGGRAPH Pioneer Members Only)

Tuesday, 27 July | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Diamond Foyer - JW Marriott

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