General Information

Business Service Center
The Business Service Center, located on the Concourse level near the South Lobby of the Convention Center, features customized computer services, office support services, and equipment. The Business Service Center offers complete small packaging and shipping services, including mail services and fax machines.

+1.213.741.1151, Ext. 5520
+1.213.765.4444 fax
businesscenter (at) lacclink.com
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Cameras/Videotaping
The media registered for SIGGRAPH 2010 will have clearly identifiable credentials allowing them to film in the exhibit hall. Exhibitors may refuse to allow media to take pictures or utilize recording devices. Attendees are not allowed to use cameras or recording devices. Exhibitors may only photograph or record their own booth and products.

Cleaning
SIGGRAPH 2010 will vacuum the aisles of the exhibit halls every night and will maintain general cleaning of the halls. Special cleaning for individual booths is available. Vacuuming and cleaning can be ordered through Freeman.

Crate Storage
Empty crates, boxes, skids, etc. that exhibitors have labeled "empty" will automatically be removed from exhibitors' booths, stored, and returned to booths at the conclusion of the exhibition. "Empty" stickers will be available at the Exhibitor Service Center.

Exhibit Merchandise Release Passes
Exhibit merchandise release passes will be required for removal of material from the exhibition hall, by or for exhibitors during the installation, operation, and one hour after the dismantling period begins. Merchandise passes are not required for materials moved by labor to docks and onto exhibitors' trucks.

Computer Animation Festival
The Computer Animation Festival will showcase this year's best efforts in computer-generated animation in video and film. The quota for exhibitor personnel to attend is three tickets per 100 square feet. The tickets will be distributed equally over the five presentations.

Ticket Distribution
Tickets will be distributed in the Exhibition Management Office, located in Meeting Room 305, Sunday through Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets will be distributed to a company representative who shows company identification or a business card. If you want to designate a specific individual to pick up your tickets, email Exhibition Management with instructions about who you will authorize to pick up your company's tickets. Tickets will only be available until 9:30 am each day for that day's show(s).

Purchase Additional Tickets
Additional tickets will be sold based on availability through the general attendee registration process.

Exhibit Space Rental Package
Your exhibit space rental includes:

  • Standard booth equipment for linear booths, consisting of eight-foot-high back-wall drapes and three-foot-high side wall drapes.
  • One-line identification sign bearing company name, city and state and country, and exhibit space number.
  • Six exhibitor badges for each 100 square feet of exhibit space under contract if registered in advance.
  • A quota of Full Conference registrations. Admission to almost all conference events including: Art Gallery, Birds of a Feather, Exhibition, Exhibitor Tech Talks, Technical Papers Fast-Forward Session, Featured Speakers, International Resources, Job Fair, Emerging Technologies, Posters, The Studio.
  • Three tickets for the Computer Animation Festival for each 100 square feet of exhibit space under contract.
  • Priority points toward space selection for SIGGRAPH 2011.

Exhibitor Lounge
As in previous years, SIGGRAPH 2010 will provide an exhibitor lounge that is open to exhibitor personnel only. The exhibitor lounge is in operation Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Exhibitor Service Center
The services provided by the official service contractors for SIGGRAPH 2010 are represented in the exhibitor service center.

First Aid
A first aid station is located in the convention center. The first aid station is in operation during the entire installation, operating, and dismantling periods of SIGGRAPH 2010.

Food and Beverage Dispensing
No food or beverage may be brought in without the proper consent. Popcorn may not be distributed. There is an exclusive food and beverage supplier in the convention center. Refer to Catering under Official Service Contractors. Exhibitors wishing to hand out food and beverage samples should contact the Los Angeles Convention Center Food & Beverage Department.

Insurance
Exhibitors are urged to provide insurance coverage protecting against damage, loss, or theft. Contact your insurance company or agent and request that this type of coverage be made available to you during SIGGRAPH 2010. The cost is low when added as a rider to your current policy.

Lighting in the Exhibit Hall
Lighting levels in the exhibition will be low and will be set during the installation period. If you require a particular amount of light, you will want to supply your own lighting in the event that the overhead lighting is not sufficient, or plan to obstruct the light if your presentation is light sensitive. Depending on the overhead lighting pattern at the convention center, you may or may not have direct overhead lights. If you require less lighting above your booth, you may request that the lights be turned out directly above your booth.

NOTE: All lighting changes requested through the Los Angeles Convention Center will incur a fee, and exhibitors will be responsible for changes to lighting. This request must go through the Los Angeles Convention Center. All requests must be approved by Exhibition Management and the Los Angeles Convention Center before any lights are turned off. Requests for turning off additional lights will only be approved if the decreased lighting will not significantly impact lighting of the aisles or other booths. Please have an alternate plan for your exhibit in the event that additional lights cannot be removed over your booth or if you require more light than the low lighting levels provide.

Media Briefings
Each year, the SIGGRAPH Media Team works to pitch stories and content to local and national news outlets. Occasionally, these outlets cover the conference and exhibition with live "stand-ups". If you would like to be considered to have your booth profiled, send a brief description of your booth, and why it would generate media interest, to Exhibition Management. Booths showcasing interactive technology where the reporter can physically experience the product or technology live are most likely to be selected.

Exhibitors are not permitted to hold a competing media event against the SIGGRAPH Media Briefing scheduled for Tuesday, 27 July, 8:15 am – 9 am. SIGGRAPH 2010 is looking to feature select exhibitors in the Media Briefing. If you are planning a major announcement at SIGGRAPH 2010, and you are interested in having your announcement/release info available at Tuesday morning's Media Briefing, please email your announcement details to: marcia_daudelin (at) siggraph.org

Exhibitors are asked to inform the SIGGRAPH 2010 media relations staff of all media receptions, briefings, and events, in order to provide the media with up-to-date information about your media-related activities. This will also enable exhibitors to avoid conflicts with other competing briefings since the public relations staff will maintain a master schedule. Please fax all confirmed events to Marcia Daudelin at +1.312.673.6707 or via email (marcia_daudelin (at) siggraph.org) to answer media inquiries. Invitation-only events will not be posted, but will be used as reference to assist editors who request information with the time/date/location of your media event.

Media Facilities
Media headquarters is located in Meeting Room 306 at the convention center. A message board is located in the media headquarters to communicate with media registrants. Exhibitors are permitted to leave promotional kits in the Media Lounge. Marcia Daudelin can be reached at +1.312.673.4818 on all matters relating to the media room operation, media events, and publicity.

Media Lists
An electronic list with names, addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses (if provided) of the pre-registered media will be available after 1 July. Email your request for the pre-registered Media List to Exhibition Management.

Media Tour & Media Briefing
Following the SIGGRAPH 2010 Media Briefing scheduled at 8:15 am on Tuesday, SIGGRAPH 2010 will open the exhibits to the media at approximately 9 am. Editors will have access to the exhibit floor in this time frame for a "sneak preview" of the latest products and applications. Each editor will be given a list of exhibitors who have expressed interest in talking privately with the media before the show floor officially opens. This list will also contain a brief summary of your company as well as the contact person for your booth. To be included on the Media Tour, complete the Media Tour Request Form.

Parking
+1.213.741.1151, ext. 5850
$12.00 (No In/Out)
Parking and Traffic Information: Radio Station 1630 AM
The Los Angeles Convention Center is conveniently located at the intersection of the Santa Monica Freeway (10) and the Harbor Freeway (110).

Driving directions to and from the Los Angeles Convention Center

Public Space
Souvenirs and literature can only be handed out from within the confines of exhibitors' booths. Passing out promotional material or literature in the aisles, outside the convention center, or public areas is prohibited. Also, posting signs anywhere other than within the confines of exhibitors' booths is prohibited.

Public Transporation
Metro Rail Blue Line: The Metro Rail Blue Line connects with all Metro Rail and Metro Link lines at Union Station and stops on Flower at Pico (Pico Station), directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center. Metro Rail fares average $1.70 each way. To plan your trip, call 1-800-COMMUTE or visit Metro Rail.

Security
SIGGRAPH 2010 will provide perimeter badge checkers for the exhibit hall and public areas of the convention center. For special in-booth security, refer to the Booth Security Order Form.

Selling on the Exhibit Floor
Exhibitors at SIGGRAPH 2010 may sell their products directly to attendees from their booths on the show floor. SIGGRAPH Exhibition Management shall have control over the unsightliness of signs posting prices, notices of sales, etc. Exhibitors are required to conduct their business in an exemplary manner. Exhibitors who sell items for delivery on the exhibit floor must register as dealers with the California Department of Revenue, +1.225.219.7462. Exhibition Management is not responsible for reporting or filing any exhibitor sales tax information.

Shipping Desk
A shipping desk is located in the registration area. This desk provides next-day air, second-day air, and regular ground shipping services to destinations throughout the world.

Show Colors
Booth Drape: White
Aisle Carpet: Black

Shuttle Bus Service
SIGGRAPH 2010 provides complimentary shuttle service between most conference hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Shuttle service is available only to attendees who register at official conference hotels through the SIGGRAPH 2010 hotel reservation system. Those attendees will receive special wristbands that allow them to board the shuttle buses. Attendees who are not registered at official conference hotels will be allowed to purchase wristbands. Attendees without wristbands will not be allowed to use the shuttle service.

The SIGGRAPH 2010 Official Shuttle may not be used to transport attendees for individual exhibiting company needs or special events. The Convention Store is the official SIGGRAPH 2010 shuttle vendor. Exhibitors are welcome to use this service for your shuttling needs. They will be the only company with access directly in front of the convention center. If you choose to use another shuttle service you will need to make alternate arrangements for pick-up/drop-off locations near the convention center.

The Convention Store
2981 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, Maryland 21037 USA
+1.410.956.0001
+1.410.956.6592 fax
Contact: Sean Higgins
shiggins (at) theconventionstore.com

Space Selection for SIGGRAPH 2011
Information will be sent to exhibitors in June.

Synchronization Licenses
If copyrighted musical compositions are included in a film or video performed at your booth, you are required to secure a synchronization license, which permits the inclusion of the music in the film or video. Synchronization licenses generally are issued by the music publishers of the individual composition. Find this information on the compact disc recording of the composition, or on the printed sheet music. Please contact the appropriate music publisher to secure the synchronization license. Alternatively, you may wish to contact an agency that is used by some music publishers to license synchronization rights. One such agency is:

Hinshaw Music, Inc.
P.O. Box 470
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514-0470 USA
+1.919.933.1691
+1.919.967.3399 fax 800.568.7805 orders

In the News
SIGGRAPH 2010 Video