The 38th International Conference And Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

SIGGRAPH 2011 General Information

Age Requirement For Exhibition Access

Children under 16 are not permitted in the Exhibition. Age verification is required.

Airline Reservations

NEW!: Exclusive airfare discounts for SIGGRAPH 2011 attendees. SIGGRAPH 2011’s official air-travel partner, UNIGLOBE Vision Travel, offers discounts of 5-30% on airfares to Vancouver.

Uniglobe Vision Travel
1.888.221.5221 (toll free North America)
airdesk (at) uniglobevision.com

Bookstore

WEST BUILDING, BALLROOM FOYER (LEVEL 1)
Sunday, 7 August 1:30 - 6 pm
Monday, 8 August-Thursday, 11 August 8:30 am - 6 pm

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 2011 speakers and award winners.

Camera/Recording Policies

No cameras or recording devices are permitted at SIGGRAPH 2011. Abuse of this policy will result in the loss of the individual’s registration credentials.

SIGGRAPH 2011 uses an official conference 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.

Computer Animation Festival Passes

Computer Animation Festival access is included with Full Conference Access and the Computer Animation Festival pass. Attendees can add the week-long Computer Animation Festival Pass to Basic Access registration at a discounted price, or add the Computer Animation Festival to a Basic One-Day pass.

Conference Policy

SIGGRAPH 2011 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 2011 or ACM SIGGRAPH.

Conference Reception Access

To be admitted to the SIGGRAPH 2011 Networking Dessert Reception, you must have a ticket. Your badge does not provide access.

Discount Ground Transportation From Vancouver International Airport

All SIGGRAPH 2011 attendees are eligible for a special 10% discount on ground transportation between the airport and conference hotels. To receive the discounted rate, print this coupon and present it to Aerocar or Aeroshuttle when you arrive in Vancouver.

First Aid Offices

WEST BUILDING, LEVEL 1 (OUTSIDE BALLROOM A)
EAST BUILDING, CONVENTION LEVEL (OUTSIDE BALLROOM A)
Sunday 7 August, 8:30 am-8:15 pm
Monday 8 August, 8:30 am-11:30 pm
Tuesday 9 August, 8:30 am-8:15 pm
Wednesday 10 August, 8:30 am-8:15 pm
Thursday 11 August, 8:30 am-5:30 pm

For emergencies, contact the Conference Management Office at +1.778.331.7611. (Do not call 911 directly. Conference Management will provide faster response within the convention center.)

Lost and Found

To inquire about lost items during the conference, go to Registration in West Building, Exhibit Hall B. After the conference, all lost and found items will be turned over to the SIGGRAPH 2011 Conference Management office.

Lost Badges and Technical Material Pickup

Lost badges cannot be replaced. If you lose your badge, you must purchase a new registration. Technical materials included with your registration must be picked up at the SIGGRAPH 2011 Merchandise Pickup Center in West Building, Exhibit Hall B. Lost merchandise vouchers will not be replaced.

Luggage and Coat Check

Luggage and coat-check services ($5 per item) are available at the hours listed below:

WEST BUILDING, EXHIBIT HALL B LOBBY
Sunday, 7 August, 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Monday, 8 August, 8:30 am-11:15 pm
Tuesday, 9 August, 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday, 10 August, 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Thursday, 11 August, 8:30 am-5:30 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

SIGGRAPH 201 provides complimentary shuttle service between many conference hotels and the Vancouver Convention Centre.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Attendees who use the SIGGRAPH 2011 hotel reservation system to make reservations at hotels served by the SIGGRAPH 2011 shuttle buses will receive a shuttle wristband when they check in. Attendees who do not book through the SIGGRAPH 2011 reservation system and wish to use the shuttle service can purchase wristbands at the SIGGRAPH Store. Attendees without wristbands will not be allowed to use the shuttle service.

SIGGRAPH Encore Conference Presentations DVD-ROM

EAST BUILDING LOBBY
Sunday, 7 August, 1-6 pm
Monday, 8 August-Thursday, 11 August, 8:30 am-6 pm

The SIGGRAPH Encore Conference Presentations DVD-ROM set returns in 2011. Visit the SIGGRAPH Encore booth for information on how to purchase a two-disc DVD-ROM set.

Telephone Numbers

Conference Management Office
WEST BUILDING, ROOM 202
+1.778.331.7611

Exhibition Management Office
WEST BUILDING, ROOMS 107/108
+1.778.331.7615

Housing Desk
WEST BUILDING, EXHIBIT HALL B
+1.778.331.7606

Media Headquarters
WEST BUILDING, ROOM 201
+1.778.331.7607

Vancouver Convention Centre Parking
VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST
999 Canada Place
+1.866.856.8080

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE, WEST
1055 Canada Place
+1.604.681.7311

Registration
WEST BUILDING, EXHIBIT HALL B
+1.778.331.7609

Vancouver Convention Centre

Accessibility

The convention center is handicap accessible. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at:
+1.778.331.7611.

Food Services

Coal Harbor Cafe – EAST BUILDING LOBBY
Coal Harbor Cafe –WEST BUILDING LOBBY
Sunday, 7 August, 8 am-6 pm
Monday, 8 August-Wednesday, 10 August, 7 am -6 pm
Thursday, 11 August,7 am-5 pm

There are two cafes in the convention center for the convenience of SIGGRAPH 2011 attendees. All other food outlets are found in the adjoining food courts to both buildings, all within close walking distance.

Parking

SIGGRAPH 2011 attendees can park at the Vancouver Convention Centre:

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST
999 Canada Place, +1.866.856.8080

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE, WEST
1055 Canada Place, +1.778.331.7611

Additional parking information

Wireless Internet Service

SIGGRAPH 2011 offers wireless internet service in most areas of the Vancouver Convention Centre. To use this service, attendees should have a laptop computer and/or a mobile device with a built-in wireless network card or with an external wireless card that is 802.11a, b, or g compatible.

Please refer to your device 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 device to use DHCP.
3. Configure your wireless adapter Network Name (SSID) to be "s2011". If your device does not support 802.11a you may use the SSID "s2011b" on the slower b/g channels.
4. When prompted for the password, enter "siggraph".

The SIGGRAPH 2011 wireless network provides communications for conference attendees. Users should be aware of the security considerations when using any public access wireless.