SIGGRAPH 97 Simplifies Registration Categories; Reduces Fees

For Immediate Release
7 March 1997

For further information:
Sheila Hoffmeyer
+1.312.644.6610 x3220
+1.312.245.1083 fax
media.s97@siggraph.org

SIGGRAPH 97, the 24th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 3-8 August 1997, Los Angeles Convention Center, has simplified its registration categories into three options. The new structure offers attendees the advantage of participating in the entire conference at a greatly reduced price over previous years by slashing the cost of Full Conference registration by up to 39 percent. A new category, Conference Select, also has been created, and Exhibits Plus access has been modified slightly.

Full Conference registrants have access to all SIGGRAPH conference programs, activities, and receptions, as well as the Exhibition and receive complete conference documentation. Full Conference registrations postmarked on or before the early-bird deadline of 27 June cost $480 for SIGGRAPH members, $580 for non-members, and $200 for students. Rates do increase after 27 June. For detailed registration fee information, see the SIGGRAPH 97 Registration Form.

Conference Select, a new category for SIGGRAPH 97, includes access to the Exhibition, the emerging technologies area (Electric Garden), the art show (Ongoings: The Fine Arts Gallery), Creative Applications Laboratory, Sketches, and the Educators Program, as well as a matinée ticket to the Electronic Theater, Festival Screening Rooms, Welcome Reception, Keynote Address/Awards Presentation, Fundamentals Seminar, Special Sessions, and a copy of the Visual Proceedings and Visual Proceedings CD-ROM. The early-bird registration fee for Conference Select is $150.

Exhibits Plus registration is designed for attendees primarily interested in the Exhibition. Exhibits Plus also includes Ongoings: The Fine Arts Gallery, Welcome Reception, Keynote Address/Awards Presentation, Fundamentals Seminar, and Festival Screening Rooms. The early-bird registration fee for Exhibits Plus is $25. For more information, see the SIGGRAPH 97 Registration Form or phone +1.312.321.6830.