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SPARK [FWD] 2014: The Merger of Two CG Conferences

Between February 5 and February 9, 2014, the Vancouver International Film Centre will be home to SPARK [FWD] 2014 -- a conference and festival devoted to the appreciation of advanced imaging and visual effects. An ACM SIGGRAPH-sponsored event, SPARK [FWD] is the result of the merger of two separate conferences, SPARK FX and 3D[FWD]. 

SIGGRAPH 2014 Submission Deadlines Approaching

Image credit: Contre Temps © 2013 Supinfocon

Deadlines for submissions to SIGGRAPH 2014 are rapidly approaching. As always, the lifeblood of the conference is showcasing the talent and creativity of its attendees and exhibitors -- so please consider submitting!

From the SIGGRAPH 2014 Team:

Highlights From the 2013 Visual Effects Society Summit

On Oct. 26, the Visual Effects Society convened its annual summit. Attendees included many of the biggest names in visual effects and film production, all of whom brought unique perspectives on an industry that has seen much turmoil as late.

The World Animation and VFX Summit

THE WORLD ANIMATION AND VFX SUMMIT returns to Marina Del Rey on November 3, for three days of panels, screenings, discussions and networking with a global array of high-level animation and visual effects professionals. 

 

Visual Effects Society Summit Roundtable Discussions Announced

Today, the Visual Effects Society announced 12 Business Roundtable Discussions set for its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong interactive forum on October 26 at the W Hotel Hollywood will bring together top creatives, executives, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines in an atmosphere akin to TE

2013 VES Summit

The VFX industry is in a state of turnaround. The Summit has traditionally looked at the broader view of the industry and this year will be no exception. The 2013 VES Summit will feature industry creatives and executives from innovative production/distribution outlets looking for new ideas and projects. We will look into opportunities for those interested in creating their own IP/content/apps and/or feature new media companies. We’ll hear from top industry insiders who have carved out their own niche on being successful in content creation. An educational day on what is a new reality. 

2013 VES Summit to Address the Changing Reality of the VFX Industry

For the past five years, the Visual Effects Society has convened an annual summit for VFX industry professionals. Last year's summit was entitled "Evolution," in recognition of the rapidly evolving landscape of the visual effects industry.

This year's summit, dubbed "A New Reality," will take place on October 26 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

Paris ACM SIGGRAPH

Everything you want to know if you have not had the chance to go to SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim! ... or the latest edition of SIGGRAPH told by professionals who participated. More details here.

SIGGRAPH Asia Announces Keynote Speakers; Early Bird Registration Ends October 8

SIGGRAPH Asia is pleased to announce Thad Starner and Phillip Rosedale as its keynote speakers for the 2013 conference to be held 19-22 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The keynote sessions will offer insights to ground breaking areas in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques. You won’t want to miss these inspiring sessions:

Thad Starner, Professor of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Wearable Computing: Through the Looking Glass”

Wednesday, 20 November, Theater 1

ACM SIGGRAPH Offers Open Access to Conference Content

ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to announce that open access links to conference proceedings from SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia will now be available to the public at no cost, beginning two weeks before each conference and running for four weeks. During this period, conference proceedings may be accessed by members and non-members alike, through the ACM Digital Library.

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