Editor's note: Spotlight on SIGGRAPH is a recurring feature, established to shed light on the various committees and avenues of volunteering within ACM SIGGRAPH and its annual conferences.
Members of the newly-launched USC ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter are particularly well positioned to volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2015. Literally. The University of Southern California is just two miles from the Los Angeles Convention Center, which will host SIGGRAPH 2015 -- the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques -- from August 9 to 13, 2015.
Walk up to any computer graphics professional at SIGGRAPH and ask about the first time they attended the conference. Odds are good that their earliest experience was as a student volunteer.
The ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 elections are upon us. If you were a member of ACM SIGGRAPH as of 1 January 2014, you should have received an email with an electronic ballot. Votes may be cast online using the voter ID and password provided in the email.
The slate of candidates is as follows:
Until February 9, 2014 at 22:00 GMT, applications for student volunteer positions at SIGGRAPH 2014 are open. Volunteering at SIGGRAPH is an excellent way for students to get involved with the conference and network with leaders in their chosen field. When not working, SIGGRAPH 2014 student volunteers have full access to the conference programs and the exhibit hall.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of ACM SIGGRAPH. Not only are both annual SIGGRAPH conferences planned and produced by volunteers, the ACM SIGGRAPH executive committee is itself comprised of volunteers.
ACM SIGGRAPH is governed and energized by by a large group of people who volunteer their time to further the mission of ACM SIGGRAPH. Committee chairs serve for three-year terms; they are capable, enthusiastic, and committed people who contribute their vision, industry knowledge, and energy. ACM SIGGRAPH would like to introduce and welcome our five new committee chair who took office September 1:
SIGGRAPH is seeking applications for the SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference Chair position. This person leads and inspires a highly energized, multi-talented, and deeply committed team of volunteers and professional service contractors to create, plan, and produce every aspect of the conference and exhibition.
Candidates sought for position of the Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee. The ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee works to support computer graphics education as well as the use of computer graphics in education. Computer graphics education encompasses technical, creative, and developmental studies in curricular areas ranging from computer science to digital arts. The Education Committee undertakes a broad range of projects and activities in support of the CG education community, such as curriculum studies, resources for educators, and SIGGRAPH conference-related activities.