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ACM SIGGRAPH is a nonprofit international membership organization made up of thousands of people who share a passion for computer graphics and interactive techniques. ACM SIGGRAPH members are involved in a wide variety of fields, including computer graphics research, software development, digital art, scientific visualization, interactive technology, game design, visual effects, computer science, education, engineering, graphic design, film and television production, scientific research and more.

The name ACM SIGGRAPH is an acronym that stands for: Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

What is the difference between ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH?

ACM SIGGRAPH is the organization; SIGGRAPH is the annual conference put on by the organization.

What is the SIGGRAPH conference?

SIGGRAPH is the world's largest conference on computer graphics. It takes place once a year in a city somewhere in the U.S. or Canada, and is attended by tens of thousands of computer graphics professionals. SIGGRAPH is one of the most highly respected venues for the presentation of new computer graphics technology and research.

Since 2008, ACM SIGGRAPH has also convened an annual conference in Asia, called SIGGRAPH Asia, which is attended by thousands of computer graphics professionals from all over the world.

SIGGRAPH 2014 Exhibition

What are the benefits of joining ACM SIGGRAPH?

Career Development

  • Demonstrate your professional commitment to computer graphics
  • Unlock opportunities to network with leaders in the field
  • Claim an @siggraph.org email alias
  • Access weekly email notifications of computer graphics job openings all over the world
  • Stay informed of the latest ACM SIGGRAPH and industry news and events via the monthly member newsletter


  • Registration discounts for all conferences, workshops and symposia that are in-cooperation, co-sponsored, or sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH
  • Discounted Eurographics (European Association for Computer Graphics) membership
  • Discounts on ACM SIGGRAPH publications and videos
  • Substantial discounts on industry products from SIGGRAPH exhibitors during and after each SIGGRAPH conference

Research and Learning

  • Full access to the ACM SIGGRAPH portion of the Digital Library, which contains the latest computer graphics research and supplemental media
  • Computer Graphics education website for CG educators
  • Discounted registration for SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia, the two largest computer graphics conferences in the world
  • Full access to the SIGGRAPH Video Review, which documents the annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, providing an unequaled opportunity to study state-of-the-art computer graphics techniques, theory, and applications

Power to Shape and Lead ACM SIGGRAPH

How much does membership cost?

  • Student Membership: $19 per year
  • Professional Membership: $45 per year
  • Discounted Professional Membership for Eurographics Members: $40 per year
  • Pioneer Membership (exclusively for those with 20+ years of experience in computer graphics): $50 per year

How does ACM SIGGRAPH give back to the community?

How else can I get involved in ACM SIGGRAPH?

  • Volunteer. ACM SIGGRAPH is run by volunteers, and there are more than a dozen different committees -- with vastly different areas of focus -- that help run the organization and conference.
  • In addition to joining ACM SIGGRAPH, you also have the option to join a local professional or student chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. Currently, there are ACM SIGGRAPH chapters in 60 cities across the world. These chapters hold meetings and host events for computer graphics enthusiasts in the region. Some of the chapters charge a membership fee (which is separate from ACM SIGGRAPH membership), but other chapters may be free to join.
  • Attend SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia or one of our small conferences -- see what we're all about.

Does ACM SIGGRAPH offer any support for international members?

The ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee connects the global ACM SIGGRAPH community, and provides useful services for our international members.