For Immediate Release
8 August 1996
For further information:
Steve Koppel
+1.312.644.6610 x3757
+1.312.245.1083 fax

SIGGRAPH 96, World's Largest Computer Graphics Conference and Exhibition, Draws Over 28,500 to New Orleans

(New Orleans, LA) -- More than 28,500 creative, technical, and business professionals from around the world attended SIGGRAPH 96, the 23rd Annual International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 4-9 August 1996, in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. State-of-the-art technology was presented through a comprehensive technical program, three-day exhibition, and special venues focusing on art, animation, applications, and interactivity.

Keynote speaker Douglas Adams, author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," challenged the over 2,500 people who attended the keynote/award session to recognize how important building bridges between the arts and sciences is to the future creative use of computer technology.

The SIGGRAPH 96 Exhibition, a benchmark for the diversity and exponential growth of computer graphics, showcased 321 exhibitors in a record-breaking 157,800 net square feet.

"The SIGGRAPH experience is rich with personal stories. Every encounter, every connection, every discovery yields a story and carries our continuum further," said Conference Chair John Fujii at the opening session. "At the heart of this conference, you (the attendees) are that feverishly burning star of computer graphics. By taking a chance here, by seizing an opportunity there, you expand the field of possibilities. It is not merely the power of the processor, but it is the power of the ideas springing from your connected pursuits that guarantees an exciting future for us all."

SIGGRAPH 97, the 24th Annual International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, will be held in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 3-8 August 1997. The SIGGRAPH 97 Call for Participation is online at:

For conference information, contact:

SIGGRAPH 97 Conference Management
Smith, Bucklin & Associates, Inc.
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
+1.312.321.6876 fax

To purchase exhibition space contact:

SIGGRAPH 97 Exhibition Management
Hall-Erickson, Inc.
150 Burlington Avenue
Clarendon Hills, Illinois, 60514 USA
+1.708.850.7843 fax


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