Education Liaison


The Education Liaison compiles a program exploring issues and innovative uses of computer graphics and interactive techniques in education, including programming about the teaching of computer graphics and interactive techniques. The liaison may curate presentations, as well as recruit and supervise a jury. The liaison interacts with contributors on formats, timing and other requirements, and manages on-site seminars.  

Recommended Qualifications

  • team player who works well with others
  • experience with project / fiscal management
  • able to delegate responsibility and mentor team members as well as the next year’s Education Liaison
  • deadline-driven; able to organize and respond quickly
  • able to devote the necessary time
  • an educator (although not necessarily in the traditional sense)
  • participated in past SIGGRAPH Conferences as a contributor, juror, and/or subcommittee member and/or past participant in SIGGRAPH Education Committee activities
  • support of the SIGGRAPH Education Committee

Specific Responsibilities

The following list is a “high-level” view of the specific responsibilities associated with serving as Education Liaison. The list is organized under general categories of responsibility.


  • Participate in strategic planning for the SIGGRAPH Conference
  • Create a strategic direction for the Education Program including technical focus, emphasis areas, and new initiatives


  • Provide information to accepted submitters regarding formatting, timing, and requirements
  • Work to create a presentation schedule for the Educators Program
  • Work with contractors to ensure on-site presentation facilities are appropriate
  • Manage the on-site implementation of the Educators Program


  • Work with the Conference Chair and Event Director to prepare preliminary and final budgets for the Education Program
  • Manage the Educattion Program budget


  • Develop the Education Program section of the Call for Participation
  • Review copies of promotional materials and publications to ensure accurate information
  • Along with the General Submissions Chair Assist the Publications Chair in the collection of electronic versions of accepted presentations for both printed and CD-ROM publication


  • Report regularly to the Conference Chair and Event Director on the status of the Education Program
  • Facilitate and participate in timely communication with the contributors to provide direction and solve problems
  • Produce a final report by the wrapup meeting in September describing the Education Program, changes from previous years, and lessons learned


  • Attend and participate in all conference committees meetings
  • Attend the Unified Jury and Scheduling meetings to select a wide variety of presentations for the Education Program