General Submissions Chair


The General Submissions Chair is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the following:

  • Exhibits of innovative, high-quality, fine art, and/or design produced using computer graphics and interactive techniques
  • A collection of leading edge applications and interactive technologies
  • A broad spectrum of educational sessions exploring and instructing on innovative uses of computer graphics and interactive techniques
  • Sessions where experts in the field debate, dispute, and/or otherwise reflect on the past, present and future of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

The General Submissions Chair also manages the selection and review process. This position involves recruiting and supervising a subcommittee/jury interacting with contributors on presentation formats, schedules, course notes, managing on-site support, interaction with contributors

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 following year’s General Submissions Chair
  • deadline-driven; able to organize and respond quickly 
  • able to devote the necessary time 
  • experience with organizing and/or curating submissions 
  • participated in past SIGGRAPH conferences as a contributor, juror and/or subcommittee member

Specific Responsibilities

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


  • Participate in strategic planning for the SIGGRAPH Conference 
  • Create a strategic direction for the SIGGRAPH Conference’s technical sessions including technical and artistic focus, emphasis areas, and new initiatives


  • Organize and implement a thorough review process of submissions 
  • Work with contributors and volunteers to set up their work at the conference location 
  • Manage the on-site presentation of submitted and curated material


  • Work with the Conference Chair and Event Director to prepare preliminary and final conference budgets for their assigned area of the Conference
  • Manage the budget for their assigned area of the Conference


  • Develop a Call for Participation 
  • Review copies of appropriate promotional pieces and publications to ensure accurate information


  • Report regularly to the Conference Chair and Event Director on the status of their assigned area of the Conference
  • Facilitate and participate in timely communication with the subcommittee members, contractors and fellow Director Team members to provide direction and solve problems 
  • Produce a final report by the wrap-up meeting (September) describing the process, changes from previous years, and lessons learned
  • Work with subcommittee members to produce and maintain a project plan detailing the logistics of the activities under the director’s purview


  • Attend and participate in all Conference Committee meetings (approximately 9 committee meetings over a 2-year planning cycle)
  • Implement and organize an effective Unified Jury meeting to select a wide variety of submitted content for the Conference