Real-Time Live! Chair


The Real-Time Live! Chair produces an entertaining showcase representing the most innovative and interactive real-time graphics created in the last 12 months. The chair recruits and supervises both a sub-committee and a jury, and interacts with contributors on formats, timing and many other editing requirements necessary for final production. The Real-Time Live! Chair works closely with the Conference Chair, the Conference Event Director, volunteers, and contractors to produce an entertaining and informative representation representing excellence in real-time graphics that are interactively controlled and rendered in real-time.

Recommended Qualifications

  • team player who works well with others
  • able to delegate responsibility and mentor team members as well as the next year’s Dailies Chair
  • experience with project / fiscal management
  • deadline-driven; able to organize and respond quickly
  • able to devote the necessary time
  • ready access to necessary resources to produce the show, including transfer, editing (film and video), and duplicating equipment as well as professional editing and production support.
  • practitioner within computer graphics/animation community
  • participated in past SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! programs as a contributor, juror and/or subcommittee member
  • understands the role of Real-Time Live! within the SIGGRAPH conference and community
  • able to build, inspire, and guide jury and other subcommittee members in the realization of the final program
  • possess the contacts necessary to disseminate the Call for participation in an effort to entice submissions

Specific Responsibilities

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


  • Participate in strategic planning for the SIGGRAPH Conference
  • Create a strategic direction for the Real-Time Live! program including technical and artistic focus, emphasis areas, and new initiatives


  • Recruit and manage a subcommittee to assist in producing and administering the Real-Time Live! program
  • Recruit and supervise a jury to review contributor submissions
  • Provide information to accepted contributors regarding final formatting, timing, and requirements
  • Work with subcommittee to create a presentation schedule and venue for accepted works
  • Work with contractors and volunteers to edit the final master presentation at the conference
  • Work with contractors to ensure on-site presentation facilities are appropriate
  • Manage the on-site logistics of the Real-Time Live! Presentations including on-site rehearsal


  • Work with the Conference Chair and Event Director to prepare preliminary and final conference budgets for the Real-Time Live! Program
  • Manage the Real-Time Live! budget


  • Develop the Real-Time Live! section of the Call for Submissions
  • Review copies of promotional materials and publications to ensure accurate information
  • Assist the Publications Chair in the collection of animation abstracts for both printed Visual Proceedings and CD-ROM


  • Report regularly to the Conference Chair and Event Director on the status of the Real-Time Live! program
  • Facilitate and participate in timely communication with the subcommittee, reviewers, jury, and contributors to provide direction and solve problems
  • Produce a final report by the wrap-up meeting in September describing the Real-Time Live! process, changes from previous years, and lessons learned


  • Attend and participate in all required conference committees meetings
  • Organize and implement an effective jury meeting to select a wide variety of entertaining content