The SCC approves and monitors specialized conferences to ensure that they are financially and intellectually healthy and aligned with the mission and strategic goals of ACM SIGGRAPH. Further, it promotes awareness of the specialized events and the resulting archival content to the broader community while striving to better integrate these conferences with other ACM SIGGRAPH venues. Together with the External Relations Committee, the SCC works to strengthen existing ties and identify new conferences, emerging themes or potential relationships with other venues and organizations to broaden the scope and expand the reach of ACM SIGGRAPH. The role of the SCC chair is to manage a small committee of seasoned volunteer conference organizers and coordinate with the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee to nurture specialized events, maintaining and improving the services ACM SIGGRAPH tends to its community. 

ACM SIGGRAPH sponsors, co-sponsors, or offers in cooperation support to over twenty specialized conferences per year. The approval process for these conferences is managed by the Specialized Conferences Committee (SCC). As part of that process, the SCC verifies that the proposed budget and registration numbers are reasonable and defensible given the proposed location and the historical data from previous events. 

A sponsored specialized conference is one for which SIGGRAPH bears 100% of the financial responsibility. For co-sponsored conferences, SIGGRAPH shares that responsibility with another entity, e.g. a different ACM SIG or an external organization such as Eurographics. While SIGGRAPH incurs no financial responsibility for in-cooperation conferences, SCC still vets the specialized conference on both economic and scientifical soundness. 

The Chair must put in a budget request to the EC every January and submit an annual report in June. The Chair can expect to spend 5-10 hours/week on the committee activities. 

For those interested in applying for this position, please contact Rebecca Strzelec. Provide a CV and vision statement (why you’re interested in being chair and what you hope to accomplish in that role).  The Nominations Committee will review all the candidates and make recommendations to the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications received by March 1 will receive full consideration.

We intend to fill the position by June 1 to allow an orderly transition. The position will begin September 1 and run for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for an additional three years.