ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking candidates for the position of chair of each of the following committees

The essential responsibilities of each chair are listed below.

Chapters Committee Chair: Chapters of ACM SIGGRAPH continue the work of the organization on a year-round basis via their meetings, site visits, conferences, video screenings, art shows and special events. Each ACM SIGGRAPH Professional or Student Chapter consists of individuals involved in education, research and development, the arts, industry, and entertainment. The Chapters Committee Chair will help promote, plan, and facilitate the full integration of chapter activities into ACM SIGGRAPH while identifying and facilitating the flow of additional ACM SIGGRAPH benefits to chapters. They will also provide a link for communication with ACM on technical issues, and ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures.

Digital Arts Committee Chair: The Digital Arts Committee fosters the evolution of a strong digital arts community within the international organization and promotes a dialogue between visual artists and the larger SIGGRAPH community. It maintains an interactive Arts Portal and an associated social networking site that provides a central place for artists and scientists to share resources, information, artwork, and opportunities for collaboration. The Digital Arts Chair will oversee all of these efforts.

Interactive & Immersive Committee Chair: The vision of the Immersive and Interactive Environments Committee is to support researchers and practitioners involved in the design and creation of interactive and immersive experiences ​and promote them throughout the SIGGRAPH organization. The Immersive and Interactive Environments Committee was created to raise awareness of how Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (CG&IT, the backbone of SIGGRAPH) are used to create world class immersive experiences at SIGGRAPH conferences and in the broader community. This includes creating a web portal showcasing Interactive and Immersive Experiences, identifying leading examples of Interactive and Immersive Experiences, promoting education and innovation in the area, etc.

International Relations Committee Chair: The mission of the International Resources Committee (IRC) is to extend the reach and influence of the ACM SIGGRAPH conferences and organization globally through language and intercultural support. Among other things, the IRC produces multilingual content  and supervises the English Review Service for SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia. The IRC selects and works together with the International Center Manager in the organization and curation of the ACM SIGGRAPH Theater presentations at SIGGRAPH, as well as the presentations at SIGGRAPH Asia. The IRC Chair oversees all of these efforts.

Please contact Thierry Frey if you are interested in applying for any of these positions. Provide a CV and vision statement (why you’re interested in being chair and what you hope to accomplish in that role).

The schedule is the following

  • April 14 – May 15 – Call for Nominations Open
  • May 15 – 31 – Review by Nominations Committee
  • June 1 – Recommendation to EC
  • June 15 – New Chairs Announced
  • September 1 – Term begins