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Dailies Chair


The Dailies Chair produces an entertaining and informative representation of the highest quality state of the art - and craft - of computer graphics. 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 Dailies Chair works closely with the Conference Chair, the Conference Event Director, volunteers, and contractors to produce an entertaining and informative representation representing excellence in modeling, shading, animation, lighting, effects, and more.

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 Dailies programs as a contributor, juror and/or subcommittee member
  • understands the role of Dailies within the SIGGRAPH conference and community
  • able to build, inspire, and guide jury and other subcommittee members in the realization of the final program

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 Dailies program including technical and artistic focus, emphasis areas, and new initiatives


  • Recruit and manage a subcommittee to assist in producing and administering the Dailies  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 Dailies presentations


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


  • Develop the Dailies 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 Dailies 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 Dailies process, changes from previous years, and lessons learned


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