15 July 2002
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ACM SIGGRAPH Announces SIGGRAPH 2004 Moving to West Coast
Location Changed to Better Serve Needs of Computer Graphics and Interactive Technology Professionals

(15 July 2002) The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee today announced that SIGGRAPH 2004, the 31st International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, will move to the West Coast from Atlanta. The decision to change the location was made to better serve the needs of both attendees and exhibitors. The dates and location of SIGGRAPH 2004 will be announced within the next month.

"ACM SIGGRAPH listens to the needs of our community who have expressed concern about the current economic climate and its impact on business and travel budgets," said Alain Chesnais, ACM SIGGRAPH President and Vice President of Engineering at TrueSpectra. "This decision shows the organization's ongoing commitment to serving the best interests of our community -- both SIGGRAPH attendees and exhibitors."

SIGGRAPH 2002 will bring nearly 20,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Antonio for the week-long conference, 2126 July. A comprehensive technical program and special events focusing on research, art, animation, games, interactivity, and the Web are planned. SIGGRAPH 2002 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 2325 July 2002.

SIGGRAPH 2004 Conference Chair Dena Slothower from Stanford University is currently looking for volunteers for the SIGGRAPH 2004 conference committee. Position descriptions are located at: SIGGRAPH 2003 will be held 27 - 31 July 2003 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The SIGGRAPH 2003 Call for Participation will be available at the end of July at:

The annual SIGGRAPH conference is sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer graphics and interactive techniques.

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