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Educators Opening Plenary and Café

Monday, 11 August
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 411

Theme: Professional Development and Education

The Educators Opening Plenary and Café is the kick-off session for the SIGGRAPH 2008 Teach/Learn sphere. This presentation features an overview of SIGGRAPH 2008 conference sessions, activities, and resources that might be of special interest to educators and their students.

Accompanied by complimentary coffee, tea, and tidbits, several Teach/Learn moderators offer mini-previews of their upcoming sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for educators to plan their conference schedules and ask questions that may help them decide which sessions they should not miss.

The session also provides an opportunity for educators to offer their views about what is most useful at the SIGGRAPH conference and from the ACM SIGGRAPH Education program in general, and what they would like to see that isn't currently offered. These views will be carefully considered by both the conference and the organization for future implementation. At the end of the plenary session, educators who want to play a role in future conferences, and in the ACM SIGGRAPH Education program in general, can learn about volunteering opportunities.

Rick Barry
Pratt Institute
Chair, ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee