ACM SIGGRAPH Monthly Member Newsletter
3D Scanning the President of the United States

Conference on Agents
and Artificial Intelligence
Lisbon, Portugal
January 10-12

Conference on Pattern
Recognition and Methods
Lisbon, Portugal
January 10-12

Local Chapter Panel
Washington, DC, USA
January 15

Marketing &
Communication Session
Paris, France
January 18

Conference on Computer
Vision and Image
Sousse, Tunisia
January 18-20

Game Creation Event
Boca Raton, FL, USA
Jan 23-25

Game Creation Event
San Diego, CA, USA
Jan 23-25

Overview of SIGGRAPH
Asia 2014
Paris, France
Jan 29

Earlier this year, former ACM SIGGRAPH Vice President Paul Debevec had the opportunity to personally 3D-scan the president of the United States, Barack Obama. Read more about Paul's once-in-a-lifetime experience and this groundbreaking collaboration between ICT and the Smithsonian in the ACM SIGGRAPH news section.

Obama 3D Scan

The resulting 3D scan. Image: White House

San Diego ACM SIGGRAPH Connects Makers, Students

Last month, the San Diego ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter joined the annual STEAM Maker Festival, sharing electronic and 3D production activities with 2,000 elementary and high school students. The festival is a recurring annual event designed to bridge the gap between school-based STEAM programs (science, tech, engineering, art + design and math) and the Maker Movement. The San Diego Chapter took advantage of this excellent opportunity to connect the local Maker community, young curious minds and ACM SIGGRAPH.

SIGGRAPH 2015 January Deadlines

Three deadlines for SIGGRAPH 2015 fall during the month of January. 

January 13: Student volunteer team leader applications
January 19: Technical papers submission form
January 27: Art papers 

For more information, visit the SIGGRAPH 2015 website.

SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference Chair Announced

Jerome Solomon, Dean of the College at Cogswell College, has been announced as the SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference Chair. Solomon, a passionate SIGGRAPH volunteer, has 17 years of industry experience, and has worked at companies that include Industrial Light and Magic, DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts and Rhythm & Hues Studios.

Jerome Solomon

Last Chance for Award Nominations

ACM SIGGRAPH awards are among the most prestigious of honors in the field of computer graphics. Nominations for the Significant New Researcher Award, Computer Graphics Achievement Award, Steven Anson Coons Award and Outstanding Service Award will be accepted until January 31. For information on requirements, and how to submit a nomination, visit the awards page of the ACM SIGGRAPH website.