1. You can reserve virtual reality experiences ahead of time.
Jump to the front of the line by reserving time slots in advance for the mind-blowing virtual and augmented reality experiences at SIGGRAPH 2015. Anticipated to be one of the most popular features of this year's conference, the VR Village offers stand-up and sit-down VR, tabletop AR, nomadic VR (untethered head-mounted displays or AR), full-dome cinema and live performances and demos in a 360-degree immersion dome.
In search of a list of after-hours events at SIGGRAPH 2015? Maybe we can help. SIGGRAPH.org has compiled a calendar of public parties and events happening during SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, which will be constantly updated as information becomes available. To import the party listings to your Google calendar, click the +Google Calendar button on the lower right of the calendar, or add events individually by clicking on the event names.
Resumes and reels are a constant source of frustration for students and new graduates. What to include? How much? How should it be presented? All are very important questions, and with answers that vary widely depending on the experience level of the applicant, and the position to which they're applying.
ACM SIGGRAPH is in search of candidates for three open director-at-large positions on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee, with terms beginning July 1, 2016. The positions are volunteer, with term lengths of three years.
The SIGGRAPH Education Committee has announced a new competition for SIGGRAPH 2015: The SIGGRAPH Trailer Contest.
Submission are now open for the Faculty-Submitted Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee, the exhibit will feature work from secondary (high school) students and university students. Submissions from all content areas are welcome, including art, animation, graphic design, game design, architecture, visualization and real-time rendering.
Editor's note: Spotlight on SIGGRAPH is a recurring feature, established to shed light on the various committees and avenues of volunteering within ACM SIGGRAPH and its annual conferences.
Members of the newly-launched USC ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter are particularly well positioned to volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2015. Literally. The University of Southern California is just two miles from the Los Angeles Convention Center, which will host SIGGRAPH 2015 -- the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques -- from August 9 to 13, 2015.
It's becoming evident that Tehran, Iran, has a vibrant computer graphics community. The Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter, founded in the spring of 2014, is already hosting events that draw crowds of attendees.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award is given out once a year to an artist who has created a substantial body of work that significantly advances the field of digital art. ACM SIGGRAPH members are warmly invited to nominate individuals for the 2015 Distinguished Artist Award by contacting the ACM SIGGRAPH Artist Award Chair. Nominations are due by December 15, 2014.
SIGGRAPH 2015 is the 42nd occurrence of the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. The conference and exhibition will take place in Los Angeles from August 9 to 13, and is expected to draw attendance in the tens of thousands.
ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to announce the selection of Jerome Solomon, Dean of the College at Cogswell College, as the SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference Chair. Solomon has been previously involved within the ACM SIGGRAPH community and will undoubtedly bring his knowledge and experience to his new role. “His superb skills, grasp of the industry, and professionalism will tremendously benefit SIGGRAPH,” said Rebecca Strzelec, SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group Chair. “I am confident that Jerome will take SIGGRAPH 2017 to the next level.”
The 7th International ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games (MIG 2014) will take place in Los Angeles, California, from November 6 to 8. 2014 marks the first year Motion in Games will be held in the United States.
The Munich ACM SIGGRAPH chapter celebrates their launch with a talk by renowned computer graphics expert Paul Debevec. Former ACM President Alain Chesnais will also be present, along with Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters Committee, Mashhuda Glencross.
Location: Main auditorium of the University of Television and Film (HFF) at Bernd Eichinger-Platz 1, Munich
Among the most prestigious of honors in computer graphics, ACM SIGGRAPH awards are presented to people who are leaders in the field, or destined to become so. The award talks session at the annual SIGGRAPH conference gives winners the opportunity to expound on their background and research.
For those who missed them, the talks are now available to watch in full (below), courtesy of the ACM SIGGRAPH SCOOP team.
SIGGRAPH 2014 Award Recipients:
The San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH chapter presents a screening of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: social/network hour with drinks and snacks
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: screening
The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you to a SIGGRAPH conference information exchange and social event. For those of you that did not get to go to the SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, Roberto Ortiz will be sharing his experiences and insights from the conference! Whether or not you made it to Vancouver, please join the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH for a post-conference social event!
Date: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm