Technology, as it turns out, is more than just a tool to advance our understanding and simplify our daily lives. It is a gift, waiting to be given. It can mean the difference between isolation and inclusion. It can move the human heart from desolation to joy. For the recipients of such a gift, the world is forever shifted.
SIGGRAPH 2015 in sunny Los Angeles, California will be abuzz with attendees who are eager to learn, share ideas, compare products and take home the latest high-tech tools and software. From artists to engineers, developers and designers, SIGGRAPH draws people from around the world and across multiple disciplines. Taking place from August 9 to 13 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, SIGGRAPH 2015 will be an absolute feast of cutting-edge computer graphics research, art and technology.
In search of a list of after-hours events at SIGGRAPH 2014? Look no further. SIGGRAPH.org has compiled a calendar of public parties and events happening during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. To import the party listings to your Google calendar, click the +Google button on the lower right of the calendar, or add events individually by clicking on the event names.
A feature-rich mobile app for SIGGRAPH 2014 is now available for download. The app, which works with iPhone, iPad and Android devices, can be used to create conference schedules and network with other SIGGRAPH attendees and exhibitors. Conference attendees without smartphones and those who prefer to manage their schedules and contacts by desktop can access the web version of the SIGGRAPH 2014 app.
Walk up to any computer graphics professional at SIGGRAPH and ask about the first time they attended the conference. Odds are good that their earliest experience was as a student volunteer.
The 41st annual Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH 2014 will showcase more than 100 of the best examples of computer animation from the past year. Of the 450-plus festival submissions, just over a hundred were accepted -- and only nine were selected to receive top honors in their respective categories. Considering the exceptional creativity and technical skill evident in the pool of entries, the decision process must have been a difficult one for the SIGGRAPH jury.
A remarkable window of opportunity for augmented reality and virtual reality developers is rapidly coming to a close. Wednesday, June 25 at 22:00 UTC/GMT is the final cutoff for submissions to the SIGGRAPH 2014 AR/VR contest -- the spoils of which include a flurry of attention for the top entries and Oculus DK2 headsets for each of the three finalists.
June 20, 2014 is the last day to register for SIGGRAPH 2014 with the advance registration discount!
In addition to the early bird discount, SIGGRAPH is also offering a steeply discounted registration to unemployed ACM SIGGRAPH members. A full list of registration fees can be found on the SIGGRAPH 2014 website.
According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science is one of the country's fastest growing occupational fields. By 2020, the BLS estimates there will be 4.2 million computing and IT jobs in the United States alone.
The SIGGRAPH Technical Papers preview is now available! The premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques, the SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program covers a wide variety of topics, including modeling, animation, rendering, imaging, human-computer interaction, computer games, scientific visualization, information visualization, computer-aided design, computer vision, audio, robotics and fabrication.
The current economic situation has made it difficult for people in many professions to find jobs. The computer graphics community is no exception. While the annual SIGGRAPH conference is rife with opportunities for networking and locating job openings in computer graphics, unemployed job seekers are typically in financial flux -- and as a result, may have difficulty affording the cost of registration.
Online registration for SIGGRAPH 2014 is now open!
The ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 elections are upon us. If you were a member of ACM SIGGRAPH as of 1 January 2014, you should have received an email with an electronic ballot. Votes may be cast online using the voter ID and password provided in the email.
The slate of candidates is as follows:
SIGGRAPH, the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, has been host to innumerable groundbreaking talks, papers and posters over the last 40 years.
Want to learn how to create computer graphics? Or expand your knowledge of CG software and techniques? You may be interested in ACM SIGGRAPH's recently-launched program, "SIGGRAPH University."
Deadlines for submissions to SIGGRAPH 2014 are rapidly approaching. As always, the lifeblood of the conference is showcasing the talent and creativity of its attendees and exhibitors -- so please consider submitting!
From the SIGGRAPH 2014 Team:
Until February 9, 2014 at 22:00 GMT, applications for student volunteer positions at SIGGRAPH 2014 are open. Volunteering at SIGGRAPH is an excellent way for students to get involved with the conference and network with leaders in their chosen field. When not working, SIGGRAPH 2014 student volunteers have full access to the conference programs and the exhibit hall.