ACM SIGGRAPH Theater and Events


ACM SIGGRAPH presents additional events of interest to SIGGRAPH 2018 attendees.

Program Content

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  • B Business Symposium
  • FP Full Conference Platinum
  • F Full Conference
  • S Select Conference
  • EP Exhibits Plus
  • E Exhibitors

ACM SIGGRAPH Organization Talks

Two ACM SIGGRAPH Organization Talks are part of the SIGGRAPH 2018 Talks:

IEEE TVCG Session on Virtual and Augmented Reality
IEEE TVCG Session on Advances in Data Visualization

Both sessions take place Sunday, 12 August. For complete listing details, explore the Talks program.

 

Pioneers Reception (For Pioneer Members Only)

Tuesday, 14 August, 6-8 pm

Room 306

Each year at SIGGRAPH the Pioneers get together for an exclusive reception. It’s a chance for old friends to reconnect and new friends to be discovered. More information on becoming an ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneer.

 

ACM SIGGRAPH Theater

Informative sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world, organized by representatives of the International Resources Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH, and affiliated societies. See listing below.

 

For additional ACM SIGGRAPH Theater Events visit:Birds of a Feather

ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: CG in Australasia
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
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TimeSunday, 12 August 201811:30am - 12:30pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionThere are extraordinary advances being made in Computer Graphics, VR, AR, and MR in both Australia and New Zealand. Join this event for a glance at the landscape of CG in Australasia and for a chance to expand your network with like-minded people. This is an unique chance to meet two SIGGRAPH Asia conference chairs: Ken Anjyo (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Tokyo) and Tomasz Bednarz (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Brisbane). Both chairs are currently based in New Zealand /Japan and Australia.

Speakers: Ken Anjyo, Tomasz Bednarz, Mark Berry, Nick Hore

Contact: June Kim (june.kim@siggraph.org)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: SIGGRAPH in Japanese + Japan CG Showcase
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
E
TimeSunday, 12 August 20182pm - 3pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionAn introduction to SIGGRAPH 2018 conference programs translated in Japanese and brief talk of current Japanese research institution which presented at SIGGRAPH 2018.

Speakers: Jessica Hodgins, Nik Aberle, Pol Jeremias, Ken Anjyo, Mikki Rose, Syuhei Sato, Keisai Sakurai, M Yamen, Cao Feier, Yoichi Ochiai

Contact: Miho Aoki (mihoalaska@gmail.com) and Muhammad Arief (muhammad.arieff@gmail.com)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: Open Forum of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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TimeSunday, 12 August 20183pm - 4:30pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionWe welcome your participation in a discussion of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community (DAC). The year-round activities of the DAC, including our online exhibitions, outreach, social networking, and other events we sponsor is discussed. Discover how you can contribute to a vibrant Digital Arts Community and promote dialog and interactions between visual artists and the larger ACM SIGGRAPH community.

Contact: Janice Searleman (jetsza@gmail.com) and Victoria Szabo (vszabo@siggraph.org)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: SIGGRAPH for Beginners - General View
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
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TimeSunday, 12 August 20184:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionIs this your first SIGGRAPH? Are you lost with so many amazing sessions? We can help. This introductory overview focuses on distinct profiles: research, animation, production, industry, and more. Come with us to discover SIGGRAPH!

Contact: Aruquia Peixoto (aruquia@gmail.com)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: CG in Asia
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeMonday, 13 August 201811am - 12pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionWe are now in a truly global business where work has no geographical limitations anymore. Are you curious about CG studios in Asia? How’s the environment? What about the culture? Would you like to hear vivid, candid stories about working in Asian CG studios from people who have done it? Mark your calendars; this is one session you don’t want to miss!

Speakers: Tomasz Bednarz, Isamu Hasegawa, Bektur Ryskeldiev, Harley Zhao

Contact: Juyeon Hong (erhugirl@gmail.com)

ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: Origins of SIGGRAPH: The History of Innovation, Community, and Creative Expression
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
E
TimeMonday, 13 August 20184pm - 5pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionThis session focuses on innovation, creativity, and community building that stemmed from the gathering of like-minded individuals at the SIGGRAPH conferences. Mary Whitton, Chair of the SIGGRAPH History Committee will present “Technology Innovations that Kickstarted Raster Graphics.” Darcy Gerbarg, Chair of the first SIGGRAPH Art Show in 1981, will present “How the SIGGRAPH Art Shows originated and why Tom Duff’s 1-page computer program was exhibited in the first art show.” Jan Searleman and Bonnie Mitchell, along with students Megan Miazgowicz, Amanda Glass, and Jack Spencer, will present "Preserving the Past: SIGGRAPH Art Shows from 1980 to the present" and showcase the new ACM SIGGRAPH Art Show Archive.

Speakers:
Bonnie Mitchell, Jan Searleman, Mary Whitton, Darcy Gerbarg, and student presenters: Megan Miazgowicz, Amanda Glass, and Jack Spencer

Contact: Jan Searleman (jetsza@gmail.com) and Bonnie Mitchell (bonniem@bgsu.edu)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: Introduction to the Digital Arts Community Online Exhibitions
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
E
TimeTuesday, 14 August 20189am - 10:30am
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionFor the last several years, the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community has organized juried online digital art exhibitions to showcase the quality, creativity, and variety of our community’s work, and to promote critical discussion in the field. We will review past exhibitions and introduce recently launched exhibitions, including “Designing Knowledge” and “Origins + Journeys,” and discuss future submission and curation opportunities.

Contact: Victoria Szabo (vszabo@siggraph.org) and KathyRae Huffman (kathyraehuffman@gmail.com)

ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: CG in Canada: Education to Industry
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
E
TimeTuesday, 14 August 201812pm - 1pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionAre you curious about the CG industry and education in Canada? This session explores ways in which we can develop a long-term link between industry and higher education in order to cultivate mutual benefits and long-term relationships with speakers from both industries and universities. Don’t miss the chance to hear vivid, candid stories from speakers from both industries and universities.

Speakers: Serguei Mokhov, Woonam Kim, Ali Pournasseri

Contact: Juyeon Hong (erhugirl@gmail.com) and Jessie Su (jess0411@gmail.com)

ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: Women in CG
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
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TimeTuesday, 14 August 20181pm - 2pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionThis is an homage to the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference theme of “Generations.” This year’s Women in CG session looks toward women who have or are continuing to shape the world of Computer Graphics, our female CG pioneers. This panel draws upon their vast experiences and wisdom gained during their long and sustained careers.

Speakers: Marie-Paule Cani, Danielle Plantec, Tania Roberts

Contact: Jessica Sommerville (info@jessicasommerville.com) and Aruquia Peixoto (aruquia@gmail.com)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: Thesis Fast Forward
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
E
TimeTuesday, 14 August 20182pm - 3:30pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionTo provide more young presenters with a platform for sharing innovative ideas and gaining valuable exposure, SIGGRAPH 2018 is introducing the first ever Thesis Fast Forward program. Doctoral students in the final stage of their Ph.D. studies, or Ph.D. degree holders within a year of graduation, are encouraged to submit to this event. The central element of the submission is a three-minute video presentation by the candidate, explaining the central theme of their thesis, using no more than two supporting slides. The intent is to make the presentation accessible to a non-expert audience, representative of the typical cross-section of SIGGRAPH attendees.

Based on the video submissions and, as a secondary criterion on the provided abstracts, a jury will select up to 12 candidates who are asked to perform three-minute oral presentations live at a special session at SIGGRAPH 2018. A panel of experts provides immediate commentary after each live presentation and select a best performance. The live presentations is judged solely on the content of the live three-minute presentation.

Contact: Eftychios Sifakis (sifakis@cs.wisc.edu)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: Creative BC - Leveraging Incentives in Animation, VFX & Film
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
E
TimeTuesday, 14 August 20183:30pm - 4:30pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: CG in Latin America
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeTuesday, 14 August 20184:30pm - 6pm
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionIn this panel discussion, industry and academic leaders share the latest developments in CG in Latin America.

Speakers: Andres Burbano, Fernando Fogliano, Pedro Mario, Milton Terumitsu Sogabe

Contact: Aruquia Peixoto (aruquia@gmail.com)
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters Fast Forward and Startup Meeting
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Registration Levels
EP
F
FP
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B
E
TimeWednesday, 15 August 20189am - 11am
LocationACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 102, Vancouver Convention Centre
DescriptionInterested in starting an ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, but don’t know how? Curious to understand what Chapters do, but don’t know where to look or who to ask? Then this is the morning you won’t want to miss!

Come to the ACM SIGGRAPH Theater for our Chapters Fast Forward presentations, where each Chapter presents what they’ve accomplished over the last year, where they are heading, and what challenges they face. The Professional and Student Chapters network leaders and the Chapters Committee will be standing by to answer your questions about starting and running a Chapter. Stop by for fun presentations, exciting conversations, and lots of Chapterrific fun!

Contact: Jacky Bibliowicz (jacbib@siggraph.org)