General Information

SIGGRAPH 2018 takes place 12 – 16 August, 2018 at:

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Convention Centre Map

West Building, Outside Ballroom A
Sunday, 12 August 9 AM-6 PM
Monday, 13 August-Thursday, 16 August 8:30 AM-6 PM

Computer Animation Festival – VR Theater
Due to limited space, the VR Theater is available to Full Conference Platinum and Full Conference attendees only. Tickets will be distributed at the Electronic Theater Exchange/VR Theater Ticket desk in Registration (West Building, Exhibit Hall A) one day before each showing (i.e., Monday tickets are available on Sunday, Tuesday tickets on Monday, etc.).

Child Policy
Registration Requirements
All children must register for the conference, regardless of age. Each paid adult may register up to three children, 12 and under at no charge. Children 13 and over will be required to purchase their registration.

Attendance Restrictions
There are no age-based restrictions to attend at Conference. However, children 17 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult at all times.

Lost Children
Unattended and lost children are to be taken to the Conference Management Office (Room 202) until parents/guardians can be located. Conference Management staff will notify SIGGRAPH security and instruct them to advise their staff with respect to the discovered child, as parents will probably approach Security personnel with inquiries.

Please be aware that parts of the Conference may contain adult content, graphic images, or violence.

First Aid Office
West Building, Outside Ballroom A

For emergencies, please contact the Conference Management Office at +1.778.331.7610. Please do not call 911 directly. Conference Management will produce a faster response within the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Hotel/Convention Center Shuttle Bus Service
There is no shuttle service provided between the SIGGRAPH 2018 hotels and the Vancouver Convention Centre. The transit system in Vancouver provides excellent service, and many hotels are within easy walking distance.

Information Desk
West Building (Under the Globe Entrance)
Sunday, 12 August-Wednesday, 15 August 8:30 AM-6 PM
Thursday, 16 August 8:30 AM-5 PM

Media Center
West Building, Rooms 205/206

For media-related inquiries, please stop by the Media Office during office hours or email

Photography and Recording Policies
All registered media and attendees are encouraged to take photos and record video in approved areas at SIGGRAPH 2018. However, it is important to recognize that many of the words, images, sounds, objects, and technologies presented at SIGGRAPH are protected by copyrights or patents. Please respect their intellectual-property rights and do not photograph or shoot video in designated “No Photography” areas.

Photography and recording is prohibited in the Electronic Theater, Production Sessions and the VR Theater, and is at the discretion of presenters for the following programs: ACM SIGGRAPH Award Talks, Art Papers, Courses, Exhibition, Exhibitor Sessions, Panels, Talks and Technical Papers.

Cameras and Recording Devices
All attendee cameras and recording equipment must be hand-held. Members of the media are
allowed to use tripods and larger equipment, but they must register their devices with the
SIGGRAPH 2018 Media Office in advance of use.

Conference Photographers & Videographers
SIGGRAPH 2018 employs professional photographers and videographers and reserves the right to use all images and videos that these content creators document during the conference for publication and promotion of ACM SIGGRAPH events.

Reception Access
To be admitted into the Reception, you must have a ticket. Your badge does not provide access.

Special Policies
Lost badges cannot be replaced. If you lose your badge, you must purchase a new registration.

Technical materials included with your registration must be picked up at the SIGGRAPH 2018 Merchandise Pickup Center (West Building, Exhibit Hall A). Lost merchandise will not be replaced.

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

The Vancouver Convention Centre is handicap accessible. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at:

Food Services
The Vancouver Convention Centre has a variety of concessions and cafes. There are also several food outlets across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre East and West buildings, underneath the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Internet Access
Free wireless networking is available in all conference locations within the Vancouver Convention Centre (except in the Wet Building, Exhibit Hall B/C). Please note that wireless networking is provided as a benefit to attendees, but availability is not guaranteed. Users should also be aware of security considerations when using any unencrypted, public-access wireless network. For assistance visit the SIGGRAPH 2018 GraphicsNet team at, call +1.213.537.4638 or visit us in the West Building, Rooms 219.

Luggage and Coat Check ($5 per item)
West Building, Outside Exhibit Hall A/B Lobby (under the escalators)

Sunday, 12 August 8:30 AM-7 PM
Monday, 13 August-Wednesday, 15 August 8:30 AM-6 PM
Thursday, 16 August 7 AM-5:45 PM

SIGGRAPH 2018 attendees can park at the following locations:

Imperial Parking

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Located at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on the northside of Canada Place between Burrard Street and Thurlow Street

WestPark at Canada Place
999 Canada Place, Parking Level 1
+1.604.684.2251; +1.866.856.8080 (Toll Free)
Located at the North end of Howe Street at Canada Place Way, in the P-1 level beside the exit lanes

Power Stations
There will be multiple charging stations set up throughout the Vancouver Convention Centre to be used by attendees throughout the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference week.