Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

General Information

Age Requirement For Exhibition Access

Children under 16 are not permitted in the Exhibition. Age verification is required.

Airport Check-in & Airport Shuttle

South Lobby (Next to Luggage and Coat-Check Booth)
Thursday, 9 August 8 am - 5:30 pm


Room 508
Sunday, 5 August 1:30 - 6 pm
Monday, 6 August-Thursday, 9 August 8:30 am - 6 pm
Gift Certificate: $5.00 discount for any book purchase at the SIGGRAPH 2012 Bookstore. Print this certificate and present it with your purchase.

Camera/Recording Policies

No cameras or recording devices are permitted at SIGGRAPH 2012. Abuse of this policy will result in the loss of the individual’s registration credentials.

SIGGRAPH 2012 employs an official conference photographer and reserves the right to use all images that this photographer takes during the conference for publication and promotion of future ACM SIGGRAPH events.

Computer Animation Festival Passes

Computer Animation Festival access is included with Full Conference Access, Basic Conference Plus, and the Festival Pass.

Conference Policies

Lost badges cannot be replaced. If you lose your basdge, you must purchase a new registration. Technical materials included with your registration must be picked up at the SIGGRAPH 2012 Merchandise Pickup Center. Lost merchandise vouchers will not be replaced.

Access: To be admitted to the Reception, you must have a ticket (your badge does not provide access).

First Aid Office

South Hall & West Hall (in Front of Hall C)

For emergencies, contact the Conference Management Office at +1.213.765.4616. (Do not call 911 directly. Conference Management will provide faster response within the convention center.

Hotel-Convention Center Shuttle Bus Service

SIGGRAPH 2012 provides complimentary shuttle service between many conference hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Sunday, 5 August 8 am-12:30 pm
4-8:30 pm
Approximate frequency: 15-30 minutes
Monday, 6 August 8 am-12:30 pm
4-8:30 pm
Approximate frequency: 10-20 minutes
Tuesday, 7 August 8 am-12:30 pm
4-8:30 pm
Approximate frequency: 10-20 minutes
Wednesday, 8 August 8 am-12:30 pm
4-8:30 pm
Approximate frequency: 10-20 minutes
Thursday, 9 August 8 am-5:30 pm Approximate frequency: 10-30 minutes

Attendees who use the SIGGRAPH 2012 hotel reservation system to make reservations at hotels served by the SIGGRAPH 2012 shuttle buses will receive a shuttle wristband when they check in. Attendees who do not book through the SIGGRAPH 2012 reservation system and wish to use the shuttle service can purchase wristbands at the SIGGRAPH Store in the South Lobby.

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015 USA

The convention center is handicap accessible. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at: +1.213.765.4616.

Business Service Center
Concourse Hall (Between West & South Halls)
Monday, 6 August-Thursday, 9 August 8:30 am - 5 pm
A full-service business center is located in the Concourse Hallway area of the convention center.

Food Services
Several restaurants, concessions, and food carts are available throughout the convention center for the convenience of SIGGRAPH 2012 attendees.

Parking Services
+1.213.741.1151 x5850
SIGGRAPH 2012 attendees can park at the Los Angeles Convention Center or L.A. LIVE parking lots.

Los Angeles Convention Center Parking
+1.213.741.1151, ext. 5850

L.A. LIVE Parking Lots

Additional parking information, call:
District Parking Office
+1.213.742.PARK (7275)

Lost and Found

To inquire about lost items during the conference, go to Registration in Petree Hall. On Thursday, 9 August after 4 pm, lost items will be moved to the Conference Management Office, Room 304A. After the conference, all lost items can be claimed by calling the SIGGRAPH 2012 Conference Management office in Chicago at: +1.312.644.6610.

Luggage and Coat Check

South Lobby
Sunday, 5 August, 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Monday, 6 August, 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Tuesday, 7 August, 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday,8 August, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Thursday, 9 August, 8:30 am-5:30 pm

Luggage and coat-check services ($2 for coats or small handbags and $3 for luggage or large items) are available at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Sunday, 5 August through Thursday, 9 August. SIGGRAPH 2012 is not responsible for items left in the Luggage and Coat Check area.

SIGGRAPH Encore Conference Presentations DVD-ROM

West Lobby
The SIGGRAPH Encore Conference Presentations DVD-ROM set returns in 2012. Visit the SIGGRAPH Encore booth to get information on purchasing the DVD-ROM set.

Telephone Numbers

(Available during SIGGRAPH 2012 only.)

Conference Management
Room 304A

Exhibition Management Office
Room 305

Housing Desk
West Lobby, Petree Hall

Media Headquarters
Room 306

Los Angeles Convention Center Parking
+1.213.741.1151, ext. 5850

West Lobby, Petree Hall

Wireless Internet Service

SIGGRAPH 2012 offers wireless internet service in most areas of the Los Angeles Convention Center. To use this service, attendees should have a laptop computer and/or a mobile device with a built-in wireless network card or with an external wireless card that is 802.11a, b, or g compatible.

Please refer to your device operating system and client adapter documentation and follow this procedure:

1. Document all existing TCP/IP and wireless configuration information before you make any changes.
2. Configure your device to use DHCP.
3. Configure your wireless adapter Network Name (SSID) to be "s2012". If your device does not support 802.11a you may use the SSID "s2012b" on the slower b/g channels.
4. When prompted for the password, enter "siggraph".

The SIGGRAPH 2012 wireless network provides communications for conference attendees. Users should be aware of the security considerations when using any public-access wireless network. For assistance or further information, please contact GraphicsNet in Room 308A or at @GraphicsNet.