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

ACM SIGGRAPH Theater Events

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Full Conference
Basic Conference
Basic Conference Plus
Computer Animation Festival


ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby
Sunday, 5 August 9 am - 6 pm
Monday, 6 August 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 7 August 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, 8 August 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday, 9 August 9 am - 3:30 pm


Informative sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world, organized by representatives of ACM SIGGRAPH and affiliated societies.

SUNDAY, 5 AUGUST | 11:30 am-12:50 pm

ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters in the USA + Canada

An overview of the state of computer graphics in the USA and Canada. Network with international professionals and discover interesting work from across the world.  Contact: Torrey Nommesen.
11:30: Introduction.
11:40: San Diego ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter: Presentation of Noir-Tech, a social-game mobile app set in 1940s LA, which has helped expand Chapter activities and community involvement.
11:50: Montréal ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter: Examples of local Chapter activities in Montréal's thriving CG community.
12:00: Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter: How we became one of the most active Chapters in the world.
12:10: Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter: Recent Chapter activities in the communities of Oregon and southwest Washington.
12:20: Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter: A presentation of the L.A. ACM SIGGRAPH History Project (L.A.S.H.).
12:30: Q & A
SUNDAY, 5 AUGUST | 2- 2:50 pm
Overview of SIGGRAPH 2012 (with Japanese interpreter)
Members of the SIGGRAPH 2012 Committee present an overview of the conference and highlights of their programs. Contact: Miho Aoki.

SUNDAY, 5 AUGUST | 3- 5 pm
ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community
Join this meeting on the first day of SIGGRAPH 2012 and find other like-minded cool people who are part of the Digital Arts Community! Learn about the community's year-round activities, including online curated exhibitions, the virtual community, and discussions. Bring announcements and ideas. Visit the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. Contact:  Cynthia Beth Rubin.

MONDAY, 6 AUGUST | 9:30 - 10 am

The IGDA Presents Game Jam!

The International Game Developers Association is the premier professional organization serving game developers and game educators. IGDA organizes a number of important events and initiatives that bring together game developers and enthusiasts from around the globe. In 2012, the Guinness organization recognized IGDA Global Game Jam as the largest game jam in the world. In this session, Foaad Khosmood (California Polytechnic State University) presents IGDA news, upcoming activities, and a discussion of Global Game Jam 2013. 
Contact: Foaad Khosmood.

MONDAY, 6 AUGUST | 1-1:50 pm
CG in Australasia + Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter
An overview of the state of computer graphics in Australasia, including the Sydney ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter. Network with international professionals and discover interesting work from across the world. 
Contact:  Tomasz Bednarz.

1:00 - 1:10: Welcome, CG and visualization events in Australia (past and future), communication - Tomasz Bednarz and Matt Adcock, CSIRO.
1:10 - 1:25: VIZBI+: Visualizing the Future of Biomedicine - Christian Stolte; CSIRO. CSIRO, Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have jointly received a competitive grant to create scientifically accurate 3D animations that explain the latest biomedical research in a way that inspires and engages the general public.

1:25 - 1:35: SYDGRAPH - ACM SIGGRAPH Sydney Chapter.

1:35 - 1:50: Open discussions animated with Tim Tams consumption.

MONDAY, 6 AUGUST | 2:30-3:20 pm
ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapters
This session is for students and faculty who are or want to be part of ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapters. Topics include collaboration and problem solving for chartered Student Chapters, how to transition from student group to Student Chapter, and the process of growing and strengthening a Student Chapter. Professionals seeking Student Chapter connections are also welcome. Contact:  AJ Christensen.

MONDAY, 6 AUGUST | 3:30-4:20 pm
CG in Africa + the Middle East
An overview of the state of computer graphics in Africa and the Middle East. Network with international professionals and discover interesting work from across the world. This is a great opportunity to improve the experience and representation of this region of the world. Contact:  Khalid Djado.

3:30: Introduction
3:35: Ahamed Batcha and Haider Najeeb: Overview of the CG production process and the importance of SIGGRAPH in Dubai.
3:50: Khalid Djado and Ibrahim Onibudo: Transforming art to computer graphics: Emerging potential in Africa.
4:05: Q&A

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST | Noon-1:20 pm
ISEA International Foundation - Open Forum
This discussion includes information about the organization, the upcoming ISEA2012 in Albuquerque (Machine Wilderness - Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature) and ISEA2013 in Sydney (Electronic Art- resistance is Futile). It also previews ISEA2014, to be held in Dubai. Contact:  Sue Gollifer- Director.

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST | 1:30-2:30 pm
CG in Latin America
This overview of the state of computer graphics in Latin American countries includes a special presentation by various studios. The session ends with a celebratory piñata. Contact: Jacobo Bibliowicz.

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST | 2:30-3 pm
ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters in Latin America
Contact: Jacobo Bibliowicz.

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST | 3:00-3:30 pm
CG in Latin America- Reception
Join us at this special reception, celebrating the state of computer graphics in Latin America. Enjoy a light fare of food and drink while mingling with CG professionals from various Latin American countries. Contact: Jacobo Bibliowicz.

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST | 3:30-4:30 pm
CG in Asia
An overview of the state of computer graphics in Asia, including the evolution of SIGGRAPH Asia. The Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 summarizes the upcoming conference in November in Singapore. Contact:  Yong Tsui Lee.

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST | 4:30-4:50 pm
ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters in Asia
Contact:  Yong Tsui Lee.

WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST | 9-9:50 am
ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters Business Meeting
The annual business meeting for the ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters. Contact:  Scott Lang.

WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST | 11-11:50 am
Industrial Application of CG in Japan
The Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ) presents some of the most recent examples of industrial application of CG technology in Japan. Contact: Eddie Suzuki

WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST | 12:30-1:20 pm
Professional and Student ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters Start-Up Meeting
This session explains how to start and run a successful ACM SIGGRAPH Professional or Student Chapter. The process is outlined in detail by members of the Chapters Committee, and the session concludes with a Q&A session. Contact:  Scott Lang.

San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH Meeting
This session is for attendees from San Francisco who are interested in learning about the San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH chapter activities. Contact: Tereza Flaxman.

CG in Europe
An overview of the state of computer graphics in European countries, including Eurographics 2013, scheduled for May in Girona, Spain. Contact: Francho Melendez.

WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST | 4-4:20 pm
ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters: Europe