Informative sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world, organized by representatives of ACM SIGGRAPH and affiliated societies.
12:30: Q & A
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.
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.
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.
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.
WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST | 2-3 pm
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.
WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST | 3-4 pm
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