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

SIGGRAPHITTI Issue 1 - April 2012

Discover the Latest Mobile Advancements at SIGGRAPH 2012

Mobile graphics is growing at an incredible speed! At SIGGRAPH Mobile, we want to see the exciting things that are happening in the field of mobile graphics and apps.

Like many SIGGRAPH programs, SIGGRAPH Mobile content is jury-reviewed to ensure the best quality experience for participants and presenters. There are many different formats for presentation, from single-speaker sessions to workshops and presentations.

“Over the past few years mobile devices have evolved into powerful smartphones, tablets, and handheld gaming devices that society relies on to stay connected, entertained, and informed,” said Lars Erik Holmquist, SIGGRAPH Mobile Chair and Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Labs. “What better place to showcase this prevalent pioneering technology than at SIGGRAPH, a world-renowned conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques? SIGGRAPH Mobile provides the perfect forum for participants of all industry backgrounds to come together for a day of sharing, growing, and learning about the future of mobile graphics and apps.”

Are you interested in sharing your newest mobile game, your amazing augmented reality app, or your cutting-edge graphics hardware?

Submit today to SIGGRAPH Mobile and share experiences and latest discoveries in the field of mobile graphics and apps. The program is divided into four submission categories:

Presentations – One speaker presents on a single topic, technology, or result

Panels – Multiple speaker presentation and discussion of a particular area

Workshops – Hands-on tutorials for current mobile technologies and tools

Demonstrations – Full-day demonstrations of the latest and greatest mobile applications, software, and hardware

The SIGGRAPH Mobile submission deadline is 1 May 2012. Every piece submitted to SIGGRAPH Mobile is reviewed by a highly qualified and diverse jury composed of top practitioners in both academia and industry, including Ericsson, Motorola, Swansea University (U.K.), Mobile Life Centre (Sweden) and Layar (The Netherlands). Entries will be judged on quality, novelty, diversity of topics, and relevance to the SIGGRAPH Mobile Program.

Registration Now Open

for SIGGRAPH 2012 on or before 18 June to receive the best discounted registration rate.

Join the international SIGGRAPH community of digital innovators, inspired researchers, award-winning producers, provocative artists, energetic executives, and adventurous engineers at SIGGRAPH 2012. Select the registration category that works for your schedule and budget and register today!

Visit the “For Attendees” tab above for an overview of all conference programs and a sneak peek of what to expect this year.

Register today for your chance to win $250

Not only are the best registration deals now, but register by 15 May using promo code SIG2012A and you’ll be eligible to win one of four $250 American Express or Visa gift cards to help offset your travel expenses to SIGGRAPH 2012.

SIGGRAPH Business Symposium

In its second year, the SIGGRAPH Business Symposium explores the economics of creativity.

This highly interactive and immersive day will leave you with a sense of where we as an industry are headed and give you tools to use along the way. Join your peers, today's leaders, and tomorrow's visionaries for a full day of frank discussions, networking opportunities, talks, and panels that investigate critical international issues related to intellectual property, venture capital, complex legal systems, and other topics vital to the health and welfare of a global creative community.

Press Coverage of SIGGRAPH 2011 Business Symposium:

SIGGRAPH Symposium

SIGGRAPH Launches Business Symposium to Address Industry Needs, Direction
Computer Graphics World

SIGGRAPH Launches Business Symposium
Animation Magazine

Upcoming Call for Submissions Deadlines

Deadlines are quickly approaching to submit your work to SIGGRAPH 2012.

All submissions to SIGGRAPH Dailies!, Late-Breaking Posters, Late-Breaking Talks, Late-Breaking Studio and SIGGRAPH Mobile are due by 1 May 2012.

All deadlines are at 22:00 UTC/GMT. To determine what time that is where you are, you can use a converter such as The World Clock.

SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles

Make your SIGGRAPH 2012 hotel reservation through onPeak by 9 July for negotiated discount rates.

Downtown Los Angeles delivers an ideal forum for thrill, discovery, and imagination through renowned historic districts, restaurants, clubs, and cultural institutions, all within an easy walk or short cab ride of the SIGGRAPH 2012 hotels.

SIGGRAPH 2012 has negotiated discounts at select hotels available only to conference attendees. View a list of participating hotels. Discounted rates are guaranteed until 9 July 2012. Reservations made after 9 July will be based on availability only, and rates may increase.

Book your hotel today online or contact onPeak, the SIGGRAPH 2012 travel partner, directly at 800.631.5557 (Continental US and Canada) or +1.312.527.7300. Please note: If you are contacted by a hotel vendor other than onPeak, they are not associated with SIGGRAPH 2012 and may not be reputable.

View additional travel information and plan your trip to Los Angeles.

SIGGRAPH 2012 Exhibition Surging

SIGGRAPH 2012 hosts the year's largest, most comprehensive exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive techniques marketplace. 

Returning to Los Angeles, the heart of the computer graphics community, SIGGRAPH is being met with a resounding positive response from the local and international community as booth space sales have increased compared to this point last year.

“The exhibitors are aware that SIGGRAPH reaches its largest registration numbers when it is held in Los Angeles," said Rebecca Strzelec, SIGGRAPH 2012 Conference Chair from Penn State Altoona.

Nearly one half of SIGGRAPH 2011 exhibitors were from outside the U.S. and the international representation for SIGGRAPH 2012 is staying strong with further growth in the quantity of exhibitors from across the globe. SIGGRAPH continues to attract industry leaders from around the world by offering top-quality programming and networking opportunities. Attendees experience leading-edge education which then ties into the hands-on opportunities, products, and services available only in the Exhibition  

SIGGRAPH 2012 Exhibitor list

To purchase booth space or other sponsorship opportunities in the Exhibition, contact Exhibition Management.

SIGGRAPH 2012 Job Fair

The SIGGRAPH 2012 Job Fair is the best place for employers to meet with thousands of job seekers from around the globe!

Whether you are an employer seeking a diverse and experienced group of seasoned creative professionals, a job seeker actively looking for a new job and testing the waters of available opportunities, or simply a casual networker seeking career development tips and new connections, the SIGGRAPH 2012 Job fair has something to offer you.

SIGGRAPH 2012 Job Fair Exhibitors will post their jobs on the and ACM SIGGRAPH job boards prior to the conference, giving you the opportunity to connect with employers before the conference, during the conference via the Job Fair, and after the conference via the job board and candidate profiling system.

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