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Events in 2018

Hi friends. Just letting you know we plan to put on 10 events this year. Starting at 7pm on the first Wednesday of March (7th) we will hold an evening event each first Wednesday through to November. We will also hold a professional day around Oct/Nov on a Saturday. Details to follow shortly.

The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition
on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques

Conference 9-13 August 2015
Exhibition 11-13 August 2015

Los Angeles Convention Center

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions
SIGGRAPH 2015 wants you to discover your finest work. As our theme “Xroads of Discovery” suggests, SIGGRAPH 2015 will be about showcasing your individual talents while interacting with experts in varying techniques from around the globe.

In order to successfully achieve this goal, we need YOU! Join the distinguished SIGGRAPH community by submitting your best project for consideration.

Enlighten others. Enhance your career. SUBMIT TODAY!

LEARN MORE about SIGGRAPH 2015 directly from the program chairs.

Important Submission Deadlines
Please note that every piece submitted to SIGGRAPH 2015 through the Call for Submissions is reviewed by a highly qualified jury composed of top practitioners in the relevant field. Because we want each jury to have the time to review each piece carefully, submission deadlines generally are several months ahead of the conference itself. All submission deadlines are strictly enforced, so be sure to plan accordingly.

All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT. Please verify deadlines in your time zone via THE WORLD CLOCK CONVERTER.

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date, for more info see
13 January 2015,Student Volunteer Team Leader Applications
19 January 2015 (Submission form due)~~20 January 2015 (Paper deadline)~~21 January 2015 (Upload deadline),Technical Papers
27 January 2015, Art Papers
30 January 2015, Production Sessions
10 February 2015, Student Volunteer Application
17 February 2015, General Submissions:~~Courses~~Emerging Technologies~~Panels~~Posters~~Studio~~Talks
3 March 2015, Computer Animation Festival
31 March 2015, Real-Time Live!~~Immersive Realities (Ar/Vr) Contest
28 April 2015, Dailies
6 May 2015, Late Posters Deadline
24 June 2015, Appy Hour
5 July 2015, International Resources

Poster submissions can occur prior to the 17 February General Submissions deadline or the 6 May Late Posters deadline. In both cases, Posters are reviewed using the same criteria and by the same jury. Authors submitting prior to the first deadline will get decision notification in late April.

If You Missed SIGGRAPH…

You can still get the flavor of the conference and the content. Want to feel like you were there? Take a look:

Keynote Address: On Monday July 22, nine legendary animation film directors (Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise) took the stage at SIGGRAPH 2013 for the Marc Davis Lecture Series: Giants’ First Steps. For an hour and a half, the men shared stories and laughs, providing the audience a rare glimpse into the lives of some of the biggest names in the animation world. View Keynote here.

Check out ACM SIGGRAPH YouTube channel for videos from the conference. You can view the following:

Overviews of Emerging Technologies, The Studio, Posters, The Art Gallery, Real-Time Live!, and GraphicsNet
Several Man On The Street segments

If you are looking for content, visit SIGGRAPHENCORE. You’ll find a variety of options for conference sessions and the computer animation festival—on demand, DVDs, and USB.

The session recordings will also be available in the Digital Library later this fall. If you are a member, you will be able to access this content free of charge.

SIGGRAPH Asia Online Registration Available Now

Returning to Hong Kong once again this November, SIGGRAPH Asia offers a variety of registration categories and options to fit your needs and budget. Enjoy early bird discounts of up to 20% if you register online before 8 October, 23:59 UTC/GMT. Exclusive discounts for hotel reservations are also available to all SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 attendees at selected hotels within close proximity to the event venue. More information about registration and travel can be found here.

Membership Has its Privileges

One of the exciting ACM SIGGRAPH member benefits is a registration discount at numerous conferences around that world that are in cooperation with or sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH. Take advantage of your member discount at one of these upcoming conferences:

ACM Symposium on Applied Perception
22-23 August, Dublin, Ireland
More details

VIEW Conference
14-18 October, Turin, Italy
More details

Coming in August 2013 . . . Exciting Chapter Events

The ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters continue the work of ACM SIGGRAPH on a year-round basis. Chapters host activities such as panels, speaker presentations, site visits, animation screenings, conferences, and art shows.

Upcoming events include:

Bring Your Own Animation
Thursday, 8 August 2013
8:00PM – 11:00PM
Patricks Green Balloon, 33 rue de Montreuil, 75011 Paris

Bring Your Own Animation – Paris is a monthly event where everyone is free to work with professionals or peers, animation, composition, modeling or other specialty. More details are available at

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Metro Screen Open House – funding and course information night

our friends at Metro Screen are holding the following (free) event which may be of interest to our membership:

*Metro Screen Open House – funding and course information night*

Wednesday 16 January, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, RSVP online.

Find out about our new development and funding programs; Breaks funding:
Story to Screen, Digital Kitchen interactive fund and the revamped
Certificate IV in Screen and Media.

Full description of event:

6.00pm – 7.00pm.

Breaks funding: Story to Screen for six short films up to 10 minutes across
drama, documentary, animation and experimental, plus three story based
projects created for online or small screen delivery. The program includes
development workshops, equipment subsidies and cash support with a focus on
getting stories from script to screen. Applications close 7 February,

Digital Kitchen. Cash grants for three to five emerging developers to
mature their interactive projects beyond concept stage to a ‘ripe for
investment’ or market ready level. Producers with projects that offer a
rich interactive experience for audiences and users are encouraged to
apply, applications close 8 February 2013.

7.00pm – 8.00pm.

Certificate IV in Screen and media full time and part time. Learn hands-on
skills with a view to opening doors to employment in the industry. Includes
three real productions – including a chance to make your own short film
with a focus on storytelling, character and dialogue. Early bird discounts
save you hundreds and ends 25 January.

Talk with graduates, successfully funded filmmakers and multiplatform
practitioners along with the staff who coordinate these programs.

A selection of works will also be screened.

Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington

Dr Shahram Izadi presents his research on creating new interactive systems at the CSIRO 10/07/2012

Date: Tuesday 10 July 2012

TIME: 16:00 – 17:00pm

VENUE: CSIRO Riverside Life Sciences Centre (RLSC), Building 53, Riverside Corporate Park, 11 Julius Ave, North Ryde NSW 2113.

RSVP: Registration is required if you are not CSIRO employee. Please send e-mail with your details (name + company/university) to by 5pm, 9 July 2012 if you are interested to attend.

SPEAKER: Dr Shahram Izadi, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK

TITLE: Experiencing computing in magical ways


Dr Shahram Izadi will present some of his recent work – see his Bio below for richer information.


Dr Shahram Izadi is a research scientist within the Computer Mediated Living group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He co-leads the Interactive 3D Technologies (i3D) sub-group, and holds a visiting professorship in the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group at University College London (UCL).

He describes his work as: ‘Mashing together exotic sensing and display hardware with signal processing, vision and graphics algorithms to create new interactive systems, which enable users to experiences computing in magical ways’.

Some of his most notable projects and publications to date include: KinectFusion; Mouse 2.0; SecondLight; and ThinSight.

Shahram has been at Microsoft Research since 2005 and prior to that spent time at Xerox PARC. He received a TR35 award in 2009 and was nominated one of the Microsoft Next in 2012.

He lives in Cambridge, UK, with his wife and daughter.

Videos from the 2011 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in Vancouver

At each year’s conference the ACM SIGGRAPH Communications Committee, chaired by Jaime Radwan, and the ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters ( through our SCOOP Team) collaborate on a series of videos that are made available through the ACM SIGGRAPH YouTube channel. These videos are used to highlight different parts of the conference, promote upcoming conferences, and provide materials that can be used by both ACM SIGGRAPH and non-ACM SIGGRAPH entities to inform people about what goes on at an ACM SIGGRAPH conference.

They are available here:

This year, we produced and posted the following collection of videos:

– Overviews of The Sandbox, Emerging Technologies, The Studio, The CAF, Posters, The Art Gallery and The Exhibition Floor
– Media Tours for The Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies
– Artist Profiles for several Art Gallery contributors
– Several Man On The Street segments (We pose a question to people and take the best responses.)
– Three Day In Review segments

We have also posted the Cory Doctorow Keynote address so if you did not get to see it at the conference, you can take a look at it online.