As part of its new expanded speaker format, SIGGRAPH 2007 has named Glenn Entis, chief visual officer of Electronic Arts (EA), as the first of three featured speakers. Entis will speak about recent accomplishments and upcoming challenges for interactive graphics in videogames at the 34th International Conference & Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques being held Aug. 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.
The former ceo of DreamWorks Interactive, Entis' responsibilities at EA include working with the world's finest gaming industry artists and designers on the pre-production and visual development of game software. In addition to his professional achievements, Entis also serves on the board of governors for the Emily Carr College of Art and on the advisory board for the Masters of Digital Media, a new graduate school program at Great Northern Way in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
"We are honored to have such a seasoned industry leader speak at SIGGRAPH 2007," stated Joe Marks, SIGGRAPH 2007 conference chair from Walt Disney Feature Animation. "Glenn is a leading member of the computer-graphics community, a compelling visionary, and a long-time SIGGRAPH attendee. We look forward to hearing his insights into the future direction of the industry."
For 2007, SIGGRAPH will replace the single Keynote Speaker presentation with three featured speakers that will represent different key areas in an effort to enhance the SIGGRAPH attendee experience. The three featured speakers will discuss respectively the themes of industry/commerce, art and research as they relate to the SIGGRAPH community.
SIGGRAPH 2007 (www.siggraph.org/s2007) will bring an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Diego for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and the web from Aug. 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2007 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from Aug. 7-9. More than 250 international exhibiting companies are expected. Registration for the conference and exhibition is open to the public.
ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading professional society for computer graphics and interactive techniques, sponsors SIGGRAPH 2007.