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Kristy Pron Named Conference Chair for SIGGRAPH 2020

Annual computer graphics event will be held for the first time in Washington, D.C. 

CHICAGO -- ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Kristy Pron, media arts and pipeline developer at Walt Disney Imagineering, as the conference chairwoman of SIGGRAPH 2020, which will take place for the first time in Washington, D.C.

Kristy Pron is conference chairwoman of ACM SIGGRAPH 2020.

Pron has been a volunteer for SIGGRAPH since 2006, holding positions such as emerging technologies chairwoman in 2015, experience hall chairwoman in 2016 and 2017, and general submissions chairwoman for SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver.

“We are so excited for Kristy to lead the SIGGRAPH 2020 conference,” said Marc Barr, SIGGRAPH conference advisory group chairman. “Her excellent leadership skills and history with the organization are strengths we are confident will lead to a successful conference.”

A current native of Orlando, Fla., Pron spends her work life developing immersive pre-visualization experiences to help other Imagineers virtually design park buildings, attractions or experiences. Pron holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in digital media from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Before working at Disney, she worked in Washington, D.C., for six years with the Department of Defense.

SIGGRAPH 2020 will take place July 19-23, 2020, in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Given the success of SIGGRAPH 2017, which hosted over 16,500 attendees in Los Angeles from 88 countries worldwide, and the excitement surrounding the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2018 conference in Canada, Pron and team are excited to venture to Washington, D.C. in summer 2020.

“I’m thrilled to be bringing SIGGRAPH to D.C. It’s a wonderful city with so much history and excitement around every corner,” said Pron. “The SIGGRAPH community is like family. They are so inspiring and passionate and I love coming every year to reignite creativity and make life-long industry connections and friends.”

Pron will follow SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chairwoman Mikki Rose, fur technical director at Blue Sky Studios. 


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