First-time exhibitors for world’s leading computer graphics and interactive conference running July 24-28 in Anaheim, CA announced; ‘Spirit of SIGGRAPH’ design contest launched.
CHICAGO, IL -- Registration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, July 24 – 28, 2016.
SIGGRAPH has announced a number of first-time exhibitors for the 2016 event. U.S.-based companies that will be exhibiting at the conference for the first time this year include Intervoke Technologies, Pixel Plow, Puget Systems, and Yost Labs, Inc. They join eight other tech companies from around the world as first-time exhibitors: Binary Alchemy/Germany; ftrack/Sweden; HoloDigilog Human Media Research Center/Korea; Live2D Inc./Japan; Presence Pictures/Singapore; Simlens/China; Skolkovo Foundation/Russia; and, Umbra/Finland.
In related SIGGRAPH news, organizers of the 2016 conference have announced the launch of a character design contest. Entitled the Spirit of SIGGRAPH, the contest seeks to challenge artists and designers to create an original character design that embodies the excitement and energy of the annual conference. The new character design should also reflect the creative and inventive spirit present in the fields of computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH consciously chose to crowd-source the winning design given the design would be most meaningful if it was created by a member of the international SIGGRAPH community. The creator of the winning design will be awarded a complimentary, full-conference registration to SIGGRAPH 2016, as well as social media exposure. Entries are being accepted through April 15, 2016.
SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference Chair Mona Kasra, commented, “We are designing this year’s event for those who are truly passionate about the interconnection and collaboration between graphics, interactivity, enhanced and virtual realities, games, mobile, robotics, digital art and visualization. For more than 40 years, SIGGRAPH’s goal has been to inspire, educate, and exemplify innovative approaches to the various global communities that co-exist within the arenas of computer graphics and interactive technologies. In 2016, our slogan is to ‘Render the Possibilities,’ so this year, we will celebrate the transformational capabilities that arise when systems, unprecedented ideas and revolutionary techniques intermingle. These possibilities are limitless, and can give birth to inspiring creativity, breathtaking new art forms and never-before-seen uses of technology.”
Since 1999, several festival selections have gone on to be nominated for, and awarded, the Oscar for “Best Animated Short.” Most recently, the 2016 Academy Award Winner Bear Story was presented during the 2015 CAF.
The 2015 conference included over 15,000 attendees from the United States and over 70 other countries, including Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Nearly 900 pieces of progressive content were presented. More than 1,500 speakers, contributors, and exhibitors attended.