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SIGGRAPH 2018 Seeks Submissions, Expands Program

Educators Focus Area adds educational element and VR Village expands to include AR and mixed reality. 

An on-site moment from SIGGRAPH's last visit to Vancouver, by John Fujii.

CHICAGO -- SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the call for submissions for the 45th conference as well as two program expansions.

The conference will take place Aug. 12–16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C.

“Over the years, a long legacy of scientists, thinkers, artists, engineers, and visionaries have made SIGGRAPH the best place to experience the bleeding edge of computer animation and interactive techniques,” said Roy C. Anthony, SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference Chair. “I invite our community to continue inspiring the next generation of dreamers and thinkers by submitting work to this summer’s conference.”

Though a subtle shift, SIGGRAPH has announced changes to the Educators Focus Area and former VR Village. New this year, the Educators Focus Area is seeking Groovy Graphics Assignments, which aim to offer educators the opportunity to share successes and enhance learning and collaboration on an international scale. And, 2018 marks a shift for the widely popular VR Village, which is expanding beyond virtual reality to focus on even more interactive technology. The expanded program is now known as the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality program.

Currently open programs and deadlines are as follows:

  • Feb. 13 -- Appy Hour, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Groovy Graphics Assignments, Panels, Student Volunteers, Studio, Talks
  • April 3 -- Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Computer Animation Festival VR Theater
  • April 10 -- Real-Time Live!
  • April 27 -- Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater
  • May 10 -- Posters

To submit your work for review by SIGGRAPH’s highly qualified juries, visit: All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT.


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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.