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SIGGRAPH 2024 Registration Now Open

The 51st annual conference, focusing on computer graphics, interactive techniques and technical innovation, returns to its origins in Denver, Colorado, running July 28 – August 1.

SIGGRAPH 2024 heads to Denver, Colorado, home of the event’s inaugural 1974 edition. The 51st annual conference hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH runs July 28 – August 1 at the Colorado Convention Center. Registration is now open here.

The event returns to its origins 51 years after the SIGGRAPH concept came to fruition at The University of Colorado in Boulder. The event focuses on computer graphics and interactive techniques, including innovation and technological developments in the fields of animation, visualization, imaging, and art. The event community includes computer scientists, researchers, mathematicians, engineers, technologists, and artists, all interested in how computer-generated images inform, inspire, and shape the world we live in.

“For the first time, we have the chance to go back to Colorado after a half-century,” said SIGGRAPH 2024 Conference Chair Andres Burbano of the Open University of Catalonia. “It’s a full circle to come back here, and I think that’s really meaningful. Computer graphics and interactive techniques are a constant presence in our everyday lives. Thanks to the phones in our pockets, we carry graphics with us on the go, impacting how we live, work, play, and travel, and this development reaches far beyond ourselves and our communities. It extends to how we interact with different levels of reality from the more intimate and personal to the global and public.”

ACM SIGGRAPH presents two annual conferences attended by tens of thousands of industry experts. For the North American event, Virtual Access is available as well, allowing attendees to tune in from around the world. SIGGRAPH Asia 2024 will be held December 3–6 in Tokyo, Japan. The events are considered some of the world’s largest and most influential conferences on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Participants are offered unique opportunities for education and interaction with some of the best and brightest in the industry.

SIGGRAPH 2024’s selection of Denver to host confirms the city's place as a player in the worldwide fields of technology and computer graphics. According to the organizers, the tech industry’s impact on the Colorado economy is significant. In 2021, the industry generated more than $76 billion in Gross State Product (GSP), accounting for 18% of the state’s total economic output and 9% of Colorado’s employment.

“There are also several industries in Colorado that are important for SIGGRAPH,” added Burbano. “We know that there’s a lot of movement around the aerospace industry, and there are aspects of computer graphics and applications of graphics to the aerospace industry. Colorado offers us an expanded view of the idea of computer graphics and interactive techniques.”

SIGGRAPH 2024’s program lineup covers topics in arts and design, gaming and interactive, new technologies, production and animation, and research and education. It features keynote presentations from industry leaders, the animation showcase at the Academy Award-qualifying Electronic Theater, panels, an Educator’s Forum, storytelling in the VR Theater, the Student Research Competition, and an Experience Hall full of immersive tech and the annual Art Gallery.

Learn more on the SIGGRAPH 2024 website.

Source: SIGGRAPH 2024

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.