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SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 to Host Global Industry Gathering in Brisbane

High-profile studios, tech companies, academics and start-ups will gather November 17-20, establishing the conference as an important learning hub and showcase for emerging technologies.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA -- The 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques in Asia (SIGGRAPH Asia 2019) is coming to Brisbane, Australia November 17-20, 2019. The conference will play host to leading brands, academic institutions and start-ups.

“We are delighted that some of the industry’s most respected brands are supporting SIGGRAPH Asia for its debut in Australia,” commented conference chair, Tomasz Bednarz. “The Australian market for animation, games, CGI/VFX, interactive media and VR/AR, as well as research in this space, is rapidly growing, and as hosts of SIGGRAPH Asia’s 12th edition, we are excited to show the rest of the world the opportunities Australia presents.”

Sponsors and exhibitors will represent over 20 countries and will include Adobe Research, AWS, Carpe Diem Solutions, Computational Visual Media, Forum8 Co., Ltd, Foundry, Fox Renderfarm, HTC Corporation, Industrial Light & Magic, PIXAR, Qualisys, SideFX HOUDINI Software, Tracklab, Tsinghua University – Tencent Joint Laboratory, UBISOFT, Unity Technologies, VICON Motion Systems, Weta Digital, Xsens and ZQ Racing. Hardware and services will be showcased in the categories of computer graphics, interactive and innovative technologies, high-performance computing, education, training and research.

“As a long-term sponsor and exhibitor, Fox Renderfarm believes that people contributing to, and attending, SIGGRAPH Asia truly thrive together,” explained Fox Renderfarm’s marketing director, Rachel Chen. “They do this by sharing the latest research and techniques, exploring advanced technologies, communicating industry insights, and envisaging a blueprint hand in hand. SIGGRAPH Asia is the place for Fox Renderfarm to showcase our fast and secure CPU & GPU rendering solutions and connect to customers from around the world."

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019’s Gold Sponsor, the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI), will be conducting hands-on training workshops over two days on “Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision” and “Multiple Data Types.” Aimed at developers, data scientists, and researchers, the program is designed to help participants get started with training, optimizing, and deploying neural networks to solve real-world problems across diverse industries such as self-driving cards, healthcare, online services and robotics. These workshops are open to Platinum (PP), Full Conference (FC), Full Conference 1-day (1D) pass holders, who will be notified on how to register for the workshops.

An additional component within the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 exhibition is the “Start-Up Garage,” an initiative that enables small and boutique enterprises to connect with, showcase to, and scale with, brands, investors and senior creatives from around the world. Brisbane has a bourgeoning startup community in creative tech, companies that are at the forefront of technological innovation in the fields of animation, games and visual effects.

Participating international academic institutions and universities include Lost Boys – School of VFX (Canada); Ritsumeikan University, College of Image Arts & and Sciences (Japan); Visual Computing Center at KAUST (Saudi Arabia); Victoria University of Wellington and the Wellington ICT Graduate School (New Zealand). Participating Australian institutions include the University New South Wales’ School of Art & Design and UQ Centre for Energy Data Innovation.

Source: Siggraph Asia

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