Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2020, ACM SIGGRAPH’s annual conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques in Asia, has just announced this year’s event, originally scheduled for November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, will move online.
Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to host an in-person event, organizers have decided to move to a virtual conference instead.
According to Jinny HyeJin Choo, SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Conference Chair, “This has not been an easy decision, but we came to a common consensus that it was necessary in this current climate. The safety and well-being of all our participants remains our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we adjust our plans and refocus our efforts to put together the very first SIGGRAPH Asia virtual event for the community.”
An organizer statement read:
“The theme for this year’s SIGGRAPH Asia ‘Driving Diversity’ will take on a new meaning as we give our diverse group of worldwide technical and artistic contributors the opportunity to connect with and inspire new communities. The conference chair, Jinny Choo, and her team of program chairs are committed to delivering a strong SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 that celebrates this year’s innovation, advances and achievements in computer graphics, interactive techniques and beyond. We are optimistic that the virtual format will allow our global community to come together and participate in new and innovative ways and drive forward the forefront of our field.”
Dates, programs and formats will be announced in the coming weeks; visit the conference website to stay up to date with all the latest news and information.
Source: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020
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