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SIGGRAPH Returning to Vancouver in 2022

SCAD’s Munkhtsetseg “Muunuu” Nandigjav named Conference Chair; event set for August 7-11, 2022 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

SIGGRAPH 2022 Conference Chair Munkhtsetseg “Muunuu” Nandigjav.

ACM SIGGRAPH has selected Munkhtsetseg “Muunuu” Nandigjav, of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), as chair of SIGGRAPH 2022, its 49th conference, which will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre, August 7-11, 2022.

Nandigjav, a native of Mongolia, is the associate chair of SCAD’s digital communications department and oversees its day-to-day operations. She follows SIGGRAPH 2021 Conference Chair Pol Jeremias-Vila, lead graphics engineer at Pixar Animation Studios, who will host the conference in Los Angeles next year.

“Since joining my team as Student Volunteer Team Leader in 2012, Muunuu has showed strength and prowess as a leader and creative thinker,” shared SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group Chair Mikki Rose. “She is more than suited for this role and I cannot wait to see where she takes the conference in 2022 … a decade after we first started working together.”

With much of her time at SCAD dedicated to preparing future creative professionals, Nandigjav emphasizes teaching diverse methods and digital tools, and empowers students to communicate their stories professionally in a digital world. She also develops and oversees curriculum design and instructional effectiveness, among other responsibilities. Nandigjav has a background in designing experiences through interactive and digital media, and will be the SIGGRAPH conference’s first-ever chair from Mongolia.

Beginning her time with ACM SIGGRAPH as a student volunteer for the SIGGRAPH 2008 conference, Nandigjav has since held multiple roles on conference committees, including Student Volunteer Chair, Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Director and two years as Creative Development Director. She holds a B.S. in computer graphics technology from Purdue University and an M.F.A. in animation from SCAD.

“The conference has been fueling my creative energy and passion for years, allowing me to meet and collaborate with creative professionals from the computer graphics community around the world,” noted Nandigjav. “During my time volunteering, I have found a community to which I belong, and I’m humbled and excited to serve as leader of SIGGRAPH’s 49th conference. The SIGGRAPH community has grown to be a lot like a family over the years.”

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