03 May 2012

SIGGRAPH Media Registration Now Open

At SIGGRAPH 2012, artistic ability, scientific innovation, and everything in between converge to inspire and be inspired by the largest, most diverse gathering in computer graphics and interactive techniques in Los Angeles for the 39th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5-9 August 2012.

Online media registration  is now open. To receive the latest breaking news from SIGGRAPH 2012 exhibitors, register by 29 June. Online registration will close 2 August.

Please note: Even if you have qualified for a SIGGRAPH media badge in the past, you must re-qualify for SIGGRAPH 2012. Register online and return all required supporting documentation via fax, mail, or email to the address below:

SIGGRAPH 2012 Media Relations
401 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: +1.312.673.4933
Fax: +1.312.673.6707

For a list of the documents required to complete your registration, please reference the SIGGRAPH 2012 Media Policies.  For questions and assistance with your pre-show coverage, contact: media@siggraph.org.

SIGGRAPH 2012 Media Highlights include:

SIGGRAPH Mobile: A first-time SIGGRAPH program developed to showcase the incredible advancements in mobile development. Experience the latest discoveries in the field of mobile graphics and apps during a full day of presentations, panels, workshops, and demonstrations.

Computer Animation Festival: The leading annual festival for the world's most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. This year’s selections include outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts. The Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a "Best Animated Short" Academy Award.

Real-Time Live!: Real-Time Live! is the premier showcase for the latest trends and techniques for pushing the boundaries of interactive visuals. As part of the Computer Animation Festival, an international jury selects submissions from a diverse array of industries to create a fast-paced, 45-minute show of cutting-edge, aesthetically stimulating real-time work.

Technical Papers: The SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. At the conference, paper authors provide brief overviews of their work in the Technical Papers Fast Forward event, then they present their complete papers in 22.5-minute sessions that include 4.5 minutes of Q&A. A complete listing of all selected papers will be available on the web site in late May.

Courses: Presented by experts in the field, SIGGRAPH 2012 courses provide attendees inside knowledge that is critical to career advancement. The spectrum of Courses ranges from an introduction to the foundations of computer graphics and interactive techniques for those new to the field to advanced instruction on the most current techniques and topics.

Keeping you informed: Stay up to date on everything SIGGRAPH 2012 with our monthly conference newsletter SIGGRAPHITTI, Facebook, and Twitter.

For complete details on all of the dynamic content available at SIGGRAPH 2012, or to register as media for the event, visit the For Media section of the SIGGRAPH 2012 web site.

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