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SIGGRAPH Coming Back to Vancouver in 2014

By Vancity Buzz Staff | 9:41 am PST, Thu January 12, 2012 | Speak Up

SIGGRAPH, the world’s premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, announced its site selections for its 2013 and 2014 North American conferences. Lucky for us Vancouverites the conference is coming back to Vancouver in 2014. This is great news for the city and a testament to the tech centre Vancouver is becoming. Of course this would all not be possilble if the new convention centre was never built.

After SIGGRAPH 2011 broke Vancouver’s previous all-time conference attendance records, it has become one of the most memorable SIGGRAPH conference cities. Due to this overwhelming attendance and community support, SIGGRAPH 2014 will return to Vancouver for the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014. Dave Shreiner, Director of Graphics Technology at ARM, Inc, will serve as SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Chair. Shreiner has been an active member in the SIGGRAPH community for the past 25 years as a presenter and volunteer (SIGGRAPH 2006 Courses Chair and SIGGRAPH 2009 Director of Knowledge Transfer).

“We are thrilled to be returning to these cities and it is a testament to their popularity both with our attendees and exhibitors,” said Joe Marks, SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group Chair from Disney Research at The Walt Disney Company. “The fact that we are returning to Canada is a direct reflection of its strong and growing computer graphics community.”

SIGGRAPH, showcases the latest advances in computer graphics and interactive techniques, including animation, art, research, software, visualization, and education. SIGGRAPH provides attendees—from students to experts—the opportunity to gain amazing insights, enrich their skill set, and expand their worldwide contacts.

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