VFX and Animation Conference SIGGRAPH 2014 comes to Vancouver next month


August is almost here, and with it comes the biggest Visual Effects & Animation Conference around – SIGGRAPH 2014, which hits the Vancouver Convention Centre on August 10 to 14.

The SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research.

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The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world’s most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. Juried and curated content includes outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.

Besides the ever-popular Exhibition, showcasing today’s newest and greatest animation tech and tools, there are also many other events and courses on offer:

  • Art Gallery
  • Art Papers
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Dailies
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Job Fair
  • Panels
  • Production Sessions
  • Real-Time Live!


Whether you’re an animation pro or a student looking to get your foot in the door, there’s something for everyone at this year’s SIGGRAPH 2014 Vancouver. For more information, visit the SIGGRAPH 2014 website.

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