ACM SIGGRAPH Organization Events

During the conference, ACM SIGGRAPH presents additional events of interest to SIGGRAPH 2015 attendees:

Video Screens With Online Exhibitions of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community
Throughout the Conference
South Lobby

Enhanced Vision - Digital Video: The first online video exhibition presented by the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community, this exhibition surveys a wide variety of ways video artists currently explore socially important issues using digital methods to enhance their practice.

Altered Books: Digital Interventions celebrates the book as an object that can carry experience, represent language, tell a narrative, convey culture, or archive memory in the context of contemporary arts. It's a showcase of inventive digital interventions that yield screen-based still imagery using the legacy and symbolism of books, scrolls, manuscripts, and/or clay tablets as a point of departure.

IEEE TVCG Special Session on Visualization
Sunday, 9 August, 9 - 10:30 am, Room 402AB

IEEE TVCG Special Session on Augmented and Virtual Reality
Sunday, 9 August, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, Room 402AB

Epic Games Unreal Educational Event
Sunday, 9 August, 9 am - 5 pm
JW Marriott L.A. Live, Plaza II/III

This day-long session brings Unreal Engine to the classroom with support from Epic Games' senior developers and expert educators. Through a curriculum based on the new Unreal Tournament, Epic shares classroom techniques and strategies for exploring quest-based learning with Unreal Engine, VR, and AI-based projects.

ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community
Sunday, 9 August, 3 - 4:30 pm
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater (South Lobby)

A discussion of the year-round activities of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community, including exhibitions and the online art community. Find out how you can be part of future exhibitions and learn about current and past exhibitions. Bring announcements and ideas. Information on how you can volunteer and contribute to the evolution of a strong year-round Digital Arts Community within the international organization and promote a dialogue between visual artists and the larger ACM SIGGRAPH community.

Educators Morning Meet and Greet
Monday, 10 August, 8 - 8:45 am
Room 506

An informal gathering for all educators attending SIGGRAPH 2015.

Educators Overview and Opening Remarks
Monday, 10 August, 8:45 - 9 am
Room 506

Committee updates and conference highlights.
Dawn Ernster Yamazi, Director, Talent Development & Outreach
Walt Disney Animation Studios

UIST Reprise at SIGGRAPH 2015
Monday, 10 August, 3:45 - 5:15 pm, Room 402AB

Monday, 10 August, 9 am - 3 pm
Room 406A

We can all agree that teaching is a creative endeavor. The thing is, creative types like to hang out and learn from other creatives. But when do teachers get an opportunity to learn from other professionals outside their own schools or districts WITHOUT someone else dictating the topic and schedule. That’s what edcamps are all about. Come enjoy a day with fellow educators. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or with anticipation for a day of learning. A session might explore a new technology tool, facilitate a discussion about best practices, or offer tips and tricks on how to integrate tech with inquiry-based learning. Help us choose what topics to learn about and share with each other.

Pre-registration for EdCamp. Your participation in EdCamp includes a complimentary Exhibits Plus registration for SIGGRAPH 2015.
John Umekubo
St. Matthew's Parish School

Educators Morning Meet and Greet
Tuesday, 11 August, 8 - 8:45 am
Room 506

Committee updates and conference highlights.

Computer Science for Elementary Schools
Room 406A

A no-cost, one-day workshop on how to introduce computer science at the elementary school level in a format that's fun and accessible. The workshop covers's elementary school curriculum and provides the supplies needed to teach the courses. Courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer. Attendees must provide their own laptops. Each attendee receives complimentary Exhibits Plus registration to SIGGRAPH 2015.

More Information

Select a date below to sign up for the workshop that's best for your SIGGRAPH 2015 schedule:

Tuesday, 11 August, 9 am - 3 pm

Wednesday, 12 August, 9 am - 3 pm

Thursday, 13 August, 10 am - 4 pm

Enhanced Vision - Digital Video: Online Exhibition
Special Session of ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community
Tuesday 11 August, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater (South Lobby)

How are videographers utilizing digital techniques in conjunction with live footage in short documentaries, narratives, and social commentaries?

Enhanced Vision – Digital Video is a special presentation of the online video exhibition sponsored by the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. Guest curator Kathy Rae Huffman and several artists and exhibition committee members discuss the works and the categories that emerged from the open call, including issues surrounding environmental concerns, urban spaces, personal and public communication practices, and ironic and/or direct scrutiny of political events. Their main focus is: How can digital techniques successfully be employed to visually and metaphorically interpret and enhance socially engaged topics. Attendees are encouraged to join the discussion.

Pioneers Reception
Tuesday, 11 August, 6 - 8 pm
JW Marriott, Gold Ballroom

More information on becoming an ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneer