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Informal presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds. Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2015 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or for-profit company are not allowed).

All Birds of a Feather requests are subject to a review and approval process.

If you would like to present on a specific product or service, please contact Exhibition Management to schedule an Exhibitor Tech Talk.

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Demoscene 2014/2015 Worldwide

Sunday, 09 August 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

Demoscene was born in the computer underground, and demos are the product of extreme programming and self-expression. This session reveals the best of new and old-school demoscene plus presentations.

Tomasz Bednarz tomasz.bednarz@siggraph.org

International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest

Sunday, 09 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

The International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest is an academic virtual reality event that began in 1993. This session shares the latest IVRC activities in Japan and Laval Virtual.

International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest shirai@mail.com

ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community

Sunday, 09 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

A discussion of the year-round activities of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community including curated exhibitions, and our online art community. Bring announcements and ideas.

Hye Yeon Nam hyenam@lsu.edu

Blender Foundation Community Meeting

Sunday, 09 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

Foundation chairman Ton Roosendaal and other active contributors talk about last year's achievements in the free open-source project Blender and plans for next year. Audience feedback is welcome!

Blender Foundation ton@blender.org

Taipei ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Reunion

Sunday, 09 August 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live, Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom I

This session is for attendees from Taiwan and everyone interested in graphics research or industry in Taiwan.

Bing-Yu Chen robin@ntu.edu.tw

VES Los Angeles Section - Morning Meet and Greet

Monday, 10 August 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

Start off the conference right with this informal meet-up with fellow VES-LA Members. Have a bit of coffee, relax, coordinate and discuss.

Visual Effects Society - Los Angeles Section Lopsie.Schwartz@veslosangeles.com

Immersive Visualization for Science and Research International

Monday, 10 August 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

This session focuses on immersive visualisation systems for science and research. It includes invited speakers and panel discussions on collaborative initiatives in creating open-source visualization and visual-analytics frameworks.

Tomasz Bednarz, Queensland University of Technology; Judith Terrill, National Institute of Standards and Technology; AJ Christiansen, National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Donna Cox, National Center for Supercomputing Applications tomasz.bednarz@siggraph.org

Disney: The Business of Making Movie & Image Magic in Art & Technical Careers

Monday, 10 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

This session focuses on educators interested in the filmmaking process at Disney Interactive, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Dawn Yamazi dawn.yamazi@disneyanimation.com

Preparing Students for Industry Using Open Source and GitHub

Monday, 10 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Since spring 2012, GitHub has been used in a course at the University of Pennsylvania course and to assist students' job searches.

Harmony Li harmony.mw.li@gmail.com

VR Post Production

Monday, 10 August 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

Discussion of the latest workflows in production and postproduction pipelines in VR.

Deke Kincaid dekekincaid@gmail.com

ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization

Monday, 10 August 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

This ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization (Carto) session explores how viewpoints and techniques from the computer graphics community can be effectively applied to cartographic and spatial datasets.

Theresa-Marie Rhyne theresamarierhyne@gmail.com

Users and Developers of OSL

Monday, 10 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

Users, renderer authors, and OSL developers meet face to face to discuss all OSL-related topics, including a review of the previous year's milestones and future priorities.

Larry Gritz siggraph@larrygritz.com

Dyslexic Talents in Computer Graphics

Monday, 10 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Some estimate that about half of the people in working in computer graphics are dyslexic. Among the very best teams, some say all may be dyslexic. Why?

Thomas G. West thomasgwest@gmail.com

AR/VR/3D and EdTech

Monday, 10 August 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Plaza 1 & 2

This session is for anyone interested in discussing AR/VR/3D in EdTech, whether to share existing or current projects or to brainstorm how these emerging technologies can change education.

Yosun Chang i@yosun.me

Making Games for Educators

Monday, 10 August 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Introductory discussion for teachers who want to venture into making games for the first time, incorporate game design into classes, and add designs to the curriculum.

Rosa Farre farre.rosa@gmail.com

Demoscene Classics Worldwide

Monday, 10 August 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

Demoscene was born in the computer underground, and demos are the product of extreme programming and self-expression. This session reveals classic demoscene productions, including old-school art.

Tomasz Bednarz tomasz.bednarz@siggraph.org

Harvest4D - Harvesting Dynamic 3D Worlds from Commodity Sensor Clouds

Monday, 10 August 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

The Harvest4D project consortium invites researchers and practitioners for a get-together and exchange of ideas about capturing, registering, processing, and visualizing large dynamic datasets from diverse sensors.

Michael Wimmer wimmer@cg.tuwien.ac.at

Humanoid Animation (H-Anim)

Monday, 10 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

H-Anim is being enhanced to portray anatomically correct humanoids with interchangeable motion capture. This includes extending use for medical records and different skins.

Web3D Consortium anita.havele@web3d.org

Integrating Disruption: How Schools Are Using Making to Accelerate Innovation

Monday, 10 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

In this panel, educators from Windward School, Milken Community Schools, and Archer School for Girls share how they are using robotics, e-textiles, coding, and innovation to create opportunities for students to engage in interest-driven, project-based learning.

Deep Compositing

Monday, 10 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503

This session is for artists interested in deep compositing used in visual effects. What is the current state of deep compositing, and what can we do to drive it further forward?

Deke Kincaid dekekincaid@gmail.com

Noise-Based Technology Curriculum

Monday, 10 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

A curriculum that introduces students to computing and increases their technological fluency through digital-media art and music projects rather than engineering projects.

Erik Brunvand

StudioSysAdmins @ SIGGRAPH Gathering

Monday, 10 August 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live, Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom I

All systems administrators and technical directors should attend this StudioSysAdmins meet and greet. Meet face-to-face with peers over drinks while we discuss technology changes and issues in production.

John Hickson john.hickson@studiosysadmins.com

Global VFX Pipelines

Monday, 10 August 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Diamond Ballroom, Salon 6-7

An informal gathering for anyone interested in hearing about and discussing the latest trends for production pipelines.

Hannes Ricklefs hannes-r@moving-picture.com

Disney: Creating a Compelling Reel, Portfolio, and Résumé

Monday, 10 August 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Disney Interactive, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios share thoughts on building reels, portfolios, and résumés that best showcases skills, craft, and networking advantages.

Dawn Yamazi DAWN.YAMAZI@DISNEYANIMATION.COM

SIGGIG

Monday, 10 August 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Hotel Figueroa, Hotel Figueroa - Pool Bar

SIGGIG: Gays in Graphics is a social event for attendees involved in, interested in, or supportive of the LGBT community.

AJ Christensen achrist3@siggraph.org

The 28th Anniversary: Kawaguchi's Sake Party at SIGGRAPH 2015

Monday, 10 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom B/C

The annual event of Kawaguchi's CG show can be enjoyed over delicious Japanese sake.

Yoichiro Kawaguchi Lab yoichiro@iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Undergraduate Research Alliance

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

The Undergraduate Research Alliance fosters and supports undergraduate research and inter-institutional undergraduate project teams. In this session, faculty can learn how students can work with other undergraduates worldwide.

Undergraduate Research Alliance joelw@wcsu.edu

Educating Individuals on Team Animation Projects

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Techniques for generating portfolio material and educating individuals to work in teams on complex pipelines.

Seth Holladay seth_holladay@byu.edu

Getting Your Personal Project Done III

Tuesday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

What works? What doesn't? How do you get people interested in giving their time? And how do you sustain that interest over time?

Sunil Rampersad m6d5@yahoo.com

Technology Convergence and Instability

Tuesday, 11 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

This broad-to-specific analysis of the nature of technology includesl specific case studies highlighting trends and the implications of new-technology creation and adoption.

Shaun Foster scffaa@rit.edu

CAD and 3D Printing

Tuesday, 11 August 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

This session is for attendees interested in Web3D applications for CAD. Discussion topics include 3D Printing, 3D CAD support, STEP, and CAD data conversion.

Web3D Consortium anita.havele@web3d.org

Straight Talk on Rendering for VFX Pipelines - On-Premise, Private, and Public Clouds

Tuesday, 11 August 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

What are the real options, costs, and gotchas of utilizing on-premise, private, and public cloud resources for rendering? An expert panel provides experienced, candid, and realistic information.

PIPELINEFX INFO@PIPELINEFX.COM

Virtual Globes Using WebGL and Cesium

Tuesday, 11 August 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

Cesium is an open-source 3D engine for creating virtual globes on the web with WebGL. This session presents an overview of the engine, user apps, and future plans.

Patrick Cozzi pjcozzi@siggraph.org

Enhanced Vision - Digital Video

Tuesday, 11 August 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

Enhanced Vision - Digital Video, the online exhibition supported by the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community, features the curator, jurors, and artists discussing social content and digital enhancement as art. Participants in the discussion include, Kathy Rae Huffman (guest curator), Cynthia Rubin (Chair, DAC), committee members include Astra Price, Amy Alexander, Nancy Buchanan, Elizabeth Leister and Frank Wollenberg. Artists include Wobbe Konig.

Kathy Rae Huffman kathyraehuffman@gmail.com

Meet Fellow MIT Alums in the Entertainment Industry!

Tuesday, 11 August 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503

Organized by members of the MIT Club of Southern California for MIT students, alums, and affiliates interested in CG and the entertainment industry. Come meet fellow MIT alums in entertainment!

Reb Perry rebperry@mit.edu

Pipeline Management in Education

Tuesday, 11 August 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Atrium 3

School of Visual Arts systems staff discuss management techniques, policy, and technological tools used to create an effective production pipeline in an educational environment.

Richard Hagen and Joseph Mulvanerty rhagen1@sva.edu and jmulvanerty@sva.edu

Brigham Young University Alumni Reunion

Tuesday, 11 August 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live, Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom III

A reunion for computer science and animation graduates and other alumni and friends of Brigham Young University.

John Reinhard John_Reinhard@byu.edu

SIGGRAPH Asia Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, 11 August 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

SIGGRAPH Asia is holding a community discussion on its evolution, open to all SIGGRAPH attendees. Come hear and share thoughts on future ideas, directions, programs, and locations for SIGGRAPH Asia.

Jim Kilmer (SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group) jim_kilmer@siggraph.org

Let's Talk VR!

Tuesday, 11 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

What's entry level? What's the pipeline? How to use your current skills? Learn yet ANOTHER program? This session answers and explains, and more.

Sunil Rampersad m6d5@yahoo.com

Interdisciplinary Coursework Combining Art and Technology – A Computer Science Perspective

Tuesday, 11 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

This session presents a computer science perspective on collaborative coursework that makes use of interdisciplinary teams of CS and art students working on large-scale graphics projects.

Joe Geigel jmg@cs.rit.edu

ASIFA, Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum, Asks: Does Drawing Matter?

Tuesday, 11 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Diamond Ballroom, Salon 6-7

An old Disney Animator said: “In CG animation, you don’t need to draw your ass.” Some modern animators say drawing isn’t necessary. Is teaching drawing skills still relevant?

Tom Sito University of Southern California sitowski2@earthlink.net

Depth-Camera Motion Capture, Scanning, and other Apps

Tuesday, 11 August 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503

This session is for everyone interested in Kinect, Primesense, Real Sense, motion capture, facial capture, scanning, and other applications of depth cameras.

Mike Amron misha_dd@yahoo.com

Volume Rendering and Medical Visualization

Tuesday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

Interoperability and reproducibility are crucial concerns in medical imaging. This session includes discussion of current and next-generation applications and standardization efforts for volume rendering.

Web3D Consortium anita.havele@web3d.org

3D Design and Prototyping: Bringing 3D Printing to the Classroom

Tuesday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

3D prototyping and printing technologies are evolving at a profound pace. Follow the development of USC's unique 3D design and prototyping curriculum from early concept to successful implementation.

Lance Winkel winkel@usc.edu

Motion Graphics, Design, and Effects

Tuesday, 11 August 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

This session is for attendees interested in motion graphics, compositing, and effects. Come see cool projects and exchange techniques and ideas!

Gil Irizarry gil@conoa.com

Freelance Survivors 2nd Annual BoF

Tuesday, 11 August 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live, Residence Inn/Marriott Courtyard L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom I

This is a chance for freelancers of all kinds to network, share, hear a great panel, and have some refreshments.

Pam Hogarth pam@pamhogarth.com

Data Processing in the Cloud

Tuesday, 11 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Georgia 1

A discussion of cloud-based processing (batch rendering, simulations, and transcoding) and problems and solutions related to network, storage, and performance.

Bjorn Leffler leffler@google.com

The Future of 3D Web Standards

Tuesday, 11 August 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

The future of Web3D graphics is presented and discussed highlighting tools and examples. X3DOM a prototype for next-generation web as X3D 4.0. X3DOM displays X3D content in HTML5, using WebGL.

Web3D Consortium anita.havele@web3d.org

Union For Visual Effects - A Discussion and Information Session

Tuesday, 11 August 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

This session is to foster discussion of the reasons and methods for forming a union for the visual effects industry.

IATSE skaplan@animationguild.org

Renderfarming

Tuesday, 11 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Atrium 3

Discussion of large-scale rendering: renderfarm infrastructure, software, queue management, reliability, and performance.

Mark Hills mark.hills@framestore.com

ACCAD/OSU Alumni

Tuesday, 11 August 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Hotel Figueroa, Hotel Figueroa - Lower Pool Deck

This session is for Ohio State University students or alumni who have an affiliation with The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design.

Elaine Smith elaine@accad.osu.edu

3D Printing - Troubleshooting in the Classroom

Tuesday, 11 August 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Learn to identify, troubleshoot, and prevent common pitfalls that designers, educators, and students encounter when preparing to 3D print their projects both in the classroom and when outsourcing to vendors.

Lance Winkel winkel@usc.edu

Women in Animation (WIA)

Tuesday, 11 August 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

WIA leaders and industry leads in animation. film, VFX, TV, games, themed entertainment, and interactive technologies discuss women in the art, science, and business of animation.

Dawn Yamazi dawn.yamazi@disneyanimation.com

OpenSubdiv BOF

Tuesday, 11 August 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Hotel Figueroa, Hotel Figueroa - The Terrace

Relax and catch up as we discuss and demo a year of advancements in OpenSubdiv, and what's new in 3.0.

Jeanne Carlin jeanne@digitalfish.com

Dynamic Simulation in Production

Tuesday, 11 August 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Plaza 1 & 2

This session is for attendees interested in hearing about and discussing the latest trends in dynamic simulation (rigid, cloth, hair, fluids, etc.) in production. Come. Connect. Collaborate. Experience. Enjoy. Eat.

Mark A. McLaughlin Mark.McLaughlin@disneyanimation.com

Visual Effects Society -All Chapters SIGGRAPH Party

Tuesday, 11 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom D

For the very first time, VES and VES-LA are co-hosting a SIGGRAPH Party for all VES members (and their guests!).

VES & VES-LA Lopsie.Schwartz@veslosangeles.com

Create and Lead a Local Khronos Chapter

Tuesday, 11 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom F

Join Khronos for a beer, learn how you can become a vital part of the Khronos ecosystem, and meet Khronos work-group chairs. Limited seating. RSVP required, at http://khr.io/sig2015

Khronos Group marketing@khronos.org

Common Graphics Challenges in DoD

Wednesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Luxe City Center Hotel, Luxe City Center Hotel - Olympic

This session is for artists working in DoD who would like to discuss common challenges and solutions.

Rod F 561jts.uslm@us.af.mil

Undergraduate Research Alliance

Wednesday, 12 August 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

The SIGGRAPH Education Committee's Undergraduate Research Alliance is dedicated to fostering original undergraduate research. Join us for a discussion of recent achievements and future plans.

William J. Joel joelw@wcsu.edu

Implementing ACES in VFX - Hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Academy and VES

Wednesday, 12 August 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

How are top facilities implementing ACES? What is their ACES pipeline? How can OCIO fit in? Discuss becoming ACES ready, now! Refreshments.

Organizer – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Visual Effects Society gbaker@oscars.org +1.310.247.3000 x3358

OpenScenegraph

Wednesday, 12 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

This session discusses the current state of OpenScenegraph (open-source scenegraph for visualization and simulation) and plans for 2016. OpenScenegraph has a vibrant community of developers and users. Join us at SIGGRAPH 2015.

John Richardson richards@spawar.navy.mil

Cultural Heritage and Augmented Reality

Wednesday, 12 August 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Different individuals and organizations are exploring the generation and display of 3Ddata for Cultural and Natural Heritage. The possibility of emerging consistency in Mixed Augmented Reality (MAR) applications can help.

Web3D Consortium anita.havele@web3d.org

Studio Trainers Meetup

Wednesday, 12 August 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Luxe City Center Hotel, Luxe City Center Hotel - Figueroa

This session is for attendees who want to share experiences and ideas related to the challenges that training departments encounter.

Leila Chesloff leila@pixar.com

Staying Employed in the Entertainment Industry

Wednesday, 12 August 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

Acquiring education, new skills, networking — which are the most effective in keeping you employed in the industry? A panel of experts shares their experiences and best practices in the industry.

Reb Perry rperrynyt@gmail.com

Worldbuilding For Education

Wednesday, 12 August 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

A presentation for educators and creatives demonstrating the advantages of using worldbuilding as an educational tool.

Nathaniel Peters nathanielpeters12@gmail.com

Geo Web

Wednesday, 12 August 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

From real to virtual cities, from way-finding to economic development, we are embedded in geospatial data. This discussion focuses on advanced 3D web development methods for GIS.

Web3D Consortium anita.havele@web3d.org

ISEA International Open Forum

Wednesday, 12 August 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

This session includes general information about the organisation and ISEA2015, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, 14 - 18 August, Vancouver. Plus reports on ISEA2016 Hong Kong and ISEA2017 Colombia.

ISEA International sue.golllifer@googlemail.com

LA SIGGRAPH

Wednesday, 12 August 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

A networking opportunity to meet people in the Los Angeles SIGGRAPH Chapter.

Mike Amron misha_dd@yahoo.com

VFX Reference Platform - A Common Target for Building VFX Software

Wednesday, 12 August 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503

Hear the latest news on the VFX Reference Platform industry collaboration and discuss software versioning challenges and opportunities with your peers from both studios and software vendors.

Nick Cannon nick-c@moving-picture.com

Healthtech: Modeling, Interaction, Hardware, and Analysis

Wednesday, 12 August 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

Simulation and interactive techniques are playing a big role in the $1 trillion health sector. This session allows researchers and practitioners to identify new opportunities in emerging fields.

Ramesh Raskar, MIT Media Lab http://raskar.info

Accelerating Vision Processing with OpenVX and OpenCL

Wednesday, 12 August 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-H

The latest on using OpenVX and OpenCL to accelerate vision-processing applications ranging from embedded augmented reality to neural-net scene recognition in the cloud.

Khronos Group marketing@khronos.org

Heterogeneous Computing with OpenCL, SYCL, and SPIR-V

Wednesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-H

An update on the broadening OpenCL ecosystem for parallel computation including SYCL single source C++ programming, the SPIR-V intermediate language for parallel computation, and the latest OpenCL 2.1 updates.

Khronos Group marketing@khronos.org

VFX Progress Group Meetup

Wednesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

VPG is dedicated to bringing together professionals in LA for discussion, lectures, and networking activities relevant to the needs of our community. Join us to find out more!

Sunil Rampersad m6d5@yahoo.com

Computer Graphics for Simulation

Wednesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

This session discusses the interoperability between the CG community and the simulation community. Topics include: Web3D, simulation languages like SIMULINK, scenegraphs, GPUs, OpenCL, DEVS, and grand challenges (for example, weather).

John Richardson richards@spawar.navy.mil

Leonardo Community Meeting

Wednesday, 12 August 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 506

Students, educators, and art-science researchers and practitioners are all welcome to the annual SIGGRAPH gathering of the Leonardo community.

Pamela Grant-Ryan pgr@leonardo.info

OpenColorIO Users and Developers

Wednesday, 12 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 512

This session is for attendees interested in the use and development of OpenColorIO for managing the color pipeline of films and applications.

Mark Boorer markboo99@gmail.com

Alembic

Wednesday, 12 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 503

The annual gathering for updates and a Q&A with the Alembic development team.

Erik Strauss estrauss@imageworks.com

Remote Studio Productions - Online Collaboration

Wednesday, 12 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 507

A continuation of the discussion of studios remotely managing productions with artists and other studio hubs.

Shane Davis shane@theoryanimation.com

Tech Artist Meet-Up

Wednesday, 12 August 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

An informal gathering for film and game Technical Artists, or anyone interested in the field. Join us to network, share tips and tricks, ask questions, get advice, and exchange ideas.

Jeffery A. Williams jeffery.a.williams@intel.com

3D Web Graphics With WebGL

Wednesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-H

Discover the cutting edge in WebGL applications with fast-paced demos and presentations, including the upcoming glTF – the “JPEG for 3D” format specification.

Khronos Group marketing@khronos.org

3D Graphics API State of the Union with Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES

Wednesday, 12 August 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-H

The very latest updates to the Khronos family of 3D APIs including OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and the upcoming new generation, 3D API - Vulkan.

Khronos Group marketing@khronos.org

Party - Khronos' 15th Anniversary

Wednesday, 12 August 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM | JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-H

Come join the people behind some of the industry's leading visual computing APIs as we celebrate 15 years of cooperation in the Khronos consortium.

Khronos Group marketing@khronos.org

Bridging Oceans: How New tools Are Changing Remote Production

Thursday, 13 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

How an explosion in software has changed the post-production industry, so companies are no longer restricted by geography. Learn how studios today can work together while being worlds apart. Presenters: Rohin Aggarwal, Scarecrow VFX and Jenny Fulle, The Creative-Cartel

Cospective rory.mcgregor@cospective.com

Meetup - A Forum for Indie & AAA Devs to Pitch Game Ideas

Thursday, 13 August 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 504

This meetup brings independent and AAA developers together to do one-minute pitches for new and developing game ideas, and to share ideas and network.

Greg Garvey greg.garvey@quinnipiac.edu