Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2018
Don’t miss out on the preeminent interdisciplinary computer graphics conference, coming to Vancouver, BC for its 45th edition August 12-16. Said 2018 Conference Chair Roy C. Anthony (VP Creative Development, Ventuz Technology):
“This year, we are celebrating ‘Generations,’ a theme that has several connotations based on the really rich history of SIGGRAPH. In the literal sense, it refers to the fact that pioneers in computer graphics from previous decades attend our conference each year, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s newest and youngest researchers and practitioners. As we gather across multiple disciplines to innovate, relate, and grow, the term ‘generations’ is also a nod to the generations of software and hardware that keep getting better, faster, and more amazing every few years. Additionally, SIGGRAPH also ‘generates’ new ideas and connections, which is essentially the whole purpose of the conference.”
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