Call for SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair Applications


Conference chairs through the years! From left:
Marc J. Barr (2015), Mona Kasra (2016),
Jerome Solomon (2017) and Roy C. Anthony (2018).
 
CHICAGO, IL, May 12, 2017 — ACM SIGGRAPH is now seeking applications for the SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair position. The chosen candidate will take the helm of SIGGRAPH 2020, that year's edition of the world's largest conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques.
 
One of the most respected venues for the presentation of computer graphics technology, research, and art, SIGGRAPH conferences attract thousands of attendees and are a nexus of groundbreaking advances in both tech and technique. The chair of each SIGGRAPH conference is given a rare opportunity to inspire and lead a highly energized, deeply committed team of volunteers and professionals in delivering an internationally recognized event.
 
The responsibilities of a chair begin two years before the conference, and continue until the January after its conclusion. In addition to managing the logistics for the event, conference chairs serve in an advisory capacity to the ACM SIGGRAPH organization for both preceding and upcoming conferences as a member of the Conference Advisory Group (CAG).
 
Conference chairs are visionaries, leaders, and managers. They must have familiarity with the SIGGRAPH conference, demonstrated management ability, and be conversant with computer graphics industry issues.
 
Though single applications are welcome, SIGGRAPH especially encourages conference co-chair applications, where two individuals apply jointly to lead the conference together.
 
For detailed position requirements and application instructions, please visit the ACM SIGGRAPH website.

About SIGGRAPH
The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of companies from around the world. 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, virtual reality, and narrative shorts. The SIGGRAPH conference is sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH. SIGGRAPH 2017 will take place from 30 July–3 August 2017 in Los Angeles. 
 
About ACM SIGGRAPH
The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities.
 
About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, career development, and professional networking.

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