SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference Chair Invites Industry
April 30, 2009

SIGGRAPH 2009 Conference Chair Invites Industry

New Orleans - SIGGRAPH 2009 conference chair Ronen Barzel is extending an invitation to attend the annual industry event in New Orleans this coming August. "Given today's volatile economic environment," says Barzel, "it has never been more important to network with your peers and to stay up-to-date on the latest advances in our field. In response, SIGGRAPH has developed an experience for computer-graphics professionals and academics that cannot be duplicated by any other event. And for those who would have financial difficulty attending because the current economic situation has left them unemployed, we will be offering an opportunity to attend at a discounted rate. We remain committed to SIGGRAPH's role in bringing our community together to create opportunities and stimulate advancements in the field."
SIGGRAPH is a program of peer-reviewed papers, classes, and presentation sessions; the conference's installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art and emerging technologies; and the exhibition brings to you the key innovative businesses in the field.

"The conference is also home to the internationally recognized SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world's most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. In 2009, we are building on these traditions and continuing to enhance the conference to meet your evolving needs," continues Barzel. "The creative influences and unique characteristics that are deeply rooted in the New Orleans art, music, architecture, and cuisine closely correspond to the personalities and interests of the SIGGRAPH community and I am excited to chair the conference as it returns to one of the most historic and most culturally rich cities in America. SIGGRAPH is working on giving back to the New Orleans community through a variety of outreach programs to support local education in computer graphics, music, and technology.

"SIGGRAPH is unparalleled in its ability to allow you to accomplish so many things in one week. Network with thousands of your peers and industry visionaries, invigorate your creative spirit, advance your professional career, and capitalize on the knowledge you gain to address even the most complex issues facing our industry today," says Barzel. "I know that times are tough for many of us, but the SIGGRAPH organizing committee, with the help of hundreds of contributors who will showcase their latest work and ideas, is putting together an experience that will be a worthwhile investment both personally and professionally."