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Up to 12 candidates share three-minute oral presentations of innovative ideas live at a special session at SIGGRAPH 2019.

Deadline Extended!


ACM SIGGRAPH is holding its second annual Thesis Fast Forward program at SIGGRAPH 2019 to provide more young presenters with a platform for sharing innovative ideas and gaining valuable exposure.

The central element of the submission will be a three-minute video presentation by the candidate and an abstract, explaining the central theme of their thesis. The intent is to make the presentation accessible to a non-expert audience, representative of the typical cross-section of SIGGRAPH conference attendees.

Based on the video submissions and, as a secondary criterion on the provided abstracts, a jury will select up to 12 candidates who will be asked to perform three-minute oral presentations live at a special session at SIGGRAPH 2019. A panel of experts will provide immediate commentary after each live presentation and select a best performance. The live presentations will be judged solely on the content of the live three-minute presentation.

All selected candidates will be awarded an upgradeable Select Conference registration.



The core component of the submission is a 3 minutes video presentation. In this video, the applicants should summarize the key components of their thesis, its merit and potential impact. The video presentation should be picture-in-picture format where the presenter must be visibly narrating. The submission video should be provided via a web link (a link to a video on media sharing website such as YouTube is recommended to avoid encoding issues, but a direct URL to a video file is also acceptable).

The material to be submitted on the EasyChair Website should be a single PDF file, with the following contents:

A cover page, listing the applicant’s name, affiliation, tentative or final dissertation title, and the actual (in the past) or future anticipated date of PhD degree conferral. This date should be no earlier than 1 September 2018, and no later than 31 August 2020. The cover page should also list the link to the video submission itself.

An optional extended abstract in ACM SIGGRAPH format of up to two pages that provides additional context or technical details on the applicant’s dissertation may also be included. An applicant will not be disqualified from selection if an extended abstract is not provided. The video submission is the primary basis on which the selection will be made.

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