For Immediate Release
06 February 2019
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Computer Graphics Conference SIGGRAPH 2019 to Focus on How Technology Helps Us Thrive

CHICAGO—Under the leadership of Conference Chair Mikki Rose, Senior Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, SIGGRAPH 2019 seeks submissions that cater to a central concept: Thrive. In its 46th year, the conference is set for 28 July–1 August 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

“The concept of ‘thrive’ is multifaceted,” noted Rose. “For some in our community, it might mean to experience the latest advancements in a given technology; for others, it could be the chance to connect and create alongside like-minded professionals. I invite our community to challenge and transform the future of computer graphics and interactive techniques by sharing their work this summer.”

New this year, SIGGRAPH 2019 debuts a special focus area on adaptive technology, which aims to spotlight technology that assists people with disabilities. Given the amazing technologies being developed, such as robotic replacements or enhancements, communication assistance devices, and more, leadership is committed to shining a light on the many ways technology can be used to help people and, hopefully, inspire further development. Adaptive technology shows great potential for progressing how people may better tell their story — an idea worth championing.

Currently open programs and deadlines are as follows:

  • 12 February – Appy Hour, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Groovy Graphics, Panels, Production Sessions, Student Volunteers, Studio, Talks
  • 19 March – Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater
  • 26 March – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Computer Animation Festival VR Theater
  • 9 April – Real-Time Live!
  • 25 April – Posters

To submit your work for consideration by SIGGRAPH’s highly qualified juries, visit: s2019.SIGGRAPH.org/submissions. All deadlines are 22:00 UTC/GMT.





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 SIGGRAPH is a special interest group within ACM that serves as an interdisciplinary community for members in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The SIGGRAPH conference is the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH 2019, the 46th annual conference hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH, will take place from 28 July–1 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.