LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, announced today that 28,432 (pre-audit) artists, research scientists, gaming experts, developers, filmmakers, students, and academics from 87 countries joined together for the annual conference and exhibition in Los Angeles this week. Plus, more than 230 international companies exhibited - an increase in exhibits from the previous year.
“When we began planning for SIGGRAPH 2008 three years ago, the vision was to enhance the attendee experience and evolve along with the changing needs of the industry,” said Jacquelyn Martino, SIGGRAPH 2008 Conference Chair from IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. “The result was a dynamic, multi-sensory, and cutting-edge event.”
Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2008:
Ed Catmull, President, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
Catherine Owens, Artist/Director and co-director of "U2 3D"
Takeo Kanade, Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, and Director of the Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Network Your Senses in 2009: Join SIGGRAPH in New Orleans
SIGGRAPH 2009, the 36th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, 3 - 7 August 2009. Visit http://www.SIGGRAPH.org/s2009