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If you missed SIGGRAPH 2017 watch a selection of recorded Live Streaming Sessions.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather are graphics-related, attendee-organized, informational discussions of shared interests, goals, technologies and/or backgrounds. Birds of a Feather sessions are:

  • Related to computer graphics or interactive techniques
  • Open to all registered SIGGRAPH 2017 attendees
  • Non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or company are not allowed)
  • Free of recruitment, sales, product tutorials or company promotion
  • Free of charge

A room is set aside for Birds-of-a-Feather topics which pop-up during the conference. If you have a topic you would like to discuss, or continue a discussion from a session, Room 505 has a sign-up board to reserve the room. You may sign up for up to 2 hours.

3D World

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International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC)

Sunday, 30 July, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

A contest that assesses the innovation, technical challenges, and impact of interactive products designed and created by students.

International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC) ivrcinfo@ivrc.net

Blender Foundation - Community Meeting

Sunday, 30 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

Chairman Ton Roosendaal presents work done on the free open-source Blender project in the past year and plans for the year ahead. Everyone is to provide feedback.

Blender Foundation ton@blender.org

Blender Spotlight

Sunday, 30 July, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

In this open-stage event, Blender artists and developers give short presentations to share their work with the audience. More information

Blender Foundation ton@blender.org

Taipei ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Reunion

Sunday, 30 July, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Residence Inn L.A. Live - Residence Inn L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom I

This is the chapter reunion for attendees from Taiwan and everyone interested in graphics in Taiwan.

Bing-Yu Chen robin@ntu.edu.tw

Undergraduate Research Alliance

Monday, 31 July, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

This consortium of faculty and students who engage in original undergraduate research reviews successes, near successes, plans for future work, and new, inter-institutional research projects.

William J. Joel joelw@wcsu.edu

MaterialX: An Open Standard for Network-Based CG Object Looks

Monday, 31 July, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

A discussion of MaterialX, an open standard for the transfer of rich material and lookdev content between different DCC tools and renderers.

Douglas Smythe Jonathan Stone smythe@ilm.com jstone@lucasfilm.com

Applications of VR and AR in the VFX Pipeline

Monday, 31 July, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

A discussion about current and future uses of VR and AR in the various domains of the VFX pipeline.

Rudy Cazabon rudy.cazabon@intel.com

Open Shading Language

Monday, 31 July, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

Updates on the status of Open Shading Language (OSL), its development and use, and a chance for in-person dialog among OSL developers and users.

Larry Gritz lg@larrygritz.com

ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization (Carto) Birds of a Feather

Monday, 31 July, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

This session explores how viewpoints and techniques from the computer graphics community can be effectively applied to cartographic and spatial datasets. Presenters demonstrate various solutions for interactive cartographic visualization and international mapping. They also discuss worldwide spatial-data standards and how to apply these standards to computer graphics applications.

Theresa-Marie Rhyne theresamarierhyne@gmail.com

Web3D Korea Chapter Annual Meeting

Monday, 31 July, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Atrium 3

X3D progress and plans for projective texture mapping, CAD model conversions, mixed augmented reality, humanoid animation, C++/C# language bindings, and physical sensors. New participants are welcome! 환영합니다

Anita Havele anita.havele@web3d.org

Shenzhen & Los Angeles Chapters Meetup

Monday, 31 July, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

Members of the Los Angeles and Shenzhen ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters meet to discuss common interests and goals.

Leonard Daly siggraph@realism.com

Global VFX Pipelines

Monday, 31 July, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Diamond Ballroom, Salon 5

An informal gathering for anyone interested in hearing about and discussing the latest trends in production pipelines.

Hannes Ricklefs hannes-r@moving-picture.com

University of Pennsylvania & UCLA Reunion

Monday, 31 July, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Millenium Biltmore - Millenium Biltmore - Bernards

A reception to celebrate the research and alumni of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Norman Badler badler@seas.upenn.edu

Sake Party

Monday, 31 July, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Diamond Ballroom, Salons 6-9

One of the opening receptions for SIGGRAPH. The Sake Party celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Yoichiro Kawaguchi yoichiro@iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Immersive Visualization for Science, Research and Art - International

Tuesday, 1 August, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

In this session on immersive visualization systems for science and research, scientific visualization information visualization, and art and science, invited speakers and panels discuss collaborative initiatives in visualization and visual-analytics frameworks.

Tomasz Bednarz and Wesley Griffin tomasz.bednarz@siggraph.org

Let's Talk VR III

Tuesday, 1 August, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

If you have a question about VR: storytelling, business, how to get in, or anything else..this is the place to ask it!

Sunil Rampersad m6d5@yahoo.com

Best Practices in Making 3D-Printed Math and Science Models

Tuesday, 1 August, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

This session is for people who are creating 3D-printed models of math, science, or engineering concepts. Compare tools, techniques, and tips for accurate representations. Bring along a model!

Joan Horvath joan@nonscriptum.com

Cesium: 3D Globes on the Web

Tuesday, 1 August, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

A discussion of the latest news and community activity in the open-source Cesium project for 3D globes built on WebGL and discussion of 3D tiles for streaming massive 3D models.

Patrick Cozzi pjcozzi@siggraph.org

Animation Educators Forum

Tuesday, 1 August, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

A discussion with fellow animation educators on the merits or drawbacks of adapting current teaching models to use open-source software.

Tom Sito sito@usc.edu

Computer Graphics Educators - Teaching and Internet Video

Tuesday, 1 August, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

This session is for attendees interested in an open discussion of best practices and of the power of educators who are using internet video to teach computer graphics technology and design.

Alejandro Pérez axpfaa@rit.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University Students, Alumni, and Friends Reunion

Tuesday, 1 August, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Olympic 1

Welcoming the VCU community, friends, family, and new friends for a bite to eat, a chance to reconnect, and a place to talk about computer graphics and art.

Meredith Brindley brindleyme@mymail.vcu.edu

Bridging the Gap Between Production and Technology

Tuesday, 1 August, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

There is a consistent communication gap between production and technology. This discussion covers tips, techniques, and technologies that will help close that gap.

Joe and Johanna D'Amato joeandjo@jdamato.com

Application of Machine Learning and AI in the VFX Industry and Its Transformation

Tuesday, 1 August, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

This session seeks to engage participants in a conversation about how ML/AI technologies can transform the workflows and processes of the VFX and graphics industries.

Rudy Cazabon rudy.cazabon@intel.com

ID Matte Solutions: Toward a Potential Industry Open Standard

Tuesday, 1 August, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

Following last year's solutions presentations from studios, participants from major studios and vendors focus on solutions improvements and a potential industry open standard.

Alexis Casas alexis@siggraph.org

OpenColorIO Meetup

Tuesday, 1 August, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

Updates on the status of OpenColorIO (OCIO) and a chance for in-person dialog among OCIO developers and users.

Steven Varga svargas@imageworks.com

State of Animation Tools in the Industry

Tuesday, 1 August, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Plaza 3

Animators, riggers, and engineers are invited to discuss animation tools used in the industry (third-party and proprietary)and related topics.

Paul DiLorenzo paul.dilorenzo@dreamworks.com

Going Cloud Native

Tuesday, 1 August, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

Join a continued discussion with key representatives from the graphics community who will compare experiences and explore techniques related to pushing the production pipeline and correlated resources toward the cloud.

Doug Sherman doug.sherman@dreamworks.com

Shadertoy: Community Meeting

Tuesday, 1 August, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

The annual gathering for updates on Shadertoy, a look back at the best shaders of the past year, and a Q&A with the Shadertoy creators.

Pol Jeremias & Inigo Quilez info@shadertoy.com

Web-Wide Interactive 3D

Tuesday, 1 August, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

A discussion of the latest developments and practices to deploy Web3D applications with reproducibility and interoperability.

Anita Havele anita.havele@web3d.org

Women in Tech: Finding your Voice in the Visual Effects Workplace

Tuesday, 1 August, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

Join a discussion with successful female visual effects and digital supervisors. Topics include: production obstacles, navigating difficult conversations, and excelling in your career while preserving a work-life balance.

Christina Lee Storm Christina.Lee.Storm@dreamworks.com

Remote Studio Productions: Online Collaboration

Tuesday, 1 August, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

A discussion of issues related to online collaboration in production.

Shane Davis shanedavis2@gmail.com

BYU Computer Science and Animation Reunion

Tuesday, 1 August, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 505

A gathering of alumni, students, faculty, and friends of the Brigham Young University Computer Science and Animation programs. Come and reminiscence and make new friends.

John Reinhard John_Reinhard@byu.edu

Renderfarming

Tuesday, 1 August, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

A discussion of large-scale rendering: renderfarm infrastructure, software and queue management, remote data centers, reliability, and performance.

Mark Hills mark.hills@framestore.com

Dynamic Simulation in Production

Tuesday, 1 August, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Plaza 3

This BOF is for attendees interested in hearing about and discussing the latest trends in dynamic simulation (rigid, cloth, hair, fluids, etc.) in production. Come. Connect. Collaborate. Experience. Enjoy.

Mark A. McLaughlin mark.mclaughlin@disneyanimation.com

Visual Effects Society Reception and Historical Art Display

Tuesday, 1 August, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Gold Ballroom, Salon 2

The Visual Effects Society co-hosts their 2017 Reception with an art display centered around CG Historical Art and Science Gallery. Including art from the VES Archives, untill 8:45 pm.

Joan Collins jcollins001313@gmail.com

Massive Collaborative Animation Project

Wednesday, 2 August, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

MCAP was initiated at SIGGRAPH 2016 as a platform for students worldwide to engage in a meaningful animation project. This year, we will assess our progress and set future plans.

William J. Joel joelw@wcsu.edu

Accelerating Vision Processing with Khronos OpenVX, NNEF and OpenCL

Wednesday, 2 August, 9:00 am - 10:15 am, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-J

Learn the latest techniques for using the OpenVX and OpenCL APIs, and the NNEF Neural Net file format, to accelerate vision-processing applications ranging from augmented reality to deep learning-based scene recognition.

Kathleen Mattson kathleen@khronos.org

Real-Time Visualization and VR: How Technology is Influencing the Creative Process in Filmmaking

Wednesday, 2 August, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

A discussion between creative talent and educators about the impact of VR on the creative process in film and developing curriculum to help students enter the VR field.

Grazia Como grazia.como@dreamworks.com

ACES Next: Help Design the Future of the Academy Color-Encoding System

Wednesday, 2 August, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

ACES 1.0 is widely used in the VFX industry. Join the effort to enhance and extend this important industry standard to meet your current and future needs.

ACES Team (c/o Steve Tobenkin) steve@letoentertainment.com

Interesting and Novel Uses of Alembic in Our Pipelines

Wednesday, 2 August, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

A product-neutral conversation discussing the implementation details of novel uses of Alembic in our productions. Code sharing of these tools is encouraged when possible.

Lucas Miller lmiller@imageworks.com

Discussion on HTML-Like WebVR Language

Wednesday, 2 August, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

An HTML-like language for WebVR is being developed by a W3C Community Group. Input from the community is necessary to define the capabilities for this language.

Leonard Daly siggraph@realism.com

Openscenegraph

Wednesday, 2 August, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

This session discusses the current state of Openscenegraph, an open-source, high-performance scene-graph rendering system with a vibrant user and developer community.

John Richardson richards@spawar.navy.mil
Wednesday, 2 August, 10:30 am - 11:00 am, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-J

Leonardo Meeting

Wednesday, 2 August, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Art Gallery Art Talks Area, Experience Hall, South Hall G

This session of short presentations by Leonardo staff and outstanding practitioners is an opportunity for people to meet and share their interests in the intersection of art, science, and/or technology.

Presenters: Roger Malina, Executive Editor of Leonardo; Danielle Siembieda, Deputy Director of Leonardo; and artists Andres Burnano, Universidad de los Andes; Angus Forbes, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ruth West, University of North Texas; and Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles.

Sheila Pinkel spinkel4@gmail.com

Studio Trainer Meetup

Wednesday, 2 August, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

A chance for technical trainers, technical writers, and training staff to meet and talk about the rewards and challenges of training in an animation, visual effects, or game studio.

Tad Leckman tad@leckman.com

glTF Format for Runtime 3D Asset Delivery from Khronos

Wednesday, 2 August, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-J

Learn the latest about glTF (the “JPEG for 3D”) including glTF 2.0 with Physically Based Rendering, and significant ecosystem updates.

Kathleen Mattson marketing@khronos.org

Mission: ISS by Magnopus

Wednesday, 2 August, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

Explore the ISS and learn how to move around in 0-g. Learn about ISS experiments, dock a resupply capsule, and go on an EVA to check out the exterior.

Magnopus iss-prod@magnopus.com

Mobile VR

Wednesday, 2 August, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

Come share your VR creations, inquiries and ideas. Bring your headsets, demo's, and questions. Whether you are getting started or experienced, come network and collaborate with the VR development community.

Mitch Williams Mitch.Williams@3d-online.com

VFX Reference Platform - A Common Target for Building VFX Software

Wednesday, 2 August, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

Hear the latest on the VFX Reference Platform and discuss software-versioning challenges and opportunities with your peers with a focus on the move to Python 3 in 2019.

Nick Cannon nick.cannon@disneyanimation.com

ISEA International - Open Forum

Wednesday, 2 August, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby

This discussion includes information about the organisation, ISEA 2018, 23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art (July, Durban/South Africa, and ISEA 2019 to be held in Gwangju, South Korea).

ISEA International sue.gollifer@googlemail.com

Berthouzoz Women in Research Lunch

Wednesday, 2 August, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Residence Inn L.A. Live - Residence Inn L.A. Live - Los Angeles Ballroom I

Women undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers are invited to an informal gathering to meet other women in computer graphics research and discuss their experiences.

Anh Truong Truong@adobe.com

Material Definition Language (MDL): Application-Independent PBR Materials

Wednesday, 2 August, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

Following up on last year's MDL Birds of a Feather session, users and developers meet to hear updates from and share ideas with application developers from companies across the industry.

Lutz Kettner lkettner@nvidia.com

3D Web Graphics With Khronos WebGL

Wednesday, 2 August, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-J

Discover the cutting edge in WebGL applications with fast-paced demos and presentations. Learn about what's new in WebGL 2.0.

Kathleen Mattson marketing@khronos.org

VR and AR - Getting the Skills You Need to Work in the Field

Wednesday, 2 August, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

Want to work in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality? This panel discusses the skills you need and how to get them.

Reb Perry rperrynyt@gmail.com

Computer Graphics for Simulation

Wednesday, 2 August, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

This session discusses topics on the collaboration between the graphics and simulation-theory research communities. Topics include discrete and continuum simulation visualization for distributed simulation in 3D AR and VR.

John Richardson richards@spawar.navy.mil

The VFX Union And You

Wednesday, 2 August, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

A discussion about the process and reasons for forming a union in the visual effects industry.

Steve Kaplan skaplan@iatse.net

Maps, Urban Data, and Geocoding in Graphics

Wednesday, 2 August, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 507

Emerging graphics and vision approaches for geocoding, photo tourism, and e-commerce. Let's digitize the spatial world together!

Ramesh Raskar, Ilke Demir raskar@mit.edu, idemir@fb.com

Rez: Community Meeting

Wednesday, 2 August, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

A discussion of best practices and future features for this open-source, cross-platform package manager. Learn why it's used in VFX and animation pipelines around the world.

Allan Johns nerdvegas@gmail.com

Portable VR With Khronos OpenXR

Wednesday, 2 August, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-J

Standards can provide platform portability and drive innovation. Hear about the potential of Khronos OpenXR to grow the ecosystem by standardizing access to common functionality in VR/AR/MR systems.

Kathleen Mattson marketing@khronos.org

VR Ethics : Creating an action plan

Wednesday, 2 August, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 406A

This panel mixed with a round table discussion has the objective of sparking the definition of an action plan to address ethical problems in VR.

Myriam Beauvais myriam.beauvais@mail.mcgill.ca

Extending Reality Through Mobile and IoT Technologies

Wednesday, 2 August, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

A session for creators who have built apps for Samsung Gear VR, Microsoft Hololens, Google Cardboard, Apple ARKit, and non-tethered AR, VR, and mixed-reality experiences. The focus is on brands, gamers, and businesses.

George McKinney george@zukinimobile.com

Data Processing in the Cloud

Wednesday, 2 August, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

A discussion of cloud-based processing (batch rendering, simulations, and transcoding) and problems and solutions related to network, storage, and performance.

Bjorn Leffler siggraph@leffler.org

3D Graphics with Khronos Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES

Wednesday, 2 August, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-J

The very latest on the Khronos family of 3D APIs, including Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES.

Kathleen Mattson marketing@khronos.org

OSU/ACCAD Alumni Gathering

Wednesday, 2 August, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Olympic 1

Annual reunion of current students, faculty, staff, and alumni of The Ohio State University and the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design.

Elaine Smith smith.3560@osu.edu

Khronos After Party Post-BOF Social

Wednesday, 2 August, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live - Platinum Ballroom Salon F-J

Come join the people behind some of the industry's leading visual computing APIs as we celebrate our many years of cooperation in the Khronos consortium.

Kathleen Mattson marketing@khronos.org

Meet the Candidates for the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee

Thursday, 3 August, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511BC

Come meet the candidates vying for Director at Large on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. Candidates discuss their visions and answer any questions you might have.

G. Scott Owen owen@siggraph.org

Depth Camera Usage and Development

Thursday, 3 August, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 511A

A discussion of the current state of depth cameras for use in motion capture, scanning, facial capture, virtual reality, and other applications.

Mike Amron misha_dd@yahoo.com

Computer-Vision-Based Indoor Navigation With Adaptive Mobile Technology

Thursday, 3 August, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 506

For attendees interested in a mobile smart-vision system to help visually impaired people navigate unfamiliar indoor environments: a discussion of environmental feature recognition using computer vision, mobile technologies, and cloud computing.

Paul Chiou hellotracybaby@yahoo.com