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Birds of a Feather

Monday - Friday, 11-15 August

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Presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds.

Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, open to all SIGGRAPH 2008 attendees, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or company are discouraged).

All requests for Birds of a Feather sessions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make sure they conform to SIGGRAPH 2008 rules. Sessions are scheduled in rooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center and at most SIGGRAPH 2008 hotels.

The deadline for online submission of Birds of a Feather requests was 18 July. If you are interested in organizing a Birds of a Feather event during SIGGRAPH 2008, please visit the Conference Management office. Meeting space is not guaranteed and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

SIGGRAPH 2008 Birds of a Feather Sessions

Monday 11 August
CSU Chico CG Get Together
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
11 am - noon
Domenic Allen
Domenic_a (at) yahoo.com

(IVRC) International Virtual Reality Contest
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
11:30 am - noon
Akihiko Shirai
Shirai (at) mail.com

Animux-Free Software for Animators
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
11:30 am - 1 pm
Mark Puttnam
Markputtnam (at) yahoo.com

Blender Foundation: Community Meeting
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
2 - 3 pm
Ton Roosendaal
Ton (at) blender.org

Playing Nice: How to Teach Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
2 - 3:30 pm
Holly Rushmeier
Holly.rushmeier (at) yale.edu
Gitta Domik
Domik (at) uni-paderborn.de

Blender and NLGD Foundation: Open Source 3D Game Creation
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
3 - 4 pm
Ton Roosendaal
Ton (at) blender.org

Ai Career Services
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
4 - 5 pm
Jennifer Lasater
Jlasater (at) edmc.edu

Computer Graphics History BOF
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
4 - 5 pm
Mary Whitton
Whitton (at) cs.unc.edu

Blender Foundation: Open Movie/Game Presentations
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
4 - 6 pm
Ton Roosendaal
Ton (at) blender.org

The 21st Anniversary CG Performance Show/Sake Barrel Opening at SIGGRAPH 2008
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
Golden State Room
7:30 - 9 pm
Rica Okabe
ricaokabe (at) iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Taipei ACM SIGGRAPH Reunion
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Garden East
8 - 11 pm
Bing Yu Chen
Robin (at) ntu.edu.tw

Tuesday 12 August
Bringing Visualization Into the Primary and Secondary Classroom
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
10 - 11 am
James Martinez
jamesmartinez (at) wyeriverupperschool.org

Web3D Consortium Member Meeting
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
10 - 11:30 am
Anita Havele
Anita.havele (at) web3d.org

X3D Medical Working Group
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
10:30 am - noon
Michael Aratow
maratow (at) noegenesis.com

Scientific Visualization Research and Beyond
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
11 am - noon
Linda Zigament
lindaz (at) wolfram.com

Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) Open Forum
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
Noon - 1:30 pm
Sue Gollifer
Sue.gollifer (at) googlemail.com

SCS Simulation and Computer Graphics BOF
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
12:30 - 1:30 pm
John Richardson
Richards (at) spawar.navy.mil

Production Tracking Methods, Issues and Challenges
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
12:30 - 2 pm
Kevin Porterfield
kp (at) shotgunsoftware.com

ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization (Carto) Project Birds of a Feather Meeting
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Theresa Marie Rhyne
tmrhyne (at) ncsu.edu

Teaching Math Through Game Development
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
2 - 3:30 pm
Mitch Williams
Mitch.williams(at) 3d-online.com

Temerity Pipeline Users Group
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
2 - 5pm
Jim Calllahan
Jim (at) temerity.us

Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH BOF
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Xray Halperin
Xray (at) agentxray.com

Biomedical Visualization
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
3 - 4:30 pm
Drew Berry
Berry (at) wehi.edu.au

Motion Graphics Creators
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
4 - 6 pm
Gil Conoa
Gil at conoa.com

OpenSG BOF
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
5 - 6 pm
Dirk Reiners
mail (at) dirkreiners.com

Rochester Institute of Technology
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
5 - 6 pm
James Ferwerda
Jaf (at) cis.rit.edu

Computer Graphics Pioneers Reception (open to Pioneers only)
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles Hotel
Rosewood
6 - 9 pm
Ingrid Carlbom
icarlbom (at) comcast.net

UNC Chapel Hill Reunion
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown
Santa Monica Room
8 - 11 pm
Herman Towles
Herman (at) cs.unc.edu

Tokyo ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Party
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Golden State
9 - 11 pm
Yukio Ando
Yukio.ando (at) gmail.com

Wednesday 13 August
Women in Animation
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
8 - 10 am
Pamela Thompson
pambo (at) q.com

Where Do You Send Your High School Graduate?
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
9 - 10 am
James Martinez
jamesmartinez (at) wyeriverupperschool.org

Undergraduate Computer Graphics Research Alliance
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
9 - 10:30 am
William Joel
Joelw(at) wcsu.edu

Spatial 3D Interfaces in Video Games
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
9 - 10:30 am
Joseph La Viola, Jr.
jjl (at) cs.ucf.edu

DIVERSE-Flexible Open Source VE API
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
10:30 - 11:30 am
John Kelso
Kelso (at) nist.gov

Use of CAD Data Through X3D
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
10:30 am - noon
Alan Hudson
giles (at) oz.net

Educating the Animator-Teaching Animation and Game Design in a University Setting
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
11 am - 12:30 pm
Adam Crespi
acrespi (at) digipen.edu

Open Scene Graph BOF
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
Noon - 1 pm
Mike Weiblen
Mew(at) mew.cx

Legal and Business Issues Faced by Emerging Companies in the Computer Graphics and Interactive Communities
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
Noon - 1:30 pm
Megan Sullivan
msullivan (at) fr.com

MUVE Moot: Multiuser Virtual Environments Meeting
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Chris Thorne
Dragonmagi (at) gmail.com

Molecular Graphics
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Michael Pique
Mp (at) Scripps.edu

IGDA Game Development Series
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
2 - 3 pm
Jason Della Rocca
Jason (at) igda.org

3D Printing for Art and Visualization
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
3 - 4 pm
Michael Pique
Mp (at) Scripps.edu

AnimationMentor.com
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
3 - 4:30 pm
Molly Wolfsher
Molly (at) animationmentor.com

Friends of the Art Institutes
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
4 - 5:30 pm
Jennifer Lasater
Jlasater (at) edmc.edu

The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF)
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
4 - 6 pm
Andrea Polli
Apolli (at) hunter.cuny.edu

Ringling College Alumni Reception
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Glenwood
5 - 7 pm
Terri Arnell
Tarnell (at) ringling.edu

Ohio SIGGRAPH Members
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
4:30 - 5:30 pm
John Bowditch
Bowditch (at) ohio.edu

ACCAD Alumni Gathering
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Garden West
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Elaine Smith
Elaine (at) accad.osu.edu

That's How We do Feature Animation in Europe!
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
5 - 6 pm
Irene Sparre
Irene (at) irenesparre.dk

Sheridan College Alumni Reception
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Westwood
5 - 8 pm
Deborah O'Malley
deborah.omalley (at) sheridanc.on.ca

Purdue University Reunion
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Garden East
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Jim Sprinkles

Testing, CM, and Computer Graphics
Holiday Inn City Center
San Jose A
6 - 7:3 0pm
Anna Newman
Anewman (at) pdi.com

Alumni Reception-Syracuse University
Wilshire Grand
Chandler
6 - 8 pm
Susan Tooley
Sktooley (at) syr.edu

OpenGL BOF
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Wilshire Room
6 - 8 pm
Elizabeth Riegel
Elizabeth (at) goldstandardgroup.com

Stony Brook University Center for Visual Computing Reunion
Wilshire Grand Hotel
Balboa
6 - 9 pm
Stella Mannino
Stella (at) cs.sunysb.edu

Thursday 14 August
Teaching Computer Graphics in Context in Computer Science
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
9 - 10 am
Steve Cunningham
Rsc (at) cs.csustan.edu

SIGGRAPH K-12 Primary/Secondary Membership Drive
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
10 -11 am
James Martinez
jamesmartinez (at) wyeriverupperschool.org

X3D Working Group of Web 3D
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
10:30 am - noon
Don Brutxman
brutzman (at) nps.navy.mil

IMERSA: Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science, and Art
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
11 am - 1 pm
Ed Lantz
Ed (at) visualbandwidth.com

Khronos Handheld API BOF
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
11 am - 2 pm
Elizabeth Riegel
Elizabeth (at) goldstandardgroup.com

Nordic TD Forum-CG Artist Network in the Nordic Region
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
Noon - 1 pm
Irene Sparre
Irene (at) irenesparre.dk

The RenderMan Community of Japan
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
1:30 - 2 pm
Bernard Edlington
Bernard (at) nexusinternational.jp

331 BC to 21st-Century Digital and Encaustics
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
2 - 4 pm
Dona Geib
Djgeib (at) earthlink.net

CG-ARTS and EIZO SHUMBUN: Community Meeting
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
1 - 3 pm
Ayumi Miyai
Miyai (at) cgarts.jp

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Educator's Forum
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 307
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Barry Weiss
barry (at) imageworks.com

X3D Humanoid Animation
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 507
3:30 - 5 pm
Keith Victor
kvictor (at) mediamachines.com

COLLADA BOF
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 511A
4 - 6 pm
Elizabeth Riegel
Elizabeth (at) goldstandardgroup.com

California Arts, Media, and Entertainment Educators
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 501A
4:30 - 6:30pm
Kathleen Milnes
Kmilnes (at) entertainmentecon.org

GITCT: CGI Development Opportunities with Korea
Wilshire Grand
Garden East
4:30 - 8 pm
Byungwook Lee
m.son (at) entertainmentasia.com

IPAX: Faculty Development Opportunities in Visual Effects and Animation
Los Angeles Convention Centerr
Room Room 307
5 - 6 pm
Sande Scoredos
Sande (at) imageworks.com

Perception and Graphics
Los Angeles Convention Centerr
Room Room 306B
Noon - 1 pm
Bobby Bodenheimer
bobby.bodenheimer (at) vanderbilt.edu

Friday 15 August
DIGIA (Dynamic Information-Generated Interactive Art)
Los Angeles Convention Center
1 - 1:30 pm
Room 501A
Umyot Boonmarlart
Umyot (at) gmail.com