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SIGGRAPH 2008: The Evolution

SIGGRAPH 2008 is evolving. All the content (and more) that you have come to expect at the annual SIGGRAPH conference will be presented this year. But changes in the submission and selection process, have generated some changes in how and when the content is presented.

The biggest change: SIGGRAPH 2008 is Monday - Friday, not Sunday - Thursday. Please make your plans with this important schedule change in mind.

Here's how the SIGGRAPH 2007 programs, events, and schedules have evolved for SIGGRAPH 2008:

SIGGRAPH 2007

SIGGRAPH 2008

Art Gallery
Sunday - Thursday

Art and Design
Slow Art (juried)
Design & Computation (curated)
Monday - Friday


Birds of a Feather
Sunday - Thursday

Birds of a Feather
Monday - Friday


Computer Animation Festival
Sunday - Thursday

Computer Animation Festival
Monday - Friday


Courses
Sunday - Thursday

Classes
Monday - Friday


Educators Program
Wednesday - Thursday

Classes, Talks, Panels, Forums, Educators Plenary
Monday - Friday


Emerging Technologies
Sunday - Thursday

New Tech Demos
Monday - Friday


Exhibits
Tuesday - Thursday

Exhibits
Tuesday - Thursday


Exhibitor Tech Talks
Tuesday - Thursday

Exhibitor Tech Talks
Tuesday - Thursday


Featured Speakers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Featured Speakers
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday


FJORG!
Monday - Tuesday
Award Ceremony: Wednesday

FJORG!
Monday - Tuesday
Award Ceremony: Wednesday


Guerilla Studio
Sunday - Thursday

The Studio
Monday - Friday


Job Fair
Tuesday - Thursday

Job Fair
Tuesday - Thursday


Panels
Tuesday - Thursday

Panels, Roundtables
Tuesday - Thursday


Papers
Monday - Thursday
Papers Fast-Forward
Sunday

Technical Papers
Tuesday - Friday
Technical Papers Fast-Forward
Monday


Posters
Sunday - Thursday

Posters
Monday - Friday


Reception
Wednesday

Reception
Thursday


Sketches
Tuesday - Thursday

Talks, Informal Forums
Monday - Friday


Special Sessions
Monday - Wednesday

Special Sessions
Monday - Wednesday

SIGGRAPH 2008 Presentation Formats
The new presentation formats are not very different from previous formats. Here's a summary:

Classes
Instructional sessions that teach attendees how to apply practical and theoretical knowledge.

Computer Animation Festival
This year's festival contains both juried and non-juried pieces, and it is open to the general public.

Design & Computation
A curated exploration of digital methods and tools used by architects and designers.

Educators Plenary
An overview of SIGGRAPH 2008 sessions that focus on computer graphics and interactive techniques in education.

Informal Forums
Informal talks on late-breaking innovations.

New Tech Demos
Juried and curated installations and demos of advanced applications.

Slow Art
A juried exhibition of digital art that considers Slowness.

Talks
Short presentations of recent work.

Technical Papers
In depth presentations of significant, never-before-published research.