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Informal presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds. Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2014 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or for-profit company are not allowed).

All Birds of a Feather requests are subject to a review and approval process.

If you would like to present on a specific product or service, please contact Exhibition Management to schedule an Exhibitor Tech Talk.

Demoscene - Underground Real-Time Art Worldwide

Sunday, 10 August 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 210

Demoscene was born in the computer underground, and demos are the product of extreme programming and self-expression. This session reveals the best of new and old-school demoscene.

Tomasz Bednarz

tomasz.bednarz@siggraph.org

ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization Birds of a Feather

Sunday, 10 August 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 8

This ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization (Carto) session explores how viewpoints and techniques from the computer graphics community can be effectively applied to cartographic and spatial datasets.

Theresa-Marie Rhyne

theresamarierhyne@gmail.com

IVRC: International Collegiate Virtual Reality Contest

Sunday, 10 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 210

This event gathers attendees interested in interactive techniques in education and IVRC2014, the 22nd annual competition. Come and see this year's competitors and student innovation from the entire world.

Akihiko Shirai

shirai@mail.com

ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community (DAC)

Sunday, 10 August 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 210

Join a discussion of year-round activities of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community (DAC), including curated exhibitions and our online art community. Bring announcements and ideas.

siggrapharts.ning.com

Hye Yeon Nam

hyeonam@gmail.com

Blender Foundation - Community Meeting

Sunday, 10 August 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

Chairman Ton Roosendaal presents the achievements of the past year and plans for the coming year. Getting to know the audience is an important part of the session.

Blender Foundation

ton@blender.org

Blender Foundation - Artist Showcase and Demos

Sunday, 10 August 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

Well-known artists, educators, and developers present work they did with the open-source 3D tool Blender: animation, film, games, visualization. Open Stage - everyone's welcome to participate.

Blender Foundation

ton@blender.org

Taipei ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Reunion

Sunday, 10 August 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM | Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Salon F

This session is for attendees from Taiwan and everyone interested in graphics research or the graphics industry in Taiwan.

Bing-Yu Chen

robin@ntu.edu.tw

Augmented Reality in Formal and Informal Education

Monday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Technical rules of thumb and workflows analyzed from an educator’s perspective through three case studies: gross anatomy instruction, tourism of historic sites, and Hawaiian volcanoes.

Shaun Foster, Rochester Institute of Technology; Michael Kuetemeyer, Temple University; Jinsil Seo, Texas A & M University

scffaa@rit.edu

First Steps in Large-Scale Rendering

Monday, 11 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

An introduction to rendering at scale, with contributions from an invited panel. This session covers planning and running a render farm in the context of CG production, education, and industry.

Mark Hills
David Laur

mark.hills@framestore.com

Immersive Visualisation for Science and Research

Monday, 11 August 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 4

This session focuses on immersive visualisation systems for science and research. Invited speakers, panel discussions. Discussion on collaborative initiatives in creating open-source visualisation and visual-analytics frameworks.

Tomasz Bednarz and Judith Terrill

tomasz.bednarz@siggraph.org judith.terrill@nist.gov

Collaborative Content Creation in 3D Digital Design

Monday, 11 August 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Strategies for redirection of some classroom time toward live or virtual guest speakers create instructional videos tailored for the hearing and deaf communities at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

David Halbstein, Rochester Institute of Technology; Shaun Foster, Rochester Institute of Technology; Heather Smith, Rochester Institute of Technology

dlhfaa@rit.edu

Teaching Computer Graphics Online: Experiences and Lessons Learned

Monday, 11 August 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Online educators discuss their experiences creating two courses that teach computer graphics and share what they learned from initial concept through production and running the classes.

Andrew Glassner
The Imaginary Institute

Eric Haines
Autodesk, Inc.

aquamusic@gmail.com

Humanoid Animation (H-Anim)

Monday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 6

H-Anim is being enhanced to portray anatomically correct humanoids with interchangeable motion capture. This includes extending use for medical records and different skins.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele@web3d.org

Zen of Collaboration

Monday, 11 August 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

This session explores a variety of approaches to creating productive and rewarding collaborations between artists and scientists. Presenters will share experiences from academia and encourage discussion from attendees and industry.

David Familian, University of California, Irvine

dfamilia@uci.edu

JogAmp: Graphics, Media, and Processing Across Devices

Monday, 11 August 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCL, and multimedia on mobile and desktop. Showcasing CAD, dcience, UI, and games. Running on-top virtual machines (Java, Dalvik, LLVM) on Android, Linux, Windows, OSX, and Solaris.

Sven Gothel

sgothel@jausoft.com

Korea Chapter Annual Meeting

Monday, 11 August 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 6

Discuss X3D-related progress and plans for Projective Texture Mapping, CAD conversion, and Mixed and Augmented Reality (MAR) and physical sensors.

Web3D Consortium

korea-chapter@web3d.org

Teaching Intro and Advanced Graphics with WebGL

Monday, 11 August 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

WebGL is a great graphics API for teaching because the web allows quick iteration and wide deployment. This BOF shares our experiences teaching WebGL in introductory and advanced graphics courses.

Patrick Cozzi, Analytical Graphics, Inc. and University of Pennsylvania; Ed Angel, University of New Mexico

pjcozzi@gmail.com

Global VFX Pipelines

Monday, 11 August 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver Island Room

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

Hannes Ricklefs

hannes-r@moving-picture.com

Multithreading for Visual Effects

Monday, 11 August 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Gazebo 1 & 2

This session is for attendees to discuss multithreading approaches in studios and ISVs. It is an opportunity to share successes and failures, and directions for future development.

Martin Watt

martin.watt@dreamworks.com

Texas A&M Visualization

Monday, 11 August 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Salon B

This session is an opportunity for former students, current students, our industry friends, and anyone interested in the Texas A&M Visualization programs to meet up and catch up.

Margaret Lomas Carpenter

marge@viz.tamu.edu

The 27th Anniversary: Kawaguchi's Sake Party at SIGGRAPH 2014

Monday, 11 August 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Harbourside Ballroom 1

For attendees interested in the CG Show of Yoichiro Kawaguchi, an established Japanese CG artist, and those who would like to reunite or socialize with other attendees.

Yoichiro Kawaguchi

yoichiro@iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp

The Dyslexic Advantage in Computer Graphics

Tuesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Some estimate that about half of the people in computer graphics are dyslexic. Among the very best, some believe all are dyslexic. There may be very good reasons for these observations.
In the Mind's Eye, Dyslexic Renaissance

Thomas G. West, author of In the Mind's Eye and Thinking Like Einstein
DyslexicAdvantage.org and The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

thomasgwest@gmail.com

CAD and 3D Printing

Tuesday, 12 August 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 5

This session is for attendees interested in Web3D applications for CAD. Discussion topics include 3D Printing, 3D CAD support, STEP, and CAD data conversion.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele@web3d.org

Games as Therapy

Tuesday, 12 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Videogames are enjoyed by all ages. Their level of interaction and engagement can be utilized as a motivation to advance therapy. Join us to share ideas, methodologies and experiences.

Gitta Domik, University of Paderborn; Michael Salmond, Florida Gulf Coast University

domik@uni-paderborn.de

The Evolution of Creative Production Technologies – What’s the Way Forward?

Tuesday, 12 August 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

This creative-production session discusses how best to tackle process improvements and embrace new technologies to better manage the ever-increasing volume of work-in-progress digital media asset versions.

Rahul Bhargava, Evolphin Software, Inc.

ruchi@evolphin.com

Science Visualization with 3D Printers

Tuesday, 12 August 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Labs and schools can now afford to have consumer 3D printers to visualize scientific data and explain abstract concepts. Come hear case studies and share ideas.

Joan Horvath, Deezmaker 3D Printers

joan@deezmaker.com

Virtual Globes Using WebGL and Cesium

Tuesday, 12 August 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

Cesium is an open-source 3D engine for creating virtual globes on the web with WebGL. This session presents an overview of the engine, user apps, and future plans.

Patrick Cozzi

pjcozzi@siggraph.org

Animatronics Education: Physical Animation + Story

Tuesday, 12 August 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Building and animating 3D robotic figures to perform original stories.
The Animatronics Workshop

Ginger Alford, Trinity Valley School and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History; Paul Dietz, Microsoft Research

gralford@acm.org

Career Stories

Tuesday, 12 August 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

A panel of artists and VFX professionals tell the stories of their careers and take questions. The perfect forum to ask questions like: "How did you get your break?"

Kirsty Parkin

kirsty@ballisticmedia.net

Open Shading Language

Tuesday, 12 August 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

This session is for developers and users of Open Shading Language (OSL).

Larry Gritz

lg@larrygritz.com

Harvest4D - Harvesting Dynamic 3D Worlds from Commodity Sensor Clouds

Tuesday, 12 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 4

The Harvest4D project consortium invites researchers and practitioners interested in capturing, registering, processing, and visualizing large dynamic datasets from diverse sensors for a get-together and an exchange of ideas.

Michael Wimmer

wimmer@cg.tuwien.ac.at

Strategies for Runtime Facial Motion Capture

Tuesday, 12 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Hear about and discuss strategies for runtime facial motion capture.

Izmeth Siddek, VanArts

Izmeth@vanarts.com]

Depth-Camera Motion Capture and Scanning

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

A forum for anyone interested in Kinect, Primesense, OpenNI, motion capture, facial capture, 3D scanning, and other applications with depth cameras.

Mike Amron

chair@la-siggraph.org

Practical Q&A on Alembic!

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 8

The fourth annual Alembic Birds of a Feather session: Q&A with the developers and the community.

Erik Strauss

estrauss@imageworks.com

Studio View of Demo Reels

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Industry experts from leading Game, Animation and VFX companies describe what they seek in demo reel, portfolio and web submissions from creative, technical and professional candidates.

Stan Szymanski, Stanley Vision, Inc.; Sara Alvarado, Industrial Light + Magic; Tiffany Feeney, DreamWorks Animation; Scott Campbell, Blizzard Activision; Matt Rock, MPC; Robin Linn, The Third Floor

stan@stanleyvisioninc.com

Undergraduate Research Alliance

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 4

A chance for those involved in original undergraduate research to share their success stories and for others interested in future undergraduate research projects to learn how it's done.

William J. Joel

joelw@wcsu.edu

VFX Student Showcase – The Anatomy of a Digital Matte Painting Production

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

VFX veterans and instructors present, break down, and explain techniques and lessons learned from their recent student project with a focus on digital matte painting, effects animation, and compositing.

Lost Boys School of VFX

contact@lostboys-studios.com

Volume Rendering and Medical Visualization

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 5

Interoperability and reproducibility are crucial concerns in medical imaging. This session includes discussion of current and next-generation applications and standardization efforts for volume rendering.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele@web3d.org

Augmented Reality

Tuesday, 12 August 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

This session is for attendees interested in augmented reality. Topics include new developments, implementations, and the challenges of blending virtual and real content. In association with YVAR Vancouver Augmented Reality.

Aleksey Nozdryn-Plotnicki

anp@ngrain.com

Future of 3D Web Standards

Tuesday, 12 August 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 5

X3DOM displays X3D content in HTML5 pages, rendered using WebGL. X3DOM is the prototype for next-generation Web as X3D version 4 standard. The future of Web3D graphics is presented and discussed highlighting tools and examples.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele@web3d.org

Gaffer: An Open-Source Application Framework for VFX

Tuesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 8

Demos and discussions of the latest developments from the Gaffer community. Gaffer is an open-source node-based application framework designed for the visual effects industry.

Andrew Kaufman

andrewk.imageengine@gmail.com

ACCAD/CGRG Alumni Gathering

Tuesday, 12 August 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Port of Singapore

This gathering is for current students and alumni from Ohio State University who are or were affiliated with the CGRG or the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design.

Elaine Smith

elaine@accad.osu.edu

Christians in CG

Tuesday, 12 August 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 4

This session is for Christians and others interested in Christianity who enjoy computer animation.

David Mathew

david.p.mathew@gmail.com

Online Collaboration - Future of Studio Production?

Tuesday, 12 August 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

This session is intended for people who are part of production teams with members working remotely. Learn how to better organize their work all the way from storyboard to finished film.

Shane Davis

shane@theoryanimation.com

Renderfarming

Tuesday, 12 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 1 & 2

Discussion around large-scale rendering: renderfarm infrastructure, software, queue management, reliability, and performance.

Mark Hills

mark.hills@framestore.com

The Continuum to Success: Connections between High Schools and Industry

Tuesday, 12 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Teachers, students, and industry professional will outline how a few established programs operate and help prepare and direct students toward a future in the digital media industry.

Murray Bulger, Argyle Secondary School; Ryanne Bergler, Argyle Secondary School

‎mbulger@sd44.ca

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum Asks: Should We Teach to the First Job or the Last Job?

Tuesday, 12 August 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

Are the pressures of employment affecting how we teach? Some animation programs focus first software and current skills while others stress lifelong learning. What is the best balance?

Dori Littell-Herrick, Woodbury University

Dori.Littell-Herrick@woodbury.edu

OpenSubdiv BOF

Tuesday, 12 August 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Fairmont Waterfront, ARC Bar

Relax and discuss a year of advancements, future directions, challenges, and opportunities around Pixar’s OpenSubdiv. First round on DigitalFish.

Dan Herman

dh@digitalfish.com

Ringling College Alumni and Friends Reception

Tuesday, 12 August 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, 3rd Floor Patio

A gathering of friends and alumni of Ringling College of Art and Design.

Kellye M. Jacob

kjacob@ringling.edu

Dynamic Simulation in Production

Tuesday, 12 August 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Port of San Francisco and Port of New York

This session 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. Eat.

Mark A. McLaughlin

Mark.McLaughlin@disneyanimation.com

SIGGIG: Gays in Graphics

Tuesday, 12 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Port Hardy

SIGGIG: Gays in Graphics is a social event for attendees involved in, interested in, or supportive of the LGBT community.

SIGGIG

siggig.info@gmail.com

Render Management for Education

Wednesday, 13 August 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

This session is for attendees interested in managing and optimizing workflows in an educational environment. Both render management and technical topics are discussed.

Matthew McKenna and Richard Hagen

mmckenna1@sva.edu

Khronos API Education at KNU (Kyungpook National University)

Wednesday, 13 August 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

Presented for professors by professors from various universities, we will discuss teaching Khronos APIs for computer graphics, mobile app development, image processing with OpenCL, Web apps with WebGL, and more.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

Cultural Heritage and Mixed Augmented Reality (MAR)

Wednesday, 13 August 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

This session is for attendees interested in Web3D applications for CAD export to the Web. Discussion topics include 3D Printing, STEP, CAD export and data conversion.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele@web3d.org

OpenSceneGraph BOF

Wednesday, 13 August 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

This session highlights the OpenSceneGraph year in review from the developer and open-source user-community perspective and presents the plans and schemes for the coming year.

John Richardson

richards@spawar.navy.mil

Building the Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline

Wednesday, 13 August 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

Render pipelines can’t keep up. What will the next generation look like? How can it leverage the cloud? How will it scale? What’s the cost? Discuss these questions with experts.

PipelineFX

sales@pipelinefx.com

VFX Reference Platform: A Common Target for Building VFX Software

Wednesday, 13 August 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 8

Learn about the new VFX Reference Platform initiative, a Visual Effects Society-led industry collaboration that aims to eliminate software library incompatibilities and tackle the industry's problem with versionitis.

Nick Cannon

nick-c@moving-picture.com

Motion Capture Society

Wednesday, 13 August 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

This session is for attendees interested in motion capture technology and performance.

Troy McFarland

Troy@troymcfarland.com

KNU-Sponsored Lunch at the Khronons BOF Blitz

Wednesday, 13 August 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

KNU is sponsoring this lunch for attendees of the morning Khronos Birds of a Feather sessions.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR) Meeting

Wednesday, 13 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 8

All graphics researchers interested in rendering are welcome to attend this discussion of issues relating to the current state and future of EGSR.

Eurographics Symposium on Rendering

george.drettakis@inria.fr

Geo Web

Wednesday, 13 August 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 4

From real to virtual cities, from wayfinding to economic development, we are embedded in Geospatial data. Discussions on advanced 3D web development methods for GIS.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele@web3d.org

Leonardo Community Meeting

Wednesday, 13 August 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

Presentations from Leonardo Affiliate Members regarding leading art-science educational programs, followed by open discussion of challenges, rewards, and best practices in cross-disciplinary education. Educators, students, artists, and scientists are all welcome.

Leonardo/ISAST

pgr@leonardo.info

Motion Graphics

Wednesday, 13 August 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

This session is for attendees interested in motion graphics, video production, and compositing. Come see cool projects and exchange techniques and ideas!

Gil Irizarry

gil@conoa.com

OpenVX, Camera & StreamInput for Augmented Reality

Wednesday, 13 August 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

Review of the open, royalty-free standards for hardware-accelerated computer vision libraries and applications and advanced, low-level control of cameras and sensors.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

COLLADA/glTF for 3D Asset Management

Wednesday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

Learn about COLLADA and glTF. COLLADA makes it easy to transport 3D assets among applications, so diverse 3D authoring and content-processing tools can be combined into a production pipeline.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

Computer Graphics for Simulation

Wednesday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

This session brings together the simulation community and the physically based CG community to discuss the intersection of simulation topics and advanced numerical methods of interest to CG visualization.

John Richardson

richards@spawar.navy.mil

WebCL for Compute on the Web

Wednesday, 13 August 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

The WebCL standard defines JavaScript binding for OpenCL APIs, to enable significant cross-platform acceleration of compute- and graphics-intensive web applications. This session provides WebCL tutorials, demos, and utilities.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

Managing Creative Projects

Wednesday, 13 August 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 8

This session is for attendees interested in discussing creative projects and how to manage them, with a particular emphasis on agile methodologies.

Gil Irizarry

gil@conoa.com

OpenCL/SPIR and SYCL for Compute on Desktop and Mobile

Wednesday, 13 August 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

Meet designers and implementers of these standards for portable heterogeneous parallel programming. Learn how SYCL and SPIR extend core OpenCL-enabling parallel programming solutions and new innovations in graphics.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

OpenVDB

Wednesday, 13 August 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

Everyone is invited to share thoughts on the past and future development of OpenVDB, including experience in production and ideas for future areas of focus and collaboration.

Ken Museth

ken.museth@dreamworks.com

Recent Advances in Computational Videography for Entertainment Production

Wednesday, 13 August 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

The session focuses on research developing flexible technologies to combine real and computer generated imagery. It will feature results from three EU funded research projects: SCENE, Dreamspace and IMPART.

SCENE EC Research Project

santi.fort@barcelonamedia.org

ADAPT Q&A On Legal Effort To End VFX Subsidies

Wednesday, 13 August 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 2

The Association of Digtal Artists, Professionals, & Technicians launches to answer questions about their legal effort to end VFX subsidies and encourage membership in and donations to this newly minted non-profit organization.

Daniel Lay

vfxsoldier@gmail.com

Freelance Survivors

Wednesday, 13 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 3

Freelancing neophytes and old hands are invited to this panel discussion by successful freelancers, followed by networking time.

Pam Hogarth

pam@pamhogarth.com

Open-Source Compositing Solutions

Wednesday, 13 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Fairmont Waterfront, Malaspina Room

Discussion of the current state of the open-source compositing community and presentation of the open-source compositing software Natron.

Alexandre Gauthier-Foichat

alexandre.gauthier-foichat@inria.fr

WebGL for 3D Graphics on the Web

Wednesday, 13 August 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

WebGL brings high-performance, cross-platform, and plugin-free 3D graphics directly into your web browser. Come to this WebGL session to see and discuss the latest products and techniques.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

OpenGL, OpenGL ES and the 3D API Landscape

Wednesday, 13 August 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

Hear how OpenGL ES and OpenGL are evolving to meet the needs of next-generation 3D applications, providing lower overhead and greater graphics richness on mobile and desktop platforms.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

OpenGLES for 3D Graphics on Mobile

Wednesday, 13 August 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

Learn what’s happening with OpenGL ES, the mobile version of OpenGL: the latest version, recent extensions, and how developers are using them to create great mobile applications.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

TuttleOFX Community Meeting

Wednesday, 13 August 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

TuttleOFX is an open-source image-processing framework based on the OpenFX standard. Discover how to use it and extend it with your own plugins.

Mikros Image

tuttleofx-dev@mikrosimage.eu

Web3D Showcase

Wednesday, 13 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, Unknown

Web3D Consortium members showcase 3D data-integration capacities and the rich set of componentized features of X3D in areas such as geospatial technologies, augmented reality, CAD, and medical/volume visualization applications.

Web3D Consortium

anita.havele@web3d.org

Khronos Annual BOF BLITZ™ After Party Hosted by OGA

Wednesday, 13 August 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, Pinnacle Ballroom

Finish the day with a cold beer and hot demos provided by the Open Gaming Alliance. Catch up with your colleagues, play games, and learn what's new with the OGA.

Khronos Group

marketing@khronos.org

Global VR Meetup

Thursday, 14 August 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Pan Pacific Vancouver, Oceanview 5-7

Come see the latest VR demos! Developers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and investors in the emerging consumer VR industry discuss, network, and showcase demonstrations.

Jason Jerald

jjerald@siggraph.org

Making, Tinkering, Fabricating, Inventing, Innovating

Thursday, 14 August 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

Maker/hacker spaces and Fab Labs are using science, technology, engineering, art, and math to create products, art, innovation. Let's bring educators, students, artists, new exhibitors, and families to future SIGGRAPH conferences.

Jean Kaneko

jean@theexploratory.com

Stories From the History of Computer Graphics

Thursday, 14 August 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 210

Come and share or just listen, Pioneers and Student Volunteers alike, if you love the “People Behind the Pixels”, we want to hear your unique behind-the-scenes stories.

Terrence Masson

terrence.masson@gmail.com

Remembering Sam Uselton

Thursday, 14 August 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, West Building, Room 210

Dr. Samuel Uselton, who passed away last year, was a SIGGRAPH Pioneer and a friend, mentor, and inspiration to many. His daughter invites you to come share memories and stories.

Elizabeth Uselton

elizabeth.uselton@gmail.com

Still Handling Very Large Datasets: To Mars and Beyond

Thursday, 14 August 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 3

Managing very large datasets, with an emphasis on planetary visualization, at the media lab at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory - a journey from the past to future.

Dagmar Bornemann

dagmar.bornemann@db-w.com

Enhanced Vision - Digital Video 2015

Thursday, 14 August 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Room 9

This session is for attendees interested in the Digital Art Community online video exhibition for 2015. The lead curator discusses the exhibition's aims, objectives, and deadlines.

Kathy Rae Huffman

kathyraehuffman@gmail.com