General Information

Age Requirement

Children under 16 are not permitted in the Exhibition. Age verification is required.

Bookstore 

BreakPoint Books offers the latest and greatest books, CDs, and DVDs on computer animation, graphic design, gaming, 3D graphics, modeling, and digital artistry. The bookstore features recent books by SIGGRAPH 2014 speakers and award winners. To suggest books, CDs, or DVDs that should be available in the bookstore, contact:  Breakpoint Books.

Gift Certificate: $5.00 discount for any book purchase at the SIGGRAPH 2013 Bookstore. Print this certificate and present it with your purchase.

Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Tickets

Electronic Theater tickets may be exchanged at the Ticket Exchange Desk in the West Building, Exhibit Hall B from Monday, 11 August at 8:30 am through Tuesday, 12 August at 5 pm. All ticket exchanges are based upon availability.

Photography and Recording Policies

Many of the words, images, sounds, objects, and technologies presented at the SIGGRAPH conference are protected by copyright or patents. They are owned by the people who created them. So please respect their intellectual-property rights (and your own) by not recording or photographing in SIGGRAPH 2014’s programs and events. Outside of the programs and events, attendees are invited to take photos and publish them on social media platforms and personal blogs.

SIGGRAPH 2014 employs a professional photographer and reserves the right to use all images that this photographer takes during the conference for publication and promotion of future ACM SIGGRAPH events.

Hotel Reservations

SIGGRAPH 2014 has negotiated significant discounts at select hotels. The discounted rates are available to conference attendees only and guaranteed until 14 July. Reservations made after 14 July are based on availability only, and rates may increase. See the Hotels page for more information and the link to SIGGRAPH 2014's easy-to-use online hotel reservation system. Or contact:

Experient, Inc.
SIGGRAPH 2014 Housing Provider
+1.888.987.6545 (US and Canada)
+1.847.996.5834 (International)
siggraph@experient-inc.com

Hotel/Convention Center Shuttle Bus Service

There is no shuttle service provided between the SIGGRAPH 2014 hotels and the Vancouver Convention Centre. The transit system in Vancouver provides excellent service, and many hotels are within easy walking distance.

Transportation From Vancouver International Airport

Canada Line provides rapid rail service between downtown and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Trains leave every four minutes from Vancouver and every seven minutes from Richmond and YVR. A one-way trip from YVR to downtown Vancouver takes only 25 minutes on a two-zone fare of $3.75, plus the $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare.  

The Skytrain Waterfront Station is conveniently located steps away from the East Building of the convention center and one block from the West Building.

Vancouver Convention Centre Accessibility

The convention center is handicap accessible. If you have special needs or requirements, please call Conference Management at: +1.312.673.5868

Food Services

The Vancouver Convention Centre has a variety of concessions and cafés. There are also several food outlets located underground at the Food Fair between the East Building and the Waterfront Centre Hotel:

Famous Wok
Fatburger
Flying Wedge
Hapa Izakaya
Jugo Juice 
McDonald’s
Nature’s Fair
Pita Express
Rogue Urban Tavern
Starbucks
Subway
Taco Time
Thai Express
Tim Hortons
Umi Sushi

Internet Access

Free wireless networking is available in all conference locations within the Vancouver Convention Centre (except in the West Building, Exhibit Hall B-C). Please note that wireless networking is provided as a benefit to attendees, but availability is not guaranteed. Users should also be aware of security considerations when using any unencrypted, public-access wireless network. For assistance, visit the SIGGRAPH 2014 GraphicsNet team in West Building, Rooms 217-219, or ">use this email form.

Lost and Found

To inquire about lost items during the conference go to the Lost and Found counter in Registration, West Building, Exhibit Hall B. On Thursday, 14 August after 3:30 pm, lost items will be moved to the Conference Management Office, Room 202. After the conference, all lost items can be claimed by calling the SIGGRAPH Conference Management Office in Chicago: +1.312.644.6610.

Luggage and Coat Check 

Luggage and coat-check services ($5 per item/per day) are available at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Sunday, 10 August through Thursday, 14 August.

Parking

SIGGRAPH 2014 attendees can park at these convenient parking lots:

Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Place
+1.866.856.8080

Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
+1.604.681.7311

Advanced Parking Lot 9118
1067 West Cordova Street
+1.604.763.8347

Additional parking information