Why spend five or six days away from the office, away from home, when you can improve your skills in your spare time on the web? If you're hearing those questions from your employer, or from friends and family, here are a few answers, plus some real quotes from recent SIGGRAPH attendee surveys:
At SIGGRAPH 2014, you will learn more in five days than you could at any other conference, or any combination of conferences, anywhere in the world. And you'll learn from the world's leading experts in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
“It changed the way I see my work daily."
“The new technologies and all of the talks by major companies are amazing.” “It is the place for all related computer graphics and interactive media.”
With direct, real-time access to the latest theories, the coolest technologies, and the wisdom of thousands of colleagues and collaborators, you will return from SIGGRAPH 2014 creatively rejuvenated. This is your chance to get out of the office, away from your daily routine, and out from under your email and meet the best minds in the industry.
“My head exploded."
“It's the most inspiring thing I do every year – the latest cutting-edge everything.” “It's a creative recharge of epic proportions.”
From the Exhibition to the Production Sessions and from Technical Papers to Courses, when people are developing new ideas and emerging technologies, they present them at SIGGRAPH.
“It’s the best way to learn things people never tell you at school.”
“It is literally mind blowing in what you will experience.” “Technology in an ever-changing world requires constant education.”
Interactive is so important to us that it’s part of our name. At SIGGRAPH 2014, you'll see, hear, and touch real-time demos by the most technically advanced minds in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
“Experience worth every penny.”
“There is a chance to interact with the creators and the brains behind most of the products that we use on a daily basis.” “Its like being a fly on the wall at a major studio's creative meeting.”
With its breadth of programs and events, only SIGGRAPH 2014 allows you to produce a conference experience that's exclusively yours. The balance of technical presentations with artistic and creative demonstrations is what really makes SIGGRAPH stand out.
“It’s invaluable – you will reference the talks you see to your colleagues in production scenarios for the next few years.”
Connect with people from everywhere in the world who share your joy in the power of art and science. Interact with artists, researchers, educators, animators, new-comers, and pioneers in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
“Think of everything that has ever made you geek out and feel so passionate about something in your whole life and put it into one feeling... That, my friend, is the feeling you get when being at SIGGRAPH.”