First-Time Attendees

Is this your first SIGGRAPH conference? It can be a little overwhelming, but this focus area provides a good introduction and some opportunities for deep immersion in all things SIGGRAPH.

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Ready, Steady ... SIGGRAPH

Sunday, 10 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Rooms 118-120
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Courses

Fundamentals Seminar

Sunday, 10 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Rooms 109-110
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The Glass Class: Designing Wearable Interfaces

Sunday, 10 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Ballroom B-C
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Studio - Courses

Arduino Drawing Machines

Sunday, 10 August 12:30 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exhibit Hall A
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Introduction to WebGL Programming

Sunday, 10 August 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Rooms 109-110
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The Future is Here: Augmented and Virtual Reality

Sunday, 10 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Ballroom B-C
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Building Blocks for "The LEGO Movie"

Monday, 11 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Birds of a Feather

First Steps in Large-Scale Rendering

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

Design Tips for Digital T-Shirt Printing

Monday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exhibit Hall A
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

The Making of Marvel's “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Monday, 11 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

The Making of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Monday, 11 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater

Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater

Monday, 11 August 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

An Insight Into the Making of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For"

Tuesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Creating Content to Drive Destiny’s Investment Game: One Solution to Rule Them All

Tuesday, 12 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Tuesday, 12 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

DreamWorks Animation Presents: The Growth of “How To Train Your Dragon 2”

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Inside the Magical World of Disney’s “Maleficent”

Tuesday, 12 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Creating the Amazon in “Rio 2”

Tuesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures Present the VFX of “Godzilla”

Tuesday, 12 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Real-Time Live!

Real-Time Live!

Tuesday, 12 August 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Birds of a Feather

SIGGIG: Gays in Graphics

Tuesday, 12 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Port Hardy
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Capturing the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Wednesday, 13 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Mathematical Basics of Motion and Deformation in Computer Graphics

Wednesday, 13 August 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Rooms 118-120
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Meet Your New Production R&D Department - ACM/SIGGRAPH

Wednesday, 13 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Unmask the Secrets Behind “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Wednesday, 13 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Studio - Courses

alphaBot Workshop: Constructing Robots, Translating Language

Wednesday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exhibit Hall A
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Deconstructing the Visual Effects of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

Wednesday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

The Production and Visual Effects of “Killzone Shadow Fall”

Wednesday, 13 August 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Making "Gravity" at Framestore

Wednesday, 13 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Puppets, Printing And Compositing: A Unique Collaboration In LAIKA’s Animated Features

Wednesday, 13 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Studio - Installations

Arduino Drawing Machines LIVE Contest

Wednesday, 13 August 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exhibit Hall A
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Appy Hour

Appy Hour

Wednesday, 13 August 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exhibit Hall A
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Dailies

Dailies

Wednesday, 13 August 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Ballroom B-C
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Making “The Dam Keeper”: How Two First-Time Directors Brought Paint to Life in Their Animated Short Film

Thursday, 14 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Feast – A Look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' Newest Short

Thursday, 14 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D
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Computer Animation Festival - Production Sessions

Twentieth Century Fox Presents the Visual Effects of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Thursday, 14 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom C/D