Media Advisory: SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Media Tour & Briefing – 11 August 2014

Tour the cutting-edge technology at SIGGRAPH with Emerging Technologies Chair Thierry Frey, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Ian McKay, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission

Media are invited to join Thierry Frey, SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Chair, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Ian McKay, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) for a hands-on, interactive tour of the cutting-edge technologies featured at SIGGRAPH 2014. The "walk and talk" tour will feature notable BC-based start-ups that are on the cusp of revolutionizing how we live and work. Following the tour, Mayor Robertson and Ian McKay will provide a briefing on the state of Vancouver’s digital entertainment and interactive sector, as well as the technology sector.

What:     
Emerging Technologies walk and talk tour & briefing

Where:  
Room 201, media accreditation desk (tour start)
Room 306 (briefing)
Vancouver Convention Centre West

When:      
11 August
Noon (media check in for 12:30 pm tour)
1 pm (briefing)

Who:         
Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver
Ian McKay, CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
Dave Shreiner, Chair, SIGGRAPH 2014
Thierry Frey, Emerging Technologies Chair, SIGGRAPH 2014

Media Contacts:
Elisha McCallum, FleishmanHIllard: 778.668.0185/Elisha.mccallum@fleishman.ca
Brian Ban, SIGGRAPH: 773.454.7423/brian_ban@siggraph.org