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In the span of 32 years, ACM SIGGRAPH has grown from a handful of computer graphics enthusiasts to a diverse group of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and other professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Our community values excellence, passion, integrity, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction. We sponsor not only the annual SIGGRAPH conference, but also focused symposia, chapters in cities throughout the world, awards, grants, educational resources, online resources, a public policy program, traveling art show, and the SIGGRAPH Video Review.

The SIGGRAPH community depends on your support. Please help by joining ACM SIGGRAPH for $27 per year ($20 per year for students or Eurographics members). In recognition of their support, members receive the Computer Graphics quarterly, discounted registrations for the annual conference and all other ACM SIGGRAPH-sponsored programs, and access to the archive of SIGGRAPH Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. For more details on membership or to join online, visit and select Membership.

ACM SIGGRAPH’s parent organization is the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s first and largest computing society. ACM serves as an umbrella organization for information-technology professionals, and ACM SIGGRAPH members may also join ACM. Benefits of adding ACM membership include discounts on cutting-edge magazines, journals, books, and conferences. ACM members may also subscribe to the Digital Library, which contains the archive of ACM-related publications. Computer graphics professionals who join both ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH are eligible for discounted subscriptions to ACM Transactions on Graphics and the Journal of Graphics Tools. For more information, see:

Computer Graphics Pioneers
There are two basic requirements to be a Computer Graphics Pioneer.

  • Have twenty (20) years of experience in some aspect of computer graphics and/or interactive techniques. It's not just for technical types; sales people and company presidents definitely count. Just knowing someone with twenty years experience doesn't.
  • Pay the $40.00 (U.S.) membership fee. This money gets you in to the annual dinner at no charge, a bargain at twice the price. And you can also be a Computer Graphics Pioneer who can wear a PIONEER ribbon before, during, and after the conference.
 For more information about the Pioneers, visit:

Professional & Student Chapters
Chapters of ACM SIGGRAPH exist in 50 cities in 20 countries around the world. They form an international multi-cultural network of people who develop, share, continue, and extend the work and achievements presented at the annual conference. Chapter members include those involved in research, development, education, art, gaming, visualization, and entertainment, just to name a few. Student chapters have been chartered in 10 schools. These groups host activities on their campuses that highlight computer graphics and interactive techniques. For more information about the ACM SIGGRAPH network of chapters, or if you would like to start a Professional or Student Chapter, visit:

Education Program
ACM SIGGRAPH supports both computer graphics education and the use of computer graphics in education with curriculum studies, a Web site for educators, and other educational projects. The ACM SIGGRAPH Education booth features SPACE (a juried exhibition of student animations and posters, and a display of student slides submitted by faculty from around the world) and SPICE, a juried exhibition of student Web-based projects. For more information, see:

ACM SIGGRAPH helps organize and sponsor focused conferences, workshops, and other symposia around the world on topics related to computer graphics and interactive techniques. These gatherings enable groups with specific interests to get together and exchange information. To see the list of symposia or find out how to get help for a conference you’d like to organize, stop by the ACM SIGGRAPH booth or visit:

ACM SIGGRAPH awards the prestigious Steven A. Coons award for lifetime achievement, the Computer Graphics Achievement Award for notable achievements, the Outstanding Service Award for extraordinary service to ACM SIGGRAPH by a volunteer, and the Significant New Researcher, for new contributors to our field. For a list of past award recipients, visit:

ACM SIGGRAPH’s publications provide the world’s leading forums for computer graphics research. Our conference series provides the largest source of citations in the computer graphics literature. The Computer Graphics quarterly provides articles on current topics in computer graphics and personal viewpoints on the evolving fields that make up our community. Publications are available to ACM SIGGRAPH members for substantial discounts, see:

SIGGRAPH Video Review
SIGGRAPH Video Review is the world’s most widely circulated video-based publication. Over 140 programs document the annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, providing an unequalled opportunity to study state-of-the-art computer graphics techniques, theory, and applications. Issues available on DVD and VHS tape in NTSC and PAL standards. Visit the SIGGRAPH Video Review booth at the SIGGRAPH 2002 Store or see:

Next July, :

Next July, San Diego will be your kind of town. On the waterfront: The San Diego Convention Center, overlooking Coronado Bay’s sailboats, yachts, and aircraft carriers. Inside: SIGGRAPH 2003’s thinkers, builders, creators, buyers, sellers, enthusiasts, and critics. Three blocks away: urban galleries, restaurants, and boutiques. Twenty minutes south: the world’s busiest border crossing. Thirty minutes east: orchards, ranches, and small towns in a dramatic North American desert. Ten minutes north: the rolling green hills of Balboa Park overlooking the city. Fifteen minutes west: some of the world’s most important biomedical research, seaside restaurants, museums, and Pacific sunsets beyond palm trees and eucalyptus groves. For more information, see:

ACM SIGGRAPH Booth/ West Lobby
Thursday, 25 July, 12:15 – 1:30 pm.

All of the programs developed by ACM SIGGRAPH rely heavily on volunteer support. As a member, you are eligible to serve in some of ACM SIGGRAPH’s most visible positions, including leading a professional chapter, chairing the annual conference, or serving on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. Visit the ACM SIGGRAPH Booth. Attend the ACM SIGGRAPH Forum or Get Involved session. For more information, see:


Gudrun Enger, Director for Communications
Last modified: June, 2003