SIGGRAPH ASIA goes global

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Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12 to 15 December, the fourth edition of the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia, will bring together top names in graphics, animation, art, and technology. Most notably, for the first time this year, SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 will feature a China Pavilion, hosted by the China National Center for Developing Animation, Cartoon and Game Industry (NCACG). The new pavilion underlines China’s growing interest in digital media and its rapidly developing computer graphics industry. Additionally, SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 will debut a new program, Symposium on Apps, aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and the use of advanced graphic capabilities in mobile devices. SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 is expected to draw over 7,000 participants from more than 45 countries, including featured speakers such as Ken Perlin, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, New York University and Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. The exhibition will also draw top names and organizations from both within and outside of Asia, such as Carnegie Mellon University – Entertainment Technology Center, Chaos Group, Double Negative, The Foundry, Lucasfilm, Pixar Animation Studios and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong.

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