Education Committee Activities planned for SIGGRAPH 2011
The following activities have been planned for this years conference:
- Education Committee Meeting
- Education Booth
- Studio Views of Student Demo Reels
- Call for Contributions for the IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications' New Education Department
- What Industry Needs Graduates and New Hires to Know
- Educators Meet and Greet
- Undergraduate Research Alliance
- The New Media and the Industry in China
- The New Media and the Academy in China
You can download a PDF with a listing of even more events of interest to educators, put together by Mike Bailey
Education Committee Meeting
Sunday August 7
A general meeting will take place in the morning
Sunday- Thursday, August 7 - 11
ACM SIGGRAPH Village
Members of the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee will be available to chat with you and answer your education related questions.
Studio Views of Student Demo Reels
TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room 122 (West Building)
Industry professionals from various computer animation and visual effects facilities explain what they (and their studios) look for when reviewing demo reels and portfolios of students and recent graduates.
Barbara Dawson - CG Scout (recruited for Pixar Vancouver)
Rick Stringfellow - Electronic Arts, Vancouver
Anjelica Casillas - Rhythm & Hues
Call for Contributions for the IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications' New Education Department
TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 116 (West Building)
Want to contribute an article to this department? Want to give valuable input on what YOU think should be printed there? Meet with the co-editors in this Birds of a Feather session.
Gitta Domik and G. Scott Owen
What Industry Needs Graduates and New Hires to Know
WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: 116 (West Building)
Knowledge and skill requirements for graduates and new hires.
Ryan Kuba - Nitrogen Studios
Doug Oddy - MPC Vancouver.
Jon Cowley - Prime Focus Vancouver.
Larry Bafia - Instructor at The Centre for Digital Media, Masters program, Vancouver
Educators Meet and Greet
WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
An informal reception at the SIGGRAPH Village for all educators attending SIGGRAPH 2011.
Undergraduate Research Alliance
WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Undergraduate Research Alliance was created to foster and support computer graphics research by undergraduates. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend.
The New Media and the Industry in China
WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST , 1:30PM – 3:00 PM
Representatives from Chinese industry and universities discuss how their digital media programs are developing to meet the needs of their exploding economy.
Bai Xuezhu - Communication University of China (Introductory Remarks)
Richard Smith - Centre For Digital Media, Vancouver
Patrick Pennefather - Centre For Digital Media, Vancouver (Moderator)
You Xiang - Vice President of Crystal CG, Nanjing
Lu Xin - Communication University of China
Chang Ming - 37 Entertainment
The New Media and the Academy in China
THURSDAY, 11 AUGUST , 9:00-12:00
Representatives from Chinese academic digital media programs discuss how their programs are developing to meet the needs of their exploding economy.
Patrick Pennefather - Centre For Digital Media, Vancouver( Moderator)
Pan Zhigeng - Zhejiang University
Larry Bafia - Centre For Digital Media, Vancouver
Zhang Xiaofu - Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing & Electroacoustic Music Association of China
Fu Zhiyong - Tsinghua University
Bai Xuezhu - Communication University of China
Yang Xiaosong - National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University
Marc J. Barr - Chair, ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee (Closing Remarks)