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Education Committee Activities at SIGGRAPH 2008

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It is a tradition for the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee to play a role in the annual SIGGRAPH conference, and 2008 was no exception. Here are the highlights of those activities:

Please also check out Bird of a Feather sessions presented by members of the Education Committee

Education Committee Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 10th
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: TBD

A general meeting will take place in the early morning and late afternoon, with break-out sessions in the late morning and early afternoon, and a lunch break in the middle.

Educators Plenary Café

Date: Monday, August 11th
Time: 10:30 AM -12:15 PM PST
Moderator: Rick Barry
Location: Room 411

The Educators' Plenary Café will serve as a form of "fast forward" for the Teach/Learn conference program, noting key offerings throughout the week. Several session presenters will speak briefly about their upcoming session. The plenary will also serve as a report to the educators community about the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee and its activities. In addition, it will serve as a Q&A and feedback session about SIGGRAPH education, as well as a call for volunteer participation

Education Booth

Date: Monday - Friday, Aug. 11-15
Time: 9:00 AM -5:00 PM PST
Staff: ACM SIGGRAPH Eduction Committee Members
Location: ACM SIGGRAPH Village

As usual, the Education Booth will be located in the ACM SIGGRAPH Village and staffed all day, every day. Members of the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee will be available to chat with you and answer your education-related questions. They will also direct you to the SpaceTime Student Exhibition, and to other education-related offerings. The 2008 Education Committee Annual report and SpaceTime Student Catalog will also be available for free, and you'll be able to enter or edit your academic program's record in the online Education Index.

SpaceTime Student Exhibition

Date: Monday - Friday, Aug. 11-15
Time: 9:00 AM -5:00 PM PST
Curators: Den Eber, LiQin Tan, Scott Dunham, Jennifer Schmidt
Location: ACM SIGGRAPH Village

SpaceTime Student Awards

Date: Wednesday, August 13th
Time: 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM PST

Moderators: Dena Eber, LiQin Tan, Scott Dunham, Jennifer Schmidt
Location: Room 411

The SpaceTime Student Awards ceremony is where the students whose work was accepted in the SpaceTime Student Exhibition will be honored.

SpaceTime Exhibition Openings

SpaceTime Student Exhibition
SpaceTime Student Gallery in Second Life
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008
Time: 5:30 PM PST
Curator: Dena Eber
Location: ACM SIGGRAPH Village

SpaceTime Handout | SpaceTime in Second Life

Roundtable on Educational Resources

Date: Thursday, August 14th
Time: 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM PST
Moderators: Frank Hanisch and Peter Weishar
Location: 506

The Educators Roundtable will be devoted to the subject of available teaching tools for CG and digital arts educators. It will be partly a presentation about Education Committee resources (CGEMS, cgSource, Education Index, noted above), and partly a give-and-take about other resources, as well as a CFP for the submission of additional resources to our current offerings.