First SOIREE May 13


You are invited to join us for the inaugural ACM/SIGGRAPH Education Committee Symposium On Innovation, Research & Experiences in Education (SOIREE)!

Hosted by the ACM/SIGGRAPH Education Committee, this SOIREE offers a dynamic, conversational, and accessible venue for educators involved in Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques to share and learn insights with their peers.

Registration for this entirely virtual symposium is free of charge.

Zoom Registration Form:

Planned Symposium Schedule:

(All times are listed in US Pacific Time)

8am-8:50am Welcome Remarks and Keynote panel discussion

Our Keynote Panel features all three Recipients of ACM/SIGGRAPH's Distinguished Educator Award!
Andries van Dam (2019) - Donald P. (Don) Greenberg (2020) - Barbara Mones (2021)

9am - 9:50am - Facilities and Technologies

ST...Andrew Duchowski-Clemson University: Repurposing an old surplus server motherboard to become a VR/AR workstation for Vive Pro Eye and two HoloLens 2 units
ST...Mark Reisch-RIT: Leveraging a 55"LED Television to create a stop-motion scale ICVFX Virtual Production Stage
FF...Anie Miles-Arizona State University:  Adoption of Penn State University's  "One-Button" open source code
FF...Nick Jushchyshyn-Drexel University: Leveraging retired US-Army CAVE screen hardware as a ICVFX Virtual Production Wall

10am-10:50am - Kits & Course Approaches

ST...Dave Mauriello-Drexel University: "Pick your own adventure" Course Format
ST...David I. Schwartz-RIT: ATLAS  a new open-source collection of game development examples with fully commented code.
FF...Anie Miles-Arizona State University: Setting up a self-serve green screen recording space complete with custom built 3D virtual sets created in Blender
ST...Justin Berry-Yale University: The Verb Collective toolkit designed to help non specialized instructors teach interactive media as well as virtual and augmented reality.

11am-11:50 - Education Examples and Experiences

FF...Hyejin Hannah Kum-Bioca - New Jersey Institute of Technology: Augmented ART for augmenting information of artifacts in museums
FF...William Bares-Whitman College: Example undergraduate  projects from an GUI course that applied eye tracking and motion tracking to create more accessible and responsive interactions
ST...Nandhini Giri - Purdue University: Competency Development in Game Design Education
ST...Johannes DeYoung - Carnegie Mellon University: Expanding the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network highlighting collaboration between artists, designers, and musicians

Noon-12:50 - Industry and Education for Virtual Production

FF...Alex Zou- Planar Academy: Planar/Brompton LED Wall resources for ICFVX Virtual Production
FF...Jodi Nelson-Tabor- Final Pixel Academy: Highlighting recent partnership with the University of Greenwich
FF...Steve Dabal-  The Family: Highlighting recent work with students and filmmakers from various backgrounds to test integration of their traditional workflows into Virtual Production
ST...Kari Grubin- SMPTE RIS: Collaborating with industry and educational institutions to create ICFVX learning guides and other resources

1pm-1:25  -  Applied Technologies for Teaching

ST...Dave Mauriello- Drexel University: Leveraging Keyframe Pro for remote and in-person video based digital media critique sessions
ST...Rick Lewis- MTSU: Development and use Robotic Educational Distancing Device for maintaining social distancing while teaching in-person classes as well as remote learning.

1:30-1:55 - Strategic Approaches to Education

ST...Shaun Foster- RIT: Strategies for reducing curriculum obsolescence and course prep times for rapidly changing technology areas such as Virtual Production.
ST...Taro Narahara- NJIT: Preparing students to develop creative solutions for a world of ever increasing technological and disciplinary convergence.

2pm-2:30 - Looking ahead to SIGGRAPH 2022 Conference in Vancouver

ST...2022 Education Liaison Monica and 2023 Education Liaison Nick Jushchyshyn share a look ahead at the upcoming 2022 SIGGRAPH Conference in Vancouver, plans for the next EDU SOIREE in winter, and next year's 50th anniversary SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles.