SIGGRAPH Asia Goes to World Design Capital, Seoul

SIGGRAPH Asia Goes to World Design Capital, Seoul

Since its debut in 2008, SIGGRAPH Asia has evolved over the past three years and has developed a strong focus on digital innovations from around the region. The third edition of SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 will be held in World Design Capital, Seoul from December 15 to 18 at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center and will continue to maintain a pulse on this vibrant and emerging digital media landscape.

Holding true to its SIGGRAPH tradition as a convergent point in technology, business, art, culture and science, SIGGRAPH Asia is expected to draw over 8,000 industry luminaries, trade professionals and practitioners in the field of computer graphics, interactive techniques and the business of research and development of tomorrow's technologies. Ms Jinny Choo, Chairperson of the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia comments," The animation and gaming industry in Korea is on an upswing and you will be able to witness this with the impressive line-up of local and international selection at this year's festival. "

There are over 1300 animation production companies in Korea and this positions Seoul as the perfect canvas to explore a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and interactive techniques at SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. The host city is a fascinating cosmopolitan metropolis of ancient culture, hidden secrets, adventurous energy, and pioneering animation and production studios and provides the ideal setting for sustainable growth in information technology, digital media and the arts. It will be the convergent point between East & West as thousands of digital media entrepreneurs and global SIGGRAPH enthusiasts convene to celebrate a citywide festival of computer graphics and interactive techniques this December.

With Korea accounting for a 36.5% share in the global market, expect to see a strong focus on gaming and course content in the range of program highlights this year. The four day conference will also be featuring an array of thought-provoking works and breakthrough ideas from over 50 countries, presented through a series of programs namely the Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Technical Sketches and Posters as well as Technical Papers. Distinguished speakers who are highly respected in their field of work will be invited to share their experiences.

This year's trade exhibition promises to be the region's largest display of the latest in computer graphics, interactive techniques, and digital media in Asia. This meeting of local and foreign players will help pave the way for future business opportunities to benefit organizations both within and outside of Asia. True to its mission to be a driving force behind the growth of this dynamic industry, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010's exhibition platform will also connect professionals and soon-to-be professionals with potential employers from both the commercial and academic sectors.

In line with the trends in the Korean digital-media markets, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010's exhibit profile will highlight technologies in gaming, stereoscopic 3D, and virtual reality in addition to the staple of high end graphic processors, motion capture devices, graphic software, rendering systems, and visual computing.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 will see returning participants such as Academy of Art, Autodesk Asia, Fixstars, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Khronos Group and also new exhibitors from the region such as Easypano Inc. Visitors who are interested in exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities can learn more at http://www.siggraph.org/asia2010/content/exhibitors-sponsors.

Join the celebration! Visit www.siggraph.org/asia2010 for more information on the range of programs available.

About SIGGRAPH Asia

The 3rd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place at Coex Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea. Featuring an international conference from 15-18 December 2010, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 offers works that provoke thoughts, explore ideas in innovative ways, address contemporary issues, interactively engage viewers in discovery, and stimulate their intellect and creativity through art, computer animation, courses, education, new technologies, technical papers, sketches and posters.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 also features a trade exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace and will he held from 16-18 December 2010. Sponsored by ACM, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 is expected to to bring together over 8,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond. For more information, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2010.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 was a resounding success. Artists, researchers, developers, gaming experts, filmmakers, as well as academics from over 50 countries gathered in Yokohama over four exciting days to discover new products, talents, technology and techniques in the digital media industry. For more information, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2009

About ACM

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH sponsors SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

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