Convince Your Boss Why You Must Attend the SIGGRAPH 2020 Virtual Conference

photo by Jim Hagarty © 2019 ACM SIGGRAPH

2020 has already been a monumental year for SIGGRAPH, and you don’t want to miss the very first virtual conference launching 17 August! As the premier conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques, the SIGGRAPH 2020 virtual conference will still deliver the latest industry advancements, innovations, and opportunities to connect with the global community of thought leaders that it’s known for — this time from the comfort of your home or office.

Beginning 17 August, access on-demand content that allows for exploration, learning, and the opportunity to review presentations at your own pace, ahead of interactive sessions that will take place 24–28 August. As a bonus, you can access all conference content on-demand through 27 October.

Besides inspiring presentations from researchers, artists, and technologists, and the opportunity to learn about the latest industry-leading innovations, participants can look forward to networking events that will allow you to gather with your SIGGRAPH community (even from afar!) and a keynote session that will have you “thinking beyond” the ordinary thanks to from cyber illusionist Marco Tempest.

Sound intriguing? We think so, too, and invite you to register for the virtual conference. When you register on or before 20 July, you can receive a discounted rate on the Ultimate registration category. Need to ask your boss first? We can help with that. Copy and paste this customizable letter into an email to gain permission from your supervisor to attend SIGGRAPH 2020.

Here are some major selling points to start you off: SIGGRAPH 2020 is being held virtually, which means no travel expenses, less time away from work, lower registration fees, and a quicker turnaround for sharing takeaways with colleagues. What else will have you thinking beyond at SIGGRAPH 2020?

  • Hundreds of learning opportunities, such as technical research presentations, Courses, Panels, Talks, and more, ranging from practical applications of technology to theoretical suppositions on the future
  • Exploration of the latest advancements in technology through Real-Time Live!, SIGGRAPH Labs, and Emerging Technologies
  • Inspirational storytelling from the Electronic Theater and VR Theater as well as the latest in innovative art from the Art Gallery and Art Papers programs
  • The opportunity to build relationships with thousands of like-minded artists, researchers, educators, students, and pioneers from all over the world

If you are a student or currently unemployed, be sure to check out our special registration rates for the Ultimate and Enhanced categories. To register as a student or unemployed attendee, you must be a member (or student member) of ACM or ACM SIGGRAPH.

SIGGRAPH 2020 is being held virtually, which means no travel expenses, less time away from work, lower registration fees, and a quicker turnaround for sharing takeaways with colleagues.

To stay up to date on all things SIGGRAPH 2020, visit our conference page. For a sneak peek at the forward-thinking content selected for SIGGRAPH 2020, check back here (the ACM SIGGRAPH Blog) each week or catch up with creators offering a behind-the-scenes look at their work via the SIGGRAPH Spotlight podcast. We can’t wait to see you online next month!


Explore what’s included in each registration category and view rates by visiting the registration page on the SIGGRAPH 2020 website.

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