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In the crisp mountain air of Colorado, SIGGRAPH 2024 is set to make a triumphant return to its roots. As Boulder, Colorado, was the birthplace of the very first SIGGRAPH conference, the state holds a special place in our hearts, and we owe everything to the vibrant and innovative spirit of Colorado. As we return to our roots for the next conference in 2024, we asked the SIGGRAPH 2024 Committee, “Why Denver?”
Andrés Burbano, SIGGRAPH 2024 Conference Chair, shares his enthusiasm, “Not exactly Denver, but Boulder, Colorado, was the birthplace of SIGGRAPH, the first conference was hosted there. We owe everything to Colorado.”
This year, we’re reaching new heights by engaging with local companies, offering a platform for emerging geospatial software giants, aerospace industry startups, and more. The exhibition will be a melting pot of cutting-edge technology and creative brilliance. Burbano adds, “We are trying to interface with local companies who can find a place within the SIGGRAPH exhibition and there are many, from Sparkfun to a series of geospatial software companies who help to establish the field to the new aerospace industry startups (that use CG and interactive techniques) based in Colorado Springs.”
The Colorado Convention Center (CCC) stands as a testament to Denver’s commitment to excellence. Boasting an “extra-large, super-cool ballroom” with a breathtaking view, it sets the stage for an unforgettable SIGGRAPH experience.
“The CCC is one of the top in the country, especially considering the new extra-large, super-cool ballroom, plenty of space, and with an amazing view.”Andrés Burbano, SIGGRAPH 2024 Conference Chair
Everardo Reyes, SIGGRAPH 2024 Special Projects Chair, is thrilled about the inspiring local culture. Denver’s museums, art, design, and architecture offer a unique backdrop, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of the local scene and its diverse cultural influences.
“Inspiring local culture. Denver houses museums, art, design, and architecture that allow the visitors to appreciate the richness of the local scene, [and] its connection to the territory and cultures.”Everardo Reyes, SIGGRAPH 2024 Special Projects Chair
But it’s not just about the stunning scenery; it’s about fostering new experiences and connections. Our goal is to enhance the on-site SIGGRAPH experience by creating meaningful links between programs and celebrating outstanding contributions to interactive technologies, computer graphics, and applications.
“New experiences. We want to enhance the on-site SIGGRAPH experience by highlighting connections between programs; by honoring the outstanding people and contributions to the domain of interactive technologies, computer graphics, and applications.”Everardo Reyes, SIGGRAPH 2024 Special Projects Chair
Diversity is at the heart of SIGGRAPH 2024. Everardo Reyes emphasizes the conference’s commitment to showcasing the rich tapestry of the SIGGRAPH community, welcoming individuals from various origins, areas of interest, and projects.
“A conference for all. We want to highlight the rich diversity of the SIGGRAPH community (origins, areas of interest, projects) in a place that is open to dialogue and to collaboration, within the basis of respect and well-behavior.”Everardo Reyes, SIGGRAPH 2024 Special Projects Chair
And let’s not forget the local breweries! Emily Hsu, SIGGRAPH 2024 Real-Time Live! Chair, is looking forward to the vibrant craft beer scene that Denver has to offer.
Yangos Hadjiyannis, SIGGRAPH 2024 VR Theater Director, sums it up perfectly: “It makes it easier to be extraordinary or find inspiration from a mile-high vantage point.” So, buckle up for a conference that promises not just knowledge and innovation but also a touch of Colorado magic. SIGGRAPH 2024 is set to soar to new heights, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the breathtaking landscapes and boundless creativity of Denver!
Ready to be a part of the SIGGRAPH 2024 magic? Submit your groundbreaking work to several of our programs that are now accepting submissions! Submit now, and let your ideas take flight and be a vital part of the SIGGRAPH 2024 experience!