• SIGGRAPH 2020 virtual conference takes place in August 2020.
  • The conference is held on the Hubb virtual event platform.
  • The SIGGRAPH 2020 conference dates are between August 17 and 28, 2020

SIGGRAPH 2020 is a yearly conference that presents modern computer visuals and interactive techniques. It recently revealed its immersive programming along with the champion of the second-annual “Best in Show – Immersive Experience” accolade. This year’s conference will allow virtual guests to learn more about 30 experimental projects, including additional distinctive prospects of the event.

The conference is currently taking place on the Hubb virtual event platform in combination with other platform collaborators for live streaming, registration, and the Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater. The Electronic Theater is introduced using virtual film festival manifesto Eventive.

“The VR Theater was met with challenges this year, but we are thrilled to have worked with our contributors to elevate their incredible projects and offer a peek into how they were created,” said Monica Cappiello, SIGGRAPH 2020 VR Theater Director of Cogswell College.

The VR theater may not be the same for this year’s virtual attendees. Although, attendees will be able to experience ten selections, including a VR playbill formed solely for the conference by a squad of students from Savannah College of Art and Design and will be available for free through the Steam store.

The ‘Immersive Pavilion’ added its 20 other selections to this year’s event. The fascinating content being produced covers everything from haptics and sports, to the participation of historical events. Applicants with suitable hardware will also be able to experience the following selections:

  • The Outpost
  • The Book of Distance
  • Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets

Highlights of hypnotic programming consist of:

  • Myth: A Frozen Tale – Stylized Effects for Real-time VR (Talks)
  • DeepView Immersive Light Field Video (Immersive Pavilion)
  • Baba Yaga: Designing an Interactive Folktale (Talks)
  • Battlescar – Punk was invented by girls (VR Theater)
  • The Last Light (VR Theater)
  • ESPN VR Batting Cage (Immersive Pavilion)

The SIGGRAPH 2020 takes place between August 17 and 28, 2020, and its content will be available online and on-demand from October 27, 2020. Immersive programming at this year’s conference is open to Enhanced and Ultimate passholders. SIGGRAPH 2020 interactive content can be viewed on the event’s YouTube channel.

About SIGGRAPH 2020

The SIGGRAPH conference is one of the world’s foremost annual interdisciplinary educational experiences showcasing the latest in interactive techniques and computer graphics. SIGGRAPH 2020, the 47th annual conference will be hosted by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH. It will take place virtually.

“We’ve spent the past several weeks listening to our SIGGRAPH community – sponsors, contributors, participants – in order to determine the best way to bring the 2020 conference to life. Many across industries are yearning for the sense of togetherness that is most associated with annual gatherings like SIGGRAPH. While it will not be the same, we are excited about how thinking has evolved to create a valuable space for our community to gather virtually,” commented SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair Kristy Pron of Walt Disney Imagineering.