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Informal presentations, discussions, and demonstrations for people who share interests, goals, technologies, environments, or backgrounds. Birds of a Feather events are proposed by SIGGRAPH 2010 attendees. They must be free of charge, related to computer graphics or interactive techniques, open to all SIGGRAPH 2010 attendees, and non-commercial in nature (topics specific to one commercial product or for-profit company are not allowed). Please see Exhibitor Tech Talks if you would like to present on a specific product or service.

All requests for Birds of a Feather sessions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make sure they conform to SIGGRAPH 2010 rules. Sessions are scheduled in rooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center and at most SIGGRAPH 2010 hotels.

To schedule a Birds of a Feather session, please see Paul Caulfield in the Conference Management Office, Room 304A, Los Angeles Convention Center.

Birds of a Feather


Sunday, 25 July | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 301 A

Interactive-Tokyo(iTokyo) and IVRC2010, the 18th annual student competition, are VR and interactive-techniques events in Japan. Laval Virtual (France) and CMU ETC (USA) have exchanges with iTokyo+IVRC.


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LA SIGGRAPH Meet & Greet

Sunday, 25 July | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Room 301 A

The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH proudly presents an informal Meet & Greet, open to all attendees, with current and past chapter officers and Executive Council members.

Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH

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ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community

Sunday, 25 July | 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM | Room 507

Be part of the year-round ACM SIGGRAPH experience. Join the SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community, connect with other digital artists, and share ideas on building community for the future.

ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community

rubin (at)

FJORG! Reunion

Monday, 26 July | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Room 301 B

Former FJORG! participants and volunteers are invited to reunite with old friends. This is a great chance to network, revisit memories of competitions past, and plan ahead for future events.

Patricia Beckmann Wells

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Animux: Free Software for Animators

Monday, 26 July | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Room 301 A

Animux is an absolutely FREE animation toolset for handling all the pre-production, production, and post-production tasks in a high-quality animation project.

Mark D. Puttnam

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Blender Foundation: Community Meeting

Monday, 26 July | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Room 301 A

Blender Foundation Chairman Ton Roosendaal presents work done on the free/open-source Blender tool in the past year and discusses and reviews plans for next year.

Blender Foundation

ton (at)

Blender Foundation: Durian Open Movie Presentation

Monday, 26 July | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Room 301 A

Presentation and interactive making-of session by the artistic and development team that completed the third Blender Open Movie project.

Blender Foundation

ton (at)

UNC - Chapel Hill SIGGRAPH Alumni Reception

Monday, 26 July | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Manhattan Room - Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown

Reception for UNC-Chapel Hill Computer Science alumni and friends.

Dorothy Turner

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Taipei ACM SIGGRAPH Reunion

Monday, 26 July | 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM | Garden East - Wilshire Grand Los Angeles

This session is for attendees from Taiwan and everyone interested in graphics research or the computer graphics industry in Taiwan.

Bing-Yu Chen

robin (at)

Women in Animation

Tuesday, 27 July | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Room 301 A

This session is open to everyone, male and female, interested in computer graphics. Women in Animation is an international, professional organization (

Pamela Thompson

PamRecruit (at)
Women In Animation

Studio Views of Student Demo Reels

Tuesday, 27 July | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Room 402 A

Industry professionals from various computer animation and visual effects facilities explain what they (and their studios) look for when reviewing demo reels and portfolios of both students and recent graduates.

Art Durinski

durinski (at)

2020 3D Media: Toward the Future in 3D Immersive Media

Tuesday, 27 July | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Room 507

Other ways to capture, process, and represent immersive content are possible. Get acquainted with the European research perspective on the future of 3D media in this interdisciplinary meeting.

Santi Fort Barcelona Media – Innovation Centre

santi.fort (at)

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educator's Forum Asks the Question: Is It Important to Teach Traditional Skills in a Digital Age?

Tuesday, 27 July | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Room 301 B

This discussion is for people who are interested in animation education and would like to be part of our discussion on teaching animation (and animation-related topics) in the digital age

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educator's Forum

amintz (at)

AnimationMaui: Online Animation Studio

Tuesday, 27 July | 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Room 507

What does it take to make an online animation studio work? Come join this discussion of the challenges and hurdles in an online collaborative environment.

David Andrade

daraand (at)

Molecular Maya

Tuesday, 27 July | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room 402 A

Procedural modeling and molecular modeling.

Carlos Olguin

carlos.alguin (at)

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