To give back to the New Orleans local community, SIGGRAPH introduces the SIGGRAPH 2009+1 Outreach program, giving people from around the globe opportunities to give back through a series of partnerships with local organizations. These outreach efforts focus on helping to educate local youth about enriching careers in technology and creative arts with a long term goal of strengthening the community as a whole by investing in this next generation.
"With its history rich in the arts and music, New Orleans is the quintessential SIGGRAPH host city. It will have hosted SIGGRAPH now three times and the tourism experience is even better than before," stated Jerome Solomon, SIGGRAPH 2009+1 Outreach Chair from Industrial Light & Magic. "The creative influences and unique characteristics that are deeply rooted in the city's art, music, architecture, and food closely correspond to the personalities and interests of the caring and generous SIGGRAPH community. Our '2009 + 1' outreach programs build on this spirit and will generate a lasting impact on this deserving community."
SIGGRAPH 2009+1 Outreach program details are outline below. Multiple image/broadcast opportunities will be available:
For detailed information on the SIGGRAPH 2009+1 Outreach program visit http://www.siggraph.org/s2009/community/outreach/index.php. For complete information on the SIGGRAPH 2009 dynamic program or to download a copy of the SIGGRAPH 2009 Preview Video visit www.siggraph.org/s2009.
About SIGGRAPH 2009
SIGGRAPH 2009 will bring an anticipated 20,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web from Monday, 3 August through Friday, 7 August 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2009 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 4-6 August 2009. More than 200 international exhibiting companies are expected. More details are available at www.siggraph.org/s2009.
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