SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques with more than 20,000 professional participants annually. SIGGRPAH 2012 will take place this year in Los Angeles from August 6 – 9. Under the auspices of the Montreal Chapter of ACM Siggraph, more than 16 visual effects studios, technology companies, research centers and training organizations will participate as exhibitors in the event.
The Quebec Delegation is working with many of these companies to prepare for their participation at SIGGRAPH 2012 and to reach out to U.S. studios and other potential partners. A networking reception is planned to highlight Quebec’s strength in this industry and to promote partnerships between companies in California and in Quebec. Co-sponsoring this reception in partnership with ACM Montreal Siggraph are the Canadian Consulate – Los Angeles, Investissement Québec and Montréal International.
Québec companies exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2012:
Cirque du Soleil
New Breed VFX
Toon Boom Animation
Training and Research Centres:
CRIM – Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal
C.I.N.Q –Consortium en Innovation Numérique du Québec
With over 80 companies in the digital content industry and a well developed network of research and training centers that address the needs of the digital arts community from animators and game designers to engineers and programmers, as well as government programs to support the development of the industry, Quebec is now considered by many to be one of the leading regions for the development of digital arts.