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Business Symposium Returns to SIGGRAPH 2018

By Mercedes Milligan

Published on July 27, 2018

SIGGRAPH 2018 is bringing its Business Symposium back for the 45th edition of the CG confab, taking place August 12-16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Business Symposium will be held over the weekend, Aug. 11-12, with 22 speakers presenting to an expected audience of 200 executives from over a dozen countries — including South Korea, India, Japan, China, France, Russia and Cameroon.

“The exciting Business Symposium makes its triumphant return to our event this year and is sure to provide busy decision-makers with a weekend of insights into the state of the computer graphics industry and its future,” said Conference Chair Roy C. Anthony. “The two-day event will include talks, panels, networking opportunities, an exclusive sneak preview of the Emerging Technologies program, and much more.”

Speakers will analyze and discuss trends in computer graphics, exploring the responsibility that comes with launching new technologies and fostering opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Among the expected attendees are representatives from the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, including Rick Glumac, Parliamentary Secretary for Technology, and Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

The two-day event will explore the intersection of creativity, technology, and business. Symposium topics include: the social and human implications of technology that impact the way we design prototypes; how AI is programmed; how technology is creating rapid convergence of business models and design interfaces; and, how the industry innovates…

Read More about the event here: SIGGRAPH Business Symposium 2018