16th Annual JPR Luncheon at SIGGRAPH - Creativity Engines

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JPR Siggraph Luncheon

Wednesday, July 27th - doors open at 11:30AM

Location: HILTON ANAHEIM - 777 W Convention Way I Anaheim CA 92802

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Please join us for our 16th annual JPR SIGGRAPH Luncheon on July 27th at the Hilton Anaheim, adjacent to the Convention Center.
This event which brings together, press, analysts, industry stars and innovators is an important stop for the SIGGRAPH experience.

This year the focus of our luncheon will be Game Engines Rising, come have lunch with us and join the conversation.

Creativity Engines

Game Engines are not just for games anymore. These programs give content creators a tool where the design, animation, story telling, interactivity, look and feel, lighting, are all elements that can be controlled and manipulated in one environment.

Game Engines aren’t new, but they are constantly evolving. By definition they have to be able to accommodate content from a wide variety of sources especially 3D modeling and animation tools, effects, programming, compositing, all the pieces of the puzzle that go into creating rich interactive content.

It’s no wonder that game engines are being used to create much more than games. We expect to see the term game engine gradually disappear for some of these tools and we’re already seeing the development of specialized applications for the production of film and interactive content.

At the annual JPR Luncheon we’ll be talking to the people about what they’ve been able to do with game engines, what they want to do in the future, and how this will affect the overall content creation market.


JPR’s luncheon is a popular event with spirited discussion, new product news, and great giveways. You can REGISTER below or RSVP at robert@jonpeddie.com or contact Robert Dow with any questions at:  415 435 9368

The 2016 SIGGRAPH Pioneers’ Reception

Event Date: Tuesday, July 26th 6:00PM
Location: Anaheim Hilton Hotel

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The SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group is proud to present as it’s guest speaker, one of the most influential scientists in computer graphics history, Alvy Ray Smith.  Dr. Smith pioneered numerous advances in computer graphics including one of the first digital paint systems, the alpha channel and digital sprites.  At this years SIGGRAPH Pioneer’s Reception, he will present a visual report on his insights for the future of computer graphics, including advancements in artificial intelligence and the continuing windfall for the field of computer graphics due to the ongoing advances of “Moore’s Law”.  Alvy is perhaps best known as the cofounder of Pixar.  But his career spans many of the most influential labs and achievements in computer graphics, including development of the first paint system with Richard Shoup at Xerox PARC (1974),  Superpaint the first 24bit paint system at NYIT, and CAPS (Computer Animation Production System) the hardware/software system that Pixar created on contract with Disney that revolutionized its 2D cell animation pipeline.  In 1998, he received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award®  for pioneering efforts in the development of digital paint systems used in motion picture production.

In his agreement to take on the annual speaker spot, Alvy recalls “Marvin Minsky’s recent death caused me a much longer pause than most, he has gone in and out of my life in important ways for decades.  It’s partly from the impact that I felt inspired to re-confront our pursuit of Artificial Intelligence in a world that has come to live by “Moore’s Law” and offer my take on its current status and possible future.”

The 2016 SIGGRAPH Pioneers’ Reception will take place on Tuesday, July 26th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel which is near the Anaheim convention center. Light appetizers will be served, and drinks will be available.

The reception is exclusive to active members of the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Pioneers Group.  In addition, the Los Angeles SIGGRAPH chapter is specially inviting SIGGRAPH pioneers to join their 30th anniversary of the NY/LA SIGGRAPPH chapter party that will begin after the pioneer reception concludes.

Any person with 20 years of experience of more, in some aspect of computer graphics and/or interactive techniques is eligible to become a member. The cost for a non-ACM SIGGRAPH member to become an ACM SIGGRAPH CG Pioneer is $47, which includes ACM SIGGRAPH membership. New members can join online. The cost to upgrade an existing ACM SIGGRAPH membership to Pioneer level is $5, and can be done by calling ACM Help at 1-800-342-6626 or by emailing acmhelp@acm.org.