Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Time To Sign Up For The SIGGRAPH 2016 Student Volunteer Program

Time for our students to sign up for the SIGGRAPH 2016 Student Volunteer Program! The deadline for team leaders is 12 January 2016, and the deadline for student volunteers is 9 February 2016.

But wait, why would our students want to volunteer for SIGGRAPH? Simple - it's all about who you might meet.

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SIGGRAPH 2016 is the "43rd annual international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques".

In plain English, it's one of the biggest annual get-togethers for the VFX crowd.

Students are invited to "come and experience astounding images, and learn how they were created; interact with tomorrow's digital systems, and understand them."

Students will also "meet the leading international innovators in computer graphics and interactive techniques, and share their invaluable knowledge".

In 2016 it is taking place in Anaheim, California. That's right - just next door to Disneyland (another good reason to go).

What is the Volunteer Program?
The SIGGRAPH 2016 Student Volunteer Program is described as "a unique opportunity for students to engage in all areas of the conference while contributing behind-the-scenes to the overall success of the event."

According to the official website, the benefits of being a Student Volunteer "extend beyond the free full conference registration" and include:

"Networking with thousands of peers and industry professionals
One-on-one demo reel, resume, and portfolio reviews
Exclusive Student Volunteer Special Sessions with leading companies
Chances to see advance screenings of some of the best animated shorts in the world
Fun events that provide the chance to meet new friends"

What sort of students are SIGGRAPH looking for?

SIGGRAPH are looking for "students who demonstrate leadership, enthusiasm for service, and a passion for computer graphics and interactive techniques."

Where can I sign up?
Follow this link to find the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Program Call for Participation. The PDF guide provides information about the Student Volunteer Program, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and the benefits involved.

Where is the website?
For more information, please visit the Student Volunteer page of the SIGGRAPH 2016 website.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt starting in September 2016, follow this link.   To apply, visit the offical page here.

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