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Siggraph 2017 to Open on July 30th in Los Angeles

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SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference Chair - Jerome Solomon

CHICAGO--SIGGRAPH 2017, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announced Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator to work for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as its keynote speaker.

SIGGRAPH's keynote session featuring Norman will be presented as a fireside chat, allowing attendees the opportunity to hear a Disney legend discuss his life and career within an intimate setting.

SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, and will be held 30 July-3 Aug. in Los Angeles.

"Floyd Norman is a living legend and a national treasure. He is an animator, storyteller, and renowned artist. As the first African-American animator to work at Walt Disney [Animation Studios], Norman is an inspiration to those of us who followed his trail-blazed path into the animation, motion graphics, and computer graphics fields. We are thrilled that he has accepted our invitation to appear as our very special keynote speaker for SIGGRAPH 2017," said SIGGRAPH 2017 Conference Chair Jerome Solomon.

About SIGGRAPH 2017

The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day, interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques.

It includes a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, the leading annual festival for the world's most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in the Electronic Theater.

For SIGGRAPH 2017, the festival is moving beyond the flat screen to present short films and experiences in a new space, the VR Theater, where attendants will experience the next generation of storytelling in virtual reality.

SIGGRAPH 2017 will take place 30 July - 3 Aug. in Los Angeles. Explore the SIGGRAPH 2017 website or for more information follow SIGGRAPH on:

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