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August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm

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Celebrate 50 years of SIGGRAPH conferences, and make your mark on the next 50 years of innovation by joining us at SIGGRAPH 2023. Explore our various in-person registration options for the five-day conference in Los Angeles, as well as Virtual Access options to select the experience that is best for you.

Metaverse Standards Forum and Khronos Group Networking Reception

Sponsored by Cesium, Epic Games, and LunarG

Wednesday, August 9: 6:00-9:00 pm PDT
Location: JW Marriott LA Live, Platinum Salon C
Description: Join the Khronos Group and the Metaverse Standards forum for a networking reception at the JW Marriott LA Live from 6-9pm on Wednesday! Meet members of both organizations and enjoy a cold beer after a long day of BOFs. Come see live demos in action and make some new connections! All are welcome to attend!

Sponsorships are still available, so reach out to [email protected] for details! RSVP

The Road to the Open Metaverse BOF

Monday, August 7th – 9:00-10:30
Location: LA Convention Center, Room 514
Speakers: Marc Petit, Epic Games; Yu Yuan, IEEE; Neil Trevett, Metaverse Standards Forum; Guy Martin, NVIDIA/USD; Matt White, Berkeley Synthetic; Alfred Tom, Wivity
Building a metaverse for all will require unprecedented cooperation between many companies and organizations to integrate and deploy diverse technologies such as interactive 3D graphics, XR, photorealistic content authoring, geospatial systems, end-user content tooling, digital twins, real-time collaboration, physical simulation, and more – at levels of scale and immersiveness that will require a constellation of open interoperability standards. Leaders from many of the industry’s standards organizations and open source projects will host an open discussion with the SIGGRAPH community on the vision and requirements for an open and inclusive metaverse.

The State of 3D Asset Interoperability using USD and glTF BOF

Monday, August 7th – 10:30-12:00
Location: LA Convention Center, Room 514
Speakers: Patrick Cozzi, Cesium; Guido Quaroni, Adobe; Henrik Edström, Autodesk; Eric Haines, NVIDIA; Marc Petit, Epic Games
The Metaverse Standards Forum 3D Asset Interoperability Domain Group is enabling cooperation between the USD and glTF communites to build synergies and reduce overlaps, gaps, fragmentation, and industry confusion. Developers building tools and platforms with USD and integrating the popular glTF standard will share the state of these 3D initiatives and how they can benefit each other. Join us to explore expanding the scope of 3D asset definitions to include behaviors, sound, physics, and scene composition and discuss how different standards organizations, open source projects, and commercial companies are converging towards a shared material representation for the open metaverse.

Other Metaverse-Related Events

ASWF Open Source Days ’23

Thursday, August 6th
Location: LA Convention Center, Los Angeles + Virtual
Description: Open Source Days, hosted by Academy Software Foundation, is the leading event dedicated to open source software for visual effects, animation, and digital content creation. Join in-person or virtually to hear from visual effects/animation studios, software vendors, and other professionals about emerging open source projects, best practices, and the latest updates to popular open source projects. In addition, there will be a Beers of a Feather evening reception. Full Schedule & Register

ASWF SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather

August 7 & 8
Location: LA Convention Center, Los Angeles + Virtual
Description: Some of ASWF projects will also be hosting in-person Birds of a Feather sessions during SIGGRAPH at the LA Convention Center on August 7-8, 2023. SIGGRAPH Schedule

Khronos Fast Forward

Monday, August 7th: 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDT
Location: LA Convention Center, Room 514
Description: Developers everywhere rely on Khronos open standards for cross-platform, high-performance 3D graphics, AR/VR, parallel computation, vision processing, machine learning acceleration and more. Khronos is a member-funded consortium, that any company or university can join. Come and hear the very latest updates from the Khronos working groups that are creating the standards to enable your next application or project!. To see all Khronos-related events at SIGGRAPH, visit their website.

3D Web Interoperability for the Metaverse – Web3D Consortium BOF

Tuesday, August 8th: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Location: LA Convention Center, Los Angeles
Description: To make the Metaverse fully interoperable with the WWW and the Standards ecosystem we need new Metaverse capabilities. Join us in discussions on how to enable robust patterns for interoperable content authoring and delivery workflows across the Web and now to flourish on a strong foundation of Visual graphics, Interface capabilities, Web Architecture and Compression/streaming technologies. SIGGRAPH listing

USD, Hydra and OpenSubdiv: Pixar’s Open Source Meetup

Tuesday, August 8th: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Location: LA Convention Center, Los Angeles
Description: Join the discussion with the developers and users of Universal Scene Description (USD), Hydra and OpenSubdiv, along with many other vendors and practitioners who will showcase the work done in the past year and the plans ahead. SIGGRAPH listing

Khronos BOF Day

Wednesday, August 9th: 10:00am – 6:00pm PDT
Location: JW Marriott LA Live, Platinum Salon D
Description: Join the Khronos Group for a BOF and hear a full slate of presenters. To see all Khronos-related events at SIGGRAPH, visit their website.

  • 10:00 -11:00 am – ANARI: The Industry’s First Portable Rendering Engine API
  • 11:00 -12:00 am – OpenXR: Enabling Cross-Platform VR/AR Experiences
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm –  glTF: Transforming 3D Asset Delivery for Real-Time Graphics
  • 3:00 – 6:00 pm – Vulkan, Forging Ahead




August 6 @ 8:00 am
August 11 @ 5:00 pm
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Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States