SIGGRAPH Asia is planning on coming to Sydney Australia in 2023.
Finally, SIGGRAPH Asia has announced Sydney to be the host city for its 2023 conference and exhibition, bringing together the world’s most respected technical and creative minds, and further building New South Wales’ position as a leading global knowledge hub for creative industries. That’s a long way into the future, and there is Tokyo at the end of this year, then Daegu in 2022. But it has been a long time coming for there to be a SIGGRAPH Asia so close to home. In 2019, the conference was in Brisbane, Queensland.
Widely recognised as the premier platform for the advancement of graphics, animation, art, and technology, the 2023/16th edition of SIGGRAPH Asia taking place from 12 – 15 December 2023, is expected to attract over 2,500 delegates to Sydney and thousands of visitors to the exhibition showcase, sharing expert knowledge on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said: “New South Wales has the largest creative sector in Australia, and we expect the sector to be a key driver of the state’s economic growth, exports and innovation over the next decade.
Sydney is one of the world’s most creative cities and it’s great to see this latest win for the business events sector, which continues to play a key role in restarting our city and state’s economy as global communities reopen.”
SIGGRAPH Asia Chief Staff Executive, Prakash Ramajillu, said: “Sydney’s selection is a testament to the depth of the city’s creative sector and its world-class venue in the ICC Sydney. “Sydney as the host city for 2023 is an exciting prospect for SIGGRAPH Asia and we look forward to further building on the foundations set by the various communities. We’re pleased to return to Australia’s thriving
technology, creative industries and media scene, with so many new developments in this field since we were last here in 2019.”
The event will also focus on sharing content with creative industries students across NSW, with June Kim appointed as the SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 Conference Chair. Ms. Kim is a lecturer at the University of NSW (UNSW), who has also served and participated in ACM SIGGRAPH for over a decade.
“Engaging the next generation is critical to the ongoing success for our community. Globally, there is a need to increase the participation of youths, women, first peoples and people from diverse backgrounds, to study and develop skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and design. Hosting SIGGRAPH Asia in Sydney will also provide the platform to launch new initiatives which help to scale and grow the local industry and spark interest amongst new audiences in this part of the world,” shared Ms. Kim.