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SIGGRAPH 2019 is Ready: Marvel Studios’ Victoria Alonso to Keynote

Registration Now Open for Conference in Los Angeles, 28 July–1
August

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACMSIGGRAPH?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ACMSIGGRAPHlt;/agt;–Fresh off of a history-making awards season, SIGGRAPH
2019
announces Marvel
Studios
Executive Vice President of Production Victoria Alonso as
its keynote speaker. SIGGRAPH 2019 will run 28 July–1 August in downtown
Los Angeles, and registration is now open. Known for its diverse,
global, and innovative community, the annual SIGGRAPH conference is a
melting pot for researchers, artists, and technologists, among other
professionals.


In its 46th year, the SIGGRAPH conference looks to inspire the next
generation, inclusive of gender, race, ability, and beyond.

“Victoria is the ultimate symbol of where the computer graphics industry
is headed and a true visionary for inclusivity,” said SIGGRAPH 2019
Conference Chair Mikki Rose. “Her outlook reflects the future I envision
for computer graphics and for SIGGRAPH. I am thrilled to have her
keynote this summer’s conference and cannot wait to hear more of her
story.”

One of few women in Hollywood to hold such a prominent title, Alonso’s
dedication to the industry has been admired for a long time, leading to
multiple awards and honors, including the 2015 New York Women in Film &
Television Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement, the
Advanced Imaging Society’s first female Harold Lloyd Award recipient,
and the 2017 VES Visionary Award (another female first). A native of
Buenos Aires, her career began in visual effects and included a
four-year stint at Digital Domain.

Alonso’s film credits include productions such as Ridley Scott’s
“Kingdom of Heaven,” Tim Burton’s “Big Fish,” Andrew Adamson’s “Shrek,”
and numerous Marvel titles — “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain
America: The First Avenger,” “Iron Man 3,” “Captain America: The Winter
Soldier,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Thor: The Dark World,”
“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Doctor
Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,”
“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Ant-Man
and The Wasp,” and, most recently, “Captain Marvel.”

“I’ve been attending SIGGRAPH since before there was a line at the
ladies’ room,” said Alonso. “I’m very much looking forward to having a
candid conversation about the state of visual effects, diversity, and
representation in our industry.”

She added, “At Marvel Studios, we have always tried to push boundaries
with both our storytelling and our visual effects. Bringing our work to
SIGGRAPH each year offers us the opportunity to help shape the future of
filmmaking.”

The 2019 keynote session will be presented as a fireside chat, allowing
attendees the opportunity to hear Alonso discuss her life and career in
an intimate setting.

Access to the keynote
session
is available to Full Conference Platinum, Full Conference,
Business Symposium, and Select Conference registration levels. Learn
more about SIGGRAPH 2019 registration: s2019.SIGGRAPH.org/register.

About ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH 2019

ACM,
the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest
educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators,
researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and
address the field’s challenges. ACM
SIGGRAPH
 is a special interest group within ACM that serves as an
interdisciplinary community where researchers, artists, and
technologists collide to progress applications in computer graphics and
interactive techniques. The SIGGRAPH conference is the world’s leading
annual interdisciplinary educational experience for inspiring
transformative advancements across the disciplines of computer graphics
and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH
2019
, the 46th annual conference hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH, will take
place from 28 July–1 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Emily Drake
Media Relations Manager
+
1.312.673.4758
emily_drake@SIGGRAPH.org

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