Tokyo has been selected as the host for the 11th edition of the computer graphics and interactive techniques conference SIGGRAPH Asia next year.
The venue host is the Tokyo International Forum, and the event will be supported by Tokyo companies, associations and academic institutions such as Square Enix, Polygon Pictures, OLM, IBM, Digital Hollywood Univ., CESA, VFX-JAPAN and Design & Technology Association.
Tokyo's Akihabara district
The bid committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau worked together to help the Japanese capital win hosting rights.
Started in 2008, SIGGRAPH Asia has taken place in Yokohama and Kobe in 2009 and 2015 respectively.
SIGGRAPH Asia originates from SIGGRAPH, an event held in the US every year since 1974. SIGGRAPH is one of the world’s largest and most influential conference/exhibition in terms of computer graphics and interactive techniques, with tens of thousands of attendees.