SIGGRAPH Asia 2021’s hybrid event will continue as planned with international attendees joining virtually from all over the world

A comprehensive range of onsite safety and hygiene measures will be implemented at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, 3 December 2021 – In response to the new Omicron variant, the Japanese government has announced on 29 November that the country will bar all international business and leisure travelers for one month. The organizer of SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 was already preparing for the event to continue with very few international speakers and attendees physically present due to the stringent processes in place to obtain travel visas into Japan. Hence, there are no major adjustments or pivoting to be made with the new closure of Japan’s borders.

“Although we are currently facing the challenge of the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, we have decided to hold SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 as scheduled while making utmost efforts to ensure the safety and security of all visitors, presenters, and management staff. This is the first hybrid event where you can physically communicate with and experience the presentations of many of the world's leading professionals in computer graphics and interactive technologies, as well as academic researchers and practitioners. Please join us with the conference theme "LIVE"!” expressed Shuzo John Shiota, SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Conference Chair.

“We are extremely excited that the event is now so close and would like to reassure all attendees coming to join us onsite that we have created a safe and exciting environment for you at the Tokyo International Forum. The SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG), together with the 2021 program committee have been working tirelessly to put together a remarkable program for the Computer Graphics and related communities in the region and beyond. I would like to thank everyone for their strong support and dedication in helping to make this event possible,” said Prakash Ramajillu, SIGGRAPH Asia Chief Staff Exeutive.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 exhibition and conference will be held in compliance to any COVID-19 regulations from the government, local authorities, and the MICE industry to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 will take into consideration the government's ‘Basic Policy on Countermeasures for Infectious Diseases Caused by Novel Coronaviruses (updated as of 19 November 2021)’. Tokyo International Forum has also partnered with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and related organizations to further prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the venue. More details are available here.

In addition, onsite safety and hygiene measures such as temperature screening, mandatory masks to be worn at all times, hand sanitizers to be placed at entrances, social distancing and more, will be implemented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2021.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 will take place at the Tokyo International Forum, Japan and online this 14 – 17 December. For more information on the program line-up for this hybrid edition, please visit

A range of registration categories is available for both attendees who would like to attend in-person as well as virtual attendees from anywhere in the world. To register, visit:

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About SIGGRAPH Asia 2021
The 14th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia, SIGGRAPH Asia 2021, will be going Hybrid for the very first to provide attendees all over the world an option to still be a part of the event despite travel uncertainty. The in-person event will be held in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo International Forum from 14 – 17 December 2021. A selected range of conference programs will also be accessible online with networking opportunities.

The annual event attracts the most respected technical and creative people from all over the world who are excited by computer graphics research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies.

The 4-day conference includes a diverse range of juried programs, such as the Art Gallery, Birds of a Feather, Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Demoscene, Emerging Technologies, Posters, Real-Time Live!, Technical Communications, Technical Papers, and XR (Extended Reality). Curated programs include Featured Sessions, Games, International Resources Committee / Diversity & Inclusion sessions and Keynotes. A three-day exhibition to be held from 15 – 17 December 2021 will provide a business platform for industry players to market their innovative products and services to the computer graphics and interactive techniques professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond. For more information, please visit Find us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube with the official event hashtag, #SIGGRAPHAsia and #SIGGRAPHAsia2021.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities. For more information, please visit

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