|Urban Park - Leica M9, 50 Summilux, ~f/4, 1/750s, ISO 160|
The Vancouver Convention Center is not only large enough to dwarf SIGGRAPH but the architecture is also beautiful. Its also located ideally which all combined together makes it the finest convention center I've visited.
The only downside I can think of is that its hard to focus on the conference when the entrances to the rooms face the ocean with mountains set behind. How are you supposed to get any work done?
SIGGRAPH itself was also good, I don't know if it was the location but I think I enjoyed it more this year. The electronic theatre was disappointing for me but I attended a few non-technical talks which were good and many papers which seemed to be more practical.
|Cheers! - Leica M9, 21 Summilux, f/1.4, 1/15s, ISO 1600|
The food, though pricey was delicious. In addition to seafood, I had an amazing Ramen noodle soup along with excellent Japanese Tapas.
In all, it was a great conference and I really hope ACM decides to to SIGGRAPH in Vancouver again.