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The Conference Apprentice Program (CAP) is a unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes perspective on everything involved with an ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee or a specific SIGGRAPH Conference program.

As a Conference Apprentice, you will either take on a specific role on an ACM SIGGRAPH Executive or SIGGRAPH Conference Committee. You will be mentored by an ACM SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Conference Committee member and have the opportunity to build your SIGGRAPH network by meeting and learning from the professionals, creators, educators, and visionaries who make SIGGRAPH possible. Individuals who demonstrate leadership and a passion for volunteering for SIGGRAPH are encouraged to apply!

This experience is available to those who are no longer eligible to serve as a SIGGRAPH Conference Student Volunteer or Team Leader. Applicants must have attended the SIGGRAPH Conference at least once in the last 3 years.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to expand your knowledge of what goes into putting this awesome conference together each year and get involved with the SIGGRAPH community!

Eligibility requirements


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older on or before 01 July 2023.


Applicants must no longer be eligible to serve as a SIGGRAPH Conference Student Volunteer or Team Leader. This means high school, undergraduate, or graduate students enrolled with a minimum of 6 credit hours for at least one semester during the 2022 – 2023 academic year (Summer 2022 – Spring 2023) are NOT eligible.


Applicants must have attended the SIGGRAPH Conference at least once in the last 3 years.

Deadlines & Important Dates

CAP applications will be considered based on the best fit/match for the available positions at the time of the deadline. Submit your application early for the highest likelihood of pairing. The number of pairings is dependent on the requests received from the venue chairs and Executive Committee representatives.

The application must be fully completed and submitted before the deadline to be considered. Be sure your resume highlights your skills and qualifications to be a Conference Apprentice.

04 February 2023: Application Deadline 1

30 April 2023: Application Deadline 2

Please complete the application on the S3 website no later than 22:00 UTC/GMT on 30 April 2023 for consideration. Application pairings will be completed on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply then the higher likelihood for a match.

If matched, you will receive an email notification at the same address you provided in your application. Please adjust your spam filter so that messages from email addresses will not be placed in your junk-mail folder.


Attend Mandatory Online Orientation

Meet with all accepted Conference Apprentices and the S3 CAP Liaison to discuss pairing and expectations.

Establish Mentorship Relationship with ACM SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH 2023 Committee Member

Meet with your mentor in online sessions or via phone calls throughout the year. Discuss the assignments to be completed, expectations, and timeline for delivery. Work on tasks to support the specific project or conference program you are paired with. Set up check-points throughout the program and be prepared to shadow your mentor during the conference.

Participate in SIGGRAPH 2023 (6 - 10 August, 2023)

Commit to participating in the conference, 6 - 10 August, 2023. Depending on the program you are paired with and the tasks you are assigned, you may be required to assist with preconference set-up a couple days before the conference starts.

Be Punctual & Professional

The ACM SIGGRAPH Committee and SIGGRAPH 2023 Committee members are all very busy throughout the year and during the conference. Please be prompt replying to emails and punctual when attending online and conference meetings.


Complimentary SIGGRAPH 2023 Registration

Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of this amazing conference when you are not volunteering!

Be Mentored by an ACM SIGGRAPH Executive or SIGGRAPH Conference Committee Member

Learn more about what goes on in the year-round planning and implementation for the organization or a specific conference program.

S3 Résumé and Reel Review Sessions

Polish that reel and résumé, and get some professional feedback to land that dream job! Space is limited. This program is made possible by S3.


Meet industry professionals from all over the globe who share your passion for computer graphics!


A small stipend will be available for conference apprentices to help defray the expenses with attending the 2023 Conference in Los Angeles.

Mentorship Agreement

Review the mentorship agreement and be prepared to discuss with your mentor during your first session.


Closed for 2023.


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