CHICAGO — ACM SIGGRAPH has selected Kristy Pron, media arts and pipeline developer at Walt Disney Imagineering, as the SIGGRAPH 2020 conference chair. The event will take place in Washington, DC, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, from July 19–23, 2020, marking its first time in the nation’s capital.
Pron has been a volunteer for SIGGRAPH since 2006, holding positions such as emerging technologies chair in 2015, experience hall chair in 2016 and 2017, and, most recently, general submissions chair for the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver.
“We are so excited for Kristy to lead the SIGGRAPH 2020 conference,” says Marc Barr, SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group Chair. “Her excellent leadership skills and history with the organization are strengths we are confident will lead to a successful conference.”
A current native of Orlando, FL, Pron spends her work life developing immersive pre-visualization experiences to help other Imagineers virtually design park buildings, attractions or experiences. Pron holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Digital Media from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Before working at Disney, she worked in DC for six years with the Department of Defense.
She will follow SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios.