Events

HKIE webinar – How COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of VAR for training

Date, time & venue

9 Jan 2021;10:00am-11:30am;Webinar via Zoom

CPD Webinar on “How COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of VAR for training”

Organizers

HKIE – Manufacturing, Industrial & Systems Division

HK ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter

Supporting Organization

The Lift & Escalator Contractors Association

Objective:

VAR has been well established and implemented in training for various industries in Hong Kong.  VAR technologies allow engineering trainees to virtually enter any restricted areas, perform different tasks and react to safety-critical and rare events.  It could maximize training safety and minimize risk.  VAR can help the trainees in improving their ability to react in emergency situations.  It could also support industries in reducing training cost. We shall also look into the effect of COVID-19 on the adoption of VAR for training. This webinar will invite experts from the industries for sharing their experience of these matters. We’re sure all participants should be benefit from attending the webinar.

Speaker lists:

  1. Mr. Daniel Chan, Technical and Field Support Director of Schindler Lifts (HK) Ltd. cum Member and VR Training Development Convener of The Lift & Escalator Contractors Association – “The use of VR Simulators in the Lift Maintenance Training in Hong Kong”
  2. Mr. Terence Tseng, CEO & CTO – Motive Force Technology Limited – “How VAR Applications work in the pandemic of COVID-19”
  3. Panel Discussion (Moderator: Ir Tim Lee, Project Manager of VAR Learning Project Office of IVE Engineering and the speakers)

Language: Cantonese supplement with English terminology

For more information and registration: click here

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 – Hong Kong Chapter Party : Virtual Hang Out in Cheung Chau


Due to the latest situation of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, the “Hong Kong Chapter Party-Virtual Hang Out in Cheung Chau” is cancelled.

Date: 13 December 2020 (Sunday)

Korea Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Hong Kong Time: 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

To e-meet with participants of SIGGRAPH Asia 2020, Hong Kong Chapter is going to have a BBQ activity on a beautiful and wonderful island in Hong Kong called “Cheung Chau Island” on 13 December at Korea Time 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.  Cheung Chau Island is a traditional fishing village and embraces many traditional Hong Kong cultures.

While we’re eating the chicken wings and steaks with cans of beer in Cheung Chau, you can join us and have fun with us.  We will definitely show you the cultures and things on the island.  For instance,

–        Sight-seeing on the island

–        Watching dragonboat race

–        Looking at Cheung Chau Bun Festival and Bun Scrambling Competition

–        Demonstrating Taichi martial art

–        Touring the food market, etc.

Please do join us and hang out with your fellow Chapter members and friends in Cheung Chau on 13 December.

Download poster and rundown

Please register here

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020 Virtual  – The 13 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia

Date: 4-13 Dec 2020

Registration: https://sa2020.siggraph.org/en/

SIGGRAPH Asia, the annual ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia, 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. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 will take place in a fully virtual format.

For more information, please visit http://sa2020.siggraph.org.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 was held in Brisbane, Australia on 17-20 November 2019.
Some of Hong Kong Chapter’s members flew to Brisbane to take part in SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. Besides attending the scheduled programmes / seminars of SIGGRAPH Asia, they participated in the chapters workshop held by organizer to discuss concerns and business specific to chapters including website and digital tools. Some also attended the larger ACM SIGGRAPH Volunteering meeting in which the next year event SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 was promoted that it will be held in Daegu, South Korea on 17-20 November 2020. Furthermore, the officers of Hong Kong Chapter also joined the Student Volunteer session to help promoting our ACM SIGGRAPH chapters to the student volunteers of SIGGRAPH Asia.
Last but not least, they took part in networking activities with other chapters, e.g. dinner gathering, reception, etc. to get to know more friends from other cities.

Opening of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

Group photo after the ACM SIGGRAPH Volunteering meeting

Student Volunteer session

Dinner gathering: staff members of Hong Kong Chapter, Shanghai Chapter and Chengdu Chapter

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Reception

Emerging technology demonstrated in SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

XR & VR Theater

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