It's from July 31st to August 4. Lots to do during the convention, tons of goodies to gather from different companies as well as giveaways, keynote addresses (George Lucas will be speaking!), not to mention the parties, free drinks and what not. I can't forget to mention the Animation Festival! When I went to Siggraph 2003 in San Diego, I had a great time, won software, graphics card, ipod, and collected tons of goodies. I will also be going to next years conference in Boston (which I've never been to yet).
It's a great event! I met people from all over the world. I had a great time talking with the guy from Allegorithmic which I believe at the time consisted of about 4 or 5 guys from France Pixar and EA will also be there..as well as the other usual guests.