Unfortunately, every conference experiences some theft. While SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 does provide security at the convention center, you should exercise standard precautions in securing equipment (especially small, mobile items) when it is in the convention center.

As a service to our contributors, SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 insures equipment from the time it enters Kobe Convention Center to the time it leaves the convention center, provided: (a) receipt and outbound shipping occur while the convention center is occupied by SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, and (b) an Equipment Insurance form was completed and submitted. If you have not completed and submitted the insurance form, your equipment will not be insured by SIGGRAPH Asia 2015.

Please note:

  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 does not insure personal items, such as cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, camcorders, etc.
  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 does not insure equipment in transit to or from the conference. Please be sure to insure your equipment during shipment.


Insuring Your Equipment

If your work is accepted for presentation at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, and you want to have your equipment insured while at the convention center, you will be asked to complete the online Equipment Insurance Form. 

If you are an equipment donor, you will be asked to complete the online Equipment Insurance Form.


Filing a Claim

If your equipment is insured by SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, please follow this procedure to file a claim for damage or theft:

  1. Notify your program chair and the Conference Management Office immediately. We will contact building security.
  2. Work with your program chair and Conference Management to obtain a police report while at the convention center.
  3. Forward the following documentation to your program chair:
    • Copy of the police report
    • Copy of the original purchase receipt
    • Copy of a replacement quote from a vendor or manufacturer

The program chair will forward this claim documentation to Conference Management, which will review and record your claim. It will then be sent to the insurance representative at ACM for processing.