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Equipment Insurance

Unfortunately, every conference experiences some theft. While SIGGRAPH 2020 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 2020 insures equipment from the time it enters the Walter E. 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 2020, and (b) an equipment Insurance form was completed and submitted on or before Friday, 19 June 2020. If you have not completed and submitted the insurance form by Friday, 19 June 2020, your equipment will not be insured by SIGGRAPH 2020.

Please note:

  • SIGGRAPH 2020 does not insure personal items, such as cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, camcorders, etc.
  • SIGGRAPH 2020 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 2020, and you want to have your equipment insured while at the convention center, you will be asked to complete the online Equipment Insurance Form by Friday, 19 June 2020.

If you are an equipment donor, you will be asked to complete the online Equipment Insurance Form by Friday, 19 June 2020.

Filing a Claim

If your equipment is insured by SIGGRAPH 2020, please follow this procedure to file a claim for damage or theft:

  • Notify your program chair and the Exhibition Management office (Hall-Erickson, Inc.) immediately. Hall-Erickson will contact building security.
  • Work with your program chair and the Exhibition Management office (Hall-Erickson, Inc.) to obtain a police report while at the convention center.
  • 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 Administration, which will review and record your claim. It will then be sent to the insurance representative at ACM for processing.