Vol. 12: New Orleans Welcomes Siggraph to Louisiana 2.0
To everyone at SIGGRAPH, welcome to New Orleans, and welcome to Louisiana 2.0! We’re sure you are familiar with the Louisiana that is the birthplace of jazz, home to Cajun culture and the centuries-old economic engine of the United States. But now is the time to get to know Louisiana 2.0, which builds on that historic legacy, but is pushing into an entirely new – digital – frontier. Thanks to our unique, creative culture, favorable business conditions, and new incentives that collectively are as rich as anywhere in the country, a new Louisiana is emerging: one that promises to transform the “Dirty Coast” (an ode to the mighty, muddy Mississippi) to the “Digital Coast” (an ode to YOU, the creative professionals of SIGGRAPH).
From the Northwest of Louisiana, where William Joyce chose Shreveport/Bossier City for his animated film studio, to Lafayette, where construction of one of the nation’s largest municipal Fiber-To-The-Home and Business networks is underway, to Baton Rouge, recently rated one of the best economies in the U.S. by the Brookings Institute, to Greater New Orleans, which was just featured on the front cover of Entrepreneur magazine, a new Louisiana is emerging, Louisiana 2.0.
So during your time here at SIGGRAPH, please join us at the Lousiana booth (#2900) to learn more about our 35% digital media tax credit, understand the business opportunities available across the State, and, most of all, talk to the entrepreneurs and business leaders who are driving this historic revolution.
Finally, with this in mind, please be sure to join us on Wednesday night for a special “double-header” SIGGRAPH party, at Republic at 828 South Peters Street. The first half of the night, from 5-8pm, is sponsored by Louisiana Digital Alliance and will feature a presentation by William Joyce; the latter half of the evening, from 8pm on, is sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Digital Media Alliance, and will feature local DJs, VJs and special guests from the local digital community.
Welcome to Louisiana 2.0. Stop by and learn how you can be a part of the new frontier! .
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Around the Region
Announcements and Events
Siggraph Celebration with Special Guests and Live Music
Wednesday, August 5
5 pm – 8 pm at Republic, 828 S. Peters St.
Hosted by Louisiana Digital Alliance
Siggraph After Party with DJ Othertempo and special effects by Dr. FX
Wednesday, August 5
8 pm til… at Republic, 828 S. Peters St.
Hosted by Greater New Orleans Digital Media Alliance