The SIGGRAPH 2006 website has put a small feature highlighting some of the luminaries that attend the SIGGRAPH annual conference. VFX Supervisor John Knoll is featured, a 20 year SIGGRAPH attendee.
It's a Flash feature right now the main page. Here it is:
On the right side is Doug Roble, Creative Director of Software at Digital Domain and a 14 year attendee. The SIGGRAPH 2006 site has been recently updated, including the online schedule and the names of the different session chairs. Former ILM members David (grue) Debry and Terrence Masson are chairs of the Panel sessions and Computer Animation festival respectively. You can check it out here: