I am at SIGGRAPH 2012, the premiere computer graphics conference. I am so excited that I willingly woke up at 4:30am to fly down to LA for it.
A poster on algorithmically converting photos into impressionist paintings. There are many examples of doing this, but this technique emphasizes edges rather than blurring them. It ends up with sharp edges on a blurred background.
Poster on improving vector line art. This was the most clearly-communicated poster on the floor. It actually has a plot and characters.