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SMPTE Annual Tech Conference & Expo—By the industry - for the industry, this is THE premier annual event for technology, production and operations in the motion imaging industry.
The SMPTE Annual Tech Conference & Expo brings together world-renowned technology thought-leaders from the media content business. Join us and network with colleagues in the motion picture studios, broadcast and cable networks, production and post-production community, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies and distribution providers.
As an accredited industry standards-setting body, SMPTE is also the industry's leading nonprofit association providing technology education and information to the motion imaging industry. We're all about the content - creation, management, distribution and display. We offer three days of technical sessions, a high-tech exhibition hall and unparalleled networking opportunities. Join us - don't miss this exceptional opportunity!
This year's event will provide a variety of technical workshops; a technology-focused exhibit hall; an exciting welcome reception in the exhibit hall to allow for in depth focus on our exhibitors; a high profile Industry Keynote Luncheon; a special Warner Bros. sponsored studio lot tour; the prestigious Honors & Awards Reception & Ceremony and invaluable networking opportunities.
The SMPTE pre-conference, jointly sponsored by the Advanced Media Workflow Association and the SMPTE brings together production and post-productions experts, vendors and users to explore the current generation of file based workflows and future expectations. The seminar will include a demonstration of MXF workflows and a panel discussion including Chris Carey - Paramount Pictures, Chris Cookson - Sony Pictures Technology, Michael Karagosian - MKPE Consulting, Tim Padillia - Warner Bros., Leon Silverman - The Walt Disney Company and Michael Sterling - National Teleconsultants. (Separate registration required.)
SMPTE Annual Tech Conference & Expo will be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Oct. 27-29, 2009.
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
The SMPTE Technical Conference & Expo brings together world-renowned technology thought-leaders from the media content business. Attendees range from engineers and technical professionals to high-level business leaders in the motion picture studios, broadcast and cable networks, production and post-production community, software companies, systems integrators, manufacturers, display technologies and distribution providers.
The Expo Exhibit Hall will provide an invaluable learning environment, where exhibitors and attendees alike can discuss various applications, products and services that the technology delivers. See more information on our Exhibit Hall Page!
We offer exclusive Exhibit Hall Hours, receptions and luncheons in the exhibit hall for more traffic, and a member services area, located in the center of the Exhibit Hall, drawing many attendees in to browse and learn!
The SMPTE Program Committee, chaired by Jerry Whitaker, ATSC, has selected a workshop program addressing today's technical and engineering issues and opportunities.
Speakers for this year's technical workshops are chosen through a Call for Papers process. The Call for Papers for SMPTE 2009 is now closed.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading international technical society for the motion imaging industry. As an internationally-recognized accredited standards body, SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices and guidelines and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has established more than 400 standards including the physical dimensions of 35mm film and the SMPTE time code. More recently, it codified the MXF file format to support the exchange of professional AV content and crafted the Digital Cinema Standards, which paved the way for digital movie theaters. Headquartered in New York, SMPTE is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT and new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators and consultants in more than 65 countries. They are joined at SMPTE by sponsoring corporations, principal players in content creation, production and delivery for all platforms and in entertainment hardware and software. www.smpte.org.