Policies and Governance

SMPTE Governance

At its Annual General Membership Meeting held on 27 October 2010, the SMPTE membership voted overwhelmingly to approve new Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.  

Since that time, the Society has developed a set of contemporary manuals that form the basis of the Society’s policies of operation.  The Operations Manuals are Governance OM, Education OM, Membership OM, Standards OM and Finance/Administration OM.  These Operations Manuals are designed to accurately reflect the Society’s manner of business today and into the future;  they must be approved by the Board of Governors. 

About the Board of Governors

Board of Governors Policy Documents

Articles of Incorporation (2010)

Society Bylaws (2010)

Operations Manuals:

Administrative Guidelines (as applied to Standards Operations Manual, Version 3.1):
The implementation of the Standards Operations Manual is covered by a number of Administrative Guidelines that change more frequently to address Operational concerns. To do work in SMPTE, you need to create a Project for each document created. Finally, SMPTE's visual look is governed by a SMPTE Style Guide.