Sections are the face of SMPTE to many of our members – a great resource for educational programming, technical expertise, and networking . Upon joining SMPTE, new members are placed in a Section based on geographic location.

Currently, SMPTE has 27 local sections worldwide, which host more than 200 meetings, tutorials and workshops each year.

Each Section elects officers who plan local technical programs, allowing each Section to tailor the programming to the local audience and available resources.

Section Officers and Managers

To access information about your local Section, please choose from the list below.

Atlanta New York
Australia Nordic
Chicago Ohio
Dallas/Ft. Worth Pacific Northwest
Detroit Philadelphia
Florida Pittsburgh
Germany Poland
Hollywood Rochester
Hong Kong Rocky Mountain
Central Texas Russian Federation
India Sacramento
Italy San Francisco
Montréal/Québec Toronto
Nashville United Kingdom
New England Washington D.C.

Interested in Starting a Section in your area?

Any group of at least 50 members from one area may petition the Society's Board of Governors to form a new Section. Simply gather the names of 50 members and submit the petition and we will begin the process of establishing a new section. For further information or to start a petition, contact Roberta Gorman.


Are you currently a student?

SMPTE Student Chapters provide students with the opportunity to meet industry leaders and professionals, and to interact outside of the classroom with other students and faculty who have an interest in the motion imaging industry. The current Student Chapters and their advisors are listed here