National Events

February 10-13, 2008
2008 Joint Conference

InterContinental Houston Hotel

Section Events

Click on Section Name for details of each event

Dec. 12

The Academy's Margaret Herrick Library
Hollywood, CA

Dec. 13
New England Section
XDCAM Technology
Boston, MA

Dec. 13
Washington DC Section
Holiday Party
Washington, DC

Dec. 15
Rochester Section
Holiday IMAX Screening
Rochester, NY

Dec. 18
New York Section
Holiday Party
New York, NY






December 2007

SMPTE/VSF Conference Registration Now Open

The SMPTE/VSF Joint Conference, taking place February 10-13 in Houston, Texas, is three days of informative technical sessions on the latest technologies, including digital content quality, acquisition and distribution, issues on IPTV, as well as hot topics such as streaming media and podcasting.

In addition to technical sessions, the joint conference also showcases some of the latest applications, technologies and products in its exhibit hall and includes a number of special networking events, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with colleagues and peers.

Click Here to Register Now for Early-Bird Rate through January 11, 2008

SMPTE/VSF Conference Sponsorships Now Available

The SMPTE and VSF Joint Conference, taking place February 10-13 in Houston, Texas, features three days of informative technical sessions, an exhibit hall showcases some of the latest applications, technologies and products and a number of special networking events.

Put your company name out in front of this group of industry leaders by sponsoring an item or event during the conference. [Check out the opportunities]

Lou Wolfe Memorial Scholarship

The Lou Wolf Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in motion pictures and television, with an emphasis on technology. The amount of the scholarship will be up to $2,000. [Apply Now]

SMPTE Student Paper Award

The purpose of this award to recognize the outstanding paper prepared and submitted by a Student Member. The paper receiving the Student Paper Award will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, giving recognition to the author and the institution at which the work was done. The Award winner will also receive a full conference registration to the 2009 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition in Hollywood, CA, where they will be recognized at the Honors and Awards Ceremony. [Info on submitting a paper]

Standards News

The Engineering committees have been working hard, publishing many new Standards and other engineering documents. [View New Documents]

There are great deals for SMPTE Members on Standards CD-ROMs and
subscriptions. Prices will rise in 2008, so take advantage of the current pricing and get your subscription now! [Shop the SMPTE Store]

2007 Professional Video Monitors Report
SMPTE Members Receive 20% Discount!

Insight Media has released the 2007 Professional Video Monitors Report.  CRT monitors used in broadcast, post production and other high-end professional applications are nearing the end of their manufacturing life. What will replace them and can these replacements live up to the needs of the users?  The 2007 Professional Video Monitors Report is available to SMPTE members for only $799. [More Info] (additional report details, Table of Contents, SMPTE member link)

SMPTE Staff Contacts

Executive Director Kimberly Maki 484-875-3023 (direct)
Sections Sally D'Amato 914-761-1100 x 4965
Membership Charlie Barone 914-761-1100 x 4968
Standards Peter Symes 914-761-1100 x 4961
  Mark Hyman 914-761-1100 x4964

Professional Development/
Session Content

Joel Welch 484-875-3025 (direct)
Test Materials Anne Seminara 914-761-1100 x 4971
Marketing & Fall Conference Heather Tornvall 484-875-3024 (direct)
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Dianne Purrier 914-761-1100 x 4967
Accounting Ken Wendel 914-761-1100 x 4962