National Events

Oct. 24-27

SMPTE Technical
Conference & Exhibition

Brooklyn, NY

February 10-13, 2008


2008 Joint Conference

InterContinental Houston Hotel


Section Events

Click on Section Name for details of each

Sept. 13

Dallas Fort Worth

New Concepts in Mobile HD Productions

Grand Prairie, TX

Sept. 18


Pioneering Digital Disk-Based Acquisition and Post Production
Workflows for Major Motion Pictures

Hollywood, CA

Sept. 18

Philadelphia Section

Broadcast Technology at Citizen's Park

Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 18

Rocky Mountain

Clustered Storage Solutions for Media and Entertainment

Denver, CO

Sept. 19-20

Washington DC

HDTV Boot Camp

Washington DC

Sept. 24


Using DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 for Improved DSNG & Satellite Broadcast

Norcross, GA

Sept. 26

New England

Using DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 for Improved Operations for DSNG and Satellite

Auburn, MA




September 2007

SMPTE Technical Conference &

Keynote Announced

The Society of Motion Picture and Television
Engineers (SMPTE) is pleased to announce that Bran Ferren,
Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Applied Minds, will deliver
the keynote address at the SMPTE Technical Conference & Exhibition
on Wednesday, October 24 during the conference's opening general
[More Info]

SMPTE Technical Conference &

Pre-conference Sympsium Sessions

Plan to arrive a day early to attend the
Pre-conference Symposium on Stereoscopic Production. This intense,
one-day program will provide the broadcast, production, or cinema
engineer with a roadmap for exploring the stereoscopic production
landscape, from acquisition to the latest projection systems. Leading
industry experts will explain the core technologies, applications and
challenges of managing a 3D production pipeline.
Session Descriptions]

SMPTE and VSF 2008 Joint Conference Call for

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and
the Video Services Forum (VSF) are seeking presentation proposals for
the SMPTE and VSF 2008 Joint Conference, scheduled for Feb. 10-13, 2008,
in Houston.

The SMPTE/VSF Joint Conference will highlight the accelerating
interdependency of technologies used in motion imaging and video
transport services. Proposals should support the conference goals of
providing attendees with the latest information on the technology
advances in Motion Imaging and Video Transport Services, with a core
theme of Distributing Digital Content in a Networked World. The
conference is a unique gathering of end users, service providers,
equipment manufacturers, and others involved with the highly dynamic
world of television and video. [More Info]

Volunteers Wanted for the SMPTE Technical Conference &

The 149th SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition will be held at
the Brooklyn Marriot for five days beginning Tuesday, October 23rd
through the Saturday October 27th. If you can donate about 20 hours of
your time over the course of the conference as an assistant to our
conference committee, you will receive a free badge for each day of
scheduled service, thus saving you the full registration fee.
 Minimum shifts are 4 ½ hours long. The badge will admit you to the
technical sessions and exhibits on the same days you volunteer,
depending on your assigned volunteer schedule. If you would like to
volunteer and become more active in New York Section and SMPTE national
affairs, please contact Ed Schuller at
Give your full name, postal street address, phone, fax and e-mail
addresses for your home and business, as well as your
professional affiliation. There are a limited number of positions
available, and this offer is for current SMPTE members. Non members,
however, can take advantage of this offer by becoming a member at $135.

SMPTE and CST Announce Memorandum of

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and
the Commission Supérieure Technique de l'image et du Son (CST) announced
a Memorandum of Understanding detailing increased cooperation between
the two organizations. The MOU provides for high level exchange of
information between the organizations, fosters increased cooperation in
the development of standards of mutual interest and provides for regular
meetings of organization leaders, as well as joint projects where
applicable. [More Info]

EBU and SMPTE Announce Joint Task Force on Time
and Synchronization

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Society of Motion
Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) are forming a new Joint Task
Force to examine and standardize future needs for timing and
synchronization in moving picture and related industries. [More Info]

SMPTE Technical Conference & Exhibition
Booth Space and Sponsorships Still Available

Booth selection is open for the SMPTE Technical Conference &
Exhibition, Oct. 24-27 in Brooklyn, NY. This year's show features many
exhibitor-friendly changes, including: Session entrances in the Exhibit
Hall, Breakfast and breaks served in the Exhibit Hall, Exclusive Exhibit
Hours and the Exhibitor Passport Program, where attendees receives
stamps from your booth in their Passport Booklet, which can then be
entered into a drawing for a 50" HD Plasma TV (we provide the booklet
and stamp).

Many new sponsorships are also available to bring your company's name
in front of this highly targeted audience. More Info


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 Tomko 484-875-3024 (direct)
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Dianne Purrier 914-761-1100 x 4967
Accounting Ken Wendel 914-761-1100 x 4962