SMPTE Unveils Powerful Lineup For Forum On Emerging Media Technologies

Early-Bird Deadline Ends 31 January


Leaders from ABC Australia, BSkyB, and NHK to join those from IBM, Intel, and more!

13 – 15 May 2012 | Intercontinental Hotel | Geneva, Switzerland

White Plains, NY, 9 January 2012 – The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced a powerful lineup for The Forum on Emerging Media Technologies, an executive-level symposium to be held by the Society in May in Geneva and produced in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Presenters will include those from ABC Australia, ATSC, BSkyB, EBU, the Fraunhofer Institute, Grass Valley, IBM, Intel, NHK, Radio Television Hong Kong, Sony, Warner Bros., and zeebox.

SMPTE also announced that the early-bird deadline for registration ends 31 January.

Over the course of two days, The Forum will provide a science-based, non-commercial opportunity for executives and other senior leaders from the broadcast, broadband, and cinema industries to discuss the most important and innovative research taking place over the next 10-15 years, with a particular focus on technologies likely to come to market within the next three years.

“At a time when technologies are remaking business plans and engineering roadmaps wholesale, this is the industry event for executives who are sorting out their near- and long-term strategic plans – and the only one to bring together leading motion-imaging technologists, researchers, scientists, practitioners, manufacturers, and strategic thinkers,” said David Wood of the EBU and the chair of the symposium’s program committee. 

Program and registration information for The Forum is available at Regular updates will also be available via Twitter at #forum2012.

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