Welcome to the Sacramento Chapter of SMPTE. We’re glad you stopped by our home page.

Much of the Sacramento Chapter’s interest and activities lie within the region of Grass Valley, CA.

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Grass Valley’s roots as a hub for video and broadcast equipment technology  were planted when Dr. Donald Hare founded a tiny research and development company in 1959 called Grass Valley Group. Today, the quaint communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City boast a high-tech employment count of over 1000. The video and broadcast companies who call this area home are always looking to bring in new talent and can offer a variety of intern and job relocation programs as well as competitive compensation packages and an amazing quality of life.

Less than an hour away is Sacramento, home to almost a dozen television stations, multiple cable TV head-end facilities and a wide variety of related broadcast technologies including transmitters, antennas and rental and staging equipment.
The Sacramento section of SMPTE is fortunate to have many generous sponsors who help us provide opportunities for social networking while we continue to provide informative, relevant, technological presentations at our monthly meetings. Members and non-members are always welcome.

Thank you.

Mona Smothers
Chairperson, SMPTE-Sacramento Chapter