Event: The Expanding Universe of Broadcasting
Dates: June 5 and 6, 2012
Location: Ryerson University, Toronto
Registration: Please Click Here

The Toronto Section of the SMPTE is pleased to announce that they will be holding their hugely popular BootCamp Technical Seminar this spring in Toronto. This will be the sections 18th Technical Seminar and the 2-day event will bring together Canada’s largest technical audience of media technology professionals and industry experts under a common educational theme.

Scheduled for June 5 and 6, 2012 and held at Ryerson University in Toronto, this year’s topical umbrella is “The Expanding Universe of Broadcasting”. Within this arena, presenters will explore new and evolving methods and technologies related to media acquisition, production, presentation and distribution in the professional television and film industries. As these areas continue to broaden with ever-more powerful media toolsets and technology/distribution opportunities the need for SMPTE Toronto’s bi-annual boot camps continues to grow.

This event represents a tremendous training and networking opportunity for Canada’s engineering community who work at the heart of the nation’s 17 billion dollar Film, Television and Media industries. As in the past the BootCamp is organized by volunteers form SMPTE’s Toronto Section with a non-commercial editorial process at the heart of its presentation selection process. The previous four BootCamps, have been highly attended with audiences in excess of 200 attendees. As in past this year’s BootCamp will feature top tier Keynote speakers, a comfortable and intimate industry tradeshow with technology demonstrations. The event will kick off on the evening of Monday June 4 with a Toronto Section combined BBQ and a potential Facility Tour.

Attending: The event is open to SMPTE members and non-members. For SMPTE members Earlybird rates start at $100 and this year’s event will include two lunches, welcome coffee as well as coffee breaks conference bag and access to the presentations from the conference. To register please click here.

Sponsorship: To date this year’s The Expanding Universe of Broadcasting sponsors include Miranda Technologies, Harris Broadcast, Panasonic Canada, Quantel, Applied Electronics, Novanet Communications, DAV Solutions, Ericsson Television, Evertz Microsystems, Rogers Media, Ross Video, and Tektronix Canada. There are still limited sponsorships opportunities available and sponsors who book by March 30th may qualify for a Tradeshow Table. Please email smpte.board.toronto@gmail.com.

Call for Papers: The Organizing Committee is soliciting proposals for technical papers for the BootCamp. Interested authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract (no more than 300 words) including topic heading, paper title, delivery method (presentation, video clip, demonstration), a brief description of the proposed paper's content, name of author/presenter, company, mailing address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail address no later than midnight, April 30th, 2012 to smptepapers@gmail.com

Tradeshow: Brought back by popular demand by vendors, the relaxed end-of-day tradeshow concept has proved to be popular with attendees and those who booked booths during our previous events. The tradeshow lasts for 2-3 hours on June 5 following the days papers with food provided for attendees. There will be limited space this year for booths. Each booth includes 10 Foot Frontage, 8 Foot Table (Actual 7.5 ft. * 2 ft.), supplied electricity—power bar, Internet connection and your Company name listed in the promotion for the Tradeshow event. Remaining booth spaces will become available on April 1 following the Tradeshow Sponsorship promotion above. To book a table e-mail smpte.board.toronto@gmail.com