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Washington DC Section

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The Washington D.C. section of SMPTE includes society members from the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area as well as members in the Tidewater, Virginia and other nearby regions.
Section Officers include a chair, a secretary/ treasurer and six managers. There are also other volunteer positions such as Program, Membership and Publicity Chairs.
Our regular meeting is the third Thursday of the month at 7pm ET.  Check below for the latest update, and 
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Our Next Event

September 29, 7pm (tentative) - Define Workflow Methodologies for Content Creation presented by MaestroVision produced by Dennis Felton (virtual - pending registration link)

With Disruption as the primary differentiator in Media today; the need for understanding Workflow Methods is more important than ever. Join SMPTE & MaestroVision in a discussion on how to move forward while choosing when, how and what methodology is best to start a successful Workflow engagement!

Dennis Felton, Dennis Felton Senior Solutions Architect | Workflow Stylist & Disruptor DIME


Dennis Felton
Senior Solutions Architect | Workflow Stylist & Disruptor DIME

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VP of Solutions MaestroVision

Upcoming Events...

September 24 12 noon - SBE Picnic!  All are welcome, WFED (formerly WTOP) transmitter site (Silver Spring).  Register here.  (Rain date 10/1)

October 18 (new date!) - SBE/SMPTE  Mechanics of audio & streaming formats Presented by TieLine - via Zoom (virtual). This will be an educational institution friendly event.  Contact SBE or SMPTE Managers for information.

October 19-20 - NAB NY Details: https://nabshow.com/ny2022/ 
October 24-27 - SMPTE Technology Summit Details: https://summit.smpte.org/ 
November 3 6:30pm - MediaForward Student focused event in person at Montgomery College.  All are welcome.  Join us at 6pm for food and networking.  Event is aimed at students.
November 8 - SBE/SMPTE original WWV site tour (at Goddard!)

DECEMBER 14 6:30-9:30pm - December Holiday Party. The SMPTE Washington DC Section and SBE Chapter 37 invite you to join us for our annual holiday party. We'll have an open bar 6:30-8:00 PM and heavy hors d'oeuvres. All members, colleagues, family and guests are welcome!

Please register in advance so that we can provide an accurate headcount to the restaurant.

Location: Busboys & Poets: 4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206

Directions & : One block from WETA in Shirlington, VA.  There are parking garages at both ends of the block. No metro nearby.

Registration: SMPTE & AES Members, family and friends: $25; Vendors & Sponsors: $100

We ask that all vendors attending please individually register as sponsors to help us defray the costs of the party. All sponsoring attendees will be recognized and thanked in our event signage.

Questions? Please send an email to managers@smptedc.org


Reminders & Notices

Follow SBE37 for Radio/TV specific events

Follow DC AES for all things audio

Job Openings:
Contact managers@smptedc.org if you have a job or need a job!

Past Events

September 29, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC September Meeting

Define Workflow Methodologies for Content Creation presented by MaestroVision produced by Dennis Felton
May 26, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC May Section Meeting

On May 26 at 7 pm Washington, DC section is pleased to be joined by Mark Schubin for an NAB Recap
March 2, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC March SectionMeeting

Blackbird and SMPTE Present- Create More Content Faster with Less Cost and Carbon
February 3, 2022

SMPTE Washington DC Section February Meeting

Camera to Cloud with Frame.io, Adobe and CHESA - Keep Your Head in the Clouds
December 20, 2021

Washington DC Virtual Holiday Party

SMPTE DC Virtual Holiday party on December 20, 2021 at 7PM ET.
April 21, 2021

Washington DC Virtual tour of the new NBCU News Group

Washington DC Virtual tour of the new NBCU News Group
March 22, 2021

Washington Lunch and Learn

Please join us for a SMPTE Lunch & Learn, where Jeff Loucks (Deloitte) will be present data from Deloitte’s Digital Media Trends, The Future of Movies, and the trends driving change in the industry.
February 24, 2021

Washington February Event

February meeting - SMPTE LMT (Language Metadata Table) and Metadata Basics
October 29, 2020

Media Forward Student Night Town Hall

Via Zoom (participation is limited to the first 80 registrants). Registration is required – see below. Meet local media technology professionals and learn about the range of careers available and different technologies in the media and production segment Ask the experts about the latest technology developments, from HDR to online streaming. Discover the future of media. What technologies will drive future opportunities? Kickstart your career. What is it like to work in media technology?
January 17, 2019

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