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2023 Media Technology Summit - Registration Open!

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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

 Let's hear from you! Members and friends of SMPTE-DC, what topics would you like to learn about? 

Send your ideas to managers@smptedc.org

October 10, 2023 11:00am ET,  Special Online Event TOWN HALL!  This 90 minute event will focus on the state of the industry across a variety of topics with known SMPTE members from around the world.  ALL are invited from near and far.  This will be an interactive event with Q&A.  Block your calendar now!

Our theme, “Stump the Snyder” will feature SMPTE's very own James Snyder, hosted by John Footen and moderated by Jonathan Solomon. This will be an interactive discussion with attendees - bring your 'legacy' film and tv equipment, tapes, stock and see if you can stump James! . It will be fun!

Registration to come.

john footenJohn Footen 2018 Photo

John Footen is a leader in Deloitte’s M&E practice with over 30 years of experience in the industry. In his role at Deloitte, John works with a wide variety of broadcasters, studios, telecom companies and the firms that serve them. His client work focuses on technology strategy, media systems architecture and design, roadmaps, innovation and digital.

John has served chaired multiple SMPTE technology committees. He was a recipient of the SMPTE Medal for Workflow Systems and was named a Fellow of SMPTE. He is also the co-author of the book, “The Service-Oriented Media Enterprise: SOA, BPM, and Web Services in Professional Media Systems,” as well as numerous articles in industry journals and magazines.

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Jonathan is a Principal Partner Solutions Architect at AWS with more than 25 years experience in Media and Broadcast. Prior to joining AWS, he worked with Aspera, an IBM Company. His vast experience in broadcast and IP allows him to routinely bridge the two worlds. Career highlights include the first live HD video transmission over commodity internet from Cuba, architecting the WWE OTT Network, and project design and management for several multi-million dollar broadcast facilities and dark fiber networks.

Upcoming Events...

September 30, 2023 11:30am, WFED Transmitter Site (Silver Spring,MD) - SBE37 picnic + THE NEXT BEST THING mini broadcast and production equipment trade show.  With the TELOS ALLIANCE truck full of AXIA, production, and processing latest and greatest equipment!  Register Here

October 16-19, 2023, Lowes Hollywood Hotel (California) - SMPTE Media Technology Summit 2023 - Info & Registration

November 2, 2023 Evening, Media Forward Student Event, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

December 12, 2023 6:30, Annual Holiday Party SMPTE, SBE, AESBusboys and Poets, Arlington, Va.  Details and Eventbrite registration to follow.  Sponsorship opportunities will be available!

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


Reminders & Notices

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

Past Events

January 17, 2019

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