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    The SMPTE Washington DC Section

    in conjunction with

    Montgomery College

    and the

    Maryland Stem Festival


    Media Forward  Student Night  Town Hall  



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    Thursday, October 29, 2020

    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


    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?

    The Media Forward Town Hall is for students interested in media technology – audio, video, streaming, podcasting, editing and more. SMPTE is the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the leading worldwide media technology membership organization. Our Members run television networks and stations, sports facilities, film and recording studios, production houses as well as cloud services, technology companies and a host of other media technology enterprises. This is an opportunity for students to meet media professionals and industry leaders, learn about the latest media technologies and explore career possibilities.

     This will be a “Town Hall” format where students can meet, learn from, and ask questions of SMPTE media professionals. We will have several “breakout rooms”, each with a specific topic of interest to students and SMPTE media professionals as hosts. Students will be able to freely move between these breakout rooms.

    Breakout Room topics:

    1. Creating “VENN”, a New Gaming Service
    2. Computers, Cloud & IT in Media Production 
    3. Audio Recording Studios, Radio and Podcasting
    4. Internships and Careers in Media Technology
    5. Inside the World’s Largest Media Archive
    6. All Kinds of Media Systems
    7. The Challenges of Live TV Production 
    8. Plus, the Zoom Lobby: If you are a Media, IT, Engineering, STEM student or just curious, meet a team of media professionals to answer all your media career and technology related questions.


    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

     Questions? Send an email to