SMPTE’s Media Forward event comes to Montgomery College and the Maryland STEM Festival!
Media Forward is an event designed for students interested in technical and production careers in media. If you’re interested in a career in media, this event offers you a chance to learn about the industry and career opportunities while networking with leading media professionals from our area. There will also be hands-on sessions on production and emerging technologies along with opportunities to engage media professionals in one-on-one discussions. The event is open to all students from high school through graduate students. It is also an opportunity for SMPTE members to help the next generation of the broadcast media professionals succeed.
This is a Maryland STEM Festival event and is produced by the Washington DC Section of The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, a global organization of media professionals and technologists in conjunction with Montgomery College Department of Media Arts & Technologies. The event is offered at no charge; however, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Kickstart Your Media Career
- Discover the latest technologies
- Learn from industry technology leaders
- Network and create mentorships with industry professionals
- Hands on exhibits, demos and TV facility tours
Media Forward connects high school and college students with the future of media technology. Join professionals in photography, digital cinema, live streaming, and more as they give insights in to their everyday work as well as share their ideas about the future of the business.
For more information visit the Media Forward event website
Do I need to register to attend?
Yes, please register. The event may fill up, so we may have to refuse walk-ins. Registration also helps us plan for the event organization and refreshments. There is no cost to regsiter.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The event is open to all students include middle and high school, college, vocational and graduate studies. Parents of younger students are welcome to attend.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Campus map and directions can be found here. The event is in the TC building in the upper left of the map.
Due to the construction, attendees should enter through the lower level of the TC-Technical Center Building and follow the signs. Parking will be available in Lot 7 or 8.
From the north: Take I-270 South to Exit 6 (Route 28), W. Montgomery Ave./Rockville. Then take Exit 6A (Route 28) East. Turn left at first traffic light onto Nelson Street. Go to first traffic light at Mannakee Street; turn left. The campus is 1-1/2 blocks on the left.
From the south:
Take I-495 to I-270 North exit 6A (Route 28, W. Montgomery Avenue/Rockville). Follow Montgomery College sign through traffic light (road becomes Nelson Street). Go to first traffic light at Mannakee Street; turn left. The campus is 1-1/2 blocks on the left.
A valid Montgomery College parking permit is required. Visitor permits can be obtained from the Welcome Centers in SB101, and MK 105, and from the Office of Safety and Security in CB 101.
Take Red Line train to Rockville station and transfer to Metrobus #Q2 (Veirs Mill Road line) or Ride On #46 and #55 to campus bus stop at corner of West and South Campus Drive.
The campus is served by both Ride On Bus and Metrobus routes with connections to Metrorail.
What can I bring into the event?
You do not need to bring anything, but you can bring laptops and recording devices. Light refreshments will be served.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org