SMPTE DC Section Meeting - January 2018

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
PBS Headquarters
2100 Crystal Drive
22202 Arlington, VA
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

7:00 pm Social, networking and refreshments (sponsored by SMPTE)
7:30 pm Presentation

PBS Headquarters
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

PBS' Media Supply Chain 5.0 Project: Utilizing and Maximizing What the Future is Providing


Renard Jenkins, Vice President - PBS Operations, Engineering & Distribution


In an effort to better predict turnout we are now using Eventbrite for monthly meetings.  If you expect to attend please register.  There is no obligation, and unregistered walk-ins are still welcome, but this will help us gauge room size and refreshment orders in advance.


DRIVING: If driving, there are public garages in the area.  Download the PMI Crystal Plaza Parking.pdf​ for the location of the visitors entrance to the Crystal Plaza parking garage.  There is direct elevator access from the garage to 2100 Crystal Drive.

Taxi Drop-off:  From Crystal Drive, enter the building at the entrance between We, The Pizza (to your left) and Capital One Bank (to your right); walk past the bank to a recessed elevator lobby. Either of these two elevators will take you to the main lobby level of the building. Once you are at the main lobby level, go straight ahead through the double glass doors to the PBS Reception area.

Public Transit via METRO:  Take either the Yellow or Blue line to the Crystal City Station

Indoor Walking Route from Metro:  From the Metro take the main escalators up one level and go through the glass doors on your left into the concourse. Follow this concourse up a flight of stairs; at the Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry go to the left and immediately right; proceed straight passing the beautician, barbershop and entrance to the Crystal City Marriott Hotel until you arrive at the wall mural. At this point veer to the left and proceed until the next intersection; turn right at Au Bon Pain and at the next intersection turn left. Walk towards the exit doors and immediately on your left will be a recessed elevator lobby. Either of these two elevators will take you to the main lobby of the building. Once you are at the main lobby, proceed through the glass doors to the PBS reception area.

Outdoor Walking Route from Metro:  Take the main escalators up two levels until you are above ground. Cross 18th Street and walk straight ahead down Bell Street. Cross 20th street and walk through the parking lot.



February, 15, 2018:  Vidovation (developments in wireless video), NAB HQ

March 15, 2018:  Meeting with Student Section at Loyola U, Baltimore, topic TBA

May 23/24, 2018:  Bits By the Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD

June 21, 2018:  Dolby Atmos in Production (tentative) --  joint meeting with SBE, AES