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2024- Power of Color Symposium - Save the Date

Who We Are


  • Is a global organization that operates and represents ourselves as such.
  • Membership has three pillars of activity: Standards, Education, and Global Community.
  • Values Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).
  • Strives to understand the common needs of all our members and stakeholders.
  • Is adaptable and forward thinking.
  • Values and nurtures our volunteers.
  • Committed to sustaining, growing, and diversifying the organization.
Vision Statement Unlimited creativity, experiences for everyone
Mission Statement To inspire technological advancement in art, science, and media everywhere for everyone

SMPTE is a global society of more than 5,000 diverse and engaged members, including creative professionals, media technologists, and engineers. Members transform the industry through Standards Technology Committees with 800 engineering standards and guidelines developed to advance global interoperability of hardware and software; advance their careers through our vast educational offerings; and have access to our invaluable network of mentors and colleagues via local and global industry events. Collaboration leads to innovation, and SMPTE is proud to provide members a space to do both. 

From the early days of entertainment technology to the latest digital media breakthroughs, the brightest minds in the industry have found their community in SMPTE.  

Our members are forward thinking. So while times may change, SMPTE will meet you there.

SMPTE This Month


IDEA: During Dr. Michele Wright’s short tenure as SMPTE Director of Business Development and Outreach, she has: Spearheaded SMPTE’s DEI efforts. Collaborated cross-functionally for all SMPTE matters. Consolidated the sales team. Opened novel sponsorship levels and marketing opportunities. Helped present SMPTE’s Change campaign at the 2023 HPA Tech Retreat. Led business development efforts for SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS)/Open Services Alliance initiatives. Opened doors for STEM/STEAM collaborative opportunities across multiple platforms. Established outreach to underrepresent communities including historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); the African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities among others. Served as Staff Liaison SMPTE’s Women Leadership Forum. Spearheaded SMPTE’s inaugural Annual Power of Color Symposium. Served on the judging panel for the 2023 Cable and Satellite International (CSI) Awards. Worked in synergy with her cohorts to institute mentorship, scholarship, internship, and work-development strategies across the spectrum of the business, science, and engineering of the moving image.


We have launched our latest web-series titled “Leadership is Listening,” which highlights how SMPTE leaders are changing our industry and organization. The first episode went live on March 29th and had a second round on April 5th, featuring SMPTE Executive Director David Grindle and SMPTE President Renard Jenkins. The next installment will take place this June TBD, with our president Renard Jenkins and Membership VP Rose Lockwood. It is streamed on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. They will address the changes that need to be made, and the future of SMPTE. The next order of business is the transition to our new database Nimble, which will be launching shortly. This is a very exciting change for staff and will affect the member experience as well! More to come on this, stay tuned for dates and details!