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SMPTE Opens Registration for SMPTE 2016

Society's Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Will Explore Media and Entertainment Technology While Celebrating Society's 100-Year Anniversary

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)—a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment and technology industries—has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. SMPTE 2016 is scheduled for October 25-27 in Hollywood, Calif., starting off with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on October 24.

Early bird rates are available now through August 20. 

SMPTE 2016 will also celebrate the Society’s 100th anniversary. Taking place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the event will fill two exhibit halls, multiple session rooms, and feature a C. Francis Jenkins Museum, a beer garden, and a series of special events culminating with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, hosted in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on October 28.

“Every step along the media chain is evolving at a rapid pace, and SMPTE’s centennial year is an ideal time to explore the path we’ve taken so far, as well as the new and emerging technologies that will drive us forward,” says SMPTE Education Vice President Pat Griffis. “With a growing slate of world-renowned technology thought-leaders presenting, SMPTE 2016 offers attendees unparalleled opportunities for professional development, relationship building, and ‘mind sharing.’ At the same time, a fabulous array of centennial-focused special events promises to add a new level of excitement and energy to the overall event.”

SMPTE 2016 conference sessions will address topics including ultra high definition TV (UHDTV), high-frame-rate (HFR) imaging, and wide color gamut (WCG); color management; file workflows and formats; broadcast and IT-based networked media infrastructure; cloud media architectures; new distribution modalities; security; display technologies; audio; new cinema technologies and formats; image processing; asset management and storage; virtual reality (VR); compression; and diversity in the media workforce.

The customary conference and exhibition schedule has been optimized to include technical sessions and networking opportunities, as well as an array of special events celebrating SMPTE’s centennial anniversary. 

In addition to registration, prospective exhibitors may still secure prime exhibit space now, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Further information about SMPTE 2016 and the 2016 Symposium is available at

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