HPA Calls for Presentation Proposals for 2011 Tech Retreat
September 7, 2010
LOS ANGELES: The Hollywood Post
Alliance launched its official call for presentation proposals for the 2011 HPA
Tech Retreat. The 17th annual event is scheduled for Feb. 15-18 in Rancho
Mirage, Calif., at the Rancho Las Palmas. Anything having to do with motion-picture
technology, including video and related audio and data, is appropriate for the main
Proposals may be as brief or as long as is considered necessary to convey
their content to Mark Schubin, the event organizer. E.g., says Schubin, “16K resolution,” “lensless imaging,” “immersive sound,” “Do audiences prefer music or 3D?” “thought-controlled
post,” “HD in 100 bits per second,” “correcting lens aberrations in post
through blind deconvolution,” and so forth. No formal abstract is
required. If more info is needed, Shubin will request it. Marketing presentations
will not be accepted.
Submissions should be make by the proposed presenter, and include subject and
desired duration. Thirty minutes is standard, including set-up and Q&A.
Proposals are due to Schubin by Oct. 22.
Decisions are expected to be made in late November. Many factors affect
acceptance, including novelty, expected quality, geographic and industry
diversity, trends suggested by HPA, and trends that emerge in the
The 2011 HPA Tech Retreat is currently expected to have an all-day
supersession on workflow on February 15, concurrent with an all-day ATSC
seminar. Demo room requests and registrations will be taken starting in
early November. More information about the HPA Tech Retreat is available at