SMPTE Opens Registration, New Web Site for Conference & Expo

White Plains, NY, July 27, 2009 – Making it easier than ever to participate in one of the premier annual events in the media content and motion-imaging industries, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced the official opening of attendee registration and the launch of a pre-event registration Web site for its Annual Tech Conference and Expo.

This year’s event takes place from Oct. 27 – 29, 2009 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. and will feature a rich variety of content and activities. They include a high-profile keynote speaker; leading media, software, and display experts; exhibits; and professional networking events – including a special reception and screening sponsored by Warner Bros. A special seminar – Advanced Media Workflows and MXF – produced by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) will precede the Conference and Expo on Oct. 26.

The Conference and Expo will also feature numerous technical sessions to address key industry issues and opportunities. Led by industry experts, session topics range from the latest developments in display technologies and advances in digital monitoring/control, audio, and networking to 3D content distribution and stereoscopic production techniques. A complete list of the sessions is available at

“Our Annual Tech Conference and Expo amplifies SMPTE’s ongoing leadership efforts to provide technology education and information that advance and expand critical industry revenue-generating opportunities such as high-definition (HD) production, digital cinema, and stereoscopic 3D cinema and 3D television,” said Kimberly Maki, Executive Director of SMPTE. “This year’s conference and exposition are no exception. We look forward to seeing our colleagues from across the media content and motion imaging industries this fall.”

Event sponsors for the 2009 conference and expo currently include Azcar, Photo Research, Inc., Sony, and Warner Bros.

Exposition Sponsorships, & Exhibit Space

Sponsorships and exhibit space for the Annual Tech Conference and Expo are now available. For more information, please visit and


About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. As an internationally recognized and accredited standards-setting body, SMPTE develops standards, recommended practices and guidelines, and spearheads educational activities to advance engineering and moving imagery. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has established close to 600 standards, including the physical dimensions of 34mm film and the SMPTE-time code. More recently, it crafted the Digital Cinema Standards, which paved the way for digital movie theaters. Headquartered in New York, SMPTE is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT, and new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators, and consultants in more than 65 countries. They are joined at SMPTE by more than 200 sponsoring corporations, principal players in content creation, production, and delivery for all platforms and in entertainment hardware and software.

About the Advanced Media Workflow Association

The Advanced Media Workflow Association is an open, community-driven forum focused on the creation of timely, innovative, business-driven specifications and technologies for networked media workflows.

SMPTE Media Relations:

Laura Barber

(503) 703-3638