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SMPTE unveiling interactive & immersive conference experience

As remote and virtual events take the central stage this year, SMPTE is launching  SMPTE 2020: “Game On”, an interactive and immersive remote technical conference experience from 10-12 November 2020.

Throughout the three-day conference experience, attendees can join live technical presentations, practical hands-on training, keynote presentations, partner programming, product and technology demonstrations, moderated roundtable discussions as well as virtual panels, with continual access to a host of on-demand content. 

“As people move deeper into the film and television industry, especially on the technical side, they really need a network of colleagues they can call upon to help them solve different issues,” Kylee Peña of Netflix, who serves as SMPTE 2020 Program Committee Co-chair along with Media Tech Innovator Chris Witmayer.

“SMPTE conferences – and especially this year’s remote event – are a great way to build that network and find people to put in your corner. It’s a pathway towards creating your own professional community.”

Designed with the aim to provide flexibility and ease of connection, the SMPTE 2020 conference allows attendees to connect with other attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers through private meetings, the “Ask an Expert” portal, the annual Awards Gala and Fellows Induction, social hours, networking events, and even trivia and esports competitions.

“SMPTE 2020 attendees may be surprised at how easy it is to access the same great quality and density of peer-reviewed technical content, as well as keynotes and other presentations, they would see at an in-person conference,” said Peña.

More than 80 presentations will address current media technologies as well as future advances in content creation, images and sound, and the allied arts and sciences. Academics, students, engineers, creatives, and executives from across the industry will cover topics ranging from colour and compression to workflows, metadata and new business models.

The full SMPTE 2020 programme is available at 2020.smpte.org/home/program.

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