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SMPTE Announces 2017 NAB Show Preview

The 2017 NAB Show’s “The Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art, & Commerce in Cinema, produced in partnership with SMPTE,” is scheduled for April 22-23. The conference will feature two full days of expert presentations delving into how technical innovation, artistic intent, and evolving consumption and business models will interact to shape the future of cinema.

SMPTE Resources and Events at the 2017 NAB Show:

In its booth in the Upper South Hall Lobby, SMPTE will highlight recent advances in standards development, offer details on upcoming educational conferences and programs, and showcase the diversity of its work to encourage and support student engagement in the motion-imaging field. Visitors to the booth also will have the opportunity to learn more about the Society's new limited-edition book highlighting the industry leaders and innovators who have contributed to SMPTE's success over the past century.

IP Showcase
SMPTE has teamed up with AES, AIMS, IABM, and MNA to develop the IP Showcase at the 2017 NAB Show. Located in the North Hall, the IP Showcase will offer a holistic view of industry alignment, action, and transformation with respect to production, contribution, and primary distribution workflows over internet protocol (IP). The pavilion will assist professionals, including broadcast/IT engineers, CEOs, and producers, to determine how they can leverage benefits of the draft SMPTE ST-2110 specifications. Visitors will see engineering progress along with real-world examples of IP applications from leading networks and program-makers.

Membership Services
SMPTE Director of Membership Roberta Gorman, members of the SMPTE Board of Governors, and SMPTE Section leadership will be at the 2017 NAB Show to discuss membership benefits and the Society's role in global standards and interoperability. Prospective members will be able to join, and existing SMPTE Members may renew their SMPTE and Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) memberships on site. SMPTE Members who bring their co-workers, clients, and colleagues to the SMPTE booth to sign up for SMPTE membership will receive a thank-you gift.

Publications
Visitors to the SMPTE booth will have the chance to view and order "The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers," a limited-edition book that showcases the past century's industry leaders and innovators. The Society also will be accepting pre-orders for "Magic & Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science & Technology," a richly illustrated and meticulously crafted history of the Society and its groundbreaking work over the past century. SMPTE is offering new lower-cost international shipping options on these and all other products ordered from its online store.

SMPTE also will be making the latest Standards Outcome Report as well as the SMPTE 2059 Interop Report, available at its booth and will provide information about the SMPTE Digital Library.

Webcasts and Virtual Classroom Courses
SMPTE offers monthly educational webcasts and emerging technology webcasts to its members free of charge, as well as standards webcasts that are complimentary to all. 

Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) Conference: Redefining the Entertainment Experience
SMPTE's fifth Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference will take place May 8-9 at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus in Mountain View, California. With a focus on redefining the entertainment experience, this year's event will take a fresh look at how the convergence of connectivity, bandwidth, and technology improvements is expanding entertainment distribution to the living room, mobile, and beyond. Experts from across the technology and entertainment realms will explore how the connected world is changing entertainment. They will also provide attendees with an actionable understanding of the technology and application trends driving future delivery of a compelling, connected entertainment experience.

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