HPA Tech Retreat UK Opens Call for Proposals

SMPTE and HPA have announced the dates and the call for proposals for the HPA Tech Retreat UK. Like its US counterpart, the HPA Tech Retreat UK is a pivotal gathering for those engaged in the many disciplines supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content across dynamic distribution environments. The HPA Tech Retreat UK returns to Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire from 11-13 July, with a multifaceted programme and event lineup.

The program for the HPA Tech Retreat UK is designed based on proposals and the participation of notable speakers. SMPTE Education Vice President, Richard Welsh, stated that they will be featuring seminars, a SuperSession, and the curated Innovation Zone — where attendees can explore the latest developments in workflow, tools and technologies. He noted that, because the proposals fuel the event, the call for proposals presents the opportunity to engage with a compelling panel presentation or keynote. Proposals for the main programme and the breakfast roundtables may address topics related to moving images and associated sound, great projects or worthy technological development.

Submission proposals for the main programme are due by 30 May. Proposals for breakfast roundtables have no deadline for submission, however, once the maximum number of tables is reached the call will be closed. 

According to HPA President, Seth Hallen, last year, under the guidance of Richard and the Tech Retreat UK programme committee, the event was launched with flying colours.

"It was a great pleasure to spend the week with such outstanding members of the UK post production community and we received terrific feedback on the event and enormous interest from the attendees that we bring it back again the following year. This year there is even more to discuss and experience. We’re looking forward to the HPA Tech Retreat UK continuing to evolve as our HPA community in the UK grows."
Seth Hallen, HPA President

Last year’s programme featured a special session examining the production and post of the hit series “Game of Thrones,” as well as seminars on Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) vs. Perceptual Quantiser (PQ), the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) and the European view of the media landscape from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), cloud workflows, and more.

The executive director of SMPTE and HPA, Barbara Lange, noted that ‘the HPA Tech Retreat is where we leave our offices behind to discuss current and future trends with colleagues who are contributing significantly to the field. When the individuals and companies driving change head to Oxfordshire for debate and exploration, important developments in our industry are explored and understood in an entirely unique way'.

Proposals should be submitted to [email protected]. Complete information about rules and other details are available at http://www.hpaonline.com/.

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