SMPTE transforms annual conference and expo into remote experience

SMPTE will host its annual technical conference and exhibition on 10-12 November as an interactive and immersive remote experience with an array of learning and networking opportunities. Within this customisable online format, SMPTE 2020 will provide opportunities for attendees to explore the variety of new technologies and business models shaping the future of media and entertainment.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Game On’, with one full day focused on the convergence of esports/gaming and media technology and the unique requirements of the thriving esports industry.

“By eliminating traditional barriers to participation such as travel, the cost of accommodation, and scheduling conflicts, we’re making SMPTE 2020 a broadly accessible and truly global conference,” explained SMPTE executive director Barbara Lange. “We look forward to increased participation from all SMPTE Sections around the world.”

Attendees will be welcomed into an immersive environment that incorporates a main conference hub, meeting rooms for a chance to ‘ask the experts’, theatre space for sessions and the annual Awards Gala, and an exhibition hall with private meeting space. SMPTE 2020 will offer flexibility in accessing technical presentations, practical hands-on training, product and technology demonstrations, peer-group discussions, virtual panels, and sponsored roundtable discussions, as well as networking events, social hours, and even trivia and esports competitions.


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