The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is seeking proposals for technical papers and tutorials for the 2009 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition. Proposed papers must be informational in nature and must address technical theory application or practice associated with technologies relevant to the motion imaging industry. This year student papers are strongly encouraged. “Encouraging student technical papers is in line with SMPTE’s strategy to support the educational and development efforts of students who may be looking towards a career in motion imaging ” says Kimberly Maki SMPTE’s executive director. “We see these students as the leaders and innovators of the industry in coming years. As such we want to provide this unique opportunity for them to demonstrate their knowledge and to network with some of SMPTE’s luminaries.” Interested parties are invited to submit a one-page abstract (no more than 300 words) Including topic heading paper title delivery method (presentation video clip demonstration) a brief description of the proposed paper's content name of author/presenter company mailing address telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address no later than June 12. Previously published product-specific or promotional papers will not be considered. The conference is being held October 27-29 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood California. Click here for more information.