Making it easier than ever to participate in one of the premier annual events in the media content and motion-imaging industries the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced the official opening of attendee registration and the launch of a pre-event registration Web for its Annual Tech conference and expo. This year’s event takes place from October 27-29 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood California. There will be a high-profile keynote speaker; leading media software and display experts; exhibits; and professional networking events – including a special reception and screening sponsored by Warner Bros. A special seminar – Advanced Media Workflows and MXF – produced by the Advanced Media Workflow Association will precede the conference and expo on October 26. The conference and expo will also feature numerous technical sessions to address key industry issues and opportunities. Led by industry experts session topics range from the latest developments in display technologies and advances in digital monitoring/control audio and networking to 3D content distribution and stereoscopic production techniques. “Our Annual Tech conference and expo amplifies SMPTE’s ongoing leadership efforts to provide technology education and information that advance and expand critical industry revenue-generating opportunities such as high-definition production digital cinema and stereoscopic 3D cinema and 3D television ” says Kimberly Maki executive director of SMPTE. “This year’s conference and exposition are no exception. We look forward to seeing our colleagues from across the media content and motion imaging industries this fall.” Event sponsors for the 2009 conference and expo currently include Azcar Photo Research Sony and Warner Bros. A complete list of the sessions is available at http://www.smpte2009.org/technical-sessions.