SMPTE Expands for Centennial Celebration

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Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:50 -- Nick Dager

Members of the SMPTE staff celebrate Founder's Day at Nasdaq Market Square in Times Square, New York, from left to right: Aimée Ricca, Roberta Gorman, Mary Vinton, Barbara Lange, Sally-Ann D'Amato, Jewelie Elsbree. Photo by Christopher Galluzzo / Nasdaq, Inc.The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will host a greatly expanded exhibit space to accommodate a more extensive demonstration of new technologies, as well as a variety of amenities to celebrate the Society's centennial.

The new Centennial Hall added for SMPTE 2016 will feature: 

A Centennial Exhibit featuring SMPTE founder C. Francis Jenkins’ artifacts from the Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond, Indiana

Multivendor interoperability demonstrations of SMPTE Standard 2059 for Internet Protocol Precision Timing, the next generation of time code

The SMPTE Live Studio featuring Broadcast Beat's live interview area for SMPTE 2016 speakers

A beer garden with a pub-style seating area and beverages available every afternoon

An Oktoberfest reception with German-themed appetizers, open to all SMPTE 2016 attendees on October 26

"We designed this new space to be inviting to exhibitors and attendees alike," said SMPTE executive director Barbara Lange. "Conveniently located on the same level as the Ray Dolby Exhibit Hall and technical conference sessions, Centennial Hall will offer many features that enrich attendees' experience. Special exhibits will provide a look at some of the industry's oldest and newest technologies, while the beer garden will provide a great space for a quick meeting, enjoying a beverage, or just relaxing and socializing whenever Centennial Hall is open."

SMPTE 2016 takes place October 25-27 at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California, and is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees.

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