In an event that boasts more than 25 years of industry-changing thought leadership, the unique circumstances of 2021 promise to make this year’s Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat the most consequential in its history. From March 15-24, in live and recorded content, accessible to a world-wide audience, HPA will present panels, events, and demonstrations that will help our industry share, teach and connect at this most critical time.
“This is not a Zoom conference,” said HPA president Seth Hallen. “We began from the ground up to design an experience that is different from the many back-to-back video conferences that are now a routine part of our workdays. HPA Engage is designed to be an elegant access point to all of the events and content from the retreat and will continue after the event to be a vibrant, content rich, educational hub of information for our members. I want to personally thank HPA director Phil Kubel and HPA digital projects coordinator Max Ma, who are developing the technological and creative platform which will differentiate this event and HPA in the long term.”
“The effort behind the scenes of the HPA Tech Retreat is a mind boggling and exciting,” he added. “Mark Schubin, long referred to as the Tech Retreat maestro, has put another weighty conference program together which assembles the industry’s leading technologists to share and explore important topics. The Supersession will be breaking boundaries, rules and perspectives. Joachim Zell has thoroughly outdone himself, spending his time during the pandemic helping 7 global filmmakers re-define filmmaking in the era of COVID. Leon Silverman is programming the second day of the Supersession, with HPA partnering with MovieLabs for what promises to be one of the industry’s most talked about technology demonstrations ever. We are saying it over and over, but this year’s Tech Retreat is one of those can’t miss events and will be talked about for years to come.”
Leon Silverman, past HPA president and member of the HPA programming committee said, “We have spent so many past Retreats talking about the future. This year we are living it and inventing it in real time. We are at this amazing critical juncture where we can see the promise of how all of these technologies and workflows can literally come together. And what will help us realize this promise is us coming together as an industry. See you at the 2021 Tech Retreat.”
In the coming days, more details for the HPA Tech Retreat will be announced. Registration for the HPA Tech Retreat is open, and is priced at $299 for non-members, which includes individual HPA membership. Registration for HPA members is $199.
The HPA Tech Retreat takes place thanks to the generosity of diamond title sponsor Adobe; registration sponsor Sohonet; gold sponsors Frame.io, GB Labs, NetApp, Ownzones, Signiant, and Vcinity; event sponsor Keycode Media; and silver sponsors Avid, Dalet, Dell Technologies, Unreal Engine, Blackmagic Design, and Zeiss.
For more information, please visit www.hpaonline.com.