Discover cutting-edge technology, top quality educational offerings, and solutions to technical challenges. Multiple program tracks will include fundamental technology concepts, as well as deeply technical presentations on topics addressing the media & entertainment industry's most pressing technology issues and challenges. Our exclusive exhibit hall in its new location, adjacent to the Conference Sessions, will showcase a variety of innovative solutions and tools.

Engage with colleagues and industry experts in a relaxed atmosphere. This is your chance to “ask the experts,” and speak with many sought-after individuals during impromptu meetings, buffet lunches on the rooftop deck, and “pop-up” social events.

Excel in your career! SMPTE 2019 will help provide the education and contacts you need to further your personal and professional development.

Conference Session Hours:
Note our NEW Schedule!

Monday, 21 Oct. through Wednesday, 23 Oct.:
Concurrent Sessions | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, 23 Oct.: Single Track: | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday, 22 Oct: 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday, 23 Oct.: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday, 24 Oct.: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


On-Site Registration Hours:
Sunday, 20 Oct.: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday, 21 Oct.: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 22 Oct.: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, 23 Oct.: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, 24 Oct.: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM



Morning: 9:00 - 12:30pm
  • Early Career Track
  • Machine Learning & AI in Content Creation
  • Compression
  • AWS Training
Lunch: 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • HPA & SMPTE Women in Technoogy Luncheon
  • Rooftop Buffet Lunch
Afternoon: 2:30 - 5:30pm
  • AES Track
  • AWS Training
Evening: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Opening Night BBQ and SMPTE Jam!


Morning: 9:00 - 10:30am
  • Annual Membership Meeting (8:30am)
  • Early Career Track
  • ST 2110
  • Conference Keynote
Lunch: 12:00 - 2:00pm
  • Fellows Luncheon
  • Rooftop Buffet Lunch
Afternoon: 2:00-5:30pm 
  • ST 2110
  • Cinema Processing and Projection
  • Advancements in Audio
  • Sound Session
  • Cloud
Exhibits:  12:00 - 6:30pm


Morning: 9:00 - 12:30pm
  • 4K 4Charity Run (7:00 am)
  • Early Career Track
  • 8K
  • Security
  • Challenges in Internet and ATSC 3.0 Streaming
Lunch: 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • Rooftop Buffet Lunch
Afternoon: 2:30 - 5:30pm
  • UHD, HDR, 4K, High Frame Rate
  • Perceptual Color Quality Metrics
  • Workflow
  • Access and the Global Community of Tech
Exhibits:  10:00 - 6:30pm


Space Day: 9:00 - 4:00pm
  • Exciting Program Annoucements Coming Soon!
Lunch: 12:00 - 2:00pm
  • Rooftop Buffet Lunch
Evening: 5:00 - 10:00pm
  • Awards Gala and Rooftop Afterparty
Exhibits:  10:00 - 2:00pm

This is an extraordinary, once a year event that provides unparalleled opportunities for professional development, relationship building, and “mind sharing.”

  • Unique Interactive Educational Experiences: Educational tracks and sessions are geared to a variety of the latest developments in motion-imaging technology in a non-commercial atmosphere.
  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities: Presenters and conference delegates include world-renowned technology thought-leaders so that you will be meeting individually with the top subject matter experts and industry executives.
  • Insight into the Future of our Industry: SMPTE will be providing insight into what is to be expected in motion-imaging this year and beyond.
  • Opportunity to Ask the Experts: This is your chance to speak with many sought-after individuals, in person, to discuss your questions and ideas specific to your organization’s challenges.
  • Exhibit Hall and Special Events: The exhibits and special events will provide opportunities for you to meet face-to-face with additional industry experts as well as see a variety of innovative solutions and tools from more than 100 vendors