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Celebrate
SMPTE's CENTENNIAL

100 Years of Setting the Standard in Motion Imaging

Celebrate SMPTE at the Centennial Gala

28 OCTOBER 2016
SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for the celebration of the century as SMPTE turns 100 years old!  The Gala will feature outstanding honorees in the industry, great entertainment, dining and dancing.  Stay tuned for more information!

THE NEXT CENTURY FUND

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT CENTURY OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY!

Advancing moving-imagery education and engineering 

Across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries, SMPTE’s dedicated members and volunteers shape our industry’s future with a global Membership, relevant Education, and interoperable Standards.

As SMPTE celebrates its centennial year, new entrants challenge every aspect of the media workflow, from technology tools to business models.

Join us in helping shape that future!

The newly established Next Century Fund will further the Society’s vision, including:

Our HISTORY

SMPTE Founder C. Francis Jenkins

The Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPE) was created in 1916 under the leadership of C. Francis Jenkins, an inventor from Washington, D.C. (The “T” in “SMPTE” was added in 1950 to embrace the emerging television industry.)

Since 1916, the Society has leveraged innovation to develop more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. Today, SMPTE generates an annual average of 50 new standards documents focused on cinema, television, Internet video, audio, and associated metadata.

The value and importance of SMPTE’s standards development work has been recognized by an Oscar® statuette, eight Technology & Engineering Emmy® statuettes. Within the past year, both the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have recognized SMPTE for reaching its century milestone. The Special Award plaque from AMPAS honors the fact that, “For one hundred years, the Society’s members have nurtured technology, provided essential standards, and offered the expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and post-production of motion pictures."

THANK YOU!

Centennial Campaign
Supporters

Donors:

Wendy Aylsworth
Bill Miller and Ellen Sontag-Miller
Michelle Munson and Serban Simu (with Aspera)
Andy Setos
Leon Silverman
Peter Wharton

Campaign Advisory Committee

Chair:
Bob Seidel, CBS

Members:
Mel Atherton, Blackmagic Design
Wendy Aylsworth
Randy Conrod, Imagine Communications
Bruce Devlin, Dalet
Chris Fetner, Netflix
Bob Fung, Semtech
Brian Henderson, RED
Charles Jablonski
Bill Miller, Miltag Media Technology
Larry Thorpe, Canon

Pat Griffis from Dolby accepts the Centennial donor gift from Executive Director Barbara Lange
Vince Roberts and Leon Silverman of Disney
SMPTE’s Director of Philanthropy, Mary Vinton with Vince Pizzica from Technicolor with SMPTE president Bob Seidel and Executive Director Barbara Lange
SMPTE past president Wendy Aylsworth accepts her Centennial donor gift at the 2015 Annual Conference.
Panasonic’s Ron Martin with Executive Director Barbara Lange
SMPTE Centennial donors with past president, Wendy Aylsworth, current president Bob Seidel, and Executive Director Barbara Lange