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Insights from Michelle Munson, Winner of The HPA 2016 Charles S. Swartz Award

By Debra Kaufman

On November 17, at the HPA Awards, Michelle Munson, co-inventor and CEO of Aspera, will receive the Charles S. Swartz Award, for significant impact across diverse aspects of the industry. Also that evening, the company’s Aspera FASP Stream will receive a 2016 Engineering Excellence Award for its “turnkey application software enabling live streaming of broadcast-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks.”
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Industry Beat

Victoria Alonso Wows Crowd at Annual Women in Tech Luncheon

It was a packed room and an enthusiastic crowd that greeted Victoria Alonso, executive vice president of physical production for Marvel Studios, who spoke at the annual Women in Technology luncheon on 24 October, presented by HPA and SMPTE®.
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HPA Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Make Auspicious Debut

On October 26, the inaugural class of Young Entertainment Professionals was introduced to the HPA community through a series of presentations, mentorship events, and exhibition tours at the annual SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition.
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SMPTE Conference

Packing nonstop education, action, galas, and connection into 5 days, SMPTE ended an incredible week at the organization's 100 year gala.  Honoring industry icons Douglas Trumbull and James Cameron, the evening was a dazzling testament to the organization’s impact and future.

 

HPA Tech Retreat Opens Registration

Registration for the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat is now open! This not-to-be-missed event perennially sells out, so get your tickets now.  Programming will be announced shortly. Don’t miss the week in the desert that keeps you refreshed and inspired for the year ahead.  20 - 24 February, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.
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HPA Awards: Get your tickets!

The HPA Awards are rapidly approaching and tickets are selling fast, so make sure you have your tickets for this wonderful evening.  Creative categories, Herb Dow, ACE, Michelle Munson, Creativity and Innovation winners, and honorees for Engineering Excellence will all be on hand, along with a group of amazing presenters. 
 
Celebrate with us on the 17th of November, 7 PM, at the Skirball Cultural Center. 
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SMPTE HPA Student Film Festival announces winners

Packing nonstop education, action, galas, and connection into 5 days, SMPTE ended an incredible week at the organization's 100 year gala.  Honoring industry icons Douglas Trumbull and James Cameron, the evening was a dazzling testament to the organization’s impact and future.
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Member News

IHSE and AVID Collaboration

IHSE’s keyboard/video/mouse switching products are a critical part of media operations around the world.
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HPA Events Calendar

17 November 2016

The 2016 HPA Awards – Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA
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20-24 February 2017

HPA Tech Retreat -  Indian Wells, CA
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