Technical paper proposals can now be submitted for SMPTE’s Media Technology Summit, formerly the Annual Technical Conference. SMPTE is also accepting proposals for participation in the Storytellers series.

Taking place from 24-27 October, the summit will return as a live event after two years as a digital experience, taking place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. It will feature technical paper presentations, SMPTE Storytellers, roundtables and networking opportunities.

Polly Hickling

Polly Hickling, SMPTE

This year’s general topic areas span advancements in digital cinema and broadcast; streaming; AI in content creation; remote production and sustainability. Technical leadership and industry change, esports and gaming, cloud and media supply chain are also among the topics of interest.

All proposed manuscripts must be informational, original and unpublished, non-commercial or product-specific. Key factors for proposed papers include addressing technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media and entertainment industry.

Abstract or technical paper proposals must be clear and concise and 300 words or less. A full description of the subject matter, identifying the target audience and the top three informational takeaways should all be highlighted.

“There have been great advancements in technology during a time where we have had limited opportunity to discuss what we’ve been doing,” said Polly Hickling, Education Director at SMPTE and Course Leader, Media Technology at Solent University.

“The SMPTE Summit is an exciting chance to connect with everything [that many] love about the technology and the people shaping our industry.”

The deadline for submission of final manuscripts and final presentations is 30 April. The Summit 2022 programme, including sessions, speakers and presentation information, will be announced on 1 June.

For more information and to apply go to Call for Papers: Summit 2022 (