SMPTE names execs, announces conference plans
January 18, 2011

SMPTE names execs, announces conference plans

WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers ( has made a number of appointments to its Board of Governors, including Dr. Hans Hoffmann, who becomes the first European in nearly 40 years to serve as engineering VP, and Richard Welsh, who becomes the organization’s new Governor for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central & South America Region. 

Wendy Aylsworth, who previously served as engineering VP, becomes SMPTE’s executive VP, marking the first time a woman has been elected to that post. Pete Lude becomes SMPTE’s new president. 

The Society also announced that it will hold its annual DCS Conference at NAB from April 9-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s event — titled “Advanced in Images and Sound: 3D, 4K, and Beyond” — will address topics across the cinema, broadcast and broadband industries.   

In addition, SMPTE has put out a call for papers for its Second International Stereoscopic 3D Conference, which will be held in New York City this June. The scientific gathering focuses solely on the critical technologies needed for widespread and sustained 3D adoption. Conference registration opens February 15 and abstracts must be received by February 28.  The conference will take place June 21-22.