Key Dates for 2024 HPA Tech Retreat:
NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2024!
- Sunday, February 18 – Thursday, 22, 2024 – HPA Tech Retreat, Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa
- July 24, 2023 – Innovation Zone Applications Open
- August 2023 – Call for Proposals Open – Main Program & Roundtables
- September 2023 – Conference Registration Opens
- October 2023 – Main Program Call for Proposals Closes
About the HPA Tech Retreat:
The Tech Retreat is unique among industry events, asking world-class leaders in engineering, technology, creativity and business to turn away from their day-to-day routines and gather to explore and experience the most compelling topics around the creation, management, and dissemination of content. This kind of focused, authentic discussion between experts happens nowhere else.
Ideas are rigorously explored and debated – not just during onstage presentations, but continuously throughout the event, from the golf tournament to breakfast roundtables and dinners, all the way through to nightcaps.
The HPA Tech Retreat provides association services, networking opportunities and a community for entertainment industry professionals with access to some of the brightest minds in motion pictures and the entertainment industry.
As a non-profit trade association, the HPA Tech Retreat is established to promote the interest of all parties in the entertainment industry. From studio executives to creatives, technologists to engineers, the HPA Tech Retreat provides answers, education, and resources to help shape the future of our industry.
What’s New for 2024?
THE HOTEL: We’re Owning It.
We’re taking over! The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa is officially, entirely, 100% HPA Tech Retreat for the 2024 Tech Retreat. No non-Retreaters allowed. For the week of February 18, it will become a bustling, thriving nexus of action completely dedicated to bringing together the tech and creative communities. From Sunday’s golf tournament through the end of Thursday’s main program sessions, every inch of the venue will be a place to nurture Tech Retreat connections.
This year on Sunday, attendees can join a range of engaging networking activities including a golf tournament and welcome cocktail reception! Monday will kick off with a networking brunch, leading into TR-X. The Supersession unspools on Tuesday and the Main Conference enthralls on Wednesday and Thursday.
Experience the latest innovations at the Innovation Zone, open from Monday to Wednesday. Don’t miss the Innovation Zone cocktail reception and food truck extravaganza on Wednesday evening.
Relax And Recharge
All attendees will have access to our new relaxation lounge, where you can recharge after some hardcore learning and networking. Or, enjoy one of the many resort offerings such as yoga, pickleball, or the day spa. Corporate Members get to unwind in an enhanced VIP member lounge with premium amenities.
All Inclusive HPA Member Ticket/Hotel Package
Your one-stop shop for the Tech Retreat. Package includes all-access registration plus a deluxe room with a golf course/pool view and HPA welcome amenity. Limited inventory. Please contact us for details.
Who Will Be There?
Participants have included Oscar winners, studio technology chiefs, NASA scientists, and executives from the most compelling technology hubs. Attendees are there to engage completely with forward-looking trends and technologies of the content creation ecosystem while tackling issues of the present from fresh perspectives.
Let The Sparks Fly
The who’s who of the industry gather to connect, collaborate and shape the future of media and entertainment. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get in front of top leveldecision makers without distractions. No mute buttons here!
Pull up a chair with a handful of thought leaders and hear from a subject matter expert while you enjoy your parfait. Ask questions, argue, learn, and enjoy. Bon Appetit with a side of insight.
Tech Retreat Features
HPA Tech Retreat Main Program
The launchpad and very foundation of the Tech Retreat. Two full days of panels and presentations about the most important and intriguing ideas today, given by the people who know the most about them. Curated by the inimitable Mark Schubin, HPA Tech Retreat Maestro in Residence.
See it in the Main Program or the Supersession or TRX? Want to experience it in a fully interactive environment? It’s where you can find the latest and most compelling technologies for tire kicking and test driving. Application deadline is January 2, 2024 so APPLY NOW!