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The 2020 HPA Tech Retreat is Coming! Celebrating 25 Years of Informing, Exploring and Challenging

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For twenty-five years, the HPA Tech Retreat has presented an incredible roster of well-known and emerging leaders – scientists, engineers, technologists, artists, and a wide array of diverse experts – who come together to explore and debate the most intriguing topics facing the media and entertainment landscape.

Strictly non-marketing-oriented presentations are the foundation of the main conference program, TR-X, and Supersession, enabling attendees to lean into the challenging topics facing them in their careers and businesses without engaging with a sales pitch.

Any attendee will tell you that on top of the powerful programming there is unparalleled networking and conversation at the HPA Tech Retreat, both during planned meals and events and unstructured time.

Please remember that it’s fact, not fiction, that the 700 seats of the HPA Tech Retreat sell out, so make sure to submit your registration right away at hpaonline.com.  Onsite registration is not available.

While we all wait eagerly for the main program announcement, here’s a snapshot of what will be happening at TR-X, the Supersession, the Innovation Zone, and more!

Monday, February 17
TR-X: A Deep Dive into The Future

TR-X (Tech Retreat Extra) is a concentrated, half-day mini-conference that takes place the Monday of the Tech Retreat week. Registration is included in the all-access pass or can be purchased on its own. This year program chairs Mark Chiolis (Mobile TV Group) and Craig German (Amazon Studios) return with a wide-ranging conversation examining the disruptive changes that are fundamentally altering the way we approach our work.  Sessions include artificial intelligence, video over IP, augmented reality, mainstream betting, and the technology evolution, among other crucial topics facing the industry now and in the future.

Tuesday, February 18
Supersession: Making A Movie at The Tech Retreat

Better, smoother, faster! Drawing from a history of leaning into applied technology, this year’s Supersession goes extremely hands-on with a true learning experience presented by some of the best end users in the industry. Joachim Zell chairs a day-long live exploration of movie production and post production with an emphasis on new technologies and workflows advancing the production process. The HPA Supersession team will complete a short film, from production to delivery and all the steps in between. The day will conclude with a screening of the completed film.

Wednesday – Thursday, February 19-20
Main Conference Program: Where The Answers Are Just the Beginning

Details for the main conference program, curated by Mark Schubin, will be announced shortly. Attendees can expect two days of focus on the most pressing and intriguing issues facing the industry. Register here to make sure you don’t miss out on updates!

Breakfast roundtables, one of the most popular part of the HPA Tech Retreat, take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.  Engage with fellow attendees for further exploration of important trends and topics before the day’s activities begin!

Conference Registration includes conference sessions Tuesday through Thursday, breakfast roundtables, Innovation Zone access, daily lunch, and social events. Admission to TR-X is included with an All-Access registration or can be purchased separately.

The HPA Tech Retreat takes place thanks to the generosity of Diamond Title Sponsor Adobe; Gold Sponsor Blackmagic Design; Silver Sponsors Signiant and SDVI Corporation; Bronze Sponsors Avid, LaCie, and Zeiss; Event Sponsors CP Communications and Dell Technologies; and Star Sponsor Cloudian.

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