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January 13, 2016         (Los Angeles, CA)      The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat®, now in its 22nd year, is a world-class gathering of engineering, technology, creative and business leaders engaged in dynamic interaction and exchange. Alongside the full conference at the Tech Retreat, attendees can participate in the Innovation Zone, the evolution of the HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room. The Innovation Zone, a carefully curated area presented in a space designed for learning and discovery, now focuses on cutting edge products and technologies that are new to the market.

Companies participating in the Innovation Zone will be able to work individually, or with others to present workflow solutions that offer innovative methods. Companies presenting content distribution processes that work across global distribution platforms, as well as experimental and conceptual products, startups or creative solutions are all encouraged to apply. As it has always been, this is a curated educational area at the HPA Tech Retreat, not a typical trade exhibition. Applications are reviewed to determine eligibility to participate in the Innovation Zone. Space is still available, though limited. Current participants in the Innovation Zone include a variety of leading edge companies, many who are new to the Tech Retreat. A complete list is available online.

Vincent Maza, HPA Board Member and Manager of the Innovation Zone, noted, “The Innovation Zone presents an incomparable opportunity to explore groundbreaking solutions and technologies that are making, or soon will make, an impact across the entire spectrum of content. The name change to the Innovation Zone illustrates the broadened experience for attendees and presenters, where entire workflow solutions can be explored as well as the individual technologies.”

The HPA Tech Retreat® is a highly engaging yet informal gathering in the Palm Springs area where top engineering, technical, and creative talent, as well as strategic business leaders, are dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and information.

For information or applications, visit the HPA website at hpaonline.com.

About the HPA Tech Retreat ®

The HPA Tech Retreat® is an informal gathering, in the Palm Springs area, of the top industry engineering, technical, and creative talent, as well as strategic business leaders focused on technology, from all aspects of digital cinema, post production, film, television, video, broadcast and related technology areas, for the exchange of information. The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat will take place February 15 to 19, in Indian Wells, California.

About the HPA®

The HPA serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content. Through their partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in the advancement of the art, science and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, the HPA continues to extend its support of the community it represents. Information about the HPA is available at www.hpaonline.com.

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