SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, will honor industry luminaries and next-generation leaders at the SMPTE Awards Gala, a virtual event taking place across two ceremonies on November 30 and December 1. Registration is free for this year's event, which will feature a unique social reception and a program schedule that makes it easy to engage and celebrate with friends and colleagues around the globe.
Held on an interactive platform designed for award ceremonies, this year's Awards Gala will allow guests to text and video chat with one another while watching the ceremony. The event will open an hour prior to the start of each program, giving guests time to join a virtual cocktail hour, find their table, and chat with other guests.
"This year's gala leverages a virtual format to make the awards celebration more accessible than ever," said SMPTE executive director Barbara Lange. "We have four wonderful hosts lined up to recognize the impressive group of 2021 honorees, and we're proud to be presenting the event on a truly interactive virtual platform that will give guests a real opportunity to meet, connect, and share the experience in a meaningful way."
Information about all the 2021 honorees is posted on the SMPTE Awards page https://www.smpte.org/engage/awards-gala