HPA Retreat Gets New Venue
By Ken Kerschbaumer -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/29/2002 7:00:00 PM
The Hollywood Post Alliance's annual Technology Retreat, scheduled for Feb. 6-8 in Palm Springs, Calif., will have a new home: the Palm Springs Marquis. The move is in response to the retreat's growing crowd, which made it an exception among industry events last year.
Mark Schubin, who organizes the event, describes the retreat as an SMPTE conference combined with a circus.
"It's meant to be a high-level exchange of technical information in a totally fun atmosphere," he says. "There's nothing formal at all. Even in our softball game, as many people as want to all play at once. If that means 20 people on the field, so be it."
Among the sessions: the yearly network and station-group engineering panel. "Even something as basic as why different stations sound louder or softer when people change channels will be addressed in a session called 'Solving Loudness,'" says Schubin. "And we hope to have every major video-server manufacturer represented in a panel moderated by Karl Paulsen, who literally wrote the book on servers."
For more information, contact Eileen Kramer (626-799-1733) or visit www.hpaonline.com.
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