Innovative Schedule and Programming and Launch of Engage Content Platform
The Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat is among the most anticipated and enduring technical conferences every year, boasting industry-leading speakers, high grade networking opportunities, and rare candor between professionals working on the bleeding edge of technology. The 2021 HPA Tech Retreat, taking place February 15-26, will bring forth the expected high caliber content as well as new and important additions.
As in previous years, the conference schedule will be anchored by main program presentations, curated by HPA Tech Retreat Maestro Mark Schubin. The popular Supersession, Innovation Zone, networking, and breakfast-lunch roundtables will also return. The HPA Tech Retreat has brought industry leading developments, expert opinion and connection to the media content creation community for more than 26 years. It is expected that 2021 will continue to further that trajectory, including the launch of HPA Engage, where compelling content will be available to members year round.
HPA President Seth Hallen outlined the event, which has been reimagined for a virtual setting. “The focus of this year’s event – aptly described as ‘exactly the same, completely different and over the top’ – brings the key elements of the HPA Tech Retreat directly to our audience. The critical parts of the Retreat: top flight knowledge, the latest technological and product news and reviews, debate and discussion as well as the nearly legendary social networking, have a value that cannot be overstated. With that in mind, we are building an event that we believe will exceed expectations on all of those fronts. It may not be the same physical event, but it will have all of the verve of the retreat in a different setting.”
Dates: February 15-26, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Dates: February 23 and 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm (PST)
Dates: Roundtables will take place on Tuesday, February 16 (9 AM and 1 PM PST); Tuesday, February 23 (9 AM and 1 PM PST); and Wednesday, February 24 (9 AM only).
Dates: February 15 – 17, February 23-24, hours vary
“This year’s HPA Tech Retreat promises to be one of the most meaningful Tech Retreats we have ever held” said Leon Silverman, past President of HPA and conference program committee member. “The ability to join the smartest and most informed minds and to soak in the latest topics, trends, challenges and solutions is no longer constrained by the time and expense of traveling to Palm Springs. And while spending time at the physical Tech Retreat in the past, and we hope in the near future, delivers a full immersion in all things tech, this virtual event will unlock access to people, thoughts and a depth of content that could never be offered in a physical event. Simply put, the HPA Tech Retreat will be the one place that can help make sense of these times of challenge and promise. If you miss it, you will have missed an important historical industry moment and opportunity to connect with those who will lead us to a future of safety, health and incredible creativity. I urge you to join us for the collaboration, conversation and connection.”
Preregistration is open now at hpaonline.com. The 2021 HPA Tech Retreat is available to members for $199. Non-member registration is $299 and includes one year of HPA membership.
The HPA Tech Retreat takes place thanks to the generosity of Diamond Title Sponsor Adobe; Registration Sponsor Sohonet; and Silver Sponsors Avid, and Blackmagic Design. HPA Engage will be presented on the Envoi platform. For sponsorship and other information, visit hpaonline.com.