Volunteers Help Make SMPTE 2018 Possible!

Be Part of It!

Those interested in volunteering can submit their job and shift preferences by clicking the button above.


You must submit your information by 10 October.


Volunteer Information for SMPTE 2018:



Volunteers working a half-day shift receive a complimentary conference registration for that day.

Volunteers working a full-day shift receive a complimentary registration for an additional day of their choice.

Registration instructions will be provided once the Volunteer Schedule is finalized.


Dress Code

The dress code for the event is business or business casual. All volunteers will be provided with a SMPTE Event Staff T-shirt at the event. Once you have received your badge, you should head to the SMPTE Volunteer Desk to check in and collect your shirt. If you are Volunteering for the Badge Scanner position, you are required to wear this shirt during your shift.


Meals During the Conference

All Volunteers working during the Conference will have access to food and beverage during their day(s) of attendance.  This includes coffee breaks, daily Boxed Lunch, the Monday Luau, Tuesday Oktoberfest Reception, and the Wednesday Spooktacular Reception. Please note that the Awards Gala is not included in Volunteer registration.


Volunteer Check In at the Conference

Your badge may be collected at the Registration desk in the California Ballroom Foyer on level 2 of the Westin Bonaventure. Once you have received your badge, please proceed to the Volunteer Desk to check in for your shift.  Please note that Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled shift.


Directions and Parking

Directions and transportation information can be found on the hotel website.


SMPTE will reimburse parking at a maximum rate of $20 per day for Full-Day Volunteers on the day of their Volunteer shift. In order to be reimbursed, bring your parking ticket to the Volunteer Desk when you check out at the end of your shift.


It is recommended that Volunteers park at one of the following parking facilities near the hotel:


World Trade Center - 2-minute walk

1186 Spaces

335 S Flower St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

+1 213 284 7600


City National Plaza - 2-minute walk

237 Spaces

400 S Flower St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

+1 213 488 9196


Stock Exchange - 9 min walk

1572 Spaces

233 S Beaudry Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

+1 213 250 1044

Thank You To Our Sponsors For Their Generous Support!


Help Make SMPTE 2018 Possible, By Becoming A Sponsor!


SMPTE 2018 is the world’s premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. Find out more about SMPTE at www.smpte.org


SMPTE 2018 includes three days of technical sessions, high-tech exhibition hall, special events including the Annual Awards Gala,plus a pre-conference Symposium, bringing you unparalleled opportunities for professional development, relationship building, and “mind sharing.” Presenters and attendees include world-renowned technology thought-leaders.