Thursday, 25 October @ 5:00 pm

San Francisco Ballroom of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown LA.

Black-tie is optional, but encouraged!


Join us as we honor industry luminaries!


The Annual SMPTE Awards Gala will feature a red carpet, reception, and dinner.


Annual Awards Gala (Ticket Required):

Red carpet arrivals and cocktail reception will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by the Awards Ceremony and Dinner at 6:00 pm.


The Awards Gala Afterparty follows from approximately 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm.


Remember to purchase your ticket with your conference registration - tickets are very limited!

“The awards and honors conferred by SMPTE each year are remarkable because they highlight men and women who have made tremendous contributions to the industry. At the same time, this is an opportunity to showcase the stories behind these industry-defining achievements and the people that brought them to fruition. In recognizing an array of worthy award winners, the Annual SMPTE Awards Gala also offers a unique perspective on the human element of advances in media and entertainment technology.”


~ SMPTE President Matthew Goldman, senior vice president of technology at MediaKind.

"I'm excited and honored to be hosting the SMPTE Awards Gala. Recognizing the talent that creates the technology that enables consumers to experience motion picture and television magic gives me such an appreciation for all they do. I congratulate all the honorees."


- Dean McFlicker

Dean McFlicker is Senior Vice President and Creative Director of original production, live events, and promotional programming at NBC, where he is an award-winning producer and director of countless productions. He has created campaigns for some of the most successful shows on television, including "The Voice," "This Is Us," "World of Dance," "America's Got Talent," "Chicago Fire," "ER," "Law & Order: SVU," "Smash," "Heroes," "The Apprentice," "The West Wing," "The Biggest Loser," "Friday Night Lights," "Days of Our Lives," "Las Vegas," "Fear Factor," "Deal or No Deal," "American Dreams," "Nashville Star," and all of NBC's live musicals, including the original ratings phenomenon, "The Sound of Music Live," and this year's critically acclaimed "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," which recently won five Emmy® Awards.


McFlicker also has produced for CNN, HBO, "Entertainment Tonight," "E! News Daily," and "Good Morning America." On Broadway, he choreographed "Sha*Bang" (Lincoln Center), "Gypsy of the Year" (Virginia Theater), and "Upfront" (Radio City Music Hall) in addition to original dance productions at Studio 54, the Palladium, the Los Angeles Wilshire Theatre, Universal Amphitheatre, Royce Hall, and The Geffen. He is also proud to be one of the creators of the cult hit "Octomom: The Musical."


In Hollywood, McFlicker has done countless TV shows, music videos, and international concerts with Tina Turner, Prince, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Kool and The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, and Carol Channing, to name a few. He has been one of Twyla Tharp's dancers, an instructor at Broadway Dance Center, and also a private dance teacher to the stars, with Rita Wilson, Kelly Preston, and Maria Shriver among his clients.


Along with leadership from SMPTE and the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), McFlicker will guide guests through the awards ceremony.


Tickets for the SMPTE Awards Gala are limited. Those registering for SMPTE 2018 may elect to purchase tickets to the Awards Gala as an add-on to their conference packages. Tickets may also be purchased separately as a ticket-only registration.


Announcing the 2018 Honorees!

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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.