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SMPTE at Ensemble on 21 Feb 2011

The annual SMPTE meeting at Ensemble Designs will be held Monday 21 February 2011. Both the dinner and speakers will be memorable. John Donvan of ABC/s NightLine and veteran videographer Joe Biscotti will be talking about the role of technology in broadcast journalism – how the technology shapes the way the story is told, and how the environmental, political, and practical needs of the journalists have shaped the technology. And we’re honored to have SMPTE’s own Barbara Lange here with news from the headquarters in New York.

  • 5:00 Arrive and hors d’oeuvres
  • 5:45 Tasty sit down dinner
  • 7:00 Speakers

Barbara Lange, Executive Director of SMPTE joined SMPTE in January 2010 as executive director following 13 years at IEEE where she was responsible for developing and managing new online subscription products with revenues in excess of $150 million. She has developed strategic partnerships with not-for-profit organizations and commercial research institutions to extend IEEE’s visibility and reach, including outreach into key markets such as China..

John Donvan is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News Nightline and former chief ABC correspondent at the White House and in Moscow. John was present in Red Square when the Soviet flag came down, just one of the many events he has witnessed in the past 30 years. In addition to his ABC duties, John serves as moderator for the Oxford Union-style debates, Intelligence Squared, seen on Bloomberg TV and heard on NPR.

Joe Biscotti is a veteran videographer who has worked all over the globe. Recent assignments have taken him to: Haiti, Chile and aboard the NOAA research vessel Okeanos. Working with a Good Morning, America crew he organized a live broadcast from a US Navy submarine while it was at sea. Later this year he’ll be in London for the royal wedding.

Plus, it’s a Fun Fundraiser for SMPTE. When you buy the new Cafe Ensemble Cookbook at the event, half the proceeds will go directly to SMPTE. You’ll love this book of favorite recipes from Ensemble Designs. In fact, you may have already tried some of the dishes featured in this new cookbook during one of your previous visits to Ensemble.