Onsite Registration will NOT be available.

Pricing Information (subject to change)

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Registration fees for the Tech Retreat do not include hotel accommodations.

HPA Tech Retreat Event
February 15 – February 19, 2016
at Hyatt Regency

(All listed times subject to change)

Registration Options Early Registration
through 12/18/2015
Regular Registration
through 2/10/2016 or full
NO Onsite Registration
Full Conference Registration
HPA & SMPTE Members $1,175 $1,275  NO Onsite
Non Members $1,375 $1,475  NO Onsite
Tech Retreat Speakers, Panel Moderators and Panelists $775
(Receive day of free)
(Receive day of free)
 NO Onsite
Credentialed Press Registration
Credentialed Press No Charge No Charge  NO Onsite


Separate Registrations by Day


Monday, February 15, 2016
Monday seminars are NOT included in full conference registration.

Registration Options Early Registration
through 12/18/2015
Regular Registration
through 2/10/2016 or full
Onsite Registration
Charles Poynton Seminar
All $215 $240 NO Onsite
ATSC Seminar
All $210 $235 NO Onsite


Tuesday, February 16 (Supersession) – Thursday, February 18, 2016

One Day Registration (Tues Supersession, Weds or Thurs Tech Retreat)
HPA & SMPTE Members $475 $500  NO Onsite
Non Members $575 $600  NO Onsite
Demos and Cocktails ONLY (Tues)
HPA & SMPTE Members $125  NO Onsite
Non Members $150  NO Onsite
Welcome Dinner GUEST TICKET (Wed)
Guest Ticket $100  NO Onsite


Friday, February 19, 2016

One-Day Tech Retreat Registration
HPA & SMPTE Members $225 $225  NO Onsite
Non Members $275 $275  NO Onsite


Innovation Zone (Demo Room)

Conference registration is required to participate in a demo. Visitors must be registered for the conference or for Tuesday’s Demos and Cocktails Event. There are no complimentary passes. Innovation Zone is limited to two tech registrants per space for accepted companies.

Early Registration
through 12/18/2015
Regular Registration
starting 12/19/2015
Innovation Zone  Space.
Innovation Zone Space $750 $850
Innovation Zone Tech Registration
Innovation Zone Tech $775 $775


Online registration ends February 10, 2016 OR when the event is full. Please be advised that space is limited and always sells out.

You may pay by credit card or check in U.S. dollars only. If paying by check, your payment MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 18, 2016 in order to confirm your registration. As this event will sell out, we may not be able to hold a registration which is not paid for by the deadline. If there are circumstances which prevent you from doing this, please contact our office. See registration form for complete payment information.

Refund Policy for Tech Retreat Conference and Monday seminars:

You may cancel your registration online by clicking the link in your confirmation email to View or Edit your registration.  Cancellations made by February 1, 2016 will be refunded, less a 10% cancellation fee.  In addition, a $35 administrative fee will be charged for any refunds made to registrations paid by check.

NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER February 1, 2016. However, you may transfer a registration to another individual.  No fee will be charged for transferred registrations provided the new registrant is of the same registration type (Member or Non-Member).  If the new registrant is of a different registration type, the different in price will apply.

Note: The HPA contributes 2% of Tech Retreat Registration fees* to the J. Michael Brinkman Scholarship and Mentoring Fund.

This fund was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Michael Brinkman, a leading figure in Hollywood’s broadcast and post production communities and a founding member of HPA.

HPA’s goal in establishing this fund is to provide diversified educational opportunities and industry access to bring the educational experience beyond the classroom. In addition to financial scholarships, this effort will seek to help in other ways as well, such as manufactures’ donations of equipment and/or software and access to HPA educational events. For more information, click here.

*Discounted registration fees not included.

For questions or additional information contact: HPA at or 213-614-0860.