— Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference focuses on issues facing future of media-delivery ecosystems —
— SMPTE President Renard T. Jenkins to deliver keynote address —

Washington, D.C. — The NAB Show Broadcast Engineering and IT (BEIT) Conference will offer forward-focused insights into the technical issues, challenges and opportunities affecting the future of content delivery ecosystems. Produced in partnership with the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and the North American Broadcasters Association, the conference will run April 15–18, 2023 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Renard T. Jenkins - Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers President

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers President Renard T. Jenkins will serve as BEIT’s keynote speaker.

The BEIT Conference at NAB Show is designed for broadcast engineers and technicians, media technology managers, contract engineers, broadcast equipment manufacturers and distributors, engineering consultants and R&D engineers. The conference will feature technical presentations on the evolution of next-generation content delivery systems for radio, television and the broader media and IT ecosystem.

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers President Renard T. Jenkins will serve as BEIT’s keynote speaker at the conference’s opening session on April 15 at 10 a.m.

Currently the senior vice president, Production Integration and Creative Technology Services at Warner Bros. Discovery, Jenkins oversees teams that support more than 23,500 cast and crew members, produce more than 8,500 hours of content and generate hundreds of global feature film, animation, and syndicated television productions annually. Among his many honors in over 35 years in the television, radio and film industries, Jenkins is the recipient of a Peabody Award, two National Headliner Awards and the 2020 Broadcasting and Cable Technology Leadership award.

The BEIT opening session will also feature the presentation of the NAB Best Paper Award, honoring the author(s) of the conference’s best technical paper. Technical papers will be presented during sessions focused on topics including NextGen TV, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cybersecurity, media workflows, innovation in radio, media in the cloud, hybrid radio, sustainability, streaming, 5G and video coding, among others. The papers will be included in the BEITC Proceedings, which will also be released by PILOT, the innovation wing of the National Association of Broadcasters, on April 15.

“The NAB BEIT Conference is the premier place for media professionals and technologists from around the world to discover the latest breakthroughs and trends shaping content creation and delivery,” said Sam Matheny, NAB executive vice president, Technology and chief technology officer. “We are excited about Renard’s keynote and the impressive lineup of presentations at NAB Show that will offer real-world insights into the rapid evolution in how content gets produced and delivered.”