Associations, User Groups, etc.
Local groups in bold type
InfoComm International: International education and information trade organization for the audiovisual communications industry.
NAB: National Association Of Broadcasters. Broadcast industry trade group, sponosor of largest TV-related convention/equipment exhibit in the world, which takes place in the spring, usually in Las Vegas.
NAMM: National Association Of Music Merchants
NATPE: National Association Of Television Programming Executives
RTNDA: Radio & Television News Directors Association
SBE: Society of Broadcast Engineers.
SBE/New England: Society Of Broadcast Engineers, New England Chapter, c/o Bob Hess, WBZ-TV, 1170 Soldiers' Field Road, Brighton, MA 02134, (617) 787-7000. email@example.com Monthly meetings on subjects of interest to TV station engineers.
Boston Computer Society's CAD-Special Interest Group, c/o Howard I. Cohen, Director, BCS, 101A First St., Waltham, MA firstname.lastname@example.org. Monthly meetings on subjects of interest to CAD professionals.
SIGGRAPH: ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics. Computer Graphics Society, sponsors of the largest computer graphics convention/exhibit in the world, taking place in Los Angeles this August 6-11.
SIGGRAPH/NE: ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics, New England Chapter, c/o Mike Silton, P.O. Box 194, Bedford, MA 01730, (508)392-9911, (508) 392-9918 fax, email@example.com. Monthly meetings on subjects of interest to computer graphics professionals, sponsors of the annual New England Computer Graphics Film/Video Festival every January.
SMPTE: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, 595 West Hartsdale Ave., White Plains, NY 10607, (914) 761-1100, (914) 761-3115 fax,firstname.lastname@example.org . Umbrella organization of the local chapters, publishers of 'SMPTE Journal', the technical magazine, sponsor of annual SMPTE convention/equipment exhibit (September 6-9, New Orleans), co-sponsor of IBC, the largest European technical conference/equipment exhibit (September 15-19, Amsterdam).
SMPTE/New England: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers/New England Section, c/o Phil Ozek, TASC, 68 Juniper Lane, Tewksbury, MA 01876, (617) 942-2000 x2518, email@example.com. Monthly meetings on subjects of interest to film/video techies.
SPIE: Optical sciences interest group.
USITT: United States Institute of Theatre Technology