Sydney — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) announced that the SMPTE Australia Section has extended the call-for-proposals deadline for the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15), Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future. The new deadline for proposal submissions is midnight, 1 March.

SMPTE15, titled “Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future,” will extend from 14-17 July at the Hordern Pavilion at Moore Park in Sydney. The three-day conference and four-day exhibition will focus on linking the cutting edge of development with practical solutions for problems facing today’s media industries. As previously announced, Netflix Director of Global Content Partners Operations Chris Fetner is scheduled to deliver the keynote. Fetner will discuss the global media marketplace and the technologies shaping decision-making and growth at Netflix.

“The Australian Conference is well-respected for its technical component, and the proposals we have already received for 2015 will allow us to put together a very strong program addressing the topical concepts and issues that impact the motion-imaging industry,” said David Wheeler, chair of the SMPTE Australia Section Conference Committee. “By extending the deadline, we are providing additional time for those who have ideas that would merit inclusion in the program or who have been considering submitting but have not yet done so.”