2013 HPA Tech Retreat

February 18 – 22, 2013 Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

Past Retreats have included:

Broadcasters Update
Display Technologies
Video Consumer Marketplace
Digital Content Protection
Rights Management
Hardware and Software Storage
New Tools, New Methods
Digital Post Production
Legislative and
Regulatory Update
Test & Measurement
Digital Projection Technology
Digital Television
Picture quality
Large-Format Imaging
Image Enhancement
Asset Management
HD Finishing
The Cloud


Demos of the hottest technology
Premier views of never- before-seen technology


Where have we been?
Where will we go in 2013?
And beyond?
Roundtables covering a
broad range of relevant topics
Visual Perception
High Dynamic Range
High Frame Rate
Lampless Projection
Cloud-Based Distribution and Processing
Mobile Devices
Lightfield Capture
What comes after file-based workflows
…and even a look at a half century of watching remote sports BEFORE television

Basic Schedule:


Monday, 2/18

Charles Poynton Seminar: High[er] Frame Rate: Technical Aspects

Tuesday, 2/19

ATSC Seminar – Audio Loudness Control
HPA Supersession – Supersize Me!
Demos and Cocktails

Wednesday, 2/20

A.M. – Roundtable Breakfast
Full Day – Tech Retreat Conference
Evening – Demos followed by Welcome Dinner

Thursday, 2/21

A.M. – Roundtable Breakfast
Full Day – Tech Retreat Conference
Half Day – Demos

Friday, 2/22

A.M. – Roundtable Breakfast
Half Day – Tech Retreat Conference
Afternoon – Free to stay and enjoy the Hyatt Grand Champions or return home

Hyatt Grand Champions Entrance


The Location:

Hyatt Grand Champions – A 45-acre oasis of lush gardens and shimmering fountains. With its impeccable services, amenities and award-winning style, Hyatt Grand Champions provides a business event second to none. After a full day of conference sessions, relax at the spa, play a round of championship golf, or swim in one of seven inviting pools. Tennis enthusiasts love the pro hard surface courts and many guests develop a penchant for Badminton. Dining here is a decided pleasure with truly inspired menus that reflect the tastes and trends of restaurants from around the world.

HPA has secured a great rate of $187 single/double for attendees. This rate is available through January 29, 2013 or until the HPA block sells out. After this date, it is at the hotel’s discretion if the rate will be honored. HPA registrants will also receive complimentary Internet in rooms, waived self-parking fees or $3 valet fee if self parking is full, waived resort services fees and discounted golf rates at Indian Wells Golf Resort.

For more information on the hotel and amenities, please click here.

For Local Area Information including other hotel options, please Click Here (PDF)


Temperatures at this time of year generally range from a high of 75 (24C) and a chilly low of 47 (8C) in the evenings. But we have been surprised in past years, with days being both colder and hotter than the average. See weather forecast here.


Casual or business casual dress is the norm. Layers are suggested for the sometimes chilly mornings and evenings.