How do I participate in SMPTE Standards Committees?

SMPTE committees are open to professionals interested in, or affected by, SMPTE Standards.

All committee members, except for some SMPTE members who are exempted, pay an annual fee that offsets a small part of the cost of the program.  Rules for exemption are published at Participation Fees and Exemptions. (Note that links from this page will open in a new browser tab or window, depending on your browser settings; this page will remain accessible.)

Are you already a SMPTE member?  If so, please jump to (2) below

1) For Non-Members

Please go to .  If you have previously registered on the SMPTE website, login (if you have forgotten your password, use the "Request a new password" tab).  If you have not previously registered, please use the "Create a user account" tab and enter the requested information; there is no charge for this registration.

When your registration is accepted thou will be routed to a page titled "Join SMPTE and Start Connecting".  If you wish to join SMPTE, please use the link provided on this page, and select "Professional" or "Professional Executive" membership level.  Complete the join process, then go to (2) below.

If you wish to participate in standards committees (for a slightly higher fee) without joining SMPTE , please email Membership or the Director of Engineering for details.

2) You are a SMPTE Member ...

If you are a Student or Associate member, please upgrade  to Professional or Professional Executive membership.

As a Professional or Professional Executive Member, do you think you might qualify for exemption from the participation fee?  If so, please consult the exemption rules at Participation Fees and Exemptions, and follow the instructions on this page.

Otherwise, please log in to your "My Account" page at (if you have forgotten your password, use the "Request a new password" tab on the login page).  Then select "Purchase or Renew your Standards Community Participation" under "Member Links" on the right-hand side of the page.  Payment will be requested at the prevailing rate (currently $250/year) pro-rated from today's date to the expiration of your membership.

Once you have completed payment you will have access rights to the Standards Workspace.

For an introduction to the Workspace see here.
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