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The Entertainment Technology Center at The University of Southern California (ETC) will produce “vETC 2018 | The GRAND CONVERGENCE,” its 4th annual virtual conference (formerly vNAB), June 27 & 28, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA, highlighting significant presentations of emerging technologies and their impact on the M&E industry.  The presentations will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

The Initial Expression of Interest speakers and topics is open through Friday, May 18.  Specific areas of concentration include AI, Machine Learning, Adaptive Production, Blockchain, AR/MR/XR (Immersive Media).  We welcome additional topics.

Speakers will present concepts, workflows, business models, case studies, etc.  Please NO SALES PITCHES!

If you are interested in consideration, click here for more information.


Our Youtube channel can be found here
Watch the vNAB videos below



  • To advance technology and innovation within the entertainment industry
  • To provide a neutral setting for the entertainment industry, technology and electronics companies and to identify and discuss pressing issues
  • To understand the impact of technology on the consumer experience and the creative process
  • To connect and leverage the University of Southern California’s extensive research facilities, faculty and student body with companies
  • To provide insight about emerging consumer habits
  • To convene industry peer groups and partners to share knowledge and experience
  • To create an environment for testing and evaluation of proposed technology solutions
  • To help identify new business models for the entertainment industry
  • To improve the consumer experience and advance the art of entertainment as the 21st century unfolds

ETC Events

ETC Executive Board Meeting – Board Members Only
June 7, 2018

ETC All Members Meeting – By Invitation Only
USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA 465)
June 20, 2018

ETC Events

NAB Show –
April 7-12, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Digital Hollywood Spring –
May 22-24, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Cine Gear Expo –
May 31-June 3, 2018
Los Angeles, CA


SMPTE Entertainment Technology Conference – 
June 13-14, 2018
Sunnyvale, CA

Comic-Con International – 
July 18-22, 2018
San Diego, CA

August 12-16, 2018
Vancouver, Canada

IBC Conference & Exhibition –
September 13-18, 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands