Bits By The Bay, is the SMPTE Washington DC section's two-day annual technology conference. The event is held at the beautiful Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. This year the event is on Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday May 25th, with an offsite welcoming reception nearby on Tuesday evening, May 23rd
Your registration includes the conference on Wednesday and Thursday as well as the receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, breakfast, lunch and breaks on both Wednesday and Thursday and the conference dinner on Wednesday. If you're bringing a guest for the conference reception and dinner on Wednesday you can add them during the regsitration or separately at a later time.
The hotel registration will be available on Dec. 1st. This will be updated with the group code and registration info when the conference room block becomes available.
Early Bird registration rates expire on April 23rd, and we expect the conference to sell out prior to this date. So please don't wait - register now!
We look forward to seeing you at Bits By The Bay in 2017!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is free at the hotel/conference center, including free valet parking. The hotel is about an hour and fifeteen minutes from Washing DC (DCA - Reagan Airport) and Baltimore (BWI - Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington InternationalAirport). There is no public transporation to the venue. Shuttle service is provided from the hotel to the reception on Tuesday evening.
What's the refund policy?
All registrations are full refundable until April 23rd. After April 23rd, registrations will not be refunded but can be transferred at any time to anyone you choose.
Will onsite walk-in registration be availble at the conference?
Highly unlikely as we usually sell out. Walk-in registration, if available, is $750