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Updated July 30, 2006

North America DVD Forum Conference 2006

Dear DVD Forum Members,

We are happy to update you on our plans for our annual North America DVD Forum Conference Monday August 7th, in conjunction with Entertainment Media Expo (Monday-Wednesday August 7th-9th) at the Universal City Hilton, located in Los Angeles, California.

You are cordially invited to attend, and enjoy an informative and interactive agenda as described below, along with registration and logistics information.

Final Agenda Now Available!

A full day single-track of presentations running from 9AM-5:30PM located in Ballroom “D”. The final agenda is now available as follows:

9:00 Welcome Remarks Mark Waring, SANYO
9:15 DVD Forum HD DVD Updates H. Yamada, Toshiba
9:35 AACS Richard Doherty, Microsoft
9:55 VC-1 Encoding Ben Waggoner, Microsoft
10:15 Film Grain Technology Jeff Cooper, Thomson
10:35 Advanced Content Update Kevin Collins, Microsoft
10:55 End-to-end Authoring Jim Taylor, Sonic Solutions,
George Tang, ULEAD
(11:15 - 11:30) Coffee Break
11:30 STUDIO PANEL DISCUSSION - HD DVD Executives From Warner, Universal, Paramount, New Line Cinema, HBO
(12:30-1:30) LUNCH, Orchid Room 
1:40 KEYNOTE - HD DVD Market Impact Jeff Joseph, Consumer Electronics Association
2:00 HD DVD Players Jodi Sally, Toshiba
2:20 HD DVD Disc Replication Update Gregg Johnson, Deluxe
2:40 HD DVD Media Manufacturing Update Dominick Dallaverde, Cinram
(2:55 - 3:10) COFFEE BREAK
3:10 HD DVD SW Players Kevin Collins, Microsoft
3:25 HD DVD Digital Home PCs Keith Rowe, Intel
3:40 HD DVD for notebook Dr. T. Sanada, Toshiba
3:55 HD DVD for game Kevin Collins, Microsoft
4:05 Recordable PC drive market Wolfgang Schlichting, IDC
4:20 Higher speed DL DVD-R,-RW Andy Parsons, Pioneer
4:35 High speed DVD-RAM Tony Jasionowski, Panasonic
4:50 DVD Movie Download, Kiosk - System Overview Gabe Beged-Dov, Hewlett Packard
5:05 DVD Movie Download, Kiosk - Studio Perspective Jim Wuthrich, Warner Home Video
5:20 Closing Remarks Mark Waring, SANYO
(5:30-7:00, Club Room) Demos, Reception

More Information:

DVD Forum has negotiated a reduced rate for registering for both events of $749. Alternatively you may register for just our Monday DVD Forum Conference for only US$100 (non-members registration fee US$200). Simply go the website above and scroll to view and register for any of these options.

Note EMX incorporates an additional two conferences, the DVD Entertainment Conference and the Entertainment Packaging Summit, along with two prestigious awards programs, The DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin and The Alex Packaging Awards, plus a combined two-day product exhibition on one showcase floor. We encourage you to attend these events as well" see more EMX conference information at

Hotel Information

DVD Forum has negotiated a block of rooms at the Hilton at a reduced rate of US$189/night, for Sunday night Aug 6 - Wed night Aug 9. Please contact the hotel directly to book with this rate (simply mention you are attending the EMX/DVD Forum conferences).

NOTE: Please book at your earliest opportunity to assure access to these block room rates.

Hilton Los Angeles/ Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive,
Universal City, CA 91608

Reservations: +1.818.506.2500

Finally, please note that a complete and detailed agenda will be emailed (and posted at the website above) as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!

Best Regards,

DVD Forum,
Promotional Committee, North America




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