Professional associations often organize activities and professional development events that represent the interest of the practitioners. You may find special interest groups to join after you become a member of the association.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Global non-for-profit organization that prepares and publishes international standards for the whole energy chain, including electrical and electronic related technologies, devices and systems. IEC periodically publishes recommendations (called White Papers) on technological trends and market needs in the IEC's field of activities.
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE)
International professional association of engineers working in the moving-imagery technology field, creating technical standards and guidelines for television production, filmmaking, digital cinema, audio recordings, and medical imaging.