A number of events are planned around NAB Show each year, solidifying the show’s place as the nucleus of the media and entertainment community.
The NAB Show exhibit floor is open to all those registered for these events. Visit the NAB Show website for more information.
Avid Connect 2017
Saturday, April 22–Sunday, April 23
8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Avid Connect, a unique gathering of media professionals, is being held the weekend prior to NAB Show. Join industry leaders as they come together to experience the cutting edge and prepare for the year ahead. Be there to strengthen your skills, network with collaborators and try new tools and technologies. Requires separate registration.
Saturday, April 22–Tuesday, April 25
9 a.m.–7 p.m.
From the BEA Festival of Media Arts to the latest academic research projects, today’s top publishers to free software training labs, career advice for students to cutting-edge speakers, this is the one place where electronic media professionals and educators converge. Requires separate registration.
Innovation Series Breakfast : TV in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles and 5G
Monday, April 24, 7–9 a.m.
Guests will include leaders in technology, media, entertainment, marketing, government and finance. The program will focus on innovations that are most likely to have an impact on the business of broadcasting. From self-driving vehicles to anticipatory computing to mixed reality to natural language processing, these mega-trends are converging and the world will never be the same. Open to all registered NAB Show attendees but must request an invitation.
IABM State of the Industry
Monday, April 24, 8–10a.m., N235/N237
Attendees will gain insight into where the industry stands now and where it is heading in the future in a stimulating conversation and debate. IABM will host a distinguished panel of industry luminaries who will debate the current situation in, and future prospects for, the media technology sector. All NAB Show registered attendees are welcome.
Ad Innovation Lab Powered by Gabbcon
Monday, April 24–Tuesday, April 25
The advertising model is changing — for buyers and sellers, for TV and video, for radio and audio, for linear and digital. Do you need to know how? Join the leading buyers and sellers of advertising, media and technology at the Ad Innovation Summit. Separate registration is required.
Tuesday, April 25, 8:30–10 a.m.,
M.E.T. 360° Studio
The event will kick off with a Networking Coffee co-hosted by SAM and BlackMagic Design at the M.E.T. 360˚ Studio powered by NeuLion in the Central Lobby. From 9–10 a.m., #GALSNGEAR will host discussions and gear demos with female industry leaders on NAB Show LIVE! The show will be available via live stream. The goal of #GALSNGEAR, launched by Women in Film & Video (Washington, D.C. chapter) is to ensure women in the technical fields of media production get high-level networking; access to gear and the latest industry technology; and visibility at major industry events.
Tuesday, April 25, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
The NAB Education Foundation will host its spring Career Day in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association, providing an opportunity for media companies to network with broadcast professionals of all levels. For job seekers, whether you are looking to find your first job in broadcast or advance in your current position, take advantage of the opportunity to meet with industry recruiters including CBS News, Univision and ION Media. Admission is free for job seekers, but registration is required. Recruiters can meet and interview qualified candidates for open positions.
New York Festival ’s International TV & Film Awards
Tuesday, April 25, 6–10 p.m.
Since 1957, New York Festival’s International TV & Film Awards has honored content in all lengths and forms celebrating exceptional and innovative programs being created today on all continents and across all platforms. As part of its event, New Y ork Festivals will honor Tony Petitti, chief operating officer of Major League Baseball, with the 2017 New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award. Separate registration is required.
The Amateur Radio Operators Reception
Wednesday, April 26, 6–8 p.m.,
Westgate Ballroom B
The annual Amateur Radio Operators Reception draws hundreds of broadcasting’s best and brightest for a relaxed evening talking shop, enjoying the fellowship of the radio amateur community and winning incredible prizes. The evening is sponsored by Broadcast Supply Worldwide, DX Engineering and Turner Engineering Inc. All NAB Show registered attendees are welcome.