On Thursday (2/25) we published a calendar of upcoming conferences that may be of interest to noncommercial media folks [link]. A reader reminded us that we failed to include one of the biggest media conferences of the year: the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Spring Show April 22 – 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center an adjoining Las Vegas Westgate Hotel, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.
Over 100,000 people from all kinds of electronic media attend the NAB Show each year. Many of people attending the spring conference in April come from television, cable and related video services industries. NAB also stages a much smaller Radio Show each year in the fall. With the convergence of media, the April show typically has something for someone.
INSIDE THE NAB SHOW
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NAB Show claims to be the world's largest collection of vendors competing in media and entertainment. This year over 1,700 vendors will be in Vegas.
The Show Floor is organized into eight Exhibit Categories: Acquisition & Production. Display Systems, Distribution/Delivery/Online Video, Management & Systems, Outdoor & Mobil Media, Post Production, Pro Audio and Radio. Radio exhibits and vendors are located in the North Hall of the Convention Center.
According to NAB, there will be 15 Advertising and Media Sales Solutions exhibitors, 35 DAB/IBOC/HD Radio exhibitors, 38 Radio Automation System exhibitors and 30 vendors showcasing Radio Master Control systems.
The NAB Show offers sessions in several tracks: TV, Radio, Film, Mobile, Advertising, Gaming, Live Events, Sound and Video. New tracks have been added for folks interested in media for Houses of Worship, Military, Government and Augmented Reality.
• SPEAKERS OF INTEREST TO RADIO & NONCOM MEDIA FOLKS:
Delila, Syndicated radio host; Nigel Fry, Head of Distribution for BBC World Service Group; Nate Landau, Chief Digital Officer for New York Public Radio; Jason Hoch, Chief Content Officer for HowStuffWorks; Tom Bernard, Morning Show Host and podcaster; and, Fred and Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media Strategies.
Packages range from $185 to $605, depending on the number of sessions and events a registrant wants to attend. Some other activities have their own admission charges.
• PERHAPS ALSO OF INTEREST:
The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Broadcasters is hosting the 39th annual gathering for folks of all sexual orientations and political persuasions. LGBT media folks and friends are scheduled to meet April 25 at 7pm at Quadz Video Bar located at 4640 Paradise Road. No RSVPs are required and there is no cover charge.
Lyle Henry from KUSC has stepped down from his role as lead organizer of the event but is expected to attend.