NAB Show - Where Content Comes to Life



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SMART Pass   Conference Flex Pass

Tailor your experience at NAB Show® and get access to the largest and most relevant educational program for media and entertainment professionals anywhere. Organized by Conference specialty, the NAB Show Conference Program is the industries' gold standard, providing you with a year's worth of intelligence-gathering in your area of expertise, as well as the ultimate learning and networking environment, over the course of a few days.

Broadcast Engineering Conference

Papers on Advanced Media Technologies

Saturday, April 16 – Thursday, April 21

The Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) is designed for broadcast engineers and technicians, contract engineers, broadcast equipment manufacturers, distributors, engineering consultants, and R&D engineers. Learn More

Produced in partnership with:

Society of Broadcast Engineers     

Sponsored by:

Empire State Broadcasting
Platinum Sponsor


The Durst Organization
Gold Sponsor

Broadcast Management Conference

Essentials for Effective Station Management

Sunday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 20

The Broadcast Management Conference (BMC) brings together radio and television station management executives, as well as broadcasting delivery and digital executives including other areas of expertise such as finance, legal, policy, advertising, marketing, business development, PR and corporate communications. Learn More

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Sponsored by:

Echostar Satellite Services
Silver Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Cloud Innovation Conference

Masters of the Media Cloud Lifecycle

Tuesday, April 19 – Wednesday, April 20

Meet and hear from the top technologists leading the media and entertainment industry’s rapid migration to the cloud. The Cloud Innovation Conference (CIC) covers the current status and future direction of the media cloud, providing broadcast, cinema, technology, hardware, software and application developers, and content creation professionals with essential knowledge. Learn More

Produced in partnership with:

Platinum Sponsor:

Google Cloud Platform

Gold Sponsors:

     Stratalux - Managed Cloud Services     Aspera

Silver Sponsor:


Creative Master Series

Next Generation Storytelling for All Screens

Monday, April 18 – Tuesday, April 19

Go behind the scenes with the creatives and crew behind today’s most innovative and popular motion pictures, TV series and virtual reality experiences. Learn how they developed the project’s vision; designed, lit and edited complex sequences; built elaborate live action and CG environments and balanced practical and handcrafted sounds. Hear how they invented and used interactive, virtual production and visual effects tools. Understand the questions they asked as they forged the road to next generation storytelling. Learn More

Conference Partners:

American Cinema Editors
American Cinematographer Magazine

Sponsored by:

FirstCom Music

Digital Futures Exchange

Powered by Pilot

Sunday, April 17

The Digital Futures Exchange is all about bringing together the best of the best for an unscripted, interactive discussion of digital trends, strategies and examples for local markets. There will be no sales pitches here; just an amazing combination of bright minds and expert analysts from top organizations like Pew Research, BIA Kelsey, and Local Media Association. If you are responsible for driving digital revenue for your company, the Digital Futures Exchange is the must attend event at NAB Show. Come and engage in this fast-paced discussion that includes a networking reception and entertainment immediately following the program. Learn More

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Pilot - Navigating Broadcasting's Future

Digital Strategies Exchange for Radio

Wednesday, April 20

The Digital Strategies Exchange For Radio, presented by PILOT, focuses on showcasing digital assets available to radio and television broadcasters today, and helping non-technical managers understand and leverage new digital tools and applications to their advantage. Learn More

Presented by:

Pilot - Navigating Broadcasting's Future

Radio Sessions Produced in Partnership with:

Radio Advertising Bureau

Radio Sessions Sponsored by:


Future of Cinema Conference

The Immortal Movie

Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17

Today’s cinema creatives face an ever-changing environment of enhanced formats, evolving platforms, and brave new experiential technologies. Join SMPTE, plus numerous industry experts and creatives, as we consider the next 100 years of motion pictures and how content makers work with technology to thrive today—and well into the next century. Featuring explorations and panels on future challenges and methods for making content for theatrical and beyond, The Future of Cinema Conference will gather the brightest industry minds to discuss how to ensure our work is preserved in its highest form for generations to come. Learn More

Produced in partnership with:

Gold Sponsor:

Christie Digital

Media Finance and Investor Conference

The Business of the Media Business

Monday, April 18 - Tuesday, April 19

Produced in partnership with the Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble), the Media Finance and Investor Conference (MFIC) features C-level discussions with institutional investors, from a sector perspective as well as briefings on the performance of individual corporations. The MFIC also hosts economic and technological outlook panel presentations (individual company briefings are closed to the press) as well as facilitating one-on-one meetings between corporate executives and the investment community. It is the only facility for this function at NAB Show. Learn More

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Platinum Sponsor:

Dream Team Network

Media Technologies for Military & Government

Monday, April 18

Media Technologies for Military & Government offers the unique opportunity for professionals from the government and commercial sectors to discuss needs and solutions based on cutting-edge commercial broadcast technologies. NAB Show has long been the premiere event for those immersed in digital media hardware and software applications.  This program focuses on the challenges faced by government and industry, identifies solutions for those challenges, and looks toward future opportunities. Learn More

Multicultural TV & Video Conference

Monetizing Diverse Audiences

Wednesday, April 20

This new addition to NAB Show is a one-day conference that focuses on the business of television and video intended to appeal to a variety of culturally-specific, as well as culturally-inclusive audience segments. These segments identify themselves by ethnicity, nationality, religious affiliation, lifestyle (LGBT) or cultural background. The conference features keynotes, special presentations and panel discussions that address revenue strategies related to such topics as targeted advertising across viewing platforms, culturally-specific content as well as culturally-inclusive programming series, distribution technologies, video production, and tune-in promotion. Learn More

Produced in Partnership With:

Asian American Advertising Federation     Horowitz Research     Marketing + Communications     National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation     NAMIC     Produ     PW Newswire     Schramm Marketing Group     The Daily Television     Walter Kaitz Foundation   

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Silver Sponsor:


Online Video Conference

Successful Strategies in a Streaming World

Monday, April 18 – Tuesday, April 19

Relentless technology innovation, new online viewer behaviors and unprecedented streaming business models are revolutionizing the TV and video industries. More than ever, industry executives are challenged to make sense of this turbulent landscape to chart a successful path forward. The Online Video Conference brings together experts with front-line experience for a compelling two days of keynotes, panel discussions and research sharing. Attendees will gain the insights and data necessary to capitalize on streaming’s new opportunities, while touching on hot button issues from OTT to multiscreen experiences, to digital influencers, original online content, and beyond. Learn More

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Platinum Sponsor:

Satellite Industry Forum

Ubiquity, Performance and Next Generation Services

Tuesday, April 19

New to NAB Show in 2016, the Satellite Industry Forum is a one-day conference that focuses on the role the satellite industry plays in broadcasting and delivering high quality video content from virtually anywhere to anywhere on the planet whether it is on land, sea or in the air. The Satellite Industry Forum will feature a satellite industry keynote speaker session plus three panel discussions that address the Role of Satellites in the delivery of Ultra-HD Content, Satellite Broadband Technology and Delivery plus In-Flight Satellite Entertainment and Connectivity for the Aviation Industry. Learn More

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Virtual Reality Summit

Expert Views on Emerging Immersive Worlds

Wednesday, April 20

Virtual Reality is currently climbing the hype cycle. There are daily stories about the funding and star-power behind a new VR experience; or the VR content development plans of an internet company, VR equipment start-up, gaming house or production studio. This half-day summit will strive to help you understand key concepts and lessons learned regarding VR production.  Hands-on practitioners will discuss the technical and business aspects of producing content in this emerging marketplace, which some consider to be a new media type and art form. Learn More

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