April 7 - 12, 2018 | Exhibits April 9 - 12 Las Vegas Convention Center

General Sessions

General Sessions

Monday April 24 - Wednesday, April 26

General Sessions celebrate the industry and set the tone for each day of NAB Show. High-profile speakers bring a 360-view of the state of broadcasting, feature filmmaking, and new media platforms. Attendees will leave General Sessions equipped with the key perspectives they will need as they navigate sessions, the Show Floor, and interact with their colleagues.

Registration Packages

Access to the General Sessions is open to all registered NAB Show Attendees. See Registration Packages for additional information and to register.

NAB Show Opening

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:15 am | Westgate Paradise South Ballroom

NAB Show Opening Emceed by Jane Pauley, Renowned Journalist and Host of "CBS Sunday Morning"...

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Featured Speakers

  • David Hartman
    David Hartman
    Journalist and Media Host
  • Rebecca Jarvis
    Rebecca Jarvis
    ABC News
  • Joan Lunden
    Joan Lunden
    Journalist, Author and Television Host
  • Jane Pauley
    Jane Pauley
    CBS Sunday Morning
  • Gordon H Smith
    Gordon H. Smith
    National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
  • Steven Swartz
    Steven Swartz

Media in the Age of Machine Learning and the Cloud

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm | S222-S223

Advances such as machine learning, cloud-based media management and content discovery are democratizing how media is produced, distributed and monetized. In this keynote session, we will discuss...

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Featured Speakers

  • Chris McCown
    Chris McCown
    Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Tariq Shaukat
    Tariq Shaukat
    Google Cloud, Customers

FCC Chairman's Keynote

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00 am | N249-N251

On January 23, 2017, Ajit Pai was named Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Since then, he has moved forward quickly on issues of particular importance to broadcasters, as well as...

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Featured Speakers

  • Ajit Pai
    The Hon. Ajit Pai
    Federal Communications Commission

Keynote: NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt in Conversation with Chris Hardwick

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:15 am | N249-N251

Listen in on a conversation between one of television's most influential executives, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt, alongside comedian / pop-culture connoisseur Chris Hardwick.

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Featured Speakers

  • Robert Greenblatt
    Robert Greenblatt
    NBC Entertainment
  • Chris Hardwick
    Chris Hardwick
    Nerdist CEO

M.E.T. Talks

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:15 am | S222-S223

This series of Keynotes best exemplifies the 2017 NAB Show M.E.T. Effect theme of Media, Entertainment and Technology. As an industry, we're at a pivotal point of building a world where our...

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Featured Speakers

  • Dan Bigman
    Dan Bigman
  • Jeff Cuban
    Jeff Cuban
    Mark Cuban Entertainment Properties
  • Shira Lazar
    Shira Lazar
    What's Trending
  • Mona Scott-Young
    Mona Scott-Young
    Executive Producer, Love and Hip Hop Franchise