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2019 educational programming will be announced soon!

Visionaries, Influencers and Honorary Guests - All on One Stage.

The NAB Show Opening, select All-Badge Access Sessions and the NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration are all taking place on the Main Stage, located on the Show Floor.

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2018 Main Stage highlights include:

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2018 Session Highlights

Special Events, Main Stage

NAB Show Opening

Monday, April 9 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am

North Hall - Main Stage

Join us for the opening session for the 2018 NAB Show, which will feature the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Robin Roberts, opening remarks by Dan May, President of Blackmagic Design, a Keynote Conversation from Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, and Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television, and the Opening Keynote and State of the Industry address by Gordon Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters.

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The M.E.T. Effect

Main Stage

The Future of Profits is Purpose

Monday, April 9 - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

North Hall - Main Stage

Social capital can transform your business. Millennial employees want to work for companies that share their values. Media-savvy consumers prefer to buy from brands that do good. So how do you define your company purpose? How can it unlock value across your entire business? How does purpose scale business growth, productivity and impact? In this eye-opening keynote, Simon Mainwaring, CEO of We First and strategist to many of world's top purposeful brands, shares compelling research and best practices for how to ensure purpose inspires all stakeholders to build your business. Brand guru, Roy Spence, and Founder/CEO of Business Chicks, Emma Isaacs, join Simon to reveal insider tips used by leading organizations such as Walmart, Southwest Airlines and GE. Sit in on this session to learn how to leverage purpose for a profitable and impactful future.

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Main Stage, Exhibitor-Sponsored Programs

Intel Presents: The Future Likes its Media Fast, Immersive, Everywhere

Monday, April 9 - 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

North Hall - Main Stage

Amazing new experiences are coming to media, entertainment, and broadcasting, like more immersive content, engagements and 360-degree augmented and virtual reality. These new experiences require end-to-end solutions from creation and processing to distribution and consumption. 5G capabilities such as enhanced broadband and low-latency coupled with Intel's media, cloud and network innovations will enable fast, high-capacity, efficient media distribution and advanced video encoding techniques to bring this compelling content to consumers who want their media fast, immersive and everywhere. 

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Intel

All-Badge Access

 

Technology

Main Stage

Leading Through Disruption

Monday, April 9 - 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

North Hall - Main Stage

Why are consolidation, FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) and the future top of mind for the decision makers in the media, entertainment and technology space? This session will examine how executives grapple with the impact of disruptive forces on audience, revenue and the workforce. Glean insights from these top leaders about positioning your organization – and yourself - to thrive in a climate of rapid-fire change. 

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Media

Main Stage

From Podcast to Broadcast

Tuesday, April 10 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am

North Hall - Main Stage

Podcasts are definitely having a moment, and programmers are taking notice. In 2017, The Interactive Advertising Bureau estimated that podcasting is a $220 million business – up 219% from two years before. With that fast-growing audience and buzzy content has come a series of linear, cable and digital TV deals, as players like ABC, Amazon, HBO Bravo and Oxygen have all announced they will adapt top podcasts into television series. As part of this session, top podcasters and producers will lead a lively discussion about the path from audio to video, and what they've learned along the way.

All-Badge Access

 

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Special Events, Main Stage

NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration

Tuesday, April 10 - 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

North Hall - Main Stage

Highlights during this celebration include the presentation of the TV Chairman's Award to film and television actress and trailblazer Kristen Bell for her impact on the future of television; remarks by The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; the recognition of 10 stations for their tremendous year-round commitment to community service with the Crystal Radio Awards; and the presentation of the Engineering Achievement Award to individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in the broadcast industry. Emceed by 94.7 Fresh FM morning show host Tommy McFLY, the event features a special live performance by 2016 ACM New Group of the Year, country music band Old Dominion, known for chart-topping hits like “Break Up With Him” and “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart.”

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Main Stage

Race on the Red Planet: Chasing our Creative Future with Curiosity and Opportunity

Wednesday, April 11 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

North Hall - Main Stage

Join us for an exclusive, front-row seat to the future of content creation in a three-act, action-packed production. A high-pressure OTT event involving NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity rovers on the surface of Mars presents challenges that only artificial and video intelligence – along with a helpful chatbot – can solve. Next, Marco Tempest, creative technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, takes us on a magical journey that illuminates how we will experience future technologies. Then, we'll gain insights about cloud-based media workflows and the potential of machine learning from a panel of leading media and technology executives. 

Produced in Partnership with 
AWS

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Main Stage

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi": Join the Rebellion

Wednesday, April 11 - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

North Hall - Main Stage

Take a deep dive with Industrial Light & Magic into the making of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi's" most compelling visual effects sequences. In honor of the space saga's digital and Blu-ray release, you'll hear never before told stories about how the filmmakers built some of the most visually arresting and detailed shots. 

Video recording will not be allowed during this session.

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