YoPro Program

YoPro Program

A generation with no limits.

NAB Show's YoPro Program grants Young Professionals, ages 21-35 access to high-level speakers, career-building sessions, the latest tech and more networking opportunities than ever before. There’s no better event to diversify and strengthen your professional network.

NAB Show registrants participating in the Young Professionals program should pick up their ribbons from North Hall registration.

Separate registration required.

YoPro Benefits

  • Learn from Industry Leaders
  • Get Access to Sessions
  • Dedicated Session Program
  • Networking Opportunities

Requirements

  • Between the ages of 21-35
  • A registered attendee
  • Ready to learn, network and have fun!

Don't Miss: Main Stage

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

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Session Highlights

Conference Programs

NABEF: Focus on Leadership

Sunday, April 8 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

North Hall Meeting Rooms

Brought to you by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, the Focus on Leadership session is designed to expose senior level broadcast executives to new concepts in leadership, management strategy and innovation. 

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Media

Sun 8

Conference Program

The VFX Wizardry Behind Stranger Things 2

Sunday, April 8 - 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

South Hall Meeting Rooms

There's no denying the huge success of global phenomenon Stranger Things with its millions of viewers and 18 Emmy nominations. When Stranger Things 2 was released, the first episode averaged more than 15 million US viewers within the first three days. Join us as we venture into the portal to the Upside Down and look at some of the visual effects that help make Stranger Things 2 a smash hit. 

Produced in partnership with Adobe

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Entertainment

Sun 8

Conference Programs

Post|Production World Keynote: Production & Post, Resolved!

Sunday, April 8 - 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

South Hall Meeting Rooms

Resolve has grown mightily over the past few years and is the foundation of Digitalfilm Tree's post finishing efforts. In this session, Ramy Katrib will discuss how Resolve is becoming the essential post production tool, and with version 14, folks who are coloring, editing, conforming, doing VFX and audio work, are now collaborating on the same timeline and that is huge development for TV, film and every media industry creative and technician the world over. Ramy will provide an overview on how Resolve is now part of our color, VFX, editorial, conform and deliverables effort, while having artists provide micro demos on stage.

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Technology

Sun 8

Bonus Programs

The Reality of VR Video: A Breakfast Workshop

Monday, April 9 - 7:00 am - 8:50 am

North Hall Meeting Rooms

Join Light Reading for a FREE breakfast workshop on April 9, The Reality of VR Video. The workshop focuses on the state of VR video and the latest opportunities and challenges. 

All-Badge Access but requires separate registration

Produced in Partnership with Light Reading

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Media

Mon 9

Conference Programs

"Black Panther": Telling a Superhero Story Like No Other

Monday, April 9 - 10:30 am - 11:20 am

South Hall Meeting Rooms

Increasingly, in today's big films, the editing room works as a central point for all parts of the post production process. Take a deep dive into how the picture editorial, sound and the visual effects departments worked together, with director Ryan Coogler and Marvel, to tell an unprecedented superhero narrative that bridges culture, geography and time. 

Produced in partnership with American Cinema Editors (ACE) 

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Entertainment

Mon 9

Conference Programs

"Marvel's Jessica Jones": The Art of Darkness

Monday, April 9 - 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm

South Hall Meeting Rooms

Dive into the gritty streets of New York and the making of "Marvel's Jessica Jones," the brooding and badass superhero series. Session will explore storytelling through imagery, including the creation of the series' high-contrast look on-set and in the DI suite, working in HDR and more.

*This is not a Marvel/Netflix affiliated event
 

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Entertainment

Mon 9

Bonus Programs

Unlocking the Power of Content Marketing in the Travel Industry

Monday, April 9 - 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm

North Hall Meeting Rooms

The travel industry accounts for more than $1 trillion dollars in revenue. Learn how media tech is bridging the gap between consumers and travel content. What is the opportunity for filmmakers, travel brands, media companies, influencers and consumers?

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Media

Mon 9

Conference Programs

New Technologies in Sports: Fad or Fan Favorites?

Tuesday, April 10 - 10:40 am - 12:00 pm

North Hall Meeting Rooms

Today's latest innovations in technology is driving the future of sports. From over-the-top video, to 3-D graphics, to in-venue apps, e-sports, online gaming, fantasy sports and new transactional mobile sites – the field of play has never looked bigger! This session places key business leaders on our stage as they each describe how their innovation is contributing to building a bigger, and sustainable sports fan base.

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Entertainment

Tue 10

On-Floor Programs

The Super-Fan Journey: Using Social, Mobile & OTT to Segment & Monetize Sports Video

Tuesday, April 10 - 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

South Hall Upper - Destination NXT South

Today's sports fans have more viewing options than ever. But they're also increasingly short on time & attention. Social media, video games, mobile devices & OTT technologies are part of the problem -- and the solution. Teams, leagues & networks need to take each fan – from casual to avid, from local to transplant – on a targeted, personalized journey from short, free, ad-based forms of engagement to longer, paid forms of sports entertainment in direct-to-consumer apps. Our Destination Next panel will share success stories showing how leagues & teams are segmenting audiences, developing unique products for each segment, and then wrapping those user experiences with appropriate monetization strategies.

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The M.E.T. Effect

Tue 10

On-Floor Programs

The Podcasting Boom: Engaging the Mobile Consumer

Tuesday, April 10 - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

South Hall Upper - Destination NXT South

It may seem like a brand new media form, but on-demand audio has been in development for a decade now. So what's driving the recent boom in podcasting and how are podcasters engaging the next generation of active listeners? In this session, Pamela Ann Berry will lead a panel of podcasting experts on the explosion of mobile podcasting and the best strategies to connect with today's audience.

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The M.E.T. Effect

Tue 10

Community Mixer: YoPro

Tuesday, April 10 - 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

South Hall Upper

Creative minds think alike--let's mix and mingle with our rad YoPro community! Come meet our hostess with the most-ess, travel filmmaker and on-camera personality Juliana Broste, "TravelingJules." Spark conversations and connections with fellow YoPro attendees at this worthwhile happy hour event!

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The M.E.T. Effect

Tue 10

Career Day

Wednesday, April 11 - 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

The NAB Education Foundation in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association will host its spring Career Day featuring panel discussions, one-on-one career coaching, resume workshops, and hiring opportunities for various careers within the broadcasting industry. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with major industry recruiters including CBS News, Hearst Television and ION Media. Admission is free for job seekers, but registration is required. Recruiters will have the chance to fill open positions and receive Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) credit for their participation.

Separate registration required.

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Media

Wed 11

Conference Programs

The Anatomy of a Podcast Hit

Wednesday, April 11 - 10:40 am - 12:00 pm

North Hall Meeting Rooms

Go behind the scenes and hear directly from the content creators of two of the largest podcast hits in the marketplace. How does each craft a story; what benefits does the podcast medium afford; what challenges must be overcome to produce a hit; and what does the future hold?

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Entertainment

Wed 11

Conference Programs

The Art of Connecting Brands to Unique eSports Opportunities

Wednesday, April 11 - 1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

North Hall Meeting Rooms

What is the secret to creating a unique brand experience? Learn from Concept, Creative, Brands: success stories where media companies created engaging content opportunities and connected them with brands.

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Entertainment

Wed 11

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.

All-Badge Access

 

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The M.E.T. Effect

Wed 11

On-Floor Programming

The Future of Augmented Reality and Drone Piloting

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

South Hall Lower - Post|Production Campus

Eric Mizufuka will be talking about new technologies being developed with AR to enhance the drone flight experience. Current technology can project live data into the pilot's view, such as battery life, maps and restricted flying areas. These developments are highly beneficial for enterprises and different industries who are utilizing drones today improve flight experiences and to follow FAA regulation on maintaining visual-line-of-sight of their craft.

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Media

Thu 12

Community Mixer: UAVs

Thursday, April 12 - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

South Hall Lower

Join other attendees interested in UAVs with Nicki Sun, the creator and host of her own Talk show, "Now you Know".

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The M.E.T. Effect

Thu 12

Community Mixer: Start Ups

Thursday, April 12 - 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

North Hall

Featuring Drú Blake, Design Faktion, Owner, StartUp Grind

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The M.E.T. Effect

Thu 12

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