Digital Futures Exchange

Explore digital trends and strategies for local markets.

With a sharp focus on driving digital revenue for local media, this event brings digital officers, managers, general managers, and account managers together for an interactive discussion of digital trends and strategies for local markets. A diverse combination of bright minds and experts discuss how future technologies will impact local media and strategies for leveraging current opportunities.

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April 7 - 8, 2019
North Hall Meeting Rooms

Registration Access

Open to Conference Flex and Conference Flex Session 3-Pack holders.

Conference Flex Pass


Session Highlights

AI Dreams of Electric Sheep

Sunday, April 7 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am | N262/N264

AI and Machine Learning acts as a force for good and ill in the current media environment. From the promise of AI-driven smart production workflows to fears around AI-driven deep fakes, the future is both bright and fraught with challenges. We’ll explore the promise and peril of these...

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Sun 7

Business Models for Local OTT

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N262/N264

The competitive landscape for local OTT is evolving rapidly. New entrants are disrupting the marketplace while traditional partners explore new ways to serve one to three years.

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Sun 7

Playing with the Platforms

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N262/N264

Increasingly our content and our audience is engaging with us through platforms. This session takes a case-based approach exploring the possible future of interactions between local media and the platforms.

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Sun 7

Creating the Future of News

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N262/N264

The best way to know the future is to create it. Key industry leaders and experts from Arizona State University including Andrew Heyward and Frank Mungeam guide a discussion on experiments in journalism, digital innovation in news, and building the newsroom of the future.

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Sun 7

The Future of Transportation

Monday, April 8 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N262/N264

Jump in the vehicle of future and prepare to be entertained.  This fast-paced block explores how innovations and experiments in the car today are going to change the passenger experience in one to three years.

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Mon 8

The Next Generation Audience

Monday, April 8 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N262/N264

Measurement, attribution, engagement – Explore how the meaning of these terms change with an audience is more mobile, more active, and whose needs have changed.

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Mon 8

DFX Engage!

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N262/N264

DFX Engage! focuses on interaction with leaders presenting demonstrations and experiments that are furthering the industry. This year’s showcase will include presentations focused on:

• The Connected Home experiences

• Socially Aware AI

• Initiatives in the...

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Mon 8


Explore the global innovation destination that powers what the industry creates and how the world consumes.

April 6 - 11, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada





Other Education Opportunities

Hands-On Training

North Hall Meeting Rooms and South Hall Meeting Rooms 

For the intermediate to advanced attendee, access Hands-On Training sessions to learn and dive deeper into the essential applications and tools of the trade.

Each class is individually ticketed.

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Field Workshops


Explore off-site Field Workshops, with industry pros, covering some of the hottest trends and technologies advancing the industry. 

Each class is individually ticketed.

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NAB Small Medium Market Radio Forum

April 7, 2019 | Westgate Hotel Las Vegas Resort and Casino

Jump start your NAB Show experience and spend an afternoon with your peers discussing the future of small and medium market radio.

Registration code required for access.

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