If you are in the Film/Video/TV industry, or even if you aren't, you might be familiar with the NAB Show. NAB standing for the National Association of Broadcasters. Every year they have a show in New York City and in Las Vegas.
I was lucky enough to get free tickets to the show through a website that I'm a member of. I brought my friend and colleague Mike along, and we had an amazing experience.
What is the NAB show you might ask? It is a show put on by the association where hundreds of companies such as Sony, Panasonic, Canon, G-Technology, Avid, and many more set up booths showing current and new products, technology, software, etc. Along with that, there are classes, info sessions, keynotes, and meet ups throughout the two days covering various aspects and topics of production. Some of the topics include live streaming, social media, commercial production, news and TV production, lighting, audio production, and much more. Thousands of professionals from the industry come from all over the country and connect with other professionals, learn from these classes and sessions, and enjoy New York City of course!
Mike and I attended about 10-12 sessions between the two days and we learned some incredible information from leading professionals, saw some amazing technology, met some very cool people, and overall had a great time.
Seen in the pictures above, there were people from some of the biggest companies and TV networks. If you use Snapchat a lot, you're probably familiar with Mashable. The president of Mashable spoke at one session about the current age of the industry. There was also a woman from TruTV who talked a lot about their rebranding a few years back. After the first day of the show, there was an open bar networking party put on by Brightcove. We met a few people here and enjoyed some great drinks and great food.
If you have the time and resources to go to the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April of 2018 or again in NYC in October of 2018, I highly recommend it! It was a very worthwhile trip for Mike and I. Although we took 2 days off from our work, we made several connections and we had 2 days of immense learning about new trends and technology that we can now use to better our work significantly.
If you have any questions about NAB or anything else, feel free to fill out the contact form or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks for reading!