#NABSHOW Buzz Coverage for #NAB2011

Posted by Rebekah Toth Burns on April 7, 2011

Ah – so much to see and do over the span of this year’s National Association of Broadcasters 6-day convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 9-April 14. There’s a great lineup of conferences set to begin April 9th and exhibitions to follow starting April 11th. Crews Control will be on the scene shooting a showcase of the best in gear and workflow solutions and will have a few tips, tweets, and info links here on what not to miss when you touch down for the show.

#GuestSpeakers

NAB’s mobile app and website both have a list of event highlights and speakers searchable by topic, calendar and presenter. Vitec Group’s site maintains a calendar of events for Key Speakers their sponsoring with a line up featuring Philip Bloom and other respected experts in the filming industry here.

#Networking

If you work in post production you won’t want to miss the largest gathering of Final Cut Studio, Avid and Adobe editors and digital content creators on the planet. #MediaMotionBall, an event for post production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the post production field brought to you by the International Media Users Group, returns April 11th to the Sahara Hotel. They’re planning a keynote presentation by Brian Maffitt with Dave Bittner MC’ing the event. Event info and tickets are available for purchase on their website.

Supermeet’s also taking place at NAB starting April 12th. While the website, www.supermeet.com, reports that this hugely popular event has already sold out, they’re making arrangements for additional tickets to go on sale and will announce availability it on their website. If you can make it you won’t want to miss it. Follow #supermeet or www.supermeet.com for details.

Ever wonder how an event this big gets set up? Check out the “Build Up Diary”, Quantel’s progress weblog with photos and details of how the custom built-to-suit platform is coming together for the event.

#Hot Topics

Before the exhibits open on April 11th, NAB will be featuring sessions lead by industry experts and thought leaders. NAB has a session search feature on their website making it easier to locate your Hot Topic sessions of choice by speaker, keyword, topic, and calendar. Clicking on your topic of choice takes you directly to the line up for that event category. The topics are:

  • Online Video
  • Access Networks
  • Streaming
  • Audio
  • Telepresence
  • Multiplatform
  • Workflow
  • Monetization
  • Broadband
  • Storage
  • Transmission
  • Advertising
  • 3D
  • Cameras
  • Mobile
  • Sports
  • Cinematography
  • Social Media
  • Production
  • Radio
  • Filmmaking
  • Post
  • Television
  • Production

#LiveCoverage

NAB also has a web-based mobile accessible app at http://m.nabshow.com/ which features alerts, info on events and speakers, news, and tweets.

Up-to-the-minute coverage on the event will be available from several other key sources:

Tech guru and radio host Leo Laporte will be livestreaming from the 2011 NAB Show on The TWiT Netcast Network, producing both regular programming and special coverage of the event throughout his popular network of shows at http://live.twit.tv .

Sony Electronics Pro @SonyProUSA tweets that they will have #SonySocialStation set up in booth C11001 for visitors to broadcast their tweets about the show live.

On twitter you can follow #NABShow, the official hashtag for the conference or #NAB2011 which is trending closely behind in tweets about the event.

While there’s plenty to see and do at the convention centers for the event, the city of Las Vegas has no shortage of adventure to seek while in town for the conference. TV Technology put together a list of activities to enjoy while in town for the NAB Show should you run out of ideas for making the most of your trip. And don’t forget, after business is taken care of comes the fun. Tickets to the official NAB after parties are still on sale at Eventbrite.

See you at NAB Las Vegas!

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