NAB2004 offers a broad range of conferences, programs

Come one, come all. NAB2004 promises to offer attendees a mix of technology, conferences, and awards. Pictured: The South Upper Hall at NAB2003.

Broadcasters, post-production professionals, multi-media mavens, and just about anyone involved in the production of video for distribution over cable, satellite or the Internet are poised to descend on Las Vegas, NV. to attend the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention, April 17- April 22.

This year, the NAB will feature a massive exhibit floor (April 19-22), and conferences and awards programs that begin April 17. Among the highlights of the conference program are:

  • NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference Keynote
    9 a.m., April 18
    Will feature keynote speaker Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, delivering "Broadcasting in the Balance - A Consumer Technology Perspective."
  • Congressional Breakfast
    7:30 a.m., April 19
    Moderated by Citadel Communications Company CEO Phil Lombardo with key members of Congress in attendance.
  • All-Industry Opening Ceremony
    9 a.m., April 19
    Will feature NAB president and CEO Edward Fritts and entertainer Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Inc. chairman.
  • The High-Def Desktop
    10:45 a.m., April 19
  • Television All-Industry Luncheon
    12:30 p.m., April 19
    Roger King, CEO of CBS Enterprises and King World, will be inducted into the NAB Hall of Fame.
  • New Media Visions for the Future
    2 p.m. to 6 p.m, April 19
  • FCC Chairman’s Breakfast
    7:30 a.m., April 20
    Will feature FCC Chairman Michael Powell and ABC radio host Sam Donaldson.
  • Next Generation Advertising
    10:30 a.m., April 20
    Case studies of successful marketing campaigns in a cross-platform world will be featured.
  • New Technologies for Digital Media
    2:15 p.m., April 20
    A high-level discussion of how new digital media technologies are being developed and what’s driving their development will be presented.
  • The Regulatory Face Off
    4 p.m., April 20
    See related story in this edition of NAB Update.
  • On-Demand Computing for Entertainment and Broadcasting
    10:45 a.m., April 21
    Learn how broadcasters, content creators, game developers and others in the media value network are becoming more productive.
  • Technology Luncheon
    Noon, April 21
    Discuss how to fix the mess facing consumers as they make the transition to HDTV.
  • The Business of Streaming Media
    2 p.m., April 21
  • The Amateur Radio Operators’ Reception
    6 p.m., April 21

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