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NUG@NAB Radio Technology Forum Cancelled

The NUG decision was made after NAB announced its own plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic


March 12: Nautel has cancelled the 2020 NUG@NAB Radio Technology Forum, and the registration page has been removed. The decision was made after NAB made the decision not to move forward with their April NAB Show plans.

According to a statement released Thursday, Nautel is currently considering alternative options to communicate some of the Forum’s topics.

Nautel’s upcoming events page indicates that the company will participate in the late May LAB/MAB Joint Convention.

Feb. 25: Nautel has announced details for its annual pre-NAB Show event, and registration is now open. 

The 2020 NUG@NAB Radio Technology Forum is scheduled for April 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Flamingo Las Vegas’ Scenic/Twilight Ballrooms. 

The networking and educational event includes lunch. It features presentations on “broadcast transmission best practices, challenges and technology trends” from industry figures and Nautel employees. Radio World’s Paul McLane will again share his thoughts about the show’s biggest trends and technologies to watch. Additionally, McLane will present the Radio World Excellence in Engineering Award to Dave Kolesar of Hubbard Radio.

Note that participation in the NUG@NAB Radio Technology Forum qualifies for one-half of a certification credit for the Society of Broadcast Engineers. 

Registration is required, but the event is “free and open to anyone passionate about radio transmission.” Nautel says they expect more than 300 broadcasters to attend.

Nautel says it kept the Sunday schedule for this event based on attendee feedback, despite the timing change for the NAB Show itself, which had traditionally opened its show floor Monday morning and will now commence at noon on Sunday.