Dubbed NAB Show Express, it will be held online May 13–14. Registration opens April 20 and is free.
NAB will feature on-demand content including 100 educational sessions organized into three channels:
- BEIT Express, which centers on broadcast engineering and information technology
- NAB Show Experience, offering product showcases, interviews with industry leaders and more
- Tech Talks, produced by Broadcast Beat
Each channel will be populated with eight hours of on-demand content, including interactive panels and some sessions originally slated for Las Vegas.
Additionally, the NAB Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference proceedings will be released online May 13 via nabpilot.org.
This also is the first time the show’s technical proceedings will be available only online rather than also in print; that was a planned change, not related to the coronavirus cancellation, according to NAB Vice President of Technology Education and Outreach Skip Pizzi.
And for those who usually get their gear fix in Vegas, they can check out the NAB Show Express Solutions Marketplace, which will house exhibitor profiles, company-hosted events, press conferences and resources such as white papers, articles, webinars, guides and research reports.
According to Pizzi, the association will also incorporate its award presentations during the digital event. The format and schedule have not yet been announced. The recipient of the NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award is Jeff Welton of Nautel.
Three related events were also announced Monday. On May 11, NAB and Variety will co-host an Executive Leadership Summit. On May 12, NAB will offer a Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit. And Post | Production World Online is scheduled for May 17–19.
The 2021 NAB Show is scheduled for April 10–14 in Las Vegas.