Main Stage

Change is the only constant. And how you adapt is what will secure your evolution in an increasingly competitive media ecosystem. What are successful creators doing to stay ahead? What cutting-edge tech and solutions are enabling them to stay relevant? How can we assess what worked and what didn’t during this incredibly challenging year?

You’ll learn all this and more on the Main Stage, which is open to all registration types. The Main Stage is the ultimate venue to listen to the pandemic playlist of the industry’s most impactful topics we’ve curated for you. You’ll hear how successful brands, organizations and companies are creating new products, services and experiences in the wake of change and rising demands. You’ll glean valuable insight from thought leaders and visionaries on where we’re headed and what the future holds.

Doors Open Sunday with a special celebrity session featuring Nick Cannon and later, with Jim Gaffigan. Plus, don’t miss an intimate convo with newly inducted NAB Hall of Famer Lester Holt on Monday. Settle in and get cozy for this not-to-be-missed lineup of events live on stage next!

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Featured Speakers
& Sessions

Nick Canon
Sunday, October 10 | 10:30 a.m.

Cannon currently serves as the executive producer and host of FOX’s hit television series, “The Masked Singer,” the #1 show on television. He also produces and hosts his daily radio show “Nick Cannon Radio” and weekend show “Cannon’s Countdown,” both syndicated nationally by Skyview Networks, as well as “Power Mornings with Nick Cannon” on Meruelo Media’s KPWR-FM in Los Angeles. He began his career in television as a teenager on Nickelodeon’s sketch-comedy show “All That” and his spin-off, “The Nick Cannon Show.”

Jim Gaffigan
Sunday, October 10 | 4:15 p.m.

Gaffigan is a five-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is a two-time New York Times best-selling author and has received two Emmy Awards for his humorous contributions to “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Lester Holt
Monday, October 11 | 10:05 a.m.

Holt serves as the anchor and managing editor of NBC’s flagship news broadcast “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.” He has also served as principal anchor of “Dateline NBC” since September 2011 and leads NBC News’ special reports, breaking news and primetime political coverage. He also anchors “Nightly News Kids Edition,” a digital newscast aimed to inform and inspire children, which he launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPR All Things Considered
Monday, October 11 | 9 a.m.

ATC made its debut broadcast 50 years ago on May 3, 1971, airing on 90 public radio stations. Now broadcasting live every weekday for two hours and for one hour every Saturday and Sunday, ATC is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time news radio program in the country.

Robert Hoyle Brown
Tuesday, October 12 | 1 p.m.

Vice President, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant

Adam Wiener
Monday, October 11 | 9 a.m.

Executive Vice President and General Manager & 2021 Digital Leadership Award Winner CBS Local Digital Media | ViacomCBS

Ailsa Chang
Monday, October 11 | 9 a.m.

Host, All Things Considered & Inductee, NAB Radio Hall of Fame NPR

Brady W. Dreasler
Monday, October 11 | 9 a.m.

Director of NextGen TV and Regional Chief Engineer & 2021 Service to Broadcast Engineering Award Winner Quincy Media, Inc.