NAB Show is Moving to October 2021. Read the full announcement here.

Converge: Experiences Overview

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Networking events at NAB Show provide opportunities for cross-collaboration. 

The energy is electric. From the exhibit hall to events, NAB Show crackles with the sharing of ideas, techniques and problem-solving insights. Come together with peers across the content spectrum, and around the world, to see what develops. 

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What industry event would be complete without giving out some well-deserved bling? Every year NAB honors leadership, innovation, achievement and distinguished service and NAB Show plays host to some very exciting awards programs.

2021 Awards

  • NAB Awards
    Join us in honoring this year’s industry, service, radio, television and technology award-winners! Annual NAB Awards include: Distinguished Service Award, Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Digital Leadership Award, Television Chairman’s Award, Crystal Heritage Award, Crystal Radio Awards, Engineering Achievement Awards, The NAB Technology Innovation Award and BEIT Best Paper Award.
  • New York Festivals Awards Gala
    New York Festivals’ Inaugural Storytellers Gala honors content in all forms and lengths from over 50 countries and brings together global storytellers from both the radio and TV and film industry on the same stage.
  • Product of the Year Awards
    The 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards will recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies being exhibited at the 2021 NAB Show.
  • Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards
    The Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.
  • Travel Video Awards
    The Travel Video Awards (TVAs) celebrate and recognize the creative mastery of filmmakers and brands from across the globe.

Special events at NAB Show take lots of forms, from receptions to exclusive summits, but they all have one thing in common – celebrating and sharing the Very Important Perspectives of the industry’s most influential leaders.  

2021 Events

  • Amateur Radio Operators Reception
    The Amateur Radio Operators Reception, draws hundreds of broadcasting’s best and brightest for a relaxed evening talking shop, enjoying the fellowship of the radio amateur community and winning incredible prizes.
  • Career Day
    NAB Show will host the industry-wide Career Fair on Tuesday. The event will match high-quality candidates of all job levels to potential employers and graduate schools for those looking to advance their career/education.
  • NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner and Show
    The Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner is a special event that honors the new inductees to the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame and features the presentation of the Digital Leadership Award.
  • NAB Show Welcome
    Join us as NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith welcomes attendees to the 2021 NAB Show, the world’s largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.
  • NAB: We Are Broadcasters Celebration
    We Are Broadcasters Celebration celebrates local radio and television stations’ critical role in our communities and their ongoing commitment to innovating to better serve their listeners and viewers.

Establishing new relationships is an important part of the NAB Show experience. We’ve built multiple destinations and created plenty of events conveniently located throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center to assist with networking and making valuable connections.

2021 Networking

  • #GalsNGear
    The goal of #GALSNGEAR is to ensure women in the technical fields of media production get high level networking, access to gear and the latest industry technology, and visibility at major industry events.
  • 4K 4Charity Fun Run
    A healthy and fun alternative to traditional networking while providing much needed funding for diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Birds of a Feather
    The Birds of a Feather (BoF) program is a series of themed, hosted, non-commercial gatherings that bring together subject matter experts and community members to discuss hot topics of mutual interest.
  • International Reception
    NAB Show’s International Reception is a place for U.S. exhibiting companies to connect with international buyers to set up meetings and network.
  • Social Community Mixers
    NAB Show’s Social Community Mixers are located on the show floor, in Silver Square and more. Perfect for anyone looking to meet fresh faces over light catering and beverages.
  • Streaming Beer Garden Reception
    Join us for drinks and networking at Silver Square. Come drink and network with other streaming media executives.
  • SuperMeet
    SuperMeet 2021 is the ultimate community event during NAB Show for creatives to foster interaction, fresh ideas, decisive collaboration, and empowerment.

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