2023 NAB Show Welcomed Industry to Centennial Celebration

2023 NAB Show Welcomed Industry to Centennial Celebration


The 2023 NAB Show, April 15–19, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, celebrated its centennial year as the preeminent conference driving the broadcast, media and entertainment industries. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced preliminary registered attendance of 65,013.

The event is also a marketplace for next-generation technology to inspire superior audio and video experiences. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms, the NAB Show is where global visionaries convene at the Los Vegas Convention Center.

“We are thrilled to have so many exhibitors, attendees and partners from around the world join us in Las Vegas to help celebrate 100 years of innovation. More than any other year, everyone is filled with so much enthusiasm and energy as they engage on the show floor, in special sessions and throughout the entire event,” said Curtis LeGeyt, NAB President and CEO.

“We thank the NAB Show community for helping us reflect on our collective experience with media and entertainment and for previewing the many innovations we’ll see within the next hundred years.”

2023 NAB Show Welcome

For five days, the National Association of Broadcasters presented a comprehensive conference experience in four collections.

1. Experience: People. Products. Possibility. Attendees could experience the entire content creation lifecycle from creation through consumption.

2. Discover: Tech. Tools. Gear. The event showcased new product releases, best-in-breed innovations, as well as the emerging technologies driving content forward.

3. Learn: Trends. Topics. Techniques. The show shed light on sustainability practices, Cine + Live, as well as VR/XR/AR. Attendees were able to learn relevant intel for wherever they work in the content ecosystem.

4. Network: Connection. Conversation. Collaboration. The show offered casual happy hours; see-and-be-seen events; and the chance to network with industry innovators and global visionaries.

2023 NAB Show at a Glance

Centennial Celebration

For a century, the technologies debuted at the NAB Show have impacted the industry’s evolution. This year, NAB celebrated the milestone with a big opening night party, special events and giveaways. logo-2023-NAB-Show-Celebrating-100-Years-mid

The Centennial Opening Night Party was at the Marquee Nightclub on April 16. An NAB Show badge gave attendees free entry through an expedited entry line until 1 a.m., and one free drink ticket until 12 a.m. For more parties, click here.

They could also visit a Centennial Celebration Center and step into the 360 Photo Booth to take a souvenir photo that was uploadable to social media.

Moreover, attendees could access the Proof of Participation game, complete the challenges and earn points for great on-site prizes!  

Global Flavor

NAB announced that representatives from 166 countries outside the United States registered to attend. In total there were 17,446 attendees. As part of its centennial celebration, the 2023 NAB Show aimed to share the lasting memories and experiences from international visitors as they reflect on 100 years of innovation.

“We were very excited to welcome our international visitors, exhibitors and partners to help us celebrate this centennial NAB Show,” said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president, Global Connections and Events. “Our many programs and sessions allowed them to connect, network and reflect over the last 100 years of innovation as well as their own experiences in media and entertainment.” 2023-NAB-Show-Floor-AWS-mid

This year, more than 50 international delegation groups from Latin America, Asia and Oceania, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean attended the NAB Show. World-leading companies and technology pioneers showcased their latest innovations across eight pavilions representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Bavaria, France, Korea and Belgium.

In addition to a host of international partner organizations, the centennial NAB Show also welcomed ministries of communications, information, culture, arts, sports, broadcasting and media from all over the world.

Exhibitor Marketplace

This year, the NAB Show’s Exhibitor Marketplace feature hundreds of on-floor education sessions. It also hosted thousands of product launches from its 1,208 exhibitors.

On the 2023 NAB Show Floor

On the 554,000-square-foot show floor, you could test-drive the newest products. You could also learn how to connect with today’s consumer and meet the people who can help bring your content to life.

Showcasing the entire content lifecycle from creation to consumption, the show floor boasted an intuitive-by-design organization to enable efficient exploration. Attendees discovered products and solutions based on specific career interests through three destinations: Create, Connect and Capitalize. Each represents a community-centric workflow.2023-NAB-Show-Floor-Map

Moreover, the fourth all-encompassing destination—Intelligent Content—is where you could find mind-blowing applications making content move even faster.

To dive deeper, there was the opportunity to sign up for a guided show floor tour. These curated tours allowed participants to explore products and new workflows on the following topics: Data, Data, Data; New Production Modalities; and The Evolution of TV/Video.

NAB Show LIVE Daily Coverage

Further, the NAB Show partnered with Broadcast Beat Studios to run a live remote-production broadcast from the show floor. NAB Show LIVE aired internationally over the Internet each day of the 2023 NAB Show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT (9 a.m.–2 p.m. PDT Wednesday). The goal was to create an immersive experience for viewers who wanted to see exhibitor interviews, demos, new product spotlights, Experiential Zone experiences and other on-floor events.

The remote-production, IT-enabled workflow combined several cutting-edge technologies. It connected events on the show floor in Las Vegas to Broadcast Beat Studios’ central control room, located 2,500 miles away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Two camera crews on-site captured footage throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center using portable video transmission units. After being decoded, four simultaneous video feeds from various cameras at the show transferred via bonded cellular system to Fort Lauderdale. There, the automatically recorded video was edited within moments for online viewing.

The livestream was available at the NAB Show website, nabshow.com. A selection of NAB Show Main Stage sessions are also be available for video-on-demand.

2023 Conference Programing

From conferences to workshops, the Centennial event had a robust programing schedule.

2023-NAB-SHow-main-stageConference programing included Programming Everywhere; Women Camera Operators Workshop; Cranes, Motion & Movement Hands-on; DP Creative Conference; and the Remote Production Conference.

What’s more, the Visual Storytelling Conference was a two-day, multi-track training conference, April 14–15 at the LVCC. It featured immersive content with experienced photographers and content creators in the field. The conference showcased live and interactive training sessions on photography, online video, business as well as social media. Whether you were a budding photographer or an experienced digital storyteller, you could connect with like-minded individuals and learn how to tell your story.

A sample of the show’s Workshops & Courses sessions included the following.

VR Production Workshop

In this two-day workshop, presenters empowered attendees with the appropriate tools, knowledge and hands-on experience required to create their next immersive masterpiece.

Cinematic Video Lighting Workshop

Here you could discuss cinematographic techniques in lighting during a four-hour workshop crafted by an instructor with extensive expertise in film and television production.

Cinematic Editorial Workshop

This deep dive workshop covered the editorial craft and process behind notable cinematic projects of ACE members.

Animation and Live Action Workshop

This workshop was a comprehensive discussion focused on animation and live action. It explored the craft of editing, career paths, working with the director and the editorial storytelling process.

Women in Animation Session
4th Global Nex-Gen Broadcasting Conference

In addition, the NAB Show honored its international members at the 4th Global Next-Gen Broadcasting Conference on April 16. Co-produced by NAB and RAPA, this session centered on the international, widespread use of ATSC 3.0 as a digital terrestrial television (DTT) standard.

Speakers from the Caribbean, the U.S., Brazil, India, Korea and other countries discussed opportunities for collaboration among participants and explored potential new businesses and benefits to share among the ATSC 3.0 shareholders.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to Present
Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel

What’s more, Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairwoman, addressed broadcasters as well as those from the media and entertainment industry on April 17. The chairwoman’s remarks took place on the NAB Show’s main stage following a “fireside” chat between Curtis LeGeyt, NAB president and CEO, and Univision’s Gabriela Teissier.

Chairwoman Rosenworcel became FCC chair following her Senate confirmation for another five-year term in December 2021. She is the first woman to permanently serve as chair in the agency’s almost-100-year history.

Rosenworcel has a wealth of communications experience, as she was first confirmed as an FCC commissioner in May 2012 after serving as senior communications counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. She previously worked at the FCC.

HBO’s The Last of Us Creative Team Panel

The show also hosted a main stage session presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) highlighting the creative forces behind HBO’s The Last of Us series. The session, “American Cinema Editors Present HBO’s The Last of Us,” was held on April 16.

The Last of Us

The series’ executive producer, Craig Mazin, and members of the creative team discussed the meticulous art of editing, cinematography, visual effects (VFX) as well as sound behind the hit series.

Moderator Carolyn Giardina, tech editor at the Hollywood Reporter, joined Mazin; editors Timothy Good and Emily Mendez; cinematographer Ksenia Sereda; VFX supervisor Alex Wang; as well as sound supervisor Michael J. Benavente.

Ashley Nicole Black Moderated “A Conversation with Brett Goldstein”
Ashley Nicole Black

In addition, two-time Emmy-winning writer, actress and comedian, Ashley Nicole Black moderated a fireside chat with actor, writer, producer and all-around multihyphenate Brett Goldstein.

“A Conversation with Brett Goldstein,” occurred on the NAB Show main stage on April 17. Goldstein discussed his multifaceted creative career, how he balances his various roles, as well as his process for creating compelling content.


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