NAB Las Vegas - Events, Staff Picks, and Parties List

National Association of Broadcasters Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  April 18-23, 2009)

National Association of Broadcasters Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  April 18-23, 2009)


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There will be over 1,500 companies exhibiting at the NAB show and is going.
The hotel prices are insanely cheap right now and so are flights if you are patient and check different websites.  We recommend as a great resource to start your search.  But be sure to check hotel prices against what the NAB housing office has.  Did you know you can book many hotels through NAB at a discount?
Also, be sure to check and the new for direct flights to Las Vegas.


To register for the show floor and opening keynote for free (a $150 value) just visit and enter code "TP01".

Our list of's interesting events during NAB

We like the "Producer Director Workshop" on Sunday and Monday.  Lots of great sessions for independent filmmakers including "Producing Indie Films" on Sunday at 10:30 am and "Distribution for Indie Filmmakers" Monday at 10:30 am.  The Producer Director Workshop runs Sunday and Monday 9:00 am to 6:15 pm.

MONDAY April 20th, 2009: 

9:00 am: Opening Keynote at the Hilton Barron Room with David K. Rehr the President and CEO of NAB where Mary Tyler Moore will be receiving the NAB Distinguished Service Recipient Award.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm:  Super Session: "Independent Filmmaking -- A Million Dollar Look on a Thousand Dollar Budget".  Las Vegas Convention Center: S222/223.  With Rodney Charters, Director of Photography for "24", Stu Maschwitz, founder of The Orphanage, moderated by Brian Valente of Redrock Microsystems, LLC.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Super Session: Henry Selick: Blending Classic and Digital Techniques for a Timeless Experience, with Henry Selick , Director, “Coraline,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Deborah Norville of Inside Edition is signing books in the NAB show store.

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm: Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Las Vegas Convention Center: Content Theater.


TUESDAY April 21st, 2009

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Super Session: Rob Cohen: In Defense of the Action Film.  Las Vegas Convention Center S222/223.  With Rob Cohen , Director, Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, XXX.


WEDNESDAY April 22nd, 2009

10:30 am - 3:30 pm: NAB Career Day / Career Fair: Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom C.  Recruiters include CBS news, Edge Communications, Sencore Electronics and many more.


Thursday April 23rd, 2009

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Best of the 48 Hour Film Project.  Las Vegas Convention Center: Content Theater


Here is a list of confirmed parties at NAB 2009


Sunday Night

Autodesk - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm info session Wynn Hotel, Room: ALSACE 1, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd South.  no cover, must RSVP
Autodesk - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Autodesk Party Wynn Hotel.  no cover, must RSVP
Official NAB & FMC Content Creators Party  RSVP $55

Monday Night

Promax Lounge - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Promax Suite at the Venetian Hotel. no cover Must RSVP
NABTweetup - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm T&T Cantina Luxor Hotel. no cover, RSVP through their Twitter feed.
Sony Creative Software Users Group - 6:30 pm Las Vegas Convention Center Room N250.  Must RSVP
Creative Cow MeetUp - 8:00 pm Hard Rock Hotel Center Bar,
MPEG - 8:00 pm - 12:00 am Harley Davidson Café bring printed invitation

Tuesday Night

Final Cut Pro FCPUG SuperMeet - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Supermeet Rio Hotel Amazon Balloom. 3700 W. Flamingo Rd.  RSVP $11.
Promax Lounge - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Promax Suite Venetian Hotel
NAB Show Blush Lounge, Wynn, Free admission before midnight with an NAB show badge & 2 for 1 beer from 9-10pm. (found on NAB Show's facebook page)

Wednesday Night

Red User Group - 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hotel Rio Amazon Ballroom
Promax Lounge - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Venetian Hotel

*Dates and times are subject to change.  Be sure to RSVP directly with each individual event.

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