NAB 2018: The Official Toolfarm Guide #NABShow #NAB2018

NAB 2018: The Official Toolfarm Guide #NABShow #NAB2018
News, Events Feb 15, 2018 at 10:20 AM

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Updated 15 February, 2018 - Lots of Updates! Media Motion Ball, Blue Collar Post Collective Event, and more!

It's that time of year again! Here's your definitive guide to post-production events and NAB Survival info for NAB 2018!

NAB Sales

Sales info will be posted on our blog as it is announced. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for sales announcements. 

Contact Michele Terpstra with any information you would like posted about your booth or event, or to correct any errors.


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The Expo

NAB takes place every year at:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Phone: (702) 892-0711

Exhibit Hours

Monday, April 9, 2016, 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday, April 10 and April 11, 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday, April 12, 9 am- 2 pm.

Registration and Free Exhibits-Only Codes

Register for NAB here. Register by mid-March to receive your badge in the mail! U.S. media registering after Friday and international press will need to pick up badges onsite at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Free Expo Codes

Vendors at the show each have their own free code. There's a competition put on by the show for exhibitors to get at least 300 sign ups. See below in the vendor grid for some free codes. I would recommend that you register for a free one, even if you aren't sure that you can make it to the show. The code will save you about $150 on a pass. Let us know if your booth has a code and we'll add it to the list.

There are loads of free guest pass codes for a Free Exhibits Pass on Twitter now, but here are a few from our vendors. Note: Free Expo codes are good until March 2, after that, they're $25.

It's still early but we'll add codes as we learn of them.

  • Avid: ?
  • BorisFX/GenArts/Imagineer Systems: LV7434
  • Digital Anarchy:LV7334
  • Digital Production Buzz: LV5269
  • Maxon: ?
  • Pomfort: LV5776
  • Telestream: LV6452

Expo Maps and App

Map My Show - NAB Floor plan

First Time to NAB?

Get some tips on how to make it through the convention at your best!

NAB Survival Video

Last year we put together a fun survival video for attendees. It's as relevant this year as it was for last!

Toolfarm NAB Survival guide from Toolfarm on Vimeo.

Read Michele's NAB Survival Guide

Also, check out:

Booths not to Miss

It's early so we haven't heard if everyone who had booths last year will be participating again. We'll edit the list below as we get information and add notes as needed. If you have information that we should add, please contact Michele.

Booth Abbreviations

SL = South Lower
SU = South Upper
C = Central

Company Booth Notes
Adobe Systems SL4610


Autodesk Ren Deluxe G & K


Avid SU801

Avid Connect 2018

Blackmagic Design SL216 and SL5816


BlueFish444 SL9021


Boris FX
Imagineer Systems


Digital Anarchy Ren Exhibitor - D

Digital Anarchy will have a suite at the Renaissance, not at South Hall. Showing Beauty Box 4.2/



Come see CoreMelt at the Supermeet.

Digital Production Buzz SL10527

Tune in for a liveBuZZ from the show! Larry says, "And, thinking of The Buzz, we will be back at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. We are originating something like 24 live shows in four days. The website isn't ready yet - you'll find last year's coverage at but we have already started booking guests. If you are interested in being on the show, drop me a note."

Divergent Media n/a  
EditShare SL8620





Grass Valley



Greyscalegorilla SL5627

Last year, Greyscalegorilla had booth directly behind the Maxon Booth. Assuming that they'll have the same set up, we'll update it when it is confirmed.


iZotope SL8727



C4D Live Presenters - coming soon



NewTek SL5016 Kiki will likely be presenting Tricaster non-stop for 4 days! I don't know how she does it. 
NewBlueFX SU3307  
Pomfort C8232


RE:Vision Effects  


Telestream SL3316

Information on what Telestream will be showing is here.

Tiffen C5625 Come see a live demo of their Tiffen Dfx software as well as their Steadicam rigs and all that fun stuff.
Video Copilot  


Waves C1150  


*Plug-in Pavilion Booths. Multiple companies in one big section. Plugin Pavilion companies this year: Digital Anarchy, RE:Vision Effects, and more.

After Hours Events

If you know of event details that have been released, let us know! See also, Broadcast NAB Show Party List.

Sunday, April 8

Colorist Mixer

What: The Mixer lets you catch up with friends. Or meet your ‘virtual’ friends from around the world. Plus, make new friends. Where else will you find colorists from around the planet all in one room!
When: No info yet
Where: No info yet
More info:

BCPC + #PostChat NAB Show Mega Meet-Up

What: Join us for a Blue Collar Post Collective + #PostChat NAB Show Mega Meet-Up. Instead of creating discrete meet-ups that ruin your social calendar even more than it already is, we're combining forces for one big casual hang. No raffles, no announcements, just a group of post production nerds on the eve of NAB and a bar within reach. Anyone working in post at any experience level is welcome!
Where: The Linq outside O'Shea’s Casino, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
When: 6pm

Monday, April 9

Breakfast with Avid Editors?

If they're doing it again this year, we'll have the info here.

IMUG Media Motion Ball 2018 - 21st Annual Event!!

What: The premier event for post-production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the production field attending NAB. The MediaMotion Ball (MMB) is from 5:30pm on Monday April 9th at NAB. The subsidized 'end user' ticket price is $58 and gets you a great sit down dinner, dessert and entry into prize draw. There is also a cash bar.

Ticket price will rise to $65 after March 19th.

Where: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

When: 5:30-10:00pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dinner from approx 7 pm. 
Tickets: Now available on Eventbrite

NAB Show Opening Party

Where: ?
When: 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors with your badge

Tuesday, April 10

4K 4Charity Fun Run

Where: Sunset Park
When: 7:30 AM
Technically a "before hours" event, if you haven't put enough mileage on your shoes, join the 4K 4Charity fun run. 4K is not actually that far and I could probably even handle that distance!
More info: 4K 4Charity Fun Run

The Seventeenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet

What: Mingle, network, enjoy adult beverages with your industry peers while learning about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows!
Where: RIO Hotel - Brasilia Ballroom, 3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2016 - 7 PM - 11 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM for SuperMeet Digital Showcase. SuperMeet begins at 7:00 PM)
Earlybird Tickets for the 17th Annual #LasVegas #SuperMeet went on sale Thursday February 8 at 7AM PST.

Wednesday, April 11

Thursday, April 12

IMUG Post-NAB Meetup 

Things usually get going around 6-ish. We'll get you the details of the location when we hear about it.

Official NAB Show Closing Party

Where: ?
When: We'll let you know
Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors

Other Things to Check Out at NAB 2018

It's still early but we know we'll have stuff to post here in the next few weeks. Stay tuned. Bookmark this page. It will be updated.

NAB Show Opening
April 9, 9am-10am
North Hall Main Stage

AR/MR/VR - Immersive Storytelling Pavilion
North Hall & Grand Lobby - N2034FP
Learn more

Aerial Robotics Drone Pavilion?

NAB Foodies Guide
from Broadcast Beat
Learn more

Avid Connect 
April 6-8, 2017 | Wynn Las Vegas
Learn more

Posted by Michele Yamazaki



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