UPDATED! NAB 2016: The Official Toolfarm Guide #NABShow

UPDATED! NAB 2016: The Official Toolfarm Guide #NABShow

News about NAB 2016 is finally starting to trickle in. This page will be updated with new information as soon as we get it. Consider it your main resource for NAB information!

Updated April 11, 2016  1 PM PST

NEW! Toolfarm's NAB Survival Video, check it out here.

NEW! NAB 2016 Sales List – Current and Upcoming Offers

We've added more event info and some vendor booth info too.

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 18, 2016, 10 am. – 6 pm
  • Tuesday – Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9 am. – 6 pm.
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016, 9 am.- 2 pm.

Registration, Free Exhibits Only 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. 

  • Boris/Imagineer: LV5474
  • Dashwood: LV2883
  • Digital Anarchy: LV5894
  • RE:Vision Effects: LV8943
  • Grass Valley: LV7835
  • VizRT: LV8325

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.

Expo Map and Apps

The booths are way too spread out for a good map here. I suggest that you download the NAB 2016 App from the App store or check out the map at the NAB website.

Hotel Info

Hotel rates will go up in Mid-March due to high demand. If you know of a sale, let us know. NAB Hotels

Claudia Crask recommends checking the Bed Bug Registry before booking a hotel. It's scary and shocking… be warned!

First time at NAB?

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

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 for us, please contact Michele.

Booth Abbreviations

SL = South Lower
SU = South Upper
C = Central

Digital Production BuZZ?

Company Booth Notes
Adobe Systems SL3910 Andrew Kramer will be presenting on his work on Star Wars on the big Adobe stage.
aescripts + aeplugins SL5707


Autodesk SL3316

Perhaps we'll see something from Tweak Software, a company Autodesk recently acquired

Avid SU902

Don’t miss a second of Avid at the 2016 NAB Show—visit the NAB page on Avid Blogs to receive every detail on new announcements and breaking news from the show floor in Las Vegas:

Hear groundbreaking new product announcements
See our incredible lineup of guest speakers and presentations
Get in-depth demonstrations of the latest workflows and solutions

Blackmagic Design SL217  
Bluefish444 SL9021  
Boris FX SL7620

Join us + our friends at Imagineer Systems for guest demo artists, raffles, and fun! 
Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code:  LV5474

We're excited to be debuting BCC 10 for Resolve along with other new hosts at NAB (April 18-21) in Las Vegas, Booth SL7620. We'll also have special guest editors and artists demoing how they use BCC 10 in their projects. Plus daily giveaways and more!

The full demo schedule will be available soon.

Boris FX / Imagineer Show Specials

Digital Anarchy SL5805

Free Exhibit Hall Pass with code: LV5894



Come see Coremelt at the Supermeet.

Coremelt show specials.

Digital Production Buzz  

Tune in for a liveBuZZ from the show! Check out their video podcast live from NAB 2015.


Divergent Media ? Check out Divergent Media ScopeBox in action with Pomfort SilverStack.
Fayteq SL5705

New to the Plug-in Pavilion! Current Fayteq deals

The Foundry SL2425

In addition to our demo suites, The Foundry will also be demonstrating the latest goodies coming your way on the show floor. Stop by to see what’s new in the NUKE product family including NUKE STUDIO at the Studio Xperience with HP, or on FilmLight and ftrack’s booths. See below for a full timetable. Learn More

GenArts SL5709 NAB Promo for Sapphire
Grass Valley SL106 Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code: LV7835
Imagineer Systems


Join us + our friends at Imagineer Systems for guest demo artists, raffles, and fun! Details coming soon.
Free Exhibit Hall Pass with Code:  LV5474

Imagineer Boris FX Show Specials

iOgrapher ?  
iZotope SL9810
  • Advice from Emmy Award-winning sound editor Jason King (Joy, American Sniper, Jersey Boys)
  • Tips for solving common audio problems during editing, mixing, and delivery
  • Raffle prizes including RX Audio Editor, Avid Media Composer, Red Giant Shooter Suite, and Pro Sound Effects
  • Plus: a free Groove3 30-Day All Access Pass to everyone who stops by!
  • Get a free Exhibits-only Pass with this code: LV9955

iZotope Sales


Live Event Streaming at C4Dlive.com from the MAXON Booth and lots of great presenters and prizes. See the list of presenters.

Paul Babb Pre-Show Interview

Maxon at the NAB Show

NewTek SL5817 Kiki will likely be presenting Tricaster non-stop for 4 days! I don't know how she does it.
NewBleFX ? NewBlueFX Pre-show Interview on 3D Titles
Pomfort C8135


Pond5 C11722 Check out their great footage and presets and get a fancy bag or t-shirt!
Rampant Design Tools ?

Stay tuned for a presenters list

Rampant Design Show Specials

RE:Vision Effects SL5806 Expo code: LV8943
Sony Media C11001

same spot as the last 2 years.

Sorenson Media ? Squeeze pre-sale promo
Telestream SL4525

Booth Schedule coming soon. Check out their NAB 2016 video announcement.

Tiffen C6019 Come see a live demo of their Tiffen dfx software as well as their Steadicam rigs and all that fun stuff.
Video Copilot Adobe Booth Andrew Kramer at NAB. Andrew will be presenting at the Adobe booth (SL3910) again this year on Monday April 18th & Tuesday April 19th at 2PM. Plus he will be sticking around the Adobe booth after the show, so come and say “hi.”
Waves C2451 Waves April Deals

*Plug-in Pavilion Booths. Multiple companies in one big section. Plugin Pavilion companies this year: Digital Anarchy, aescripts + aeplugins, RE:Vision Effects,  iOgrapher, Rampant Design Tools, Red Giant Software. 

After Hours Events

If you know of event details that have been released, let us know!

Friday, April 15

Sunday, April 17

Colorist Mixer

Where: Rockhouse Bar, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
When: 7:30 PM
More info to come

Post Chat Meetup?

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

Monday, April 18

Breakfast with Avid Editors?

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

IMUG Media Motion Ball 2016
What: The premier event for post-production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the production field attending NAB.
Where: Monte Carlo Hotel
When: 5:30-9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dinner from approx 7 pm. The event finishes at about 9:45 pm.
Tickets: Tickets are $55 each for end users (those who are freelancers or who don't work for a software company). Full priced tickets are $105/each. Get tickets here.
More information: Click here

NAB Show Opening Party
Where: Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan
When: 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors with your badge

Tuesday, April 19

4K 4Charity
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! 
Register here – Registration opens February 18, 2016

MAXON and VizRT Social Event
What: A social event at the VizRT booth with complimentary cocktails and snacks
Where: VizRT booth (#Sl 2417)
When: Tuesday, April 19, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Register here

The Fifteenth 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 – Pavillion Ballroom, 3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV  89103
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 7 PM – 11 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM for SuperMeet Digital Showcase. SuperMeet begins at 7:00 PM)
Buy Tickets: Tickets on sale now 

Wednesday, April 20

Thursday, April 21

6pm-? – IMUG Meetup at the Monte Carlo Brew Pub
They always do a meetup on this night and it hasn't been confirmed yet for this year. Check the IMUG Media Motion Ball info page.

Official NAB Show Closing Party
When: We'll let you know
Complimentary admission for Attendees and Exhibitors

Other Things to Check Out at NAB 2016

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.

The Keynote Address

The Future of Cinema Conference Keynote: Ang Lee – Pushing the Limits of Cinema. Renowned director Ang Lee to present keynote & screen footage from his upcoming film at the Future of Cinema Conference. More info.

Virtual Reality Pavilion

FxFactory and Dashwood Cinema Solutions will debut new cinematic 360VR post production tools at NAB 2016. They will show their new 360VR toolbox plugins. Tim Dashwood will have a booth in the virtual reality pavilion, in the North Hall, booth N7922, so check that out! Tim says, “I'll be demonstrating some innovative new features of 360VR Toolbox, as well as a new low-cost consumer-targeted version.” Tim has an exhibits passcode that you can use.

Drone Pavilion 

Aerial workshops

FCP Exchange NAB 2016

April 18-19, learn about workflow and integration, special case studies, product demos. At the Renaissance Las Vegas. More inf

NAB Foodies Guide

Planet5D is looking for floor reporters. More info

Posted by Michele Yamazaki