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NAB Show 2023: The Official Toolfarm Guide #NABShow #NAB2023

NAB Show Toolfarm Guide

Updated: 14 March 2023 with new details on After Hours Events!

Get ready! NAB 2023 is almost here and it’s going to be EXTRA special—it marks the show’s 100th anniversary! To make sure you get the most out of your trip, we’ve created a helpful guide with all our top picks for post-production events and must-know survival info. Start planning now so you can soak up every second of this momentous event.

Updates: Check back to this spot for updates to this page. It’s still early so there are a lot of gaps in information that we will be filling in over the next month. We will be utilizing our new Events Calendar, too!

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

This year, NAB will run Sunday through Wednesday.

  • Sunday, April 16 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, April 17 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where to start?

First, you’ll need to register for the show. Be sure to use a free Exhibits-only code to save some dough. Vegas is expensive afterall!

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 Exhibits Pass Codes expire March 31, 2023. After that, it will cost you $50.

  • Digital Anarchy:  LV98226
  • Maxon: LV64357

We’ll add more when we know about them.

What is the free exhibits pass code?

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. I would recommend that you register for a free one, even if you aren’t sure that you can make it to the show. Let us know if your booth has a code and we’ll add it to the list.

First Time to NAB?

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

NAB Survival Video

A couple of years ago, 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:

NAB News & Sales at Toolfarm

Sales info will be posted on our news blog as they are announced. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, 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.

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

N = North Hall
C = Central Hall
W = West Hall
Ren = Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

NAB Show Booths Not to Miss

CompanyBoothWhat to see
AdobeN2438Adobe Creative Suite Presentations, of course!
Audio Design DeskN1828
Blackmagic DesignN2601Lots of Hardware, DaVinci Resolve, more
Digital AnarchyN1316Likely Beauty Box, Transcriptive, and other Digital Anarchy products
Grass ValleyC2408Edius and lots more
GreyscalegorillaN2627 (Maxon)Greyscalegorilla usually presents at the Maxon Booth, but we will need to confirm this.
Krotos AudioN1121
Left AngleN1314See Autograph!
MaxonN2627They'll have presenters all day. Be sure to check our events calendar!
NUGEN AudioN1016

RE:Vision EffectsN1310

Unofficial After-Hours Events

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

We haven’t yet heard of information on a few of the usual events: 4K 4Charity Fun Run, Blue Collar Post Collective Meet-Up. Below, are confirmed events.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Mograph Meetup

What: Come hang out and talk MoGraph with the crews from aescripts + aepluginsSchool of Motion, GreyscalegorillaVideo Copilotpixelplow, Action VFX, Puget Systems, Mograph.comnvidiaDellAdobe, and Maxon!

Where: Tom’s Urban, 3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
When: Sunday, April 16, 2023, 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
More info: It’s free but you must RSVP.

Colorist Mixer 2023

What: Colorists get together and talk shop. They’ll have a raffle
Where: Gordon Biersch, 3987 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89169
When: Sunday, April 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

More info: Get Tickets at EventBrite

Monday, April 17, 2023

IMUG Media Motion Ball 2023

What: This will be the 25th anniversary and the last one ever!

Get tickets: Early-bird tickets are $68+fees.
These prices are subsidized by MMB sponsors and the price will rise in March.
Full-price tickets are $125+fees

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Nothing yet… but you need a rest.

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