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NAB Cancelled
Here’s your definitive guide to post-production events and NAB Survival info for NAB 2020! Plan your trip to maximize your time.

NAB Cancelled due to Coronavirus

After Adobe, AJA, Avid, Boris FX, Ross Video, Western Digital, Nikon, and others have backed out of the show, NAB has officially cancelled. Word is that they may reschedule for later in the year.
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NAB Show 2020 is just around the corner. Here’s your definitive guide to post-production events and NAB Survival info for NAB 2020! Plan your trip to maximize your time so you don’t miss the presentations and events that you really want to attend.

NAB Sales

Sales info will be posted on our news blog as it is 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.

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, which is a big change from the Monday through Thursday schedule it has always been.

  • Sunday, April 19 – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, April 20 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 21 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

  • Digital Anarchy – LV4588
  • Bluefish 444 – LV6677
  • Maxon – LV9469
  • Grass Valley – LV9884
  • SFCutters – LV9477
  • EEG Video – LV5265

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 passcodes for a Free Exhibits Pass on Twitter now, but here are a few of our vendors.

It’s a bit early but codes are starting to trickle in. We’ll have them listed as soon as we hear about them.

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

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 Podcast

There’s an official NAB podcast that you can listen to. Listen here

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

NAB Show Booths Not to Miss

CompanyBoothWhat to see
Adobe Systems SL3810
AutodeskRen Deluxe - E & F


Avid Connect - Cancelled
Blackmagic DesignSL10, SL216The Blackmagic Booth is always the first to greet you when you come into
Boris FXSL7620

Digital AnarchySL4206
Digital Production BuzzTune in for a liveBuZZ from the show!We'll link their schedule when it's ready.
FilmLightSU14814xJohn Parker of FilmConvertFilmConvert chats with NAB Show LIVE about announcements at the upcoming 2020 Watch now
Frame.ioSL3326While we don't sell Frame.io at Toolfarm, they have a product that is beloved by many of our customers. Also, they have a stellar lineup at their booth.
Grass ValleyC1707
GreyscalegorillaMaxon Booth
NUGEN AudioSL8726
RE:Vision EffectsSL4207
Video CopilotAndrew Kramer presents each year at the Adobe booth. We'll post information once we learn of it.

Unofficial Events

If you know of event details that have been released, let us know! If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, also see Broadcast NAB Show Party List.

It’s still a bit early but we’re waiting for information on 4K 4Charity Fun Run, The Colorist Mixer, Blue Collar Post Collective Meet-Up, and more. Below, are confirmed events.

Saturday, April 18

Mograph meetup

What: Join the likes of Andrew Kramer, Nick Campbell, and others, as well as hundreds of other like-minded motion designers and animators. OPEN BAR and PHOTO BOOTH for the first 2 hours! Space and drinks are limited, so be sure to RSVP in advance. Drink tickets are first-come-first-serve, so don’t miss out!

Where: Tom’s Urban, 3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109
When: 8:00PM- 12:00AM
More info: RSVP here

Sunday, April 19

IMUG Media Motion Ball 2020 – 23rd 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 5:30 pm on Sunday, April 19th at NAB. The subsidized ‘end-user’ ticket price gets you a great sit down dinner, dessert, and entry into the prize draw. There is also a cash bar.

Where: Westgate Las Vegas Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas
When: 5:30-10:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Dinner from approximately 7 pm.
Tickets: Tickets on Sale Now

Monday, April 20

Tuesday, April 21

4K Fun Run

Where: Sunset Park, Las Vegas
When: 7:00 AM
Register: 4K Fun Run

Note: There’s now an 8K run as well.

Las Vegas SuperMeet

Where: Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
When: 4:30pm-11pm
More info:
Early Bird Tickets on Sale for SuperMeet 2020 at SuperMeet website. $10 General Admission & $7 Students. Early Bird discount ends March 22 so act now!

Wednesday, April 22

Other Things to Check Out at NAB Show 2020

It’s still early but we know we’ll have the details to post here in the next few weeks. In the meantime, stay tuned. Bookmark this page. It will be updated whenever anyone sends us new information. There are a lot of events listed at Premium Beat as well.

NAB Foodies Guide

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki