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3 Days at the NAB Show

Actually, the NAB Show 2008 lasts more than three days, but much of the best technical content is crammed into Monday through Wednesday, when the exhibition opens.

Actually, the NAB Show 2008 lasts more than three days, but much of the best technical content is crammed into Monday through Wednesday, when the exhibition opens. We know you'll be trolling the show floor for the latest AV gear, but check out some of these sessions for tech tips from noted experts. Check the NAB Show program in Las Vegas for any changes or additions. Session locations were current at press time.


9:00 a.m. State of the Industry Address. NAB President and CEO Dr. David Rehr will give his lay of the land and honor Charles Osgood, anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning and of CBS Radio Network's The Osgood File. Where: Barron Room, Las Vegas Hilton.

10:30 a.m. Technologies for Worship: Sound and Acoustics—What am I Hearing? A class to help address the physics of sound and the acoustical characteristics of an ideal worship space. Where: Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) N117.

5:00 p.m. Configuring a Studio for New Media Productions. Learn which microphones, processors, computers, and software you need for a new media studio, plus insights into sound treatment, layout, and strategies for repurposing an old studio. Where: LVCC N258.


10:30 a.m. New Devices, New Opportunities. Kevin Kahn, a senior fellow at Intel, looks into his crystal ball then hands over the reins to a panel discussion featuring Sling Media, TiVo, and others. Where: LVCC S222/223.

11:00 a.m. Technologies for Worship: Making It Look Real—From Production to Projection in Video Venues. Tips on projection technology in video-only venues. Where: LVCC N116.

1:00 p.m. IPTV Right NowWhere We Are and What We Have Learned. Enrique Rodriguez, corporate vice president of Microsoft TV, kicks off a panel focused on real-world IPTV deployments. Where: LVCC S222/223.

5:00 p.m. From Theme Park to Third Screen. Six Flags president and CEO Mark Shapiro talks about the new Six Flags Media Networks. The new Six Flags Television promises to be a powerful example of digital signage technology. Where: LVCC S222/223.


9:00 a.m. Sports Technology Forum: Transitioning the International Broadcast Center to HD. Every two years the Olympic International Broadcast Center features an influx of the latest-and-greatest technology from leading broadcast equipment makers. Where: LVCC N119.

9:10 a.m. Broadband TV World: Redefining Video for Multiple Screens. Video now lives on a number of devices and emerging platforms. What's the opportunity? Where: LVCC S219.

10:30 a.m. Digital Signage and Broadcasters: A New Business Model. Digital signage means a whole roster of potential new clients for AV integrators. Hear from them, including executives from Clear Channel Outdoor and Microspace Communications. Where: LVCC S222/223.

11:55 a.m. Surround Broadcast: Taming DTV Loudness and Consistency Issues. Experts from Linear Acoustic, Dolby, and other companies wrangle with inconsistencies introduced by the increased dynamic range, format flexibility, and other options of ATSC audio. Where: LVCC N239.

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