NAB Show community has to wait till next Fall to attend the event in person.
As we say, change is a constant for the NAB show. NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith announced yesterday that 2021 NAB Show has been rescheduled. Now 2021 NAB Show will take place in Las Vegas, NV, from October 9 to October 13, 2021. Earlier it was scheduled for April 11–14 2021.
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, the exhibitors started to withdraw from the show. NAB Show 2020 was canceled just a few weeks before the show date. By then, the conference had confirmation from 90K+ registered attendees. In April 2020, NAB Show announced a new digital experience, NAB Show Express, which was free to all. The NAB Show New York 2020 will take place from October 19 to October 29, 2020. Registration for this 10-day virtual event is open at NABShowNY.com. Registration for the Radio Show is also open at RadioShowWeb.com. It will take place from October 5 to October 9, 2020.
In a statement released by the organizers yesterday at NAB website, CEO Gordon Smith tells that decision to move the dates was taken after taking feedback from the NAB Show community. The pandemic still remains a significant threat and it will be continued into next year before getting under control in the U.S. Moreover, there appears to be a good deal of reluctance around participating in large events in the first half of next year. Smith also mentions the trade-offs. Moving NAB Show to October means considering alternative 2021 dates for NAB Show New York, held annually in October. On the plus side, the 2021 Radio Show will co-locate with NAB Show in Las Vegas as will NAB’s Sales and Management Television Exchange; and there is an opportunity to add additional partner events.
NAB Show organizers are determined to deliver a successful NAB Show while remaining concerned and supporting the interests of the NAB show community, be it business, health, or safety.