NAB 2018

NAB 2018: Avid Reveals Avid Connect 2018 Speaker Lineup, Program

Avid unveiled the extensive speakers list and full program for the fifth-annual Avid Connect conference taking place April 6-8 in Las Vegas, immediately preceding the 2018 NAB Show. Attendees will interact and explore “Innovation in Action” across the global media and entertainment landscape, learning directly from creative, technical and business peers.

This year’s roster of speakers is larger and more user-focused than ever before, delivering insights and creating an exchange with some of the industry’s most celebrated media companies such as The Discovery Channel, Digital Production Partnership, DigitalFilm Tree, and Sinclair along with technology leaders like Fortium and Microsoft, as well as industry research and news organizations including The Broadcast Bridge, Devoncroft Partners, Frost & Sullivan, TVNewsCheck, The Hollywood Reporter, Broadcast Beat, and Broadcast TECH.

Focused through two learning tracks in answer to the industry’s most pressing needs, ‘Business of Broadcast & Media’ and ‘Creation of Compelling Content’, Avid Connect 2018 is for participants at all industry levels, whether they’re a media company executive, part of a production team, or an independent professional or creative artist.

Panels and sessions include:

  • The Cloud Revolution: Taking Media Operations To New Heights
  • Navigate Immersive Viewer Experiences: New Business Prospects, New Potential Content In VR and AR
  • Olympic Size Productions: How The Biggest Names In Sports Deliver The Biggest Live Events
  • Master the Workflow: The Clearest Path To Becoming a Feature Film Editor
  • Creating A Compelling Immersive Audio Mix For VR Content

“The Avid Customer Association’s unique mission and proposition to create an inclusive platform for anyone in our industry to collaborate and take action is the key to its record for producing more beneficial gatherings year after year,” says Avid CEO and President Jeff Rosica. “Avid’s proud of what we’ve created in partnership with the ACA leadership and members who are stepping forward to collaboratively address our collective needs. We’re eager for attendees to enjoy the synergy among the gathered thought leaders, business trendsetters, technology innovators and award-winning creative artists from Avid’s preeminent client and user community and beyond.”

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