NAB Show Introduces New Podcasting Conference And Exhibit Area

March 9 2018, 03:00
The burgeoning podcast medium will be the focus of a new conference program, show floor pavilion and recording studio at the 2018 NAB Show, April 7-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual convention is the world’s largest event encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. Sessions and exhibits will take place at the new Podcast Pavillion area, featuring leading podcasters and highlighting the medium’s growth and opportunities.

The new Podcasting Pavilion, located in the South Upper Hall of the NAB Show, will feature companies supplying podcasters with the tools necessary to commercialize audio content. Examples of exhibitors include Blubrry, Libsyn, and Voxnest, among others. Also, the pavilion will house an Ask the Expert Area, powered by Podcast Engineering School, where attendees can gain professional insight on audio production, content, marketing, audience growth and monetization.

The new Content Strategies for Podcasting conference, sponsored by The NAB Podcast and held Wednesday, April 11, will include sessions on content creation, distribution tactics, fan engagement and monetization.

“The Anatomy of a Podcast Hit” session will feature the Tenderfoot TV team behind hit podcasts “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster.” Podcast host and co-creator Payne Lindsey, co-creator Donald Albright and producer Meredith Stedman will discuss how they craft each episode and what challenges must be addressed to develop quality content.

“The Podcasting Boom: Engaging the Mobile Consumer” session, led by Photofocus Director Pamela Berry, will explore what’s driving podcasting’s recent growth and the best strategies for connecting to current and future audiences.

“We have greatly expanded podcasting’s presence at NAB Show to help individuals and businesses understand and implement the latest technologies and content strategies to capitalize on the medium’s growing popularity and potential,” says NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown.

New to the lobby in Central Hall will be the NAB Show Podcast Studio. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen as episodes of well-known podcasts, including “Vegas Never Sleeps," are recorded directly from the convention center. Updates will be published here.

More exhibitors
More than 200 companies will exhibit for the first time at the 2018 NAB Show. The 244 first-time exhibitors will join a wide variety of exhibiting veterans on the nearly one million net square feet of space that make up the NAB Show exhibit floor. Examples of the debuting companies include Sohonet, Apalya Technologies Pvt., Qencode, Audinate, Backblaze, Densitron, LumaForge, Quantiphi, Inc, Red Bee Media, StreamShark, among others.

The 2018 NAB Show exhibition will comprise 1,700+ companies, including 819 international exhibitors and some of the world's leading brands and companies, including Sony, Blackmagic, Canon, Nikon, Imagine, Panasonic, Cisco, Ericsson, Google, Facebook, IBM, Imagine, Grass Valley-A Belden Brand, Microsoft, Panasonic, AWS Elemental, Adobe, Avid and Sharp.

Apart from the new Podcasting Pavilion, the 2018 NAB Show will also feature new technology-focused areas of the show floor: the Immersive Storytelling Pavilion will include companies involved with the development and monetization of virtual, mixed and augmented content. Review all new aspects of the 2018 NAB Show here.

NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit
More information about the new NAB Podcasting Pavilion.
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