Fall TV (event) Lineup: The National Association of Broadcasters has been working diligently over the last few months to consider the health and safety concerns, economic indicators, industry developments and travel restrictions, as well as monitor the future conditions for holding a major event in 2021. Last week they announced that they would move the 2021 NAB Show, previously scheduled for 11-14 April, to 9-13 October 2021 in Las Vegas. Since the NAB Show New York, is traditionally held in October, they will be determining when and how to host that gathering in 2021. In their recent announcement, the organizers noted that “Beyond this, we have done our best to avoid direct conflicts with other domestic and international events, and have reached out to allied organizations and partners to both share our thinking in advance and to offer to work collaboratively toward turning this into an opportunity for all.” More information on the 2021 conference will be shared here as it is available.
Staying Healthy in Vegas: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has pushed back its 2021 flagship conference. Originally slated for 1 – 5 March, the 2021 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition decided to schedule the Las Vegas gathering for 9 – 12 August. HIMSS canceled the 2020 event just days before it was scheduled to begin as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the US. They were able to shift some of the programming to digital content but would like to host sessions live in 2021. The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition draws tens of thousands of attendees across the health information and technology ecosystem, including senior executives, providers, IT professionals, innovators, consultants, and market suppliers.
Submission Opportunity: Each year, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference and Expo is one of the largest and most important events for educators and school administrators looking to harness the power of technology in the classroom (and, of course, with remote learning). While ISTE will hold its rescheduled 2020 program virtually this fall, they are planning a return to a live conference in 2021 from 27-30 June in San Antonio. Interested speaker candidates can submit lectures, panels, paper, or labs until Monday 5 October. Word to the wise, give yourself ample time to complete the submission form – this one is complex!
Lunchtime Learning: IBC has become known as “the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show”. Originally the International Broadcasting Convention, IBC has evolved from its technical broadcast roots and today it encompasses the whole breadth of media creation management and delivery, from online content to digital cinema, from automated workflows to high resolution capture and display. The event was held virtually this year, providing free access to their several days of programming. Sessions cover topics such as 5G Remote Production, The New World of Sports Media, AV1 Commercial Readiness and Media Industry Innovation. You must register to watch, but registration is free here.
Coming Up Next Week: The fall conference season is in full swing. First up is free-to-attend The Atlantic Festival (21-24 September), which takes to task “the magnitude of the events of 2020, who we are as a nation, and what we might become.” At HCI’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference, HR execs will share how they are working hard to establish the “best next practices” while also trying to figure out what works for today. Forbes Blockchain 50 Symposium is held 22 September, honoring the newest members of the 2020 Forbes Blockchain 50 list and dissecting strategies on three targeted panel sessions. Inbound Conference (22-23 September) has opted to explore new and innovative ways to offer digital marketing content virtually, including international friendly time zone-based sessions and audio-only sessions for when your eyes need a break. TheWrap’s Grill program – which spotlights key industry voices in the convergence between entertainment, media & technology – will run virtually over three days starting 22 September. Digital economy behemoth DMEXCO@Home runs online 23-24 September, offering multiple topic tracks and even some sessions streamed live onsite. And on 23 September, Big Data London/BDL will offer explore the potential data and analytics have to inform more effective business strategies.