Futures Park

Monday at NAB Show, we start by hearing from NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt, and the Broadcast and Engineering and IT Conference continues. The day ends with the Futures Park Press Conference and Reception.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, April 15  |  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday’s Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference Schedule
Monday, April 15 | 10:00 – 4:00 pm
West Hall Room W220-W221 and W222-W223

NAB Show Welcome
Monday, April 15 | 9:30 – 11:00 am
Main Stage

Includes remarks from NAB leadership, NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt, the presentation of the LABF Insight Award and a conversation with Ameca, an autonomously AI-powered humanoid robot.

2024 PILOT Innovation Challenge Winners
Monday, April 15 | 10:00 – 10:30 am
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W443 Connect Zone Theater

The PILOT Innovation Challenge specifically seeks products or prototypes that align with three focus areas of the 2024 NAB Show associated with the content lifecycle: Create, Capitalize and Connect. It is designed to identify startups and growing companies providing solutions to some of the key challenges and opportunities facing broadcasters over the next two to three years. The winners are selected by a panel of broadcast industry representatives. This session will showcase the three winners of the 2024 PILOT Innovation Challenge.


8K Technology and its Impact on the Production Process
Monday, April 15 | 12:15 – 12:45 pm
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W3943 Connect Zone Theater

Learn from leading experts from across the industry about the key factors related to 8K technology – including the latest developments in capturing, encoding and content delivery – and their growing impact on the production community.

Digital Leadership Award Presentation at the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony
Monday, April 15 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Main Stage

This ceremony includes the presentation of the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame, Digital Leadership Award, and more.

SBE: Broadcast Technology Update
Monday, April 15 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm
West Hall Room W220-W221

The SBE Broadcast Technology Update involves presenters reviewing a variety of advanced technology solutions, including ATSC 3.0 and AI. Progress in implementation over the past year will be included with a Q&A session at the end.

Developing for ATSC 3.0 Through the PILOT NEXTGEN TV Fellowship
Monday, April 15 | 2:30 – 3:15 pm
West Hall Room W216-W217

Hear from students of both Howard University and the University of Missouri who developed NEXTGEN TV applications through the PILOT Fellowship with support from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Alongside industry experts, the fellows gained practical, first-hand experience with NEXTGEN TV technology. The unique, eight-month program included product training, seminars and one-on-one coaching with NEXTGEN TV standard experts and AWS representatives. The fellows will demonstrate their app and discuss their process for conceptualizing and developing their idea.

Futures Park press conference
Monday, April 15 | 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W4316

Join us for this press conference detailing Futures Park, a special section of the NAB Show exhibit floor reserved for presentation of today’s edge-of-the-art media technologies from research and development facilities around the world. Exhibitors are selected by NAB for inclusion in Futures Park based on their relevance and interest to broadcasters. Also, the winner of the NAB Technology Innovation Award will be announced for demonstration of advanced R&D projects that have not yet been commercialized.