Futures Park

The Futures Park Press Conference and Reception is April 25, 2022


Monday at NAB Show, we start by hearing NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt’s first ever state of the broadcast industry remarks, and we’ll see a demonstration of a precision drone fight using ATSC 3.0 RTK datacast. The day ends with the Futures Park Press Conference and Reception.

NAB Show Welcome
Monday, April 25 | 9 – 10 am,
North Hall Main Stage

In his first ever state of the broadcast industry remarks, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt will share his vision of NAB’s role in strengthening the future of the broadcasting industry and address the issues impacting local radio and television. NAB will present the NAB Distinguished Service Award to Gordon Smith, the National Radio Award to Caroline Beasley, and the inaugural Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) to LeVar Burton.

Monday’s Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference Schedule
Monday, April 25 | 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
West Hall

Fireside Chat with FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
Monday, April 25 | 10 – 10:45 am,
North Hall Main Stage

Come join us for a conversation immediately following the NAB Show Welcome with FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel led by NAB President & CEO Curtis LeGeyt concerning the Chairwoman’s priorities for 2022 and beyond. The conversation will cover the Chairwoman’s thoughts about what she sees coming down the road in the media, technology and telecommunications sectors, and her thoughts about the state of the broadcasting industry.

Precision Drone Flight Demonstration Using ATSC 3.0 RTK Datacast
Monday, April 25 | 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm
Silver Lot

Watch a precision food delivery drone flight demonstration that uses Real Time Kinematic (RTK) data from an ATSC 3.0 datacast to provide 100X more accurate navigation than GPS alone; from about 3 meters to 3 centimeters.

2021 PILOT Innovation Challenge Winner: Northeastern University – Reinventing Local TV News, Prioritizing Animation and Graphics
Monday, April 25 | 11:30 am – 12 pm
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W6428 – Connect Experiential Zone

Researchers and practitioners from Northeastern University, one of the 2021 PILOT Innovation Challenge winners, present the details of their winning submission. They showcase examples of animation in news stories, provide summary data that explains the research and why animation is effective in engaging audiences, and give stations a roadmap for prioritizing animation and graphics in their storytelling.

Strategies and the Move Away from Cookies and Third-party Identifiers
Monday, April 25 | 1:45 – 2:15 pm
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W6428 – Connect Experiential Zone

With the changing privacy landscape and the move away from cookies and third-party identifiers, broadcasters must transform their digital business and enhance their first-party data initiatives across digital platforms. This session explores the background, challenges, and opportunities for developing effective first-party data strategies.

Futures Park Press Conference
Monday, April 25 | 2:15 – 2:45 pm
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W5436

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.

Developing for ATSC 3.0 Through the PILOT NextGen TV Fellowship at Howard University
Monday, April 25 | 3 – 4 pm
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W6428 – Connect Experiential Zone

Hear from the Howard University students who developed their own NEXTGEN TV app through the inaugural PILOT Fellowship with support from Amazon Web Services. The unique, eight-month program included product training, seminars and one-on-one coaching with NEXTGEN TV standard experts and AWS representatives.

Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards (by Invitation Only)
Monday, April 25
Wynn Encore Ballroom 

The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards are awarded to a living individual, a company, or a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies that either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television.