The organizers are postponing the NAB 2021 for later in the year.
In light of the global pandemic that has not yet been fully contained, the organizers of the NAB Show have announced that they will be the previously planned event from April 11th to 14th to October 9th to 13th, 2021 in Las Vegas.
In a published statement, President and CEO Gordon H. Smith says, "Looking ahead to 2021 and beyond, delivering a successful NAB Show is our top priority. We recognize the critical role the NAB Show plays as an innovation driver and economic engine for the global." With this in mind, it is important that we act on your behalf and in a manner that best suits the long-term interests of the industry. We have worked diligently over the past few weeks and months to monitor a number of variables , including health and safety concerns, economic indicators, industry developments and travel restrictions, to gain an understanding of general trends and future conditions for hosting a major event in 2021. We also reached out in depth to the show community for feedback. "
"Through all of this we have seen growing concern and uncertainty about what the next six months will bring; enough that participation in major events appears very reluctant in the first half of next year. The pandemic remains a significant threat and." the evidence suggests it will be well into the next year before it could be under control in the US We also have our own concerns about being able to deliver the kind of event in April that not only produces results, but can also be produced safely for everyone involved without significant restrictions on the experience. "
Moving the NAB Show in Las Vegas to October allows organizers to look for new dates for the NAB Show New York, which takes place annually in October. For those attending the radio show, the 2021 event will coincide with the NAB Show in Las Vegas, as will NAB's Sales and Management Television Exchange.
The 2020 show was canceled and turned into a multi-day virtual event called the NAB Show Express. All signs point to a return to a personal event in 2021 by the time the pandemic repercusses. No film school will keep you updated when more news is available.