It's getting into the 2nd week of 2017, and with all of the holiday excitement now behind us, people are starting to set their eyes on the next holiday party.... NAB 2017!
In case you're not familiar, the National Association of Broadcasters Show is one of the largest, if not the very biggest, video and film industry conference in the US. There are seminars, networking events, technical demonstrations and after-parties. Lots and lots of after-parties.
It is held in Las Vegas each spring and is certainly one of the most popular events among my circle of colleagues.
With all of that said, I have never been to NAB. And many of my friends in the industry ask me,
"KP, why aren't you going to NAB ?"
Well my reason for not going to NAB is primarily financial. It is a very expensive trip.
There's airfare, hotel, tickets to the conference, food & drink, gambling and other Vegas delights, not to mention the days missed working.
So instead of following the masses to the desert, I choose to stay here.
And since all of my competitors are away, I usually have work.
I talk a little bit more about the subject in the video above, and then I get into some of the conferences I do attend.
I also talked about an idea for how to get into conference for a discounted price or even free, so be sure to check that out.