The NAB show in Las Vegas was originally scheduled for April 2020, but got canceled because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Then, what was supposed to take place in April 2021 was pushed back to October, and then cancelled again. That means when NAB takes place this year in April, it will have been 3 full years since the last NAB in 2019. So…we’re pretty excited about it!

If you’ve been to NAB, you know that it’s not really complete without some NAB Show after parties and networking events. I mean, how often does the entire industry all get together in one city? Don’t get us wrong…we love looking at all the gear and tech, but it’s a (normally) once a year event where we get to catch up with people, make new friends, and talk about stuff that our friends and spouses probably get sick of hearing about.

So far, not a lot has been announced for NAB Show 2022 after parties and events, but we want this page to be a resource for every one we can find. We’ll update this page as things get announced, so let us know if we’re missing an after party or any other event! Let’s make up for lost time and make this the best NAB yet!

Email nab@pushfocus.com if there are any events you don’t see on this list. Make sure to include event name, date & time, details about what it’s for / who’s invited, and a url. We don’t want to miss anything!

NAB Show 2022 Covid-19 Policies

NAB requires proof of full vaccination for all attendees, exhibitors and NAB staff participating at the 2022 NAB Show.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Booster shots are not a requirement of full vaccination status by the CDC, but they are recommended for additional protection against COVID-19. Should the CDC change the criteria of full vaccination, NAB will update the policies and protocols to align with the new requirements.

Accepted COVID-19 vaccinations include those approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO). Examples of these vaccinations include:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty
  • SII/COVISHIELD
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca/AZD1222
  • Janssen/Ad26.COV 2.S (developed by Johnson & Johnson)
  • Moderna COVID-19 (mRNA 1273)
  • Sinopharm/BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells)
  • Sinovac/CoronaVac
  • Bharat Biotech BBV152 COVAXIN

Mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of approved, authorized and/or recognized vaccines by the FDA, CDC or the WHO, are permitted to establish full vaccination status.

Details on how to provide proof of full vaccination will be posted at a later date.

If you have further questions about the vaccination policy, please email  nabexhibitservices@nab.org with subject line: Health and Safety NAB Show.

Masks are recommended for all exhibitors, attendees and staff at NAB Show. Recommended masks include N95, K95, KN95, disposable surgical mask or a cloth mask.

NAB is working with health officials and expert consultants to monitor the situation and apply appropriate health and safety protocols for the timeframe in which the show will be held. This includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and other appropriate global, federal, state and local health organizations.

The following health and safety measures will be in place during NAB Show:

  • Proof of full vaccination will be required of attendees, exhibitors, speakers and staff
  • Masks are recommended to be worn by all participants as designed to fully cover the mouth and nose
  • Touchless registration system will be in place for participants to get their badge
  • Proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices are in place by the LVCC and NAB
  • HVAC upgrades have been installed at the LVCC to allow for greater ventilation as well as the use of air filters with a quality rating of MERV 14 (hospital grade filtration system)
  • Meeting rooms and floor theaters will not be set at capacity to allow for socially distancing
  • Transparent partitions will be placed in areas that require closer contact between visitors
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available in public spaces, meeting room corridors, show floor areas and food and beverage areas
  • Increased medical staff will be onsite with reserved medical rooms
  • An OnMed® telehealth station is available at the LVCC in North Hall to offer on-demand, convenient and affordable access to health care, including COVID-19 testing.
  • The UMC Convention Testing Center is just steps away from the convention center and offers COVID-19 testing for travelers and convention attendees for $130 per test. Results are produced and delivered within 24 hours.
  • A free contact tracing mobile app, developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, is available and will notify anyone if they have likely been exposed to COVID-19.

If you have further questions about the health and safety measure put in place during NAB Show, please email  nabexhibitservices@nab.org with subject line: Health and Safety NAB Show.

PCR testing is available for a fee at the OnMed® telehealth station in North Hall or at UMC Convention Testing Center located at 2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

  • Health & Safety NAB Resources
  • Vegas Smart
    • Program developed by the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA)
    • Includes information about state and local guidelines and mandates
    • Includes links to the specific health and safety plans for the Las Vegas Hotels and Resorts
    • Full information on their website.
  • LVCVA COVID-19 Updates
    • The latest from the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA) is on their website.
  • Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Health and Safety Protocols
    • Current health and safety protocols for the LVCC may be reviewed here.
    • The LVCC is also a GBAC STAR facility. Learn more.

After Parties and Events

NAB Show 2022 Parties and Events
EventDateTimeLocationInformationLink
#GALSNGEAR: Remote Workflows, Creative ResultsSun, April 244:00 PM - 6:00 PMC5646 - Create Inspiration Zone, Las Vegas Convention Center

As an open-to-all preview for their Tuesday, April 26th NAB Show "Women's Leadership Summit", join #GALSNGEAR to learn about innovations in remote workflows and how they are continuing to change creative vision and results.

Following the session, join the speakers, your peers, and fellow #GALSNGEAR members for a networking mixer right on the show floor! Details coming soon!

Link
Content Creator PartySun, April 246:30 - 8:30 PMNAB Show, Room N250THE party for all content creators attending the show. Get your ticket as part of P|PW, with any Field Workshop or purchase separately. Produced in partnership with FMCLink
XNAB 2022 MoGraph MeetupSun, April 248:00 PM - 11:59 PMTom's Urban, 3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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We are excited to welcome everyone to Vegas with the third NAB MoGraph Meetup!  Come hang out and talk MoGraph with the crews from School of Motion, Greyscalegorillaaescripts + aeplugins, Adobe, Action VFX, Puget Systems, MoGraph.com, Pixel Plow, Dell Technologies, Video CoPilot and Maxon!

This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP. Please don't register unless you really plan on attending. Open bar and Photo booth fun for the first 2 hours! Tom's Urban serves food and beverages until 3am. Woohoo!

Link
PERG 2022 General Membership MeetingMon, April 254:00 PM - 6:30 PMC5646 - Create Inspiration Zone, Las Vegas Convention Center

Professional camera and lighting rental companies, friends and colleagues are invited to join PERG (Production Equipment Rental Group) for drinks, appetizers, and discussion topics of interest to the rental community at the NAB Show "Create Inspiration" Zone.

Schedule
4:00pm--5:15pm: General Membership Meeting
5:15pm--6:30pm: Networking, Drinks & Bites

Link
XMMB Social (small version of Media Motion Ball)Mon, April 257:00 - 9:00 PMBeerHaus, 3784 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Come and join us outside at BeerHaus for food and drinks as we reconnect with old friends and make new ones.Link
XSuperMeetUp 2022Mon, April 257:00 PM - 11:00 PMBeer Park, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Get seen! Join us for a relaxed evening with a diverse community of your production & post-production industry peers for complimentary drinks & food, networking and amazing giveaways – and grow your connections to help you move forward and empower your creativity!Link
Product of the Year Awards Ceremony and Cocktail ReceptionTue, April 26Las Vegas Convention Center

The 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies being showcased by exhibitors at the Show.

Join us for an award ceremony and cocktail reception in honor of the winners of the 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Link
NAB Show Happy Hour – Connect Experiential ZoneSun, April 245:00 - 6:00 pmWest Hall, W6428
xBitmovin Opening Night PartySun, April 247:00 - 9:30 pm

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub

Las Vegas Boulevard South

Las Vegas, NV 89109

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What better way to kickoff NAB than with Bitmovin’s annual Opening Night Party?! After a 2 year hiatus, we want to invite you to join us and industry colleagues in Las Vegas at the Marquee Nightclub, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. on April 24.

In accordance with NAB’s Health & Safety Guidelines, the event will require proof of full vaccination or a negative covid test before entry into the venue.

Link

(Prior Years) After Parties and Events

These are some of the events that have taken place during previous years at NAB Show, and we really hope they get announced for this year’s event soon. We’ll update the current list if any of them are scheduled.

NAB Show 2021 Parties and Events (Previous Years)
EventInformationLink
Media Motion BallFirst held in 1998 the MediaMotion Ball is now the premier event for post production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the production field attending NAB.Link
Sports Video Group (SVG) Pre-Game PartyLink
Blue Collar Post Collective MeetupLink
Colorist MixerThe Colorist Mixer is an industry Meet & Greet. Colorists, Editors, DPs, Directors and DITs (plus their assistants) and the Vendors who serve them are all invited for an evening of great conversation, food and drink. It's a relaxed way to kick off your time at NAB—we always hold it the Sunday night before the exhibit hall opens on Monday morning.Link
AWM Women's RoomLink
Streaming Summit Beer Garden ReceptionJoin us for drinks and networking at the Beer Garden, located outside the Convention Center in the Silver Square parking lot. No special tickets are needed, just wear your NAB Show badge and come drink and network with other Streaming Media executives.Link
Faster Together StageLink
RAMPS/JWSound Party at NABLink
Imaging Innovation Reception at NABLink
SOC NAB Annual MixerLink
Society of Camera Operators NAB GatheringLink

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