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  • cost to attend NAB Show 2008

    Posted by Joe Incardona on December 1, 2007 at 3:43 am

    Does anyone know what the registration fee is to attend the annual NAB Show? I couldn’t find anywhere on the NAB Show Web site that lists the fee to attend (not to be an exhibitor).
    I’m trying to evaluate whether or not my small production company should send a representative to evaluate new HD broadcast cameras.

    Ralph Hajik replied 16 years, 4 months ago 8 Members · 15 Replies
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  • Ron Lindeboom

    December 1, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    It is almost always free for nearly everyone who attends the expo. I have never met anyone who actually paid the stated $100 or so to buy their way onto the expo floor. As the days get nearer, there will be many manufacturers and exhibitors who will tout their code that you enter so that you can get in for free.

    Keep your eyes and ears open, as there will be many doing this starting in usually mid-to-late January and getting more vocal as the days draw near.

    What you really need to worry about is getting a room, the ticket in will nearly take care of itself.

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  • Joe Incardona

    December 2, 2007 at 1:16 am

    Thanks, Ron, that’s all good information. I’ll be on the lookout for manufacturers, and their reps here in our market, to distribute promo codes for the Show…and thanks for the tip about the rooms filling up fast.

  • Adam Taylor

    January 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    good tip Ron.

    As one who is looking for reasons to convince a non-industry boss to pay for me to visit, its the little things like that, which i need to know!

    adam

    Editor/Mixer
    Character Options Ltd
    Oldham, UK

  • Steve Eisen

    January 11, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Also keep in mind not only do hotel rooms fill up fast, so do the airlines. Start looking now for good travel deals. Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire and other online travel sites do offer savings by booking both air and hotel packages. I have found that going directly to the airline sites, that their prices are still cheaper than the online travel sites (you can book air/hotel packages through the airlines).

    Anything under $150 a night for hotel is a great deal that is close to the Strip and Convention Center.

    Downtown Las Vegas Hotels are very inexpensive per night. You can take the bus or rent a car for transportation.

    Steve Eisen
    Eisen Video Productions
    Director-At-Large
    Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group

  • Moody Glasgow

    January 13, 2008 at 8:52 am

    One year, our office manager take care of our travel arrangments… We ended up staying at the Palace Station (off strip). We ended up spending all the money he saved in cab fares.
    Look at a map of the strip, and try and see if you can get a good rate at one of the place where the monorail stops… like the MGM. Taking the monorail to the convention center is much cheaper, and faster then taking a cab and waiting in line.

    moody glasgow
    smoke artist / editor

  • Bob Zelin

    January 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Vegas, unfortunately, has become very expensive. I have been staying at “cheaper” hotels for years, and I was shocked at the increase in price of the NAB Convention rate specials this year. Last year (thru the NAB committee, which gives you discounts), I paid $125 per night to stay at the Flamingo Hotel on the strip. This year, the same hotel is $169 a night ! I almost fainted when I saw the “normal” rates of the Hard Rock Hotel – $429 a night. This is more than a top luxury hotel in LA. When they say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” – it means your money !

    Bob Zelin

  • Ralph Hajik

    January 15, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Ron & Kathlyn,

    I like to share this information with everyone concerning the NAB Show 2008 in Las Vegas. Here’s a link to register and the code for VIP Pass into the exhibits only (April 14-17). The code is AE1150
    https://www.nabshow.com/

    See you there.

    Ralph Hajik
    Westmont, IL

  • Ron Lindeboom

    January 15, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Just curious whose code this is, Ralph? Would you please clarify?

    Thanks.

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  • Ralph Hajik

    January 15, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Ron,

    This was given to me by Non-stop music as being a customer.

    Ralph

  • Adam Taylor

    January 16, 2008 at 9:15 am

    a full page ad in Audio Media magazine, by NAB themselves includes the following:-

    “Be our guest at the NAB show. Use VIP Pass code A105 to register for your FREE NAB Show Exhibits Pass at http://www.nabshow.com/free

    seems a bit cheeky to try sell you a pass whilst they themselves are giving away entry passes for free, if you happen to subscribe to a (free) magazine!!

    adam

    Editor/Mixer
    Character Options Ltd
    Oldham, UK

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