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Joe Incardona
cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Dec 1, 2007 at 3:43:50 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.



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Ron Lindeboom
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Dec 1, 2007 at 5:56:05 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
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Dec 2, 2007 at 1:16:32 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.



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lightning ad
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 10, 2008 at 10:25:06 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


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Steve Eisen
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:27:56 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
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moody glasgow
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 13, 2008 at 8:52:01 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
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Bob Zelin
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 13, 2008 at 5:14:03 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


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Ralph Hajik
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:25:34 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
http://www.nabshow.com/

See you there.

Ralph Hajik
Westmont, IL




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Ron Lindeboom
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:39:50 pm

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

Thanks.

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Ralph Hajik
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 15, 2008 at 6:58:03 pm

Hi Ron,

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

Ralph



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lightning ad
another free vip pass code...
on Jan 16, 2008 at 9:15:28 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

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Character Options Ltd
Oldham, UK


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VPeartree
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 29, 2008 at 5:57:16 pm

Does this free pass, allow you to go to the super sessions & spotlight series?

Also, what exactly is the spotlight series, I can't find a description of it?



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Ralph Hajik
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 29, 2008 at 6:15:51 pm

Hi VPeartree,

The Free Pass only allows you to enter to view all the exhibits only. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me. This is a good way to make new business contacts, get the latest information in your field of expertise and get ideas for future purchases. I'm sure if you want the super sessions & spotlight series you'll have to pay. Also, don't forget to meet the great staff from Creative Cow for making this great forum possible.

Mooooooooooo!

Ralph Hajik :)



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Ron Lindeboom
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 29, 2008 at 6:19:58 pm

[Ralph Hajik] "Also, don't forget to meet the great staff from Creative Cow for making this great forum possible."

Hi Ralph,

Thank you for the kind words but for the first time in many years, we have no plans to attend NAB. We may show up to walk the show floor for a day or two but we won't have a booth or any real presence at the show.

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Ralph Hajik
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 29, 2008 at 6:32:24 pm

Hi Ron,

I'm sorry to hear you won't have a booth this year. I was always looking forward to seeing you, Kathlyn and staff. My wife & I love your Creative Cow Hot Sauce and mouse pad. Hope to see you both at NAB 2008.
After having that hot sauce, it makes you want to
Mooooooooooo! :)

Best Wishes!

Ralph Hajik





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Ron Lindeboom
Re: cost to attend NAB Show 2008
on Jan 29, 2008 at 6:17:43 pm

[VPeartree] "Does this free pass, allow you to go to the super sessions & spotlight series?"

No, they are premium classes. A conference pass will cost you and the various conferences are all separate events. I do believe that there is an umbrella pass that you can buy but they are very expensive.

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