LAS VEGAS— Bestselling author, lecturer and technologist Steven Berlin Johnson will speak at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon (www.nabshow.com) on Wednesday, April 13. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Hilton and will focus on the origins of ideas that lead to groundbreaking innovations. The topic is a key component of Johnson’s latest book, “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation.”
Much of Johnson's work looks at mapping the future, a concept that predicts and explains the real-world impact of emerging trends and cutting-edge developments in science, technology and media. He is currently contributing editor for Wired magazine and monthly columnist for Discover magazine.
The NAB Technology Luncheon will also feature the presentation of the NAB Engineering Achievement Awards, honoring individuals for contributions that have advanced the state of the art of broadcast engineering. The Technology Innovation Award will honor organizations that bring advanced technology exhibits and demonstrations of significant merit to the NAB Show. The NAB Best Paper Award, established in 2010, will also be presented to the author of a paper of exceptional merit published in the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference Proceedings.