BURLINGTON, MA — Avid has released its speaker list and program for the fifth annual Avid Connect conference, set to take place in Las Vegas from April 6th through 8th, preceding the annual NAB show. The event will have an “Innovation in Action” theme and will allow attendees to learn directly from creative, technical and business peers. Avid is offering a pre-event discount rate (www.avidconnect2018.com) through March 31st. The event will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel.
This year’s Avid Connect roster of speakers includes representatives from The Discovery Channel, Digital Production Partnership, DigitalFilm Tree, and Sinclair, and technology leaders from Fortium and Microsoft. In addition, industry research and news organizations such as The Broadcast Bridge, Devoncroft Partners, Frost & Sullivan, TVNewsCheck, The Hollywood Reporter, Broadcast Beat, and Broadcast Tech will participate.
Avid Connect will offer two learning tracks this year: “Business of Broadcast & Media” and “Creation of Compelling Content.” Panels and sessions will include “The Cloud Revolution: Taking Media Operations to New Heights,” “Navigate Immersive Viewer Experiences: New Business Prospects, New Potential Content in VR & AR,” “Olympic Size Productions – How the Biggest Names in Sports Deliver the Biggest Live Events,” “Master the Workflow: The Clearest Path to Becoming a Feature Film Editor,” and “Creating a Compelling Immersive Audio Mix for VR Content.”
“The Avid Customer Association’s unique mission and proposition to create an inclusive platform for anyone in our industry to collaborate and take action is the key to its record for producing more beneficial gatherings year after year,” says Avid CEO and president Jeff Rosica. “Avid’s proud of what we’ve created in partnership with the ACA leadership and members who are stepping forward to collaboratively address our collective needs. We’re eager for attendees to enjoy the synergy among the gathered thought leaders, business trendsetters, technology innovators and award-winning creative artists from Avid’s preeminent client and user community and beyond.”
Partner Pavilion participants will include AMD, Aspera, Dell, Glookast, Pace Anti-Piracy, Quantum, and Western Digital. Additionally, Avid will reveal its latest wave of product introductions and enhancements.