This year at NAB Show in the Las Vegas convention center, the 1 million square feet of floor space will have specialized segments called pavilions or attractions, each focused on a specific industry or location. There are 27 different pavilions announced and with such a large floor plan it may be difficult to know where to concentrate your efforts. Here are what we consider the top most exciting attractions.
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Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion

“Find the industry’s leading experts ready to take you through all the aspects of employing aerial technology and couple that with dynamic exhibitor demonstrations built to give you an up-close and personal look at the latest technologies in action.”

Here we’ll see the latest in drone tech and a number of really exciting sessions like the Aerial Cinematography Techniques Field Workshop. This is a hands-on training course in which new pilots will be flying with professionals to learn standard practices and more. Drones: The Future is up in the Air focuses on regulations, rules, and the volatile nature of public and governmental perception of drones.

Undoubtedly there will be announcements of new drone tech. Recently DJI has been releasing announcements of new products left and right, so we’re excited to see what they have to show us at their booth in the Central Hall of the convention center.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion

“Get your hands on the latest augmented and virtual reality equipment and software. The AR VR Pavilion features the leading content producers and tech companies building the future and changing the way we consume information.”

This pavilion has too many sessions to count with topics ranging from the technology that is driving it to the content that is being created for it. NAB will be a great opportunity for us to see how the industry chooses to progress.
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Facebook Live Video Solutions Pavilion

“Facebook has identified a set of tools and platforms that help publishers optimize their Facebook Live broadcasts. At the 2017 NAB Show, a selection of vendors will be on-hand to demo these tools and platforms, which can help take your Facebook Live productions to the next level.”

Such interesting sessions will be A New Era of Live Entertainment Streaming and The Future of Live Streaming will tackle ideas addressing the future of live streaming. The session Broadcasting Live on the Go: How to Livecast from Mobile Devices will also include a lesson on live streaming from DJI GO, the app used in conjunction with their smartphone stabilizer. The technology has finally caught up to consumer needs. Content creators are jumping on this medium and this pavilion will tackle what the future will look like.