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ETC at NAB Show Express – Session Now Available

The Entertainment Technology Center@USC (ETC) participated in this year’s NABShow Express that took place May 13 & 14.  The re-imaged virtual event replaced NAB’s annual Las Vegas conference in answer to the COVID-19 pandemic.  2 sessions programmed by Erik Weaver, ETC’s director of special projects, for the original the NABShow, were included in this online event: ILMxLAB’s Michael Koperwas presented “Virtual Beings and the Immersive World,” and a panel discussion, “Digital Storage for Next Generation Media” moderated by Tom Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associate.  The sessions are now available through NAB’s portal.  You will need to register for a free account if you don’t already have one.


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  • To advance technology and innovation within the entertainment industry
  • To provide a neutral setting for the entertainment industry, technology and electronics companies and to identify and discuss pressing issues
  • To understand the impact of technology on the consumer experience and the creative process
  • To connect and leverage the University of Southern California’s extensive research facilities, faculty and student body with companies
  • To provide insight about emerging consumer habits
  • To convene industry peer groups and partners to share knowledge and experience
  • To create an environment for testing and evaluation of proposed technology solutions
  • To help identify new business models for the entertainment industry
  • To improve the consumer experience and advance the art of entertainment as the 21st century unfolds

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