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    With Nikon and AJA pulling out of NAB due to COVID-19 concerns and seeing the carnage of the Geneva Auto Show being cancelled last minute I'm thinking it's a real possibility more companies pull out to cut potential losses and ultimately NAB doesn't happen this year.

    Anyone have thoughts about this?
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    My take: The organizers of NAB Las Vegas have plenty of incentive for the show to go on. That said, we are in a period of uncertainty about so many aspects of the COVID-19 situation. Best case for NAB would be major progress on public health best practices, vaccine development/production/distribution, etc based on solid science about the virus - very soon. Without a better handle on the risk profile of such an event, what would you base your decision on? In the absence of clarity, most organizers are defaulting to "better safe than sorry".

    I wonder what the odds of an NAB cancellation are in the Vegas casinos?

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    Make it an online event. i.o.w. a lot of press releases and online youtube/vimeo content.
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    I can see a scenario where NAB is "staged" for an online audience. I would assume that the venue fees are already committed and most of the exhibition costs already sunk. Perhaps a more manageable population of booth builders and core staff could be put through more extensive disinfection protocols to enable them to put the show together somewhat normally. Then a cadre of production crews would go through the same higher level virus prevention routines so they could capture the show from a wide range of perspectives.

    Disclaimer: Not a public health expert or anything, this could all be moot. That said, setting something up to protect a few thousand people to stage the show at least seems possible (keep in mind a lot of the crew that sets up the show floor is local union workers). The infrastructure needed to handle 100,000 attendees from all over the globe - not so much. Unless you can safely put on the show without any entry-exit screening, I think it would be a logistics fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair S. Paulsen View Post
    I wonder what the odds of an NAB cancellation are in the Vegas casinos?
    Funny. I'd totally bet my typical NAB trip budget on that.
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    I'm not going to lie, I love going to NAB every year but I wonder once they do something like a staged live stream event if the old style convention dies out. I hope not. My favorite part of the convention is stuff you can't get from a live stream; face to face talking with the engineers who build the equipment and live in that world every day. I get a much better sense of the direction of the industry and true capability of the equipment in these conversations than I ever could by watching a product demo or launch.
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    NAB's official statement regarding the coronavirus is interesting, even if predictable: https://nabshow.com/2020/attend/onsi...and-resources/

    I can't even imagine how much money NAB would lose by completely cancelling the whole week. Not to say it can't/won't happen. If the coronavirus keeps rising like it is, the PR backlash for continuing forward at the expense of safety and health would also be detrimental.
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    And now Adobe bows out. When do they officially call it off?
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    We should hear more this week. There's a couple other companies who have pulled that aren't public yet, but remember at the same time there's many vendors who haven't pulled. Like 95% of them are still going until we hear otherwise.
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    Evidently Ross is out too. That's the biggest one thus far.
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