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NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show

Once the Exhibit Hall closes, NAB really gets going. Here are some of the most popular events and parties to check out while you’re in Las Vegas.

Are you headed to NAB and looking for things to do after the show? Here are some of the biggest and best events that are open to the public.

Keep any eye out for the PremiumBeat crew roaming a handful of events below!

(All images via respective parties.)


Sunday April 7th

Blue Collar Post Collective Meet-Up

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Blue Collar Post Collective

Cost: FREE

Time: Starts at 6 PM

Location: The Linq (Between O’Sheas and The Flamingo)

About: Join us for another NAB meet-up in Las Vegas! We’ll be back on The Linq, between O’Shea’s and the Flamingo. There are several bars (and In-N-Out) nearby, and you’ll find us hanging out in the general area!

MoGraph Meetup

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Mograph Meetup

Cost: FREE

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Beerhaus (The Park Vegas)

About: It’s back! Welcome to round two of the infamous NAB MoGraph Meetup. Come hang out and talk MoGraph with the crews from School of MotionMotion Hatch, GreyscalegorillaVideo CopilotMotion Array, Action VFX, aescripts + aepluginsRed Giant and Maxon!

This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP. Please don’t register unless you really plan on attending. The venue can hold 350 people, and after that there will be a 1-in-1-out policy. Drinks are on us, and there will be a food counter open to feed that belly.

The Colorist Mixer

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Colorist Mixer

Cost: $15

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Virgil’s BBQ (The Linq)

About: Join the teams behind Mixing Light, International Colorist Academy and Tao Of Color for a night of color correction camaraderie. The Colorist Mixer is an industry Meet & Greet. Colorists, Editors, DPs, Directors and DITs (plus their assistants) and the Vendors who serve them are all invited for an evening of great conversation, food and drink.

Content Creators Celebration

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Content Creators Celebration

Cost: Included with Post|Production World Tickets, or $50 – $65

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: S222/S223, South Hall Meeting Rooms

About: The party will allow the community to celebrate as attendees can mix and mingle with sponsors, the Post Production World instructors, industry vendors, NAB Show staff, and your peers for an evening of networking. Party will feature an open bar, remarks from industry visionaries and unique raffle for prizes. The party pass is included only if you purchased a full Post|Production World Pass. Otherwise, the cost to attend is $50 for those with a Post|Production World Session 3-Pack, Field Workshop or Hands-On Training, and $65 for all others.


Monday April 8th

AWM Women’s Room

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — AWM Women's Room

Cost: $79 – $189

Time: 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Location: Westgate Resort

About: Join a panel of experts at the AWM Women’s Room @ NAB as they share how they capitalize on creativity and innovation to maximize existing talent and recruit new individuals—all while furthering accelerated business growth.

Streaming Summit Beer Garden Reception

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Streaming Summit Beer Garden

Cost: FREE w/ NAB Badge

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Silver Square Parking Lot

About: Join us for drinks and networking at the Beer Garden, located outside the Convention Center in the Silver Square parking lot. No special tickets are needed, just wear your NAB Show badge and come drink and network with other Streaming Media executives.

MediaMotion Ball 2019

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — MediaMotion Ball 2019

Cost: $64 – $120

Time: 5:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Location: SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

About: Meet the who’s who of the production industry, representatives from all your favorite suppliers and of course great prizes. Gets a great sit down dinner, dessert and entry into the prize draw. There is also a cash bar.

Creator Meetup

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Creator Meetup

Cost: FREE

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Oak & Ivy (Downtown Container Park)

About: Escape the NAB hustle and recharge with delicious drinks and inspiring conversations with your fellow video pros. There will be video prizes, canapés, and special guests. RSVP required.


Tuesday April 9th

#GALSNGEAR Networking Coffee

Cost: FREE with NAB Badge

Time: 8:30 AM – 9 AM

Location: Central Lobby

About: The goal of #GALSNGEAR, launched by Women in Film & Video (Washington, D.C. chapter) is to ensure women in the technical fields of media production get high level networking, access to gear and the latest industry technology, and visibility at major industry events.

The Faster Together Stage

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Faster Together Stage

Cost: $15

Time: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Rio

About: LumaForge has hosted The Faster Together Stage for the last two years at NAB. It was their initiative to bring the post production community together through presentations from some of the top editors, colorists and VFX artists in the industry. From The Stage, they have produced 55 presentations, made free for the public online.

RAMPS/JWSound Party

Cost: FREE

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

About: The 2019 RAMPS/JWSound Party in Las Vegas is where the film sound community meets during NAB Week. Attendees representing every echelon of the film sound community will be coming in from all around the world and we hope you can join us as well.

Imaging Innovation Reception at NAB

NAB 2019 Events and Parties: Where to Go After the NAB Show — Imaging Innovation Reception

Cost: FREE for Alliance Members, $45 of general public

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: SLS Hotel & Casino – Grand Pool Rooftop

About: Enjoy rooftop views offering a scenic panoramic sight of the Las Vegas mountains and Downtown Las Vegas.

Society of Camera Operators NAB Gathering

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill (Caesar’s Palace)

About: Join the Society of Camera Operators – Production Tips for Camera Operating Listen and learn from this group of esteemed Camera Operators shooting television


Those are all the official and unofficial meetups worth checking out, but keep an ear out for all the secret parties throughout the week. Have fun at NAB 2019!


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