A Taste of NAB 2004
Why the Trip?
Subject: A Taste of NAB 2004 Road Show
We’ve decided to do the Road Show again, after NAB 2004. As you know from the last two years and the website, we do this so that there is at lease some of the new technology from NAB getting out to the grassroots engineers that didn’t make it to the big one in the desert. Our first year, 2002, we had approximately 450 total attendance at the 31 venues we visited. Our second year, 2003, we had over 1055 total attendance at the 36 venues we visited. The Tech-Notes Taste of NAB Road Show is not and never has been intended to be a substitute for the real thing.
We ask companies with technology they'd like to get out to the grassroots engineer to help us by underwriting efforts such as these. Tech-Notes has no income and does not make any money. It is a work of love – it always has been, so when we do things like the Taste of NAB Road Show, we need all the help we can get – both nationally and locally.
So far the response has been very good and that's great! Anyone out there that would like their technology delivered to thirty or more venues, let us know so we can plan to include you in our trip.
The deciding factors were many. First, we got a lot of good support at the more successful venues. I’d give us a seven-five percent or more. We made mistakes and even canceled Orland, FL and Chicago. That would have made it thirty-three venues, but it was not meant to be in those locations last year. Who knows what will happen this year?
We learned that the more successful venues were where we did the Road Show in conjunction with the local SBE and/or SMPTE Chapter/Section and never do a show on a Friday. If you’d like us to visit your area, work with your Chapter and/or Section; let us know as we’re putting our schedule together now.
We’ll leave our home/offices here in Florence, OR on April 28th and will travel south through California, then head east along the southern part of the country. We’ll head up the east coast, after Florida, and plan to be in New England sometime in early to mid June. We’ll then begin heading for the west coast across the northern part of the country. We’ll jog up-into or down-into the heartland venues from which ever route is closest. We hope to finish off sometime in August.
It is not always possible for us to hold the Road Show on the same days you hold your local meetings, so we need your flexibility to be able to keep the Road Show schedule. We have no problem holding the Road Show in conjunction with any other local activities, so long as we can expose the most engineers to the technology we’ll be bring with us. Please keep in mind: this is an educational effort, not a sales shot.
We’ll be adding a new wrinkle to the Road Show: We’ll be meeting with the SURVIVORS of the broadcast industry, our dear follow members of the Order of the Iron Test Pattern, as we across the country. That, within itself, should be a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to it.
We’re starting to create the new pages for the website, but they won’t be up for another week or two, so please contact us so we can include you in this effort.
If you need more information, please contact me: Larry@Tech-Notes.TV. The trip starts on April 22nd. Not all venues are carved in stone, as yet.
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