Speaker line-up unveiled for Avid Connect 2018

Avid has unveiled the extensive speakers list and full program for the fifth annual Avid Connect conference, which takes place between the 6th ­– 8th April, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Attendees will interact and explore “Innovation in Action” across the global media and entertainment landscape, and this year’s roster of speakers is larger and more user-focused than ever before, delivering insights and creating an exchange with some of the industry’s most celebrated media companies such as The Discovery Channel, Digital Production Partnership, DigitalFilm Tree, and Sinclair, and technology leaders such as Fortium and Microsoft, as well as industry research and news organisations including The Broadcast Bridge, Devoncroft Partners, Frost & Sullivan, TVNewsCheck, The Hollywood Reporter, Broadcast Beat, and Broadcast TECH.

Panels and sessions include:

  • The Cloud Revolution: Taking Media Operations to New Heights
  • Navigate Immersive Viewer Experiences: New Business Prospects, New Potential Content in VR & AR
  • Olympic Size Productions – How the Biggest Names in Sports Deliver the Biggest Live Events
  • Master the Workflow: The Clearest Path to Becoming a Feature Film Editor
  • Creating a Compelling Immersive Audio Mix for VR Content

Check out the full list of speakers at this year’s Avid Connect here.

“The Avid Customer Association’s unique mission and proposition to create an inclusive platform for anyone in our industry to collaborate and take action is the key to its record for producing more beneficial gatherings year after year,” said Avid CEO and President Jeff Rosica.

“Avid’s proud of what we’ve created in partnership with the ACA leadership and members who are stepping forward to collaboratively address our collective needs. We’re eager for attendees to enjoy the synergy among the gathered thought leaders, business trendsetters, technology innovators and award-winning creative artists from Avid’s preeminent client and user community and beyond.”

Avid will also reveal its latest wave of product introductions and enhancements. During the Avid Connect general session, Avid’s leadership team will for the first time detail its breakthroughs across post, sports, news, and sound.


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