NAB Show and Women in Film & Video (WIFV) will co-host the third annual #GalsNGear event at the 2018 NAB Show to enable networking and provide visibility and training for women in technology and content creation. The event will be held in the Central Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, April 10.
Attendees will participate in a networking event starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by panel discussions and equipment demonstrations broadcast on “NAB Show LIVE,” focusing on innovative trends and tools in media and technology. Influential women from across the spectrum of technical jobs in production and post from Netflix, AR Wall, Sim, Digital Anarchy and other media companies will share their insights on artificial intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicles, virtual reality, post workflows and more. During the broadcast, there will be more than $10,000 in #GNGiveaways, including the latest cameras, lighting, sound design tools, VR viewers and editing software.
“We love the energy at our NAB Show #GalsNGear event. The crowd gets an inside look at the latest tools in action, like FoxFury Lighting’s drone-mount lights, Adobe’s new Sensei technology, and Blackmagic’s URSA Mini Pro 4.6k EF camera,” said #GalsNGear Founder and Co-Host Amy DeLouise.
“The #GalsNGear event is an excellent opportunity for leading professionals to expand their network, gain valuable skills and increase their visibility,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “We look forward to providing a platform for WIFV and #GalsNGear to once again empower and educate women in the fields of media, entertainment and technology.”
Last year’s #GalsNGear event at NAB Show drew hundreds of attendees, and the livestream on “NAB Show LIVE” was seen by thousands. Additionally, the #GalsNGear hashtag gained nearly two million impressions in just two days.
“WIFV is proud of our commitment to recognizing women in all content areas, especially technical expertise, through our #GalsNGear program,” said WIFV President Carletta S. Hurt. “Thanks to NAB for sharing our commitment to gender equity in the media industry and providing a platform for us to showcase such amazing talent.”
WIFV is a nonprofit community organization that supports women in the media industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network and educating the public about women’s creative and technical achievements. #GalsNGear brings professional women in the technical fields of video, film and digital media together with the tools, skills and community to succeed in their craft.
Other #GalsNGear events include these sessions on the Post|Production Campus: