Smith notes, "The state of broadcasting is more forward-looking than it has been in two decades."
Attendance is up more than 4,600 from 2010.
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The display will be in booth N3438 at the convention.
Comrex was founded in 1961 by John Cheney.
The two will discuss recent developments and innovations in 3D technology and storytelling and future implications for the entertainment industry.
Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.
Julius Genachowski will deliver his remarks at the FCC Chairman's Breakfast on April 12.
Mary Hart will emcee the luncheon when the award will be presented.
The application deadline is March 11, 2011
What's in store this year? Lots of new products, more sessions than ever, several high-profile speakers, and an expanded convention scope. It truly is an electronic media expo.
New products to be shown at the 2011 NAB Show, including some from 25-Seven Systems, Digital Alert Systems, Harris, JK Audio, Staco Eneryg Products and Tieline Technology.
The NAB established the Engineering Achievement Award in 1959 to recognize technical accomplishments and contributions to the broadcast industry.
The award recognizes the long-term commitment to community service by a radio station.
Topics to be discussed include broadcasting's resilience in the face of new competition, growth opportunities for local and network television on new digital devices, and government efforts to reclaim additional television spectrum.
Fritts served as the president of the NAB for 23 years.
The event, launching in May 2011, will feature exhibitor demonstrations, interviews and booth tours, as well as live interactive video chats on products and technology unveiled at the NAB Show.
Johnson is a social critic and technologist with writings that have influenced the way political campaigns use the Internet.
The NABEF, BEA and RTNDA partner on the April 13 event.
Candidates for the Technology Innovation Awards must be organizations who are exhibiting at the 2011 NAB Show and have a non-commercialized technology.
She will speak at a session entitled "The Washington Face-Off" to be held April 12, 2011.