Paul Brenner, Scott Burnell, Bernhard Grill and Michelle Munson are among the featured speakers.
Five OEMs, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Mazda, and Mitsubishi, have introduced vehicles that use the digital broadcasts to receive traffic and data information.
New models include navigation, larger displays and new home receivers.
The acquisition extends NAB events to serve two unique markets.
The theme of the conference is "Future Media Ecosystem - Opportunities and Challenges for Broadcasters."
The NPR Labs receiver will help ensure that hearing-impaired individuals can stay informed during emergencies when electricity, Internet and other communications channels are unavailable.
The event drew more than 400 students and media professionals to San Antonio.
Presentation topics include the DRM codec update, hardware vs. software receivers, and listener behavior.
Dean McFlicker has produced some of TV's biggest shows, including "The Voice," "America's Got Talent" and "Law and Order."
Smith will share how the NAB's advocacy efforts on behalf of U.S. radio and television stations enable broadcasters to fulfill their mission.
Cooper's address comes 40 years after he made the first cell phone call.
The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2013.
College disk jockeys in the United States and Canada must submit an application by July 15, 2013.
The reasoning: It enables broadcasters to provide innovative radio that will remain relevant in the digital era.
HD Radio has seen some acceptance outside the USA.
Sessions proposals are being accepted through Aug. 15, 2013.
The convention will feature three days of interactive sessions led by broadcast professionals and student media advisers in San Antonio, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2.
And while those outside radio are accepting HD Radio, some insiders continue to hold it back.
The Digital Radio Session will be held on Feb. 11, 2013.
The Audi Q7 showing the system has 23 active loudspeakers and more than 1500W of amplifier power.
Many automakers are now focused on launching HD Radio advanced features like iTunes Tagging, Artist Experience and Digital Traffic and Data.
The framework enables new set of vehicle application programming interfaces for developers.
The partnership puts AM/FM stations on parity with other offerings on the vehicle's digital screen.
More than 60 new HD Radio receivers are scheduled to be launched.