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– TelepresenceWorld at NAB Show to feature telepresence and telecollaborative design technology –
WASHINGTON, DC — The NAB Show and Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc. have joined forces to launch TelepresenceWorld at NAB Show, the organizations announced today. The partnership brings the top telepresence event into the world’s largest digital media and entertainment event for the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 9-14.
Telepresence technologies allow organizations to conduct business globally, providing an immersive environment and an interactive experience similar to being in the same room. It allows business and content professionals to interact via high quality video imaging and crystal clear audio from multiple locations. Specialized telepresence solutions for specific industries already exist, for settings as diverse as pharmaceutical research labs, movie and television studios, university-level distance learning, and neurological operating rooms.
TelepresenceWorld at NAB Show will feature an exhibit floor dedicated to telepresence and telecollaborative design technologies, products, applications, and solutions, along with a dedicated conference education program. This partnership will also allow telepresence technology to be integrated into the NAB Show’s educational environment through telepresence-enabled session rooms.
“We are extremely excited about this emerging technology and the numerous applications relevant to our show community. The NAB Show is about delivering video and audio content on all platforms. This technology represents not only an emerging communications medium, but it also serves as a tool for enabling content creation and collaboration, serving studios and stations remotely,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “We are especially fortunate to be partnered with the leading event and industry resource within the telepresence space, which will result in a high-quality experience for our attendees and exhibitors.”
“Our market research showed the NAB Show to be the best event with which to unite, so this is a very exciting partnership for the telepresence community,” said Mark Barounos, president of Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc. “The addition of TelepresenceWorld to the NAB Show will facilitate business and expedite growth and innovation within the telepresence marketplace. Stay tuned as a number of announcements are on the horizon.”
In addition to a physical presence at the NAB Show, Telepresence World at NAB Show will include a virtual live element, extending the reach of the event for sponsors and exhibitors to thousands of virtual attendees worldwide by re-broadcasting education sessions into a state-of-the-art virtual event platform.
For exhibit and/or sponsorship information, contact: Anne Feldmann (FeldmannA@HemisphereInc.com, tel: 970-879-8140)
About the NAB Show
The NAB Show, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 88,000 attendees from 160 countries and more than 1,500 exhibitors, the NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
About Hemisphere Expo Services, Inc.
Established in 1990, The Hemisphere Group has produced events throughout Asia, India, Europe and the US. Their events portfolio includes conferences, seminars, and tradeshows on topics ranging from aerospace to finance. Known today as Hemisphere Expo Services, they provide expertise in the production and management of events relating to high-technology advancements, especially telepresence. Working with their sister company G2Events Inc, and building on the long-standing experience of its team members in the physical conference and exhibition arena, Hemisphere is also taking a lead in the professional organization of virtual conferences and tradeshows. Advances in virtual event platform technologies, coupled with a shift in personal attitudes towards, and corporate embracing of, virtual world interactions, are changing the rules of business, culture and society. In addition to having a thorough familiarity with virtual event platforms and physical tradeshows, the Hemisphere team includes experts in content management, speaker coordination, virtual and physical booth design, content management, and event marketing, with a specific focus on digital marketing via new media and social networks. Visit www.HemisphereInc.com for information or email info@hemisphereinc.com. For more about telepresence, visit www.telepresenceworld.com.
About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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