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February 28, 2024

First-of-its-Kind NAB Show Welcome Session Announced

NewsNation's Adrienne Bankert to moderate fireside chat

Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig to keynote with world's first AI-Human presentation

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters today revealed a groundbreaking lineup for the NAB Show Welcome Session, taking place on the Main Stage at NAB Show, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. PST.

Curtis LeGeyt | Adrienne Bankert | Daniel Anstandig | Ameca

NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt will lead off the event with a state of the industry fireside chat hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Adrienne Bankert. Ms. Bankert serves as a special projects anchor for Nexstar Media Group’s NewsNation, most recently launching a series for NewsNation centered around faith in America entitled “One Nation Under God.” She previously was a co-anchor of NewsNation’s “Morning in America” and a correspondent for ABC News, where she covered historic events and co-hosted the weekend edition of “Good Morning America.”

Following the fireside chat, Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig will be joined on stage by Ameca, an autonomously AI-powered humanoid robot, to deliver an unprecedented study on audience perspectives on AI's use in broadcast media. This impressive keynote event will feature collaboration between Anstandig and Ameca as they deliver study findings pivotal to the industry's future.

"This year's NAB Show Welcome will be an unparalleled and exciting experience for the NAB Show community," said LeGeyt. "I look forward to talking with Adrienne Bankert, a first-class broadcaster with extensive industry insights, about the most pressing issues impacting media and broadcasting right now. My conversation with Daniel and Ameca, the AI robot, is part of an extensive lineup of AI-focused educational sessions, interactive exhibits, Show floor tours, training and workshops as well as the AI Creative Summit at NAB Show."

"There's a reason why I chose a humanoid to join me in presenting this coveted NAB Keynote," said Anstandig. "We're not just presenting data, we're showcasing the future of AI and human interaction." Anstandig plans to reveal a clear and compelling picture of audience perceptions on AI and the delicate balance of innovation and user expectations.

The program will also feature award presentations for the Library of American Broadcasting Impact Award and the NAB Distinguished Service Award.

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

About NAB Show

NAB Show is the preeminent conference and exhibition driving the evolution of broadcast, media and entertainment, held April 13-17, 2024 (Exhibits April 14-17) in Las Vegas. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for next-generation technology inspiring superior audio and video experiences. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. Learn more at

About Ameca

Ameca is a humanoid android designed to bridge the gap between humans and AI. As an embodied digital entity, Ameca brings a significant leap forward in the development of robots that can emulate human behavior. Powered autonomously by AI, they offer a glimpse into the future of empathetic and interactive machines, capable of engaging in meaningful communication and forming connections.

About Futuri

Futuri Media is a global leader in AI solutions that drive audience and revenue growth for broadcasters and digital publishers. Founded in 2009, Futuri's AI-powered audience engagement and sales technology is used by thousands of broadcasters worldwide.


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