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February 29, 2024

Do What You Can't: YouTube Sensation Casey Neistat Inspires Creators to Think Unconventionally to Unleash Career Potential

NAB Show Spotlights Creators, Influencers as Creator Economy Predicted to Reach Nearly Half a Trillion Dollars by 2027

Casey Neistat
Casey Neistat

Washington, D.C.— With tens of millions of individuals worldwide engaged in the growing creator economy, NAB Show emerges as the central hub for networking, exploration and education within the evolving creator market. The 2024 NAB Show, slated for April 13 – 17 (Exhibits April 14 – 17) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, promises to empower creators with invaluable insights and opportunities. Leading the charge is renowned YouTube star, digital creator, filmmaker extraordinaire and multi-media innovator Casey Neistat, who will inspire creators to think outside the box and redefine their creative potential when he takes the Main Stage. Known for his signature "Do What You Can't" motto, Neistat will share his career journey, the unconventional choices that propelled him to success and offer actionable lessons on innovation and creativity.

Do What You Can’t with Casey Neistat is Wednesday, April 17 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on NAB Show’s Main Stage. Neistat, who has more than 12.6 million subscribers on YouTube and has posted more than 1,100 videos, is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, director, editor and star of the series “The Neistat Brothers” on HBO. He won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards for producing the film "Daddy Long Legs."

On the exhibit floor, NAB Show will debut the Creator Lab – a dedicated experience to foster collaboration, learning and networking through panels, workshops, fireside chats and more. Topics include content monetization, video transformation, AI and mobile content creation. Featured speakers include Chris Laxamana, co-host and producer of The Adam Carolla Show and Marc Hustvedt, president of MrBeast YouTube.

Creators and influencers are carving out a massive niche in the overall media and entertainment landscape becoming their own media brands, shifting video consumption habits and attracting advertising dollars. By 2027, Goldman Sachs predicts the creator economy could be worth $480 billion. These creators, influencers, YouTubers, podcasters, bloggers, artists, musicians, writers and more earn money from their digital creations.

“The creator economy continues to challenge traditional media creation, production, advertising and distribution while borrowing the best of past models,” said Karen Chupka incoming executive vice president and managing director, NAB Global Connections and Events. “NAB Show brings this new generation of creators together with the companies that can help them continue to push the boundaries with new technology and tools for storytelling and expanding their reach.”

NAB Show offers dozens of sessions related to the creator economy, including these panels in the Core Education Collection: Create Series.

Check out all sessions related to the creator economy here. Download photos from the 2023 NAB Show and b-roll. A headshot of Neistat may be downloaded here.

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