CinemaCon has placed their Schedule of Events Online.
March 24-27 – CinemaCon — March 24 – 27 (Monday thru Thursday)
SMPTE/NAB Technology Summit On Cinema April 5 and 6 (Saturday and Sunday before the NAB Exhibits open.
NAB Show — Exhibits April 7 – 10; Monday thru Thursday
Yes, this is a reversal from previous years. Somewhat the same time spans though. If one were to go to the CinemaCon, leaving Thursday, there would be 9 days before getting morning cakes and coffee and sitting for 2 days through several excellent SMPTE presentations.
There was a time when this event was the place for everyone to get caught up to the current methods that the digital cinema industry was developing and using to go from 100 to 1,000 to 10,000 installed systems. In a lot of regards it was catch and patch can. But for the last few years it has been more pointedly scientific reports on how to get to the next level, that level that is beyond the idiosyncratic 24 frame movie. It is hard to predict from the agenda how it could be better than the seminars of the last 2 years.
Meanwhile, CinemaCon gets to celebrate another year of record income and what looks like another good year following.