As the video editing industry continues to evolve and expand, you really need to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques, and technologies. One of the best ways to keep up-to-date is going to video editing conferences. Conferences provide a valuable way to network with peers, learn from industry experts, and discover new tools and strategies to improve your craft.
In this article, we’ll highlight the top 7 video editing conferences of 2023 that are must-attend events for any serious professional in the field. From in-person conferences to virtual events, each one offers unique opportunities to sharpen your skills and stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world of video editing.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for advanced training and networking opportunities or just getting started, there’s something here for you.
1. FCP Virtual Day | Jan. 18 | Online | Free – $49
If you want to learn the Final Cut Pro (FCP) ecosystem, meet with local FCP editors and enthusiasts, and become a certified FCP user, you should attend an FCP summit (virtually or in person).
All aspiring filmmakers, video creators, video editors, and Final Cut Pro Summit alums are encouraged to attend.
Check out the FCP Global Summit series below if you’d rather attend in person. It runs from November 2022 to February 2023 and features events in 10 cities worldwide.
FCP Global Summit | TBD – Various | $125
Each city features guest speakers and local editors. Learn about their creative approach and editing techniques.
A ticket includes a full day of training, a networking expo event, and post-event session recordings. You also get a chance to become a certified FCP user with a recorded prep course and one exam voucher for FCP certification.
US events concluded in 2022. They plan to visit the following international locations in 2023:
- Madrid, Spain: TBD
- Paris, France: TBD
- London, UK: TBD
- Berlin, Germany: TBD
- Tokyo, Japan: TBD
2. Adobe Bootcamp | Feb. 27 – Mar. 11 | Virtual | Varies by course
The Adobe Bootcamp is a virtual, two-week training program designed to allow students to learn the full Adobe Creative Cloud and get certified at the same time. Pick and choose the courses you are interested in; with classes ranging from introductory to advanced, the lessons are tailored to fit your skill level. Certification exams are available after you’ve completed the course.
- Intro to Adobe Premier Pro & Advanced Premier Pro
- Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced Adobe After Effects
Learn more about the Adobe Bootcamp here.
3. SXSW | Mar. 10-19 | Texas, USA | $1495-$1895 (Online Access $199)
South by Southwest (SXSW) is a massive and often rowdy annual event in Austin, Texas. It is a major film, tech, and music industry event. SXSW 2023 brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, and industry leaders from around the world.
If you want to learn new video editing techniques and experience a crazy week in Austin, head to SXSW conference 2023. Check out the main conference to learn and network, and make sure to catch the following track for all things video editing & production:
Creating Film & TV Track | Mar. 10-14 |
This track covers virtual production, post-production, screenwriting, cinematography, and new technologies. Also featured are conversations with visionaries, looking at their creative process and careers.
While in Austin, you can also take in the music, film, and comedy festivals running simultaneously. SXWS takes over the town.
Learn more about why you should head to Texas this year here.
4. NAB Show | Apr. 15-19 | Las Vegas, USA | Price Varies – See Below
This annual event has been running for 100 years. Check out the main media conference, their massive video expo, and a host of other specialized conferences, workshops, and courses.
NAB Show Conference | Apr. 15-19 | $499-$799
At the NAB Show Conference, you can choose between three learning tracks:
- Create – for video editors, video content creators, producers, and streamers
- Connect – for engineers, technologists, coders, and implementors
- Capitalize – for advertisers, marketers, broadcast executives, analysts, and bosses
In addition, they offer specialized conferences such as:
Visual Storytelling Conference | Apr. 14-15 | $299-$599
Post|Production World | Apr. 15-19 | $699-$1099
Remote Production Conference | Apr.16-17 | $399-$699
Streaming Summit | Apr. 17-18 | $399-$699
Director of Photography Creative Conference | Apr. 18-19 | $399-$699
NAB is also running an ACE Editorial Workshop. You can also get certified in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut Pro through prep courses & exams.
Take a further look into NAB here.
5. Videomaker Virtual Event Series | Jun. 7 | Online | Free
Videomaker has a small series of free online video production workshops throughout 2023. On June 7th, check out their Post Production Virtual Event. It’s free and takes place over Zoom. The live event starts at 9 am PST and features 45-minute sessions covering various video production topics. There will be a Q&A after each session.
6. IBC | Sep. 15-18 | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Price TBD
The International Broadcasting Convention is a conference dedicated to bringing together the global media, entertainment, and technology industry. Most commonly considered the NAB of Europe, IBC is the second-largest conference for video professionals.
Key topics covered include Production & post-production, Content Supply Chain, OTT, Direct to Consumer, Live & Remote Production, and Innovation.
Learn more about this mega video conference here.
7. Editors Retreat | TBA
The Editors Retreat is reserved for a small, elite group of experienced editors (a minimum of five years of professional work is required) selected through an application process.
The retreat consists of five days of innovative training reserved for experienced TV, film, and video editors. It brings together industry visionaries to discuss and share the latest technologies, techniques, platforms, and workflows you should apply to generate leading-edge work.
Details for 2023 have yet to be announced. Learn more about the Editors Retreat here.
Why You Should Attend a Video Editing Conference in 2023
Attending a video editing conference is a great way to boost your editing career and meet like-minded people. If you’re new to video editing, you can learn from some of the best in the industry and even walk away with a certification in your back pocket. Attending a conference can give you a huge head start and a healthy dose of confidence to start working on projects or applying for jobs.
Experienced video editors stand to gain even more. At a video editing conference, you can access new ideas, technologies, and best practices to level up your skill set and expand your vision of what’s possible. You can also make new friends, discover your next job or project, or find someone to collaborate with.
Regardless of where you are in your journey, you can find a conference to meet your experience level and goals. And if you don’t want to travel to the conference and attend in person, you have more virtual options than ever before.
Do You Make Regular Video Content?
If you are currently editing video content and it’s taking up too much of your time, imagine outsourcing your video edits to a reliable professional. A professional video editor attends conferences like the ones listed above and keeps on top of industry trends and evolving technology. They improve the quality of your videos with their expertise and, most importantly, free up your schedule so you can focus on other tasks. If you’re a regular content creator, this could remove a lot of headaches for you.
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