The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.
As part of the integration and affiliation, AES at NAMM will establish a unique new format for this part of the society’s West Coast presence in 2018.
The organisation’s technical sessions, expert speaker presentations, hands-on workshops and tutorials, as well as networking events and social opportunities will join as a segment of The NAMM Show’s professional development offerings for music and pro audio professionals.
“Audio is everywhere, and it’s a growing part of NAMM," remarked AES president Alex Case. "We are confident a growing number of attendees will want to experience exciting new AES educational opportunities, audition new audio products, and grow their professional networks to include some friendly audio pros through AES at NAMM.”
“As a platform for business and learning, The NAMM Show unites the global music and sound ecosystem in its own unique way,” added Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “And through our collaboration with the passionate members and leaders of AES, we are now further united in a shared vision of showcasing exciting new products, technologies and educational offerings for the good of the entire industry.”
The 2017 edition of the NAMM Show attracted nearly 107,000 registrants, 7,000 exhibiting brands, top-name artists, industry innovators and creative luminaries, and offered over 125 educational sessions and networking opportunities. Aside from the annual TEC Awards, the 2018 NAMM Show will host the professional touring and production industry’s Parnelli Awards for the first time.
Additional details on registration, technical paper sessions, workshops, and tutorials for the upcoming event, AES at NAMM, including registration, program topics and expert speakers along with other NAMM education and professional development opportunities will be available in the coming weeks.