The Annual NAMM Show Returns to Anaheim

Jan 15, 2018
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For professionals in the music industry, the annual NAMM show is an event you don’t want to miss. This yearly gathering takes place in Anaheim, California each January and is one of the largest trade-only events in the world.

At this six-day, one-of-a-kind spectacle, professionals from music, sound, and event technology communities come together to help strengthen their commitment to the music industry while sharing their passion for a livelihood in music. This year’s NAMM show will be held January 25th – 28th at the Anaheim Convention Center.

What NAMM 2018 Has to Offer Attendees

At NAMM 2018, the latest music industry products will be exhibited from more than 7,000 brands, along with hundreds of educational sessions, special events, concerts, and panels.

Attending the annual NAMM show allows participants to experience the camaraderie of a worldwide community of people who share their passion for music. It’s an unforgettable gathering of like-minded people who share a goal of helping to create a more musical world.

Participants will be able to experience:

  • Innovative Exhibits: A wide variety of music product exhibits will be available including audio and recording accessories, musical instruments, DJ equipment, computer software, live production event accessories, musical novelties and gifts, handmade instruments, speakers, microphones, and a variety of newly released products!
  • World-class Education: Hundreds of sessions across a wide variety of musical disciplines are offered, including sessions for studio, sound and stage professionals as well as education tracks in lighting, rigging, and safety. There will also be classes in video production, music education, starting and growing your music business, and nonprofits, just to name a few!
  • Exciting Events: Many exciting events are taking place during NAMM 2018, such as the NAMM Foundation’s Day of Service, Bootcamp education in sales and marketing, technology demonstrations, jam sessions, product releases, and influencer panels.
  • Live Concerts: Live music is offered throughout the event on several stages all day with performances for all tastes in music, along with nightly headliners and celebrity appearances.

How to Tackle NAMM Courses and Demonstrations

With the abundance of events NAMM 2018 has to offer it’s attendees this year, there are a few that you won’t want to miss.

As education is of the utmost importance to NAMM attendees and members, this year there are several programs and topics to choose from. While you’ll want to fit all of these trending topics into your trip, it is recommended to choose your top five and plan accordingly. We’ve listed the topics and programs below, for more details on courses and demonstrations within these topics, visit NAMM’s website for the full event schedule.

Here are the topics and programs for 2018:

  • Topics:

    • Music Retail

    • Audio Production

    • Event Technology

    • Music Business

    • Music Educators + Students

    • Policy + Nonprofit

  • Programs

    • NAMM U Retail

    • AES@NAMM

    • TEC Tracks

    • A3E

    • Dante

    • Lounge 88

    • ESTA – Curated Education

    • Pro Production by Timeless

    • Lighting&Sound America, PLASA

    • Music Education Days

    • GenNext

    • Policy

    • Nonprofits

Camelot Inn & Suites: Your NAMM Anaheim Accommodation

Are you staying at Camelot Inn & Suites for this year’s NAMM show?

If the answer is yes, we look forward to hosting you and ensure we’ll make your stay enjoyable and memorable.

Not only are we within walking distance of the Anaheim Convention Center, helping you avoid car rentals, traffic, and finding a parking space at NAMM but our Guest Service Agents will be happy to assist you with other events, restaurants, and attractions in the area that you might like to experience while you are in Anaheim.

For more information on booking your stay, contact Camelot Inn & Suites today!

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