An International Attraction for Audio Professionals

The inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is an education and training program, targeted at working professionals in live sound, recording and performance-audio, with a focus on both studio production and sound reinforcement. This four-day international symposium comprises of a series of training academies and related technical sessions, provided by a dedicated team of topical specialists and experts to create a unique new learning format that will appeal to career veterans and aspiring audio professionals.


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Integrating high-end education for live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts

Networking Opportunities – All classes and events will be held on the 4th floor of the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, across the street from the Anaheim Convention Center, as part of the NAMM U Education Center. In addition to having access to the entire exhibit area of The 2018 NAMM Show, with its new focus on professional audio products, AES@NAMM attendees may attend a special memorial event, a social networking activity honoring Albert Leccese as well as separately ticketed shows like The TEC Awards. 

Certification – Academy trainees will receive a certificate of completion to confirm their participation and training in education sessions.

Manufacturer-based product exploration – In order to leverage direct exposure, each hands-on session includes assembling and system setup across multiple premium manufacturers of contemporary Live Sound Consoles, Studio Digital Audio Workstations and Line Array Loudspeakers.

Professional Refreshment and Inspiration – The NAMM Show is an international attraction and Southern California is home to some of the most recognized performance venues in the world, from Disney to Hollywood, placing participants right in the heart of this center of industry and at a show that attracts over 100,000 attendees each year, during the time of year when most audio professionals have the time for professional development.

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.

Alex Case, past-president of the AES


Best-in-class educational options for live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts


Main Stage

Presentations, workshops and practical demonstrations for a limited number of manufacturers, which results in a certificate of completion

 Live Mixing Console Academy

Controlled group sessions with demonstrations on a selection of live consoles, highlighting orientation, features and use

Line Array Loudspeaker System Academy

Hands-on suspension and configuration demonstrations across six manufacturers' speaker lines

The Studios: DAW Academy

Demonstrations, education and training on studio and post-production gear, mastery and marketplace



Content Curation Team

Mark Frink

Director, Programming & Manager, Live Sound Content

John Murray

Manager, Scientific & Technical Content

Bobby Owsinski

Manager, Studio & Recording Technology Content


Pro Sound Symposium Supporters 


Audio is everywhere, and it's a growing part of NAMM. And, when it comes to professional audio, attendees and exhibitors alike want to know more and sound better; they're singing our song."

Alex Case, former president of AES


A Great Value No Audio Professional Will Want to Miss


How Do I Purchase My AES@NAMM Access Pass?

The process for purchasing your AES@NAMM Access Pass depends on whether you already registered your badges for The NAMM Show or still need to do so. Registering for the NAMM Show is a pre-requisite for purchasing your AES@NAMM Access Pass. Choose your path below and read the brief description of the process before moving forward.

AES Members

You must be registered for The 2018 NAMM Show in order to attend the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium. Visit the registration page to start a new registration or log in to change your existing registration and purchase your AES@NAMM Access Passes.

NAMM Members or Member Guests

You must be registered for The 2018 NAMM Show in order to attend the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium. Once registered, click the "Session Registration" link located in the right-hand column of your badge confirmation email to purchase your AES@NAMM Access Passes.

Non-NAMM Member

You must be approved for The 2018 NAMM Show in order to attend the AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium. Visit the registration page to start a new registration, or log in to change your existing registration and to purchase your AES@NAMM Access Passes.

What if I am not yet an AES member?

You can register as a non-member if you wish. But for the same price as a Full-Day non-member AES@NAMM Access Pass, you can also join the Audio Engineering Society, an international organization of more than 12,000 audio professionals, and enjoy the benefits of membership while saving money.

To achieve these savings, go to After supplying your name and contact information, enter this special code: JOINAES2018. After payment you will immediately receive an email confirming your new AES Membership number.

Then return to the AES@NAMM registration process on the NAMM Show website. Select “yes” when asked if you are an AES member, enter your new AES membership number, and receive the significant discount on your AES@NAMM Access Pass registration.

How much does it cost?

$129 – One-day pass for non-member

$99 – One-day pass for AES member

$89 – Half-day pass for non-member (AM or PM)

$69 – Half-day pass for AES member (AM or PM)

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About the Audio Engineering Society 

The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 and now counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information visit and our social media sites.