Getting Schooled at The NAMM Show

By Barney Jameson, former editor of Pro Audio Asia and Editorial Director of Blank Canvas Publishing Ltd.

Education has always been an important part of the NAMM Show mix; but this year the focus on industry training is more pronounced than ever before. As thousands of visitors browse the aisles of ACC North levels one and two, more still can be found in the adjacent Hilton Hotel, now the home of AES@NAMM.

Alongside dozens of technical sessions and seminars, AES@NAMM is offering a wealth of opportunities for practical, hands-on training. From leading live sound brands to the best of the studio world, the Hilton is a playground of industry learning, delivered by many of the brightest minds in the business.

It’s also a sign of how The NAMM Show itself is growing. By partnering with the Audio Engineering Society, NAMM is demonstrating its commitment to developing, not just the professional audio segment of this exhibition, but the industry itself. That core ambition resonates though the entire education strand of this year’s show, from the expansion of TEC Tracks, with more professional seminars than ever before, to the Live Sound Symposium, replete with line arrays and mixing consoles.

As The NAMM Show continues to grow, so will it’s efforts to support industry education expand. What begins in the classrooms of the Hilton will echo throughout the year that follows.

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