the inspiration begins here

July 13 - 15, 2017 · Nashville Music City Center · Nashville, TN

2016 Summer NAMM Educational Sessions

The inspiration begins at 2016 Summer NAMM with innovative ideas and proven tips found at NAMM U sessions, TEC Tracks and Retail Boot Camp. Schedule time for free educational sessions, and go into the fourth quarter armed with new information and inspiration.

NAMM U Breakfast Sessions

Big names, big-picture strategies
Join us for free breakfast and a powerful session each morning of the show. This year's sessions cover online retail strategies at the "NAMM Retail Summit”; a bold, no-nonsense approach to driving change from marketing guru Jeffrey Hayzlett; and the “Best in Show” panel’s picks for can’t-miss products at the show.

Retail Boot Camp

A full-day retail training session
Arrive a day early and join us on Wednesday, June 22 for the best intensive one-day training for your music retail business. For the first time, Retail Boot Camp will feature two different tracks, offering free training for everyone at your music store—owners, managers, salespeople, marketers, administrative staff, even retail advisers.

NAMM Idea Center

Results-oriented how-tos, tactics and tips to grow your business
Held every half-hour throughout the show, these conveniently located sessions are loaded with proven business-building ideas. Sessions present a variety of topics focusing on websites, online marketing, store design, music lessons, the customer experience, finance and much more.

TEC Tracks

Sessions for sound, studio and stage pros
TEC Tracks features pro audio education for recording, live sound and music industry professionals—free masterclasses, live interviews and panel discussions held right on the show floor. On Saturday, A3E (Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange) presents the full-day Future of Audio Summit.