Your 'NAMM Show Readiness' Checklist

January may feel far away, but The NAMM Show will come faster than you think. To help you prepare, we’ve put together a quick checklist of things you can do to get ready for the year’s largest gathering of music, sound and event technology professionals.

  1. Register to attend

Registering for The 2018 NAMM Show is easy. Simply click here to start the badge registration process. If you’re a NAMM member, you will need to log in to see and assign your badge allotment. If you are not a NAMM member, you can apply for an attendee badge. Your registration gets you in to the expansive NAMM Campus, complete with:

  • NAMM U’s five floors of industry-best education at the re-imagined Anaheim Hilton
  • Access to the show floor featuring the year’s latest products
  • Entry into an exciting evening of events from music’s most iconic stars to receptions and award shows.

Badge pickup will be located in the Marriott, Arena and new Anaheim Convention Center North.

  1. Apply for your Visa

Traveling abroad? NAMM can help! Visa invitation letters need to be sent 90 days before the show, so don’t wait! View this guide for all the information you need to know to get to The NAMM Show and mingle with an international community that shares your passion for music, sound and event technology. A variety of receptions will be happening every evening so you can network easier and get business done. It’s the only place the global industry community can come together under one roof.

  1. Book your hotel (or alternative housing)

This year, NAMM has partnered with EventSphere to create a seamless hotel booking process. Book within NAMM’s official hotel block, and receive the best rates in town and the best amenities. There are over 22,330 hotel rooms within a two-mile radius of the Anaheim Convention Center, with many prime hotel rooms still available.

If you’d prefer to stay somewhere other than a hotel, consider booking your housing through any of the popular online marketplaces for vacation rentals, homestays or bed-and-breakfasts. It’s a great way to experience Southern California like a local or stay together as a team.

  1. Download the NAMM mobile app

NAMM’s mobile app will be your guide when you hit the show floor, offering maps, session guides, information, alerts and much more. Before the show, use the app for important updates and alerts, view the NAMM Campus map and exhibitor directory, and plan your show by selecting favorite educational sessions. Make sure to download it now in your iTunes or Google Play store. Search for “NAMM” to get the most updated version.

  1. Locate your favorite brands

The exhibitor directory is now available to view on As a result of our new show floor layout and convention center expansion, product communities will be conveniently located together, making it easier to plan your schedule, connect with industry contacts and conduct business. Plan your show with this comprehensive listing .

  1. Make destination considerations

Anaheim is a prime destination for the global community with a vibrant night life, shopping, amusement parks, (including Disneyland, California Adventure, and Universal Studios), and is only an hour from Hollywood. Anaheim is also a great place to gather the team together for meetings, events and teambuilding outings. Go to for more information so you can work and play during your stay.

And don’t forget, we have locked in some special headliners that will be performing every evening on The Grand Plaza stage, all-new Arena Plaza stage and at various events. When the sun sets, NAMM is just getting started! The music begins here.