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A Vital Alliance...ESTA @ NAMM Live!

ESTA Curated Education

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The ideal platform for event technology training, business development and networking

With so much in common, the alliance between NAMM and Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) is a natural next step for both non-profit organizations.  

Shared Values – Just as ESTA is committed to growing and reinvesting in the event technology industry, NAMM is equally committed to the music industry. This alliance is the next step for both non-profits, as we build a home for the live production industry within The NAMM Show, creating more business opportunities for all our members.

Building Community – The NAMM Show brings together the many sectors of the live music and event technology industries, offering a single point of convergence to connect, share ideas and conduct business.

Reaching New Markets – The NAMM Show’s over 100,000 attendees from 139 countries will introduce exhibitors to new markets and new customers as well as the large industry based in Southern California.

Educational Opportunities – The NAMM Show offers high quality, free education. ESTA is curating four tracks designed to provide in-depth, progressive education. Attendees can take advantage of as much as they want without worrying about the cost adding up.

Commitment to Standards – NAMM is committed to on-going support of ESTA’s Technical Standards Program. Standards prevent accidents, protect lives and property, save time and money, solve problems, and enhance creativity.

“The NAMM Show will offer our exhibiting members access to a wide variety of new customers and new markets. Attendees are involved in music production at every level, from small venues to world tours. The show is a must-attend for anyone involved in music, and the goal is to make it a must-attend for anyone involved in live event production.”

Jules Lauve, President of ESTA


ESTA has curated four educational tracks that all offer ETCP renewal credits–FREE



Course titles include:

  • Working at Height for Non-Riggers and Developing a Fallen Worker Rescue Plan
  • General Electrical Safety for the Sound and Set
  • The Artist’s (Very Limited) Role in Emergency Planning
  • Ingress and Egress in Entertainment Venues
  • National Standards: Tools for Safety in Entertainment
  • “A Little Rain Never Killed Anyone.”
  • OSHA 10: IATSE


Course titles include:

  • Rigging Math
  • Automation in Performer Flight
  • Working in Height Safely
  • Truss and Ground Support Systems for the Entertainment and Events Industries

Lighting Networks

Course titles include:

  • An Introduction to DMX512
  • Introduction to Show Networking
  • History Repeats Itself – Analog Control
  • Wireless DMX512 Networking for the Lighting Tech
  • Intermedia DMX512 and Ethernet Networking
  • Media Server Madness
  • Advanced Ethernet Networking
  • Control Protocol Soup for the Soul – RDM and sACN


Course titles include:

  • LED Technology: From Diode to Light
  • Sustainability and Cost Savings in Event Lighting
  • Video Production: LEDs, Fluorescents, Automated Lighting; and Lighting Design for Video Production in the Age of LEDs
  • Video Production: Power on a Shoestring
  • Console Programming Workflow
  • Media Serve Programming and Pixel Mapping


Registration for ESTA education sessions open mid-November. 




Exhibit halls dedicated to the needs of the event technology community


We’ve been exhibiting at NAMM for a number of years and we always find it a very enthusiastic show, with a huge catchment of visitors that makes it very worthwhile for us to continue exhibiting.

Mark Ravenhill, President of German Light Products, Inc.

About ESTA 

ESTA is a non-profit trade association, based in North America, with members around the world, dedicated to increasing safety through the development of industry standards, certifications, education and resources. ESTA’s members are responsible for creating some of the industry’s most important programs, including the Technical Standards Program, Entertainment Technician Certification Programs and Rental Guard.

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