ESA | Show Makers to Showcase Re-Opening Strategies at Summer NAMM

Industry buying groups, associations, and organizations that help power the global music, sound and live events industries are looking toward Nashville as the focal point of decision making to chart the steps for our recovery.

The Event Safety Alliance, the leader in promoting "life safety first" throughout all phases of event production, and Show Makers, committed to supporting and uplifting event professionals will plan a series of sessions and events to continue the dialogue to safely re-open schools and venues across the country.

The activity will kick-off Tuesday with a focused discussion for NASMD attendees, on how to approach school music opportunities as we resume in-person learning in the fall.

Later in the week, integration with The NAMM Foundation and College Music Society Gen Next Program, will connect with campuses around Nashville to help students and aspiring professionals to learn more about career opportunities and next step in skill development and other techniques to resume careers after the disruption of the global pandemic. Networking and other activities will connect the community for the first time in 18-months, to problem solve and vision map in a way that only in-person offers.

The ESA’s and Show Makers curriculum is ideal to reach across communities, from music education to pro audio, set to gather at Summer NAMM.

ESA is focused to eliminate the knowledge barrier to unsafe conditions providing good practices and resources, while the Show Makers platform was developed to share industry content, facilitate conversations, provide thought leadership, and showcase organizations that are dedicated to the live events community.

The collective program will offer something for the entire ecosystem of live event professional, from the next generation of leadership seeking mentoring/networking opportunities to a venue looking to re-open in weeks, creating another important reason to gather at Summer NAMM, this July 15–16.

“Education is life-changing. It's a tool that can't be taken away that strengthens your ability to do the job, often better than the next person. There are those who feel they know enough, and that's okay... for them. There are others who feel that they can never know enough, who are continuously working to increase their knowledge and competence to deal with the unexpected in doing so stay on top of the ever-changing landscape of production execution and expectations. It's not enough to recognize that you have a duty of care. You must know how to treat it with respect." — Jim Digby, President and Founder of Event Safety Alliance

The opportunity to book hotels and register for Summer NAMM is now open.