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The 2022 NAMM Show Unveils Education Program for Pro Audio & Entertainment Technology Professionals
The 2022 NAMM Show has announced more than 150 sessions for established and emerging professionals in the music products , pro audio , and entertainment technology segments . Held in the Anaheim Convention Center from June 3-5 , professionals will have the opportunity to further their careers by connecting with top thought leaders in sessions carefully curated to accelerate success and designed to engage and inspire business growth against the backdrop of the global gathering .
In collaboration with ESTA , PLSN and FOH magazines , ESA , Lighting & Sound America / PLASA , and more , NAMM is provided a wealth of free education for those in the entertainment technology and live events industries .
ESTA ’ s extensive sessions will cover everything from lighting and lighting networking to rigging and safety through in-depth education for entertainment technology and design professionals , as well as those responsible for their safety . On the Friday and Saturday at the show , a new avenue will open for buyers and exhibitors to have tailor-made , in-depth experiences in a curated setting .
As well , the ESTA Executive Matchmaking Retreat is geared toward buyers from theatres , cultural institutions , and other venues with plans to invest in upcoming projects and installations . NAMM and ESTA intend to bring approximately 20 buyers together with approximately 15 exhibitors for two days of business and product education and events , including a behind-the-scenes tour of Disneyland . Interested attendees can apply to attend the retreat at www . namm . org / esta-matchmaking .
The Event Safety Alliance ( ESA ) will bring a suite of educational sessions with a diverse roster of industry experts to explore critical issues within the live event safety space . Across a multitude of sessions , the ESA will present timely , relevant topics including : “ Show Stop : The One Agreement Everyone Must Agree On ,” with safety expert Bryan Huneycutt ; “ Safety , Sustainability and the Venn Diagram of Our Industry ’ s Future ,” with Neel Vasavada to examine the safety and economic impacts of climate change , as well as steps producers can take to ensure they ’ re operating ethically and sustainably ; and “ The Largest Target : Reputation Risk Exposure — Can We Stay Out of the Headlines When Something Bad Happens ?” with Susan McGuirl , who will address what artists and promotors can do to minimize their reputational risk and how to respond when something goes wrong .
Front of House and PLSN magazines will present sessions , interviews , and behind-thescenes presentations with leading names in live entertainment production and technology . The keynote-style sessions will feature in-depth conversations with industry luminaries about their latest and most notable projects .
For professionals seeking to engage in-person or online , NAMM Show +, a new , virtual extension to The NAMM Show , will offer more opportunities to connect than ever before . With NAMM Show +, all attendees will have the capability to create a more productive onsite experience , and professionals , pro-sumers and music makers who cannot travel to The NAMM Show will be able to experience highlighted sessions and events from the show . It will be available worldwide , accessible 24 / 7 on mobile or desktop . Access to NAMM Show + will be free to all attendees who are in-person at the show .
For more information , go to www . namm . org .
NWC Appoints Manus Hopkins as New Assistant Editor
Jim Norris , president of NWC , has announced the appointment of Manus Hopkins as assistant editor . NWC is the publisher of Canadian Musician , Canadian Music Trade , Professional Sound , and Professional Lighting & Production magazines , along with the Canadian Musician Podcast .
Originally from Whitehorse , YT , Hopkins is a graduate of Ryerson University ’ s journalism program ( since renamed Toronto Metropolitan University ) and is based in Toronto . He has worked freelance writer with a particular focus on the arts , and an accomplished guitarist and audio engineer . He has previously written for Canadian Musician as a freelance writer , and also for Exclaim !.
Hopkins will be working with Editor-In-Chief Michael Raine on editorial content for all four magazines and NWC ’ s online channels .
Hopkins can be reached at mhopkins @ nwcworld . com or 905-374-8878 .
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