ESTA Announces Events at The 2020 NAMM Show

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has revealed its plans for the 2020 NAMM Show, in additon to its previously-released educational programming.

Behind the Scenes Cocktail Party
In support of the Behind the Scenes charity, which supports those in need from the entertainment technology industry, ESTA will host the Behind the Scenes Cocktail Party

The NAMM Show unites a global base of professionals from every aspect of the industry. And while their backgrounds and interest may be different, giving back and making the world a better place is a common bond.

Network with friends new and old and support the Behind the Scenes charity, providing financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members.

Beer, wine and light bites will be served.

Date: Thursday, January 16
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: NAMM Campus, Platinum Marriott Patio

Learn more here.

ESTA Members Choice Awards Returns

ESTA Member attendees at The 2020 NAMM Show will have the opportunity to vote on their choice for their favourite product of the year. All products have been introduced to the market after the January 1, 2019 and deliverable by January 16, 2020. Ballots will be online and open from Thursday morning, January 16, until 4 pm Saturday afternoon, January 18.

Attendees will receive an email with a link to the ballots. Winners will be announced on Saturday, January 18 at 6 pm on the Event Technology Lounge in Hall A. Join us to see who wins the 2020 ESTA Members Choice Awards!

These awards, voted on by all ESTA Members attending The NAMM Show, recognize outstanding new entertainment technology products.

Awards are given in three categories:

  • Expendable: Product that is designed to be consumed frequently
  • Gadget: product that is physically small enough to fit in a pocket or small backpack, or software with a file size no larger than 100 megabytes
  • Equipment: product that is physically too large to fit in a pocket or small backpack, or software with a file size larger than 100 megabytes

For additional information, contact

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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