AES - The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Conventions are held twice a year, alternating between the US and Europe. In the US, AES has alternated locations between the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA and Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. For over 50 years, the AES has been the largest gathering of audio professionals and enthusiasts on the globe, attracting delegates from over 100 countries worldwide.
NAB - The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show has served as the premiere event for content professionals. Leading this ever-changing industry, the NAB Show has evolved to remain the world's resource for high-level insight, training, education and state-of-the-art technology powering the future of content creation, management, commerce and delivery. It is held every year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV with 1,600+ companies exhibiting.
NAMM - The NAMM Show is considered the largest music products trade show in the world. It is held every January in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. The January 2008 show had 1,560 exhibitors and a record-breaking 88,100 attendees. The Anaheim Convention Center is one of the world's largest, and NAMM (since 2007) completely fills all the available exhibit space.
PLASA - The Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) is the leading international event of its kind with over 500 members worldwide. From live concerts and tours to theatres, nightclubs, corporate events, permanent installations and leisure attractions, PLASA is the only place to see the latest pro audio, lighting, stage engineering, AV and systems integration technology.