NMM Conference Structure

The National Media Market & Conference convenes in an all-suite hotel rather than a convention center, allowing exhibitors to set up individual preview stations within their suites for on-demand screening and discussions with media librarians.

Exhibitors' suites are clustered together to make it convenient for attendees to meet with exhibitors and screen the titles in which they are interested.   A program guide is published prior to the Market to help attendees prioritize and maximize the time they'll spend browsing exhibitors’ offerings.

In addition to film previews, attendees can meet with exhibitors from content platforms for streaming video.  NMM provides a great opportunity to learn about new platform vendors and enhancements to existing platforms.


Conference attendees also can anticipate the following NMM signature elements:


Market Mania

This day long event allows participating distributors a limited number of minutes to present clips of their most exciting, compelling and/or unique products. 

With nearly universal participation from NMM exhibitors each year, Market Mania offers librarians and educators an efficient way to quickly preview the new content being promoted by distributors.                                                      


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Professional Development Series

Professional development sessions are scheduled throughout the conference, featuring industry leaders with expertise on issues impacting educators using various media content and the librarians responsible for curating and maintaining media collections. 

Sessions are interactive and engaging, and each year, NMM makes a call for proposals to ensure selected sessions and speakers reflect the interests and needs of its attendees.

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Industry Networking

To help attendees build lasting connections among NMM’s community of media professionals, the conference agenda offers formal and informal opportunities for participants to get to know one another. 

From the opening reception to optional social outings that allow participants to get a taste of the local area, NMM makes sure that lasting, professional friendships can be made in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.