AXPONA 2021 Show Report
Audio Expo North America
March 4, 2021: Update About
This just in from Liz Miller with AXPONA: We miss seeing you in person and are optimistic we can all gather again this year. Our team is closely monitoring the vaccine rollout, international travel rules, and state and local government regulations for holding indoor events in 2021. Based on this holistic perspective, and given that the summer months remain unpredictable, we have decided to take advantage of an opportunity to move AXPONA two months later from August 27 – 29 to October 29 – 31, 2021.
Our sole priority is to hold AXPONA safely in 2021. There is an increasing concern among event organizers that large indoor events may not be safely held until the fall months of 2021. Based on this concern, the August dates are on the cusp of when many people may feel safe attending large shows. So, when late October dates were recently offered to us, we chose to increase our likelihood of holding AXPONA for you in a safe environment this year. The two extra months should prove crucial, allowing for more of the general public to be vaccinated and better rapid testing for consumers, industry and press to feel more confident to attend. This also allows us the opportunity to observe tradeshows in other industries that open prior to us, so we can learn which safety measures work best and implement the most effective and accepted practices at AXPONA.
We hope the fall this year will be busy with many eager to travel and get back out to events. You have our sincerest appreciation for your support and understanding as we adapt to the changing landscape. We look forward to bringing the audio community together again and doing what we do best – celebrating and enjoying high-fidelity music, in-person at AXPONA!
Exhibiting companies and attendees do not need to take any action regarding the new dates. Your participation will automatically transfer to October. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at any time or visit www.axpona.com for event updates.
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AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) 2021 will be held from October
29th through 31st at their permanent home at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention
Center near Chicago. This event is for audiophiles, music lovers, and manufacturers
who want to showcase their gear within listening rooms, plus an Expo Hall featuring the ever popular Record Fair, a
Ear Gear Experience, Master Class Theater, informative seminar schedule, and
live concerts too.
AXPONA is an event for audiophiles, manufacturers of
high-end audio equipment, musicians and music lovers. This three-day experience
features many high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the
opportunity to experience the latest technology in high-end consumer audio
products. Attendees are encouraged to go from room to room and sit, listen and
compare the various systems, keeping in mind possible social distancing due to the
High-End Audio Seminars
AXPONA 2021 seminars offer a look at various subjects featuring
speakers within the music and audio industries.
An Exhibit Hall Featuring Ear Gear Expo
Audition everything from open-back, closed-back, to in-ear headphones.
This includes headphone set-ups including cables, amps, players and accessories will be available to demo
within AXPONA's Ear Gear Experience. Hear many brands in personal audio.
The Ear Gear Experience allows you to shop, compare, and learn about many things related to personal
audio. Exhibitors should be cleaning chairs, headphones, etc, between listeners
to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Friday, October 29 from 10am-6pm
Saturday, October 30 from 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 31 from 10am-4pm
1 Day - $20 Early Bird, $25 in advance; $30 onsite
2 Day - $30 Early Bird, $40 in advance; $60 onsite
3 Day - $40 Early Bird, $50 in advance; $90 onsite
Student Pass - $10
AXPONA's Gold Pass is $98 in advance ($125 onsite). A Gold Pass allows admission all three days of AXPONA along with a
collector's badge, AXPONA t-shirt, 2021 pin, a reusable AXPONA water bottle, access to the AXPONA Gold Lounge with VIP check-in, coat check, refreshments,
Wi-Fi, and an Happy Hour with wine and beer for only two days of this three day
event. You also get access to the Gold Hospitality Suite in the Hotel
Tower with seating, water, snacks, and a restroom. In addition, Gold Pass
holders have a VIP line for the evening concerts so you can be the first to find your seat for the
Previous AXPONA Show Reports
Enjoy the Music.com's previous coverage includes AXPONA
2020, 2019, 2018,
2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 coverage.