I attended CAS 8 last year and wrote about it online:https://www.dagogo.com/2018-cas-report-david-blumenstein/ and I liked very much that it was intimate so I could maintain direct discussions with manufacturers and designers of gear, and in the process listen to some really great music. It was fun that Cookie Marenco of Blue Coast Records: https://bluecoastrecords.com/
stops by with artists of hers in tow for some live performances.
Here is the link for information and registration for CAS9 2019: https://caaudioshow.com/
and for those of you hunger/"jones" for new music to listen to I just wrote up a piece online about my New Album Releases project on Facebook: https://www.dagogo.com/what-is-nar/
All the best, and hope to meet you all out at the show. I'm going to be flying in from Europe by way of Columbus, OH my homebase here in the States.