DJ Expo 2014
Aug 11 – 14 | Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ

In 1990, DJ Times first presented DJ Expo—and 24 years later, it remains the industry’s longest-running and best-attended trade show. Each August, DJ Expo presents more than two-dozen educational seminars, an exhibit hall jammed with the latest DJ-related gear, and three evenings of sponsored events. This year’s show, set for Aug. 11-14 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., will bring all of this and more!

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05:30 PM 5:30-7:00 | Tiara Ballroom B | The Myths & Methods of Beatmixing

Beatmixing remains a valuable skill for any DJ, whether you’re spinning old-school vinyl, CDs or DVS. And nobody teaches the craft better than longtime DJ Frank Garcia of NYC’s Mainline Lighting and Sound. Be there for Frank’s instructional seminar and positivity session. An Expo tradition.

05:00 PM 5:00-6:00 | Diamond Room A Light Up Your Bottom Line: A Simple & Easy $1,000 Raise Per Event With Lighting!

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From Eternal Lighting, this is the lighting seminar you cannot miss-don’t be left in the dark. We’ll teach you tips to increase your bottom line, but will open your eyes to the future. Have you hit a ceiling? Looking to make more money a night without dragging out a photobooth or becoming a multi-op? By using uplighting, you can make your clients happy and increase your bottom line. On average you can raise your average job price from $500 to $1,000 for just bringing out your new, battery-powered, wireless, uplighting. Come see how you can make another $52,000 a year. Also, have a chance for an in-person, hands-on experience with the new 6-in-1 RGBWA+UV LED technology and see a side-by-side comparison of our most popular products demonstrated by controlling the lights with Luminair using an iPad for wireless control. If you’re thinking about getting new lighting or upgrading from what you already have, this is your opportunity to buy before the showfloor opens and get an exclusive one-time offer pricing on the latest Eternal Lighting products.

04:30 PM 4:30-5:30 | Diamond Room D | Keynote Q&A: Scott Binder – The DJ Vision

Presented by Scott Binder, the author of “Make Some Noise: Become the Ultimate DJ” (MusicPro Guides/Hal Leonard), this keynote is for jocks of all stripes. Binder will explain how and why many of the most successful people in the world create a vision and work on specific goals. However, because the DJ industry is a creative field, some don’t believe they need to set these goals. The ones that do, though, tend to achieve their vision. Whether you are a mobile or club DJ, the “DJ Vision” keynote will help you start reaching all your goals.

04:00 PM 4:00-5:00 | Tiara Ballroom B| The C.S.I. of Customers: Customer. Service. Intelligence.

A former teacher, DJ Mike Kindlick teaches you how to profile your potential customers. You will learn: profiling and how a DJ uses it to gain the trust of customers; the right and wrong questions to ask; and how to construct an Individualized Entertainment Program.

03:30 PM 3:30-4:30 | Diamond Room B&C | Choosing the Right Powered Loudspeaker Solution for Your DJ Business

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In 2013, Mackie presented a candid and compelling presentation of the benefits of advanced powered loudspeaker technology to the nation’s DJ community. Spotlighting Mackie’s most advanced DLM loudspeaker technology, it was an informative look into the powered loudspeaker industries’ past, present and developing future innovations. This year Mackie returns to the DJ Expo with its full arsenal of powered loudspeakers solutions for today’s modern DJ. And with exciting new releases to their industry-standard Thump and SRM powered loudspeaker lines, you’ll experience first-hand the products to take your sound system to the next level. Come join the industry professionals at Mackie to get all the insider facts to help choose the right powered loudspeaker solution for you and your DJ business. Appetizers served.

02:30 PM 2:30-3:30 | Diamond Room D | New Tech: Shopping for DJ Equipment

Moderated by DJ Times Editor Jim Tremayne and including top retailers, this session will discuss the latest technology trends in the mobile, club and studio segments of the vast DJ market. Bring your gear-related questions and our experts will offer well-considered solutions.

02:00 PM 2:00-3:30 | Tiara Ballroom B | Jerry Bazata’s Business All-Stars

By day he’s a banker, by night and on weekends Jerry Bazata is a DJ-who better to lead a cast of DJ entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses beyond relying on wedding gigs? In this seminar, you will learn to: build additional core business in corporate events, private functions, college and sporting events and place business development as the core of what you do.

01:30 PM 1:30-3:00 | Diamond Room A | What Makes a Professional DJ & How Do The Best Get Better?

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You won’t want to miss history in the making, as The United States Disc Jockey Association (USDJA) officially launches this week at the DJ Expo to provide the mobile and club DJ industries with a fresh approach to DJ marketing strategy, research, business, law, and social media management. Founder and President Jason Walsh will discuss the unique benefits of USDJA membership and all in attendance will take home a great gift. This event is open to all Expo attendees.

01:00 PM 1:00-2:00 | Tiara Ballroom B | Let the Music Play, Pt. 2

In a reprise of 2013′s hit seminar, Jersey mobile Mike Walter offers fascinating stories about the tunes and the artists we play on a regular basis.

12:30 PM 12:30-2:00 | Diamond Room D | DJ Country Dance Workshop

C&W jock Alan Kohn and friends will discuss and demonstrate the country genre’s music, dances, and unique culture-and show you how a DJ can thrive by spinning country music.

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