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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04:30 PM 4:30-6:00 | Tiara Ballroom B | NJDJ Network Meeting

The New Jersey Disc Jockey Network will hold its regular monthly meeting, plus an interactive roundtable discussion chaired by Lorenzo Araneo of Screaming Lunatic Design Agency, titled “How to Build a Killer DJ Website.” At the session, several DJ websites will be evaluated—the good, bad and the ugly—providing actionable ideas for guests to improve their websites and increase bookings. All are welcome.

04:00 PM 4:00–5:00 | Diamond Room D | Remixers/Producers: Dancefloor Hitmakers

If you really want to succeed as an in-demand club and festival DJ, you’ve got to make music to get noticed. So how’s it done? Where do you start? What do you buy? How does one connect with the industry? A panel of veteran DJ/producers, including popular jocks like DJ Skribble, will offer gear/software tips, plus sage advice on making it in the music game.

03:30 PM 3:30-4:30 | Diamond Room A | ADJ Seminar—Moving Heads: Choosing The Right Fixture For Your Event

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After years of mobile entertainers using scanners over moving heads, LED technology has come full circle to allow a single Moving Head light to have many uses and still keep an attractive price tag, yet still be compact, lightweight and have a low power draw. Today’s Moving Heads have become incredibly affordable, can be used for dancefloor lighting or to transform a venue, and with modern DMX software, will create an amazing spotlight effect. In this ADJ- sponsored seminar, Arnoldo Offermann of Master School Dances will discuss choosing the right Moving Head for your event and how to get the biggest bang for the buck out of the many available out there. You’ll also learn about some creative uses that allow one mover to have many applications! He’ll also talk about the different styles of Moving Heads offered on the market today: Spots, Washes, Beams and Zooms.

02:30 PM 2:30-4:00 | Tiara Ballroom B | The Science of Marketing

In this seminar, Chicago jock KC Kokoruz won’t tell anyone what to do, but he will tell you: how large companies market and sell billions of dollars of products to women; how to use color in your materials, and how the brain receives them; and the difference between a marketing plan and a marketing calendar.

02:30 PM 2:30 – 3:30 | Diamond Room D | Outside the Box: Creating DJ Gigs Beyond the Usual

How does a DJ start his or her own night at a venue? How does a DJ maintain a residency & book guest DJs? How does a DJ best promote his or her own events, whether they’re weeklies or one-offs? How does online broadcasting fit into the equation? DJ vet Linda Leigh has the answers as she offers tons of tips to get your party started right.

01:30 PM 1:30 –2:30 | Diamond Room A | Event Chit Chat – Sales & Technology Seminar

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Your job is to deliver, “Wow!” And because people buy according to visual stimulation, you need to stay ahead of the curve with the best sales tools. Welcome to Event Chit Chat, where frustration has ultimately paved the way for success. We understand the psychology of sales, so we’ve designed a user-friendly portal aimed at delivering high-quality, eye-catching content. Easy proposals? Quick turnaround? Increased market view-ability? “Work Just Got a Little Easier”… with Event Chit Chat

 

12:30 PM 12:30-2:00 | Tiara Ballroom B | The 1-Percent Solution,V.2

For the better part of a decade, Cali DJ Randy Bartlett has been producing a series of videos based around the premise that small adjustments applied to many aspects of a DJ’s performance can yield better results than one major adjustment. He’s called this approach “The 1% Solution,” and it’ll make you a better entertainer. Let him show you his very latest set of solutions.

12:30 PM 12:30-2:00 | Diamond Room D | Performance Video DJing & Technology

Step into the arena with some of the best performance video DJs on the planet. Video Report’s Joshua Carl heads a talent-loaded panel that will reveal the secrets, dish on the technology and explain what you need to take your video sets to the next level.

11:00 AM 11:00-1:00 | Diamond Room B&C | Chauvet DJ presents “Creative Lighting, Creating Profits” with Jeremy Brech & Jamie Bodie

These two expert special-event company owners and producers explore the creative process of reimagining ways to use the very latest, state-of-the-art lighting gear to make special events extraordinary and dramatically increase profits. Jeremy and Jamie will share their personal event creations, while presenting useful technical information to demonstrate how to achieve awe-inspiring results for your clients. Topics will include DMX control with ShowXpress, alternative uses for lighting fixtures, uplighting trends, using lighting to frame key event moments and much more! (Jeremy Brech is owner of DJ Jer Events & Lighting Design in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jamie Bodie is owner of JLK Events serving South Carolina and Georgia with entertainment, event lighting and photo booth services.)

10:30 AM 10:30-11:45 | Tiara Ballroom B | The ABCs of Sales

When it comes to sales, there’s the age-old motto, “Always Be Closing,” So, how do we do that? Sometimes it’s more than just closing the “sale”-it’s the sales process. Always be gathering the next step, the next goal, and the next big thing in your business endeavors. Pennsylvania DJ Jason Klock will show you how it’s all done.

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