Select Seminars, Panels & Workshops for 2011
Set for Aug. 8-11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., the DJ Expo will present three tracks of in-depth, educational seminars for professional jocks and up-and-coming DJs alike. The “Mobile Operator,” “DJ Culture & Music,” and “Gear & Tech” tracks of sessions will offer illuminating ideas for knowledge-hungry DJs of all stripes. In addition to the 25+ sessions, DJ Expo will present the industry’s greatest exhibit hall and its hottest parties.
“MOBILE OPERATOR” TRACK
As a mobile DJ, you’re always seeking new ideas that lead to success—whether you’re a single operator, multi-op or new jock. But no matter how you may be approaching the world of the mobile entertainer, the DJ Expo’s “Mobile Operator” track will offer profitable ideas for you. Marketing, events, business tips—it’s all here.
Jam-packed with proven techniques from industry veterans, this seminar will take you behind the curtain and reveal how MCs remain invigorated and motivated.
“Their Perception is Your Reality”
It’s true—you’re only as good as your last gig. A successful strategy for branding your company is to take a long-term approach, which involves careful curation, attention to the small details, and more. Come find out what they are.
“Creating Memorable Moments with a Microphone”
At a gig, your most valuable asset is not your gear, but your attitude. Take a peek into the minds of top-rated MCs and discover the secrets to creating a memorable evening.
“Control Your Media Message”
Are you blogging and Facebooking efficiently? Have you been taking advantage of the new media opportunities available? Hurricane Productions is one DJ company on the cutting edge of new media, generating a majority of their bookings through the Internet with cutting-edge strategies that anyone can learn.
“DJ CULTURE & MUSIC” TRACK
The path to becoming a successful DJ/artist continues to evolve. New technologies, changing tastes and novel sounds create fresh, new opportunities for music-making DJs—learn how to take advantage of them with the Expo’s “DJ Culture & Music” of seminars, featuring the industry’s most experienced panelists.
“Making Tracks: In the Studio & Beyond”
Most global DJs can agree on one thing: If you want to take your club-DJ career to the next level, you must create music yourself. Hear clubland’s top studio talents offer their success stories and production tips.
“Adult Club DJing”
There’s more to playing adult clubs than meets the eye. It can be a lucrative gig, but you’ve got to play it right. In this seminar, learn how to “structure a rotation of entertainers.” Find out what to play and why you play it. Understand why it’s important to survey the crowd and rock the mic correctly.
“DJ Expo Artist Panel: Hitmakers of Clubland”
Whether it’s a remixer/producer creating big tracks or a vocalist/rapper making more traditional sounds, the club DJ needs hot tunes to rock the dancefloor. Hear a panel of hitmakers tell their stories and explain their creative processes.
“GEAR & TECH” TRACK
For years, DJs have been the early adopters and even inventors of new technologies. Stay ahead of the competition by getting the real deal on the very latest audio, lighting, video and recording systems, provided by the industry’s experts.
“New Technologies: In the Booth & Beyond”
How do DJs keep up with the latest technology trends for club, mobile and studio jocks? This panel of top retailers and product reviewers will offer up the straight dope on the very latest in pro-audio, lighting, playback, video and studio solutions for the pro DJs.
“Myths & Methods of Beatmixing”
Whether you’re mixing CDs, old-school vinyl or Digital Vinyl System like Serato or Traktor, beatmixing is the universal skill that all jocks should master. And nobody teaches the craft better than longtime DJ Frank Garcia of NYC’s Mainline Lighting & Sound. Be there for Frank’s deeply instructional seminar & positivity session.
More to be announced.