Monday, August 14
(There Are No Exhibits Today)
10:30-11:00, Room 304
Intro, Kick-Off & Networking Session
Connect with your fellow Expo attendees in this up-close meet-and-greet session, and plan out the week so that you make the most of DJ Expo’s opportunities. Get ready to listen and share – and become inspired to be your best.
11:00-12:30, Room 304
Signature MCs: Expand Your MC Skills, Increase Your Income—Hosted by Mark M. Brenneisen
Total Entertainment’s Mark M. Brenneisen headlines a panel of successful entertainers who will share their secrets, change the way you think about what it means to be an MC — from sales meeting to performance — and help you improve your bottom line!
12:30 – 2:00, Room 322
DJ Marketing: The Digital Sales Funnel—Hosted by Jordan St. Jacques
Looking to book more business via digital outreach? Your clients have all gone digital – have you? In this advanced digital-marketing session, Jordan St. Jacques of Canada’s Digitera Interactive will teach you how to bring more traffic to your online platforms. Begin to use advanced tools in your digital campaigns to generate leads, and close more clients.
1:00 – 2:30, Room 304
Music History for the Mobile DJ—Hosted by Mike Walter
One of the greatest ways to prove your experience and capabilities to a prospective client is to be well-steeped in popular music history of the past 60 years. Also, one of the essential elements in training a new DJ and MC is to fill in their gaps of knowledge in this category. Join New Jersey mobile Mike Walter as he shows you the way in this very entertaining session.
2:00 – 3:30, Room 301
DJ Wellness: Posture & Prevention—Hosted by Claudia Godi
In this unique hands-on session, NYC-based exercise physiologist Claudia Godi will demonstrate prevention techniques for DJ-related health issues and explain the best ways for DJs to achieve maximum wellness. For DJs lifting and carrying heavy gear, for jocks experiencing that all-too-familiar shoulder-and-neck pain or for any pro DJ looking to minimize pain and maximize longevity, this session is for you. Bring your mats, be prepared to spread out on the floor and participate!
2:30 – 3:30, Room 322
Gear Galore: The Latest Tech for DJs—Hosted by Jim Tremayne
Join DJ Times Editor Jim Tremayne, plus DJ Times tech writer Wesley Bryant-King, as they’re joined by a select group of retailers to discuss the latest and the greatest from the DJ-tech world. It’s half-presentation, half-Q&A, so be sure to bring your gear-related questions.
3:00 – 4:30, Room 304
Do Like Disney: Next-Level Customer Service—Hosted by Brian Buonassissi
You used to just wow people with great gear, great music or a great show. But that’s not enough in today’s world – you have to deliver an experience that’s second to none. Nationwide mobile Brian Buonassissi will teach lessons from the best and the worst providers out there that will help you stay on top for years to come.
4:30 – 5:30, Room 301
Keynote Q&A: Laidback Luke—Hosted by Jim Tremayne
The Dutch artist/Denon DJ brand ambassador will discuss his notable career, which includes international hits (“Leave the World Behind”), remixes for stars like Madonna, mainstage spots at the biggest festivals, plus three artist albums. Additionally, the superstar DJ/producer will discuss his approach to music, DJing, talent-scouting and life – including his devotion to the martial arts. Bring your questions and prepare to be inspired.
5:00 – 6:00, Room 304
Mining Midweek Gold—Hosted by Terry Moran
Crown Entertainment, Terry Moran’s New England-based company, did more than 700 midweek gigs this year — and you can, too. Join Moran and his panel of midweek marketing gurus for lessons on how you can identify and market to new sources of income.
5:30 – 6:30, Room 322
Pioneer DJ Presents: Harness the Power of the Pioneer DJ Ecosystem—Hosted by DJ Jay
Pioneer DJ presents the 3 parts necessary to have a great event: Software/Hardware/Sound. Pioneer DJ will demonstrate the totality of what every DJ needs for their events by delving into rekordbox software, Pioneer DJ hardware, and the XPRS powered speaker system. Pioneer DJ will show you how these 3 components work together to give you the best sound and visual performance possible. Prize Alert: A pair of XPRS12 speakers, a DDJ-RX controller, and 12 rekordbox DJ licenses will be raffled. Must be present to win.