Wednesday, August 16
(Exhibits run from Noon to 6 pm)
10:00 – 11:30, Room 304
New Jersey Disc Jockey Network presents Donnie Lewis
Have you tried animated monograms and cake mapping? This year the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network presents Donnie Lewis, who’ll describe how it’s done and how to charge for it.
12:30 – 1:30, Room 304
Successful Small-Business Owners Do These 5 Things—Hosted by Jerry Bazata
Are you a part-time jock looking for more? Do you want to go full-time as a mobile entertainer? Join Jerry Bazata, as the Maine-based banker/mobile DJ walks you through the proven steps every successful business owner should take to secure a bright future.
1:00 – 2:00, Room 301
Mackie Presents: Perfecting Your Performance – Loudspeaker Selection & Technology—With Guests Talib Kweli & DJ Irie
You spend time honing your craft and practicing to perfection so each performance is better than the last. But if you don’t own the right loudspeakers, your perfect performance can’t be appreciated. Join Mackie reps as they explain the process of selecting the right loudspeakers for your needs, explain why selecting the right speakers is important and help make sense of new loudspeaker technology. Guest speakers Talib Kweli and DJ Irie will also share their experience to help you perfect your skills.
2:00 – 3:00, Room 322
Keynote Q&A: DJ Enferno—Hosted by Jim Tremayne
From spinning in his bedroom to battling the world’s greatest jocks and eventually playing stadiums with the world’s biggest pop star, Enferno’s done it all. As America’s DMC champion competing with the world’s best and Madonna’s tour DJ (Sticky & Sweet Tour) entertaining the global multitudes, Enferno’s journey is unlike any other DJ’s. Hear his inspirational story, unique anecdotes and well-considered advice in this intimate DJ Expo session.
2:00 – 3:00, Room 304
Making the Sale: Lessons from the Cruise Ship Industry—Hosted by Adam Weitz
The cruise line industry and the DJ business are cousins — if not siblings. Both have two key components: selling and entertaining. Therefore, they’re both in business to sell entertainment. Adam Weitz will take this idea and expand on it. “This seminar is really all about sales,” says Weitz. “What is your bottom line? And what can you do to increase that bottom line by what you offer and when you offer it?”
3:00 – 4:00, Room 301
Next Phase: Advanced Mixing Seminar—Hosted by Tony Fernandez
Longtime professional DJ Tony Fernandez will reprise and expand upon last year’s info-filled mixing session, as he reveals the most modern techniques of set-building and mixing for DJs of all stripes.
3:30 – 4:30, Room 304
Get ’Em to the Dancefloor!—Hosted by Fox Feltman
One of the most-pressing questions that upstart mobile DJs ask is: “How do I get people to dance?” In this tutorial, North Carolina mobile Fox Feltman will show you how to get guests to interact and play. Fox promises that, with his unique tactics, 99-percent of your guests will hit the floor during that first dance set.
4:00 – 5:00, Room 322
Lawyer Up: Best Business Practices for DJs from a Legal Perspective—Hosted by Marcelle J. Henry, Esq.
As a DJ, have you minded your legal P’s & Q’s? As a mobile-business operator, are there areas where you’re legally vulnerable? In this unique session, attorney Marcelle Henry of the NYC-based firm of Cohen, Weiss & Simon will help DJs looking to protect themselves by offering a variety of best-business practices. The session will include: How to establish a business entity; Trademarks; Insurance; Packaging & pricing; Contracts; Social Media; Website Creation; Advertising; and much more.
5:00 – 6:00, Room 301
Video DJ 2017 Symposium—Hosted by Joshua Carl
Once again, a DJ Expo panel of veteran Video DJs tackle all related topics. What’s new in the world of video? What’s coming soon? All the newest tech, all the freshest rants—nothing is out of bounds, so bring your questions for the pros.
5:30 – 6:30, Room 304
Increase Your Current Rates & Get Paid More for Your Services—Hosted by Mick Uranko
Want to stand out in your DJ market? Looking to improve your client relationships? Want to boost your bottom line? For DJs looking to maximize the value of their services, Pennsylvania DJ Mick Uranko will walk Expo attendees through a process that will generate new inquiries and new business.
5:30 – 6:30, Room 322
QSC Audio Presents: Multi-Op Mobile Confab
A deeply experienced panel of professionals will offer an hour of inspiration, as leading multi-op DJ-company owners discuss a variety of ways to grow your business. Participants include Jeffery Craig (Total Entertainment, N.J.), Joe Bunn (Joe Bunn DJ Company, N.C.), Jason Klock (Klock Entertainment, Pa.) and Mike Walter (Elite Entertainment, N.J.).