The International DJ Expo is “The World’s Largest Gathering of Professional DJs” Set for Aug. 10-13 at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, the Expo brings the most value…to more DJs…than any other show. Special Appearances to Include:
QBert @ The DJ Expo!
The legendary DJ QBert has committed to appear and perform at the 2009 International DJ Expo.
The innovative scratch DJ and battle champ will participate in a keynote Q&A (with DJ Times Editor Jim Tremayne) to discuss his career and the advances of modern DJ culture. Additionally, he will perform at the DJ Times Square performance stage on the Expo’s show floor.
Along with former Invisibl Skratch Piklz colleague Yogafrog, QBert will also helm an exhibition booth for his company Thud Rumble, and will be taking students for his online DJ school Qbert Skratch University.
Expo Evening Entertainment to Include:
Special DJ Expo Mobile Parties
Be at Trump Taj Mahal hotspot The Casbah on Aug. 10 and 12 for a pair of not-to-be-missed events. Monday’s annual “Mobile Party” will get Expo attendees up and dancing, while Wednesday’s “DJ of the Year” competition will bestow honors for a variety of mobile-specific categories. Hosted by Mike Walter of Elite Entertainment, the parties give mobile entertainers opportunities to mix and compete with their peers in a nightclub environment.
The Annual Promo Only/Pioneer Party
Tuesday, Aug. 11, House of Blues (801 Boardwalk)
9 pm until 2 am
Free for All Exhibits Only, Full-Expo & Special-Event Badge Holders.
DJs and Artists TBA
Expo Panels and Workshops to Include:
Making Tracks: Remixer/Producer Roundtable
Everyone knows that the best way for a club jock to gain recognition is to start making tracks‚Äîso what are you waiting for? Hear clubland’s top studio talents offer their success stories.
Tech Talk: Gear for DJs
From sturdy pro-audio equipment to sharp studio solutions, from powerful LED lights to unique playback options, this discussion panel/audience Q&A will tackle the industry’s latest gear.
Spinning Video: Content Creation & Rocking the Party
Video has become a buzzword in the DJ industry recently‚Äîand for good reason. Video jocks have created lucrative niches that help set them apart from the pack. Learn how to create a point of difference with your show with cutting-edge content & scintillating skills.
Alternative Markets: Promoting & Producing Your Own Events
Are your main events getting soft? If so, try something new‚Äîdifferent parties with a fat financial upside. Learn how to package, promote & produce teen events, for example, and find out why the bottom line is better than you might think.
Special Expo Keynote: Matt Anderson of The Referral Authority
Learn the keys to a thriving referral business from The Authority on the topic. Build your DJ business by turning contacts into clients & referral partners. Practice strategic networking methods that will become habits. Matt Anderson will teach you how to effectively ask for what you want‚Äîwithout damaging relationships you spent so long to build.
Negotiating the New Economy: How DJs Stay Ahead
Even in an economic downturn, it’s still possible to thrive‚Äîyou just need information. That’s according to Jerry Bazata, a DJ and senior client manager at Bank of America. Bazata will offer tips on how DJs can negotiate the new rules of credit to finance their way through recovery.
Games DJs Play: The Next Generation
Has your mobile company run out of fresh games for your events? What are the new games that DJs are using to move the crowd? Find out with this workshop, an Expo staple.
Mastering DMX: Upsell with Lighting
If having a visually spectacular show can earn your company a reputation for quality, what steps do you need to take to attain that lofty status? Learn DMX control protocol and become a lighting designer for your own mobile events. Learn how to upsell your clients & win corporate accounts by taking your show to the next level.