Education and Networking is a key for your success and development. This truly is a great time to be a DJ! Back in the early 90’s I can remember the pure excitement when I discovered my first DJ Times magazine! And then I attended my very first DJ Expo at Atlantic City in 1993. It felt like my chosen professional finally was on the map! A few years later Mobile Beat premiered in Las Vegas. And these would be the BIG 2 that would lead our industry for decades.
Now, fast forward to today and there are so many options for education, training and professional development that you can attend a different show, expo or workshop 11 out of 12 months. There is a convention for almost anything and everything. Let’s explore several great options for the working DJ who is looking to expand their career through education and networking.
January 16-19 2020 * NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) – Anaheim Convention Center. A international association music trade show of members who include commercial companies, distributors, affiliates and manufactures.
February 24-27 2020 * The Photo Booth Expo – SouthPoint Hotel and Casino Las Vegas – The World’s Largest Trade Show for Photo Booth Rental. Companies, Manufacturers and Suppliers. Also the premier of the Disc Jockey News DJ Convention.
March 16-19 2020 * Mobile Beat Las Vegas – The Tropicana Las Vegas – The Ultimate DJ Show for the Mobile DJ. Seminars, extended workshops and a giant trade show floor.
March 16-22 2020 * Winter Music Conference – Faena District Miami FL – Programming, Mentor Sessions, Education Sessions and trade show floor.
April 20-23 2020 * The Lighting & Audio Symposium – EV World Headquarters Burnsville MN – A intense and education packed 4 day workshop focusing specifically on lighting and audio. This event is totally SOLD OUT for 2020.
April 26-28 2020 * Mid-West DJs Live – Hyatt Regency Milwaukee WI – A show for DJs… by DJs. The largest DJ Convention in the Midwest in it’s 12th year.
June 14-16 2020 * ARMSDJ – Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center Gatlinburg TN – The King of the “regional DJ shows.” Intimate education in a classroom style event with a relaxed atmosphere primed for success.
June 13-19 2020 * InfoComm – Las Vegas Convention Center – The largest most exciting event in North America focused on the Pro-AV industry 1000 exhibitors and thousands of products.
July 20-22 2020 * The Marquee DJ & Photo Booth Show – Hyatt Deerfield IL – A premier DJ & Photo Booth Conference for business owners looking to grow their business.
August 10-13 2020 * DJ Times Expo – Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City – The original DJ show. A complete DJ expo with great seminars, amazing nightlife and the biggest, baddest and loudest trade show floor in the DJ business.
October 12-14 2020 * The Wedding MBA ( Wedding Merchants Business Academy) – Las Vegas Convention Center – A huge and popular trade show specifically tailored to those in the wedding industry. Learn from some of the brightest minds in the wedding business.
November 16-22 2020 LDI (Live Design International) – Las Vegas Convention Center – A lighting and technology expo that connects design, technology and production to the live audience experience.