The Disc Jockey News • DJNTV DJ Convention 2020

February 24-27, 2020
South Point Casino, Las Vegas
Co-Located with Photo Booth Expo

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The Main DJ Track Schedule:

Monday, February 24th

9:00 am: Badge Pickup Begins
11:30 am: DJ Track Doors Open

Noon: Ben Stowe: It's Not Business, It's Personal: Ben will be bringing his down-home charm and crazy tech knowledge to kick off our first Las Vegas event. Ben Stowe is the tech guy on our Tuesday Night With Ben Stowe show and will be presenting some DJ and life topics with his fun, unique style! CLICK HERE for more info

1:00 pm: Glenn Roush: Making Money in the Modern Economy: The world economy is changing rapidly and so is the event industry.  The things that made you successful in 2015 won’t be enough to keep the doors open in this decade.  It’s time to change your business model and grow stronger (and profitable) before the next start up makes you obsolete!

2:00 pm: Dean Carlson: Climbing Out Of The Crowd: How do you stand out in a sea of DJ mediocrity? We have all been there at one point or another – wondering exactly what steps are needed to reach the goals that Dean has set for himself and his company. For years the message has been that we just need to charge this or that. Maybe we have self-detonated our own plans with the lies we tell ourselves, like “not in my market,” or we have been to seminars, read books and watched DVDs that have just the bits and pieces…but not a step by step plan. Well, this seminar is for you. Not only will Dean share how he has gotten to where he is today, but he will be offering a map to that plan and how to convey your true worth to potential clients.

3:00 pm: Dave Ternier: Word Of Mouth: Most know that word of mouth is generally considered the best form of marketing in the world. But are you fully aware of its true value and are you leveraging it to its fullest potential? Dave Ternier of Special Request Weddings will discuss what he believes is the vastly under-appreciated value of word of mouth marketing and provide some thoughts on how to better influence it in ways that’ll translate to more long term success for your business. 

4:00 pm: Sara and Jeremy Brech: Working The Business With Your Spouse: In this seminar, Jeremy joins Sara Brech as they share some insight about working with your spouse in the business. They will include some tips for those looking to bring their significant other into the business.

5:00 pm: Mitch Taylor: How to Overcome the 7 Hurdles We Face in Business: *With the Top 3 Hurdles Chosen by YOU! In this truly unique seminar, you – the audience – will determine the content that is presented! In years of coaching and training hundreds of service-based industry small business owners Mitch has discovered that there are 7 hurdles that we all seem to face as we grow our businesses. Do you struggle with sales? Cash flow? Employees? It’s all here! At the start of the session attendees will vote and Mitch will present on the top 3 most-requested business hurdles. Through a combination of personal stories, tangible ideas and action steps that you will implement immediately, you will be on your way to overcome the biggest challenges you face in your business. CLICK HERE for more info

6:00 pm: Ross Akselrad: Adding A Photo Booth Upsell To Your DJ Business: In this seminar, Ross will teach how to do it, what to buy, how to staff it, how to train your staff to do it, how to promote it, how to sell it!

7:00 pm: DJ Michael Joseph: Mixing Tips and Tricks with Virtual DJ: DJ Michael Joseph of DJNTV will do a live version of his popular Music and Mixing Show from DJNTV. CLICK HERE for more info

No Exhibit Hall On Monday

Tuesday, February 25th

8:00 am: Scott Faver: Breakfast With The Game Master in the PBX Main Seminar Room.

9:00 am: Scott Faver and Mike Fernino present: DJ Idea Sharing: Scott and Mike will facilitate and share ideas to help you grow your business with real-world tips and ideas!

10:00 am: Ron Ruth: Imagination Station: Creativity lab for Wedding DJs: Disc Jockey News Writer Ron Ruth will be sharing tips for increasing your creativity as a wedding performer! CLICK HERE for more info

11:00 am: Brandon Steward: Supercharging Your School Dance Business: Brandon has created a brand and a business like no other! He has traveled the world as a wedding service provider and has taken his DJ business to a new level with the diversification of his services… All done at an extremely high level!

Noon: DJ Supafly: Mixing Tips and Tricks with Serato DJ: Supafly will be doing a live Serato Q and A mixing session and tutorial.

1:00 pm: Jordan Marshall and Sean ‘Big Daddy’ McKee: From Old School To New School: Jordan and Big Daddy will be sharing about how things have changed and modernizing your performance and offerings. CLICK HERE for more info

2:00 pm: Johnathan Simmons: Tips For Making More Money With Your DJ Business: DJ Woo Pig will bring it! Johnathan is here to share tips you can use TOMORROW to grow your business for 2020! CLICK HERE for more info

3:00 pm: Nick Spinelli: Social Media in 2020: Nick will be digging into today’s socail media platforms and give you tips and tricks to crush it online in 2020 and beyond! CLICK HERE for more info

4:00 pm: Brian S Redd: Creating The Event Soundtrack: A Look At Songs You Might Be Adding To Your Future Sets!: In this session, Brian S Redd of our Tuesday night live show on DJNTV, will dig into thoughts on music selection and programming for your events. Brian's music knowledge and passion for unique forgotten tracks assure this will be a fun session of songs you might be adding to your future sets!

5:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Opens For Full Pass Holders 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm For All Passes

Wednesday, February 26th

8:00 am: Scott Faver: Breakfast With The Game Master in PBX Main Seminar room.

9:00 am Leo Ridge: Always Ready: Having a Backup Plan When Your Event Goes Wrong: Leo likes to be super prepared! In this seminar, he will share his tips and thoughts on back up plans for those times when the unthinkable happens!

9:30 am: Lexine Menard: How to get your client to hug you (and become loyal to your brand): Photo Booth Expo is extremely pleased to announce that joining the fabulous list of presenters for #PBX2020 is Lexine Menard from Embrun, Ontario, Canada. In her presentation. Lexine will go over the key elements to creating an incomparable client-experience through every single event, ensuring stellar reviews and an unbreakable, loyal relationship between your business and your customers.

10:00 am: Drew Wash: 4 Internet Marketing Tips To Save Hundreds and Make Thousands: Social Media specialist Drew Wash will share some marketing tips you can use with your business to save $$ and yet make more sales!

11:00 am: Rick Web: Connecting and Communicating With Today's Clients: Rick is one of the DJ Industry stars on social media! In his session, he will be sharing insights on connecting and communicating more with today’s couples effectively. CLICK HERE for more info

12:00 pm: Jodi and Pat Harris: Working With Destination Clients: Jodi Harris from Las Vegas is the destination wedding Queen! Jodi, Pat and their staff work with many out of town clients who are having a party or reception in Las Vegas. Jodi and Pat will share some tips and ideas on working with and planning events remotely when doing destination weddings.

1:00 pm: Stephanie Rivkin: Adding Karaoke To Your DJ Business: Stephanie has been one of the most sought after karaoke (KJ) hosts in her market! Stephanie will be sharing ideas and proven methods to include karaoke with your DJ business in today’s world and make it a profitable part of your business. CLICK HERE for more info

2:00 pm: Mike Lenstra: Life’s a Lesson!: Disc Jockey News writer and author Mike Lenstra will be sharing stories – and the lessons he has learned from them – from his 25+ years in the DJ industry, and how those lessons have shaped his business. CLICK HERE for more info

3:00 pm: Nate Nelson: Creating Relationships Through Networking: Nate Nelson will be sharing some tips and tricks to help your networking with other industry professionals with proven methods that have helped their DJ business grow to one of the strongest in the Dallas Market!

4:00 pm: Jason Klock: Moving Between Part Time And Full Time: Jason Klock is a businessman and a great DJ. He has been a very successful part-time DJ as well as a full-time DJ. Jason will be wrapping up our day with tips to make you successful as either part-time or full-time… with some Q and A time at the end for you to ask those questions from an expert that has been there, done that!

Exhibit Hall from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, February 27th

Exhibit Hall from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Who You Will See At The DJNTV DJ Convention 2020:
A boatload of Photo Booth Exhibitors AND…
ADJA
Ape Labs Lighting
Arriba Cases
Check Cherry
Digi Games
DiscJockeys.com
DJ Event Planner
DJ Trivia
JMaz Lighting
Marquee Show
My Wedding Songs
NLFX Pro
Odyssey Innovative Design
Promo Only
Rock N Roller Carts
Top Hits USA
USDJA
VIBO

DJNTV/PBX Parties:

Welcome/Networking Party: Monday Night, February 24th, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm: Brunswick Room

The Official PBX Party: Wednesday Night, February 26th, 8:00 pm to Midnight: South Point Showroom

DJNTV/PBNTV Chill Room:

Monday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Round Table Discussion Leaders:

Brian S Redd: Talking music, DJing, cars, life, crate digging

Tony Fernandez: Tony will be digging into how to implement remixes into your quick mix DJ sets.

The Master Class Schedule:
Master Classes are in-depth sessions in a more workshop setting. The session includes a 90-minute presentation and a 30 minute Q and A time (or some combination of the two elements). Master Classes are an additional fee and available with your tickets at the link above.

Tuesday, February 25th:

10:00 am – Noon: Ben Stowe: Improving Your Audio From Speakers To Mics: Having trouble with feedback? Microphones too quiet? Muffled? Your sound isn’t covering the room? In this Master Class, professional touring audio engineer Ben Stowe will take you through the paces on setting up a proper gain structure from your microphones to your speakers. He will share many tips on using common audio gear to get the best sound and vocals at your events. *Master Class ticket holders will get digital access to the recordings of the seminars they missed while attending the master class. CLICK HERE for more info

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Mitch Taylor: Digging Into How to Overcome the 7 Hurdles We Face in Business, A Master Class with Mitch Taylor to Dive Deeper into the 7 Hurdles: In the seminar the audience will vote for the top 3 hurdles for Mitch to present about from the stage. In the master class you will receive information and strategies for ALL 7. You will experience the stories and strategies for the other 4 not covered in the seminar, have a chance to ask questions about the first 3, and receive the printed handouts for ALL 7 hurdles.  If you are serious about learning how to overcome the hurdles you face in your business, and leaving this conference with the tools to make the necessary changes, don’t miss this class. *Master Class ticket holders will get digital access to the recordings of the seminars they missed while attending the master class.

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Donnie Lewis: Projector Mapping for Weddings: Ever wonder how you can make it snow inside a ballroom during the summer or turn a wedding cake into a live waterfall?? Some of the newest, most popular and unique services you can offer your clients can be produced simply by using a Video Projector and some creativity. From basic monogram work to animations and projection mapping you can truly offer a uniquely personalized experience for your clients and their guests. Donnie Lewis, of Your Event Matters Entertainment and Illuminate Event Lighting and Projections, will walk you through creating a monogram, adding animations, mapping a wall and mapping a cake with custom crop options throughout this 2 hour masterclass. Donnie will be demoing the projections while answering questions from the room. Stop spending your money on gobos and start putting that back into your pocket!

Wednesday, February 26th:

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Bill Hermann: Understanding And Communicating Your Value: Bill Hermann of the Entertainment Experience Power To Create Workshops will be sharing some of the basics of establishing and communicating your value to take your wedding industry business from average to exceptional. Bill has been in the wedding industry since the mid-90s and has combined his acting, staging, and small business experiences into creating one of the most popular and highest-paid wedding service business in Minnesota. *Master Class ticket holders will get digital access to the recordings of the seminars they missed while attending the master class. **This Master Class is replacing the Jason Jones Master Class. Kelly Jones, Jason’s wife, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and Jason won’t be able to make this year’s DJNTV DJ Convention. Bill volunteered to fill Jason’s spot, and all proceeds from ticket sales of this Master Class will go directly to the Jason and Kelly Jones family. Tickets can be purchased to help the Jones' family via the ticket portal at http://www.djntv.com/tickets or a similar donation that you choose to http://www.djntv.com/jasonjones (please print your paypal donation for admittance for the Master Class).

DJNTV DJ Convention 2020 FAQ:

How Much Will This Cost Me?

February is a great time to go to Las Vegas dollar-wise! Airfare from most anywhere in the US is under $400. Hotel room rates are reasonable. Even if you buy a full-price show pass, you could be attending the show for under $1000 total without meals. Want to save money? Buy your full show pass early, find a roommate to split the room cost and with a great deal on airfare, you might be able to keep the total 

What Is The Schedule?

The main event runs from February 24th (a Monday) at noon until Thursday at 2:00 pm. Show passes can be picked up Monday morning, and the first seminars start at noon on Monday. Educational content hours are Monday from noon until 8 pm, Tuesday from 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm. The exhibit hall hours are Tuesday at 5 pm for full pass holders, 6 pm for the exhibit hall only pass holders until 9:00 pm. Wednesday exhibit hours are from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Thursday is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You can see the speaking schedule at http://www.djntv.com/show

Will The Event Be Live Streamed?

Some small parts will be live-streamed by some of our DJNTV team during the event to give you a feel for what is happening in Las Vegas. The main seminar room will not be live-streamed.

How Much Are Show Passes?

Show passes go up each month. The best prices are the rates you get today! The full show pass rate at the door is $359.

How Do I Get To The South Point?

There is a free shuttle between Terminal 1 and the South Point Casino. The schedule is located here: https://southpointcasino.com/hotel/airport-shuttle

How Much Are Rooms?

Rooms in the PBX/DJNTV block are $79 a night with a reduced set of hotel fees. The rooms in the block are very nice, and the hotel is a nice mid-level hotel in Las Vegas.

Who Is Speaking?

Our speakers for 2020 are a combination of talent from our DJNTV shows and past guests on our DJNTV programs. You can see the full line up and schedule of speakers at http://www.djntv.com/show

What About Networking?

Networking and being part of the DJNTV family is a big part of why we are doing a live training experience! We will have a DJNTV Chill Room where you can go and hang out, meet DJNTV personalities, and talk shop before, during, and after the main seminar rooms! This room will be available to both full and exhibit only pass holders.

Why At The South Point?

South Point Casino is a very nice facility, with a variety of options important to convention attendees (food and entertainment right on-site). It is one of the best places to hold an event in Las Vegas to get the most bang for your buck! 

What Are The Master Classes?

The Master Classes and more in-depth workshops where you will have a two-hour block of training form experts in a specific area. These classes are at an additional charge, but you will get more in-depth training in these sessions and have some valuable Q and A time with the presenter during and after the session! You can see the full list of Master Classes offered at http://www.djntv.com/show

What About The Sessions I Miss While In The Master Class?

If you are taking a Master Class and have a full show pass, you will get a link to the recordings from the main seminar room and access to the sessions you missed while in the Master Class. This is included in your Master Class ticket.

What Will The Exhibit Hall Only Pass Cover?

The pass will get you into the exhibit hall, and access to the DJNTV Chill room. It will not get you into educational seminars on the PBX or DJNTV side or into the evening PBX/DJNTV Parties.

I Bought A Photo Booth Expo Pass At The Show, How Can I See The DJNTV DJ Convention Track?

There will be a $100 upgrade fee option for those wanting to upgrade to the full DJNTV DJ Convention pass. That will be found at http://www.pbntv.com/tickets

Why Are There Two Different Pass Prices Between PBX and the DJNTV track?

The DJNTV ticket includes access to both the DJNTV track AND the PBX track (you can choose which side to go), and the PBX pass only included the PBX seminars. 

What Is The Promo Code?

You can purchase tickets at http://www.djntv.com/tickets and use promo code: DJNTVSHOW2020