MBLVXX Full Event Schedule

December 30, 2010 by Mobile Beat

Full Event Schedule For MBLVXX – MobileBeat.Com/Las-Vegas-DJ-Show

Monday January 31st

Onsite Registration and Badge Pickup at the Pioneer DJ Conference Registration Area 11AM-5PM

Badge pickup only for pre-registered attendees at Monday Night Welcome Party


Monday, Jan.31 Noon-12:45 Ballroom B
Disney’s 3 Keys To Success And Your Wedding DJ Business
Ron Ruth

Learn how to feature pieces of Disney’s unprecedented service standard in your wedding DJ business.

Ron Ruth is a 20 year veteran of the Wedding Entertainment Industry and owner of Ron Ruth Wedding Entertainment in Kansas City. Ron is the author and key presenter of 2, highly acclaimed wedding workshops for engaged couples entitled “The MAGIC Behind An Extraordinary Wedding Celebration!” and the “The Best Groom…Ever!”

Monday, Jan.31 Noon-12:45 Ballroom CD
Getting Started in the DJ Business
Cindy and Curt Hanser

How do you start a DJ business? How do you equip your DJ business to become the number one sought after company in your market? Learn how Expect Style Photography & DJ Music, became the official team for the Laughlin Nevada Chamber of Commerce, and partnered with some of the biggest venues in the area.

Expect Style was started by Cindy & Curt who have backgrounds in event planning, music and photography. Cindy has twenty years of event planning and experience. She is the company CEO and is the coordinator and master of ceremonies of corporate events and wedding receptions. Curt for many years was a producer at a television station and a disc jockey at a radio station.

Monday, Jan.31 1-1:45 PM Ballroom B
How to get the MIDWEEK MONEY!
Rob Johnson

More and more DJs and Entertainers are getting into work during weeknights. How do they find the shows? Who is their customer? Where can they perform? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

Rob Johnson has hosted trivia parties and game shows for more than a decade.Caribbean. Rob is the owner of The Music Man, Inc. and performs Comedy Stage Hypnosis shows as The Hypno Man. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. His “Midweek Money” column appears on a regular basis in Mobile Beat Magazine.

Monday, Jan.31 1-1:45 PM Ballroom CD
The Art of the Reup:Produce your own Remixes & Mashups
Kevin Oliver/Dustin Meek a/k/a The Boogie Hill Faders

Learn studio mastering techniques, editing & production tips and tricks, the best tools to create popular remixes, and essential techniques for down and dirty mashups, megamixes and party breaks.

The Boogie Hill Faders are known for their unique and club focused brand of music production works. They’ve combined the best studio practices in studio remixing and creating live mashups to create a new hybrid production style, they call, “The Reup”, a fusion of popular remixing production and creative mashup techniques.

Monday, Jan.31 2-3PM Ballroom B
Transformation: DJ Company to Production Company
Steven Clayton

Get tips on how to make more money and expand your business gaining new clients and service existing ones with options geared toward AV Rentals, Audio/Lighting production and concert production. Get more business from your sitting gear and generate that additional income lost by the “weekend DJs”.

Steve Clayton (DJStu) is a nationally traveled DJ who plays clubs and private performances from Washington DC to LA. In 9 years, he has grown his small DJ company from just himself to operating 9 other set-ups while booking regional and national talent. Over the past 4 years, Steve has expanded his company from just being DJ focused to split between DJs and Production. Now, Soundskilz Productions handles in house audio-video services for small hotels and wineries in the Riverside, California area.

Monday, Jan.31 2-3PM Ballroom CD
School Dances: Generate Maximum Bookings & Income
Matt Ryan

School dances should be an important part of every DJ’s portfolio of events. However, one of the most common reasons DJs cite for not working with schools is the low booking rates. Get the key to overcoming this obstacle and turning school clients into long-term customers!

Matt Ryan has been performing school events since 1996. Matt is currently a middle school teacher, in addition to running his DJ business. Matt’s company now performs over 200 events per year, with approximately half of them being school events. Having worked and taught in a public school setting, Matt is able to provide unprecedented insight to other DJs about how school dances are organized.

Monday, Jan.31 6 PM Capri 102 NLFX ProAcademy
DMX After Dark: The digital revolution w/Ben Stowe

Software developer, Entertainment Sciences Group, will be providing demo copies of their DMX software to all attendees, and NLFX professional will have interfaces and lighting equipment on hand to ensure attendees can participate in this hands-on session. The power and flexibility offered by modern DMX software packages will be covered as well as programming tricks and tips. The number of interfaces is limited, come early to reserve your space.

Ben Stowe is the President of NLFX Professional, an industry supplier of sound, lighting and video systems, since 1993. He has assisted lighting manufacturers with product R&D, as well as contributing to the DJ industry through presentations at trade shows and articles for magazines in the U.S. and Europe. Ben holds an electrical license as well as the most widely recognized one in the AV industry, the InfoComm CTS. Ben founded this ProAcademy to help DJs better understand the technologies that drive their businesses.

I Love The 80s
Welcoming Night Party hosted by Johnny Rozz
Top of the Riv 7-9PM Doors Open 6:30

Come dressed to the 9’s in your favorite Members Only Jacket, Parachute Pants, Miami Vice jacket, Adidas High Tops or just come as you are. We will be celebrating everything 80s including Michael

Jackson’s Thriller, Madonna’s Like A Virgin with all the glamour of the rock at its peak, and all the funky beats of the Hip Hop scene mixed in with a bit of Europop including Duran Duran, and Culture Club. Meet us at the Top of the Riveria with DJ Emcee John Rozz with prizes for best 80’s attire.



Join an early morning networking group in the Riviera Food Court!

Each of the three days will find Scott Faver leading a group, with additional groups on Wednesday for female DJs and Thursday for Multi-ops. (Breakfast on your own).


Registration opens at 7:30 AM at the Pioneer DJ Conference Registration Area
Doors Open 8:30 AM



KEYNOTE Tuesday, Feb.1, 9:30-10:45 AM Ballroom BCD
A Champion in Any Field:The Three C’s of Success
Ted DiBiase

Are you ready to get in the ring with the Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase? Well he’s ready to take on all challengers to his plan for success. That’s right, The Million Dollar Man says he’s got the formula to achieve success not only in business, but in every area of life. When you step into Ted’s seminar you’ll be stepping in the ring of life as Ted challenges you with the Three C’s of Success. If you’re afraid of wealth, health, joy, peace, and happiness, then I guess you better sit this one out. But if you want the “”Million Dollar”” Formula for success, then it’s time to get in the ring!!!! Like Ted always say’s, “”Everybody’s got a price!”” Now he’s going to show you what the price of true success is.

Ted DiBiase achieved championship success in a number of wrestling promotions, holding thirty titles during his professional wrestling career. He is arguably best recalled to mainstream audiences for his time in the WWF (World Wrestling Federation). DiBiase’s favorite saying was “Every man has his price.” Known as the “The Million Dollar Man”, he turned the wrestling world on its head, as an arrogant, self-centered character, at one point even winning ‘Most Hated Wrestler of the Year’. Today,Ted is a full time motivational speaker and evangelist. He speaks to meetings, corporate businesses,church congregations, youth groups and in public schools and universities all over the country on hard work, discipline, determination and passion.

Tuesday,Feb.1,11AM-Noon Ballroom BCD
Booking Big Gigs=Big Sale
Beth Standlee

Attend this fast paced energetic sales training session and learn how to capture more company business today. You’ll take away practical, easy to use sales techniques that will make your job more fun than it already is. When you book sales with companies your revenue will explode. Plan to have your best year ever by booking those influential company gigs!

Beth Standlee is the CEO and Owner of TrainerTainment, helping the businesses they serve make more money by doing what comes naturally-they have fun selling! With energy and enthusiasm, Beth and her team deliver the kind of sales and customer service training with more than 15 years of hands on experience in the industry.

Tuesday Feb.1,1-2:30PM Ballroom BCD
You Only Get One Song
Mark Ferrell

What were the principles that allowed Mark Ferrell to be fully booked at 3-5 times the market average in one of the most competitive markets in the country? What was his motivation for client service, client relations, and high performance standards – standards which led Mobile Beat to invite him to keynote and present an unprecedented 3 seminar series called “”Getting What You’re Worth”” in 2000? In his latest seminar, Mark shares the keys to his success that, up until now, he’s shared only privately by mentoring, in private forums, and in his MarBecca Method workshops. If you could only play one song at your next party, what would it be? What is your passion, and what is your unique voice? From where do you draw inspiration and motivation? Mark answers these questions and more in this very direct and illuminating seminar.

Mark has spent the last 15 years improving the mobile DJ industry worldwide. Mark’s diverse background puts him in a unique position to enlighten wedding professionals on the finer points of being extraordinary by providing inspiration, information, and training,which creates more opportunities for higher rates, more bookings, and legendary customer satisfaction. Mark conducts workshops, seminars, and discussions on speaking, presentation, entertainment, and business skills. From his efforts, Mark has inspired more industry leaders, presenters, authors, and advocates than any other person in the mobile DJ industry.

Tuesday Feb.1, 3PM Ballroom BCD
American Disc Jockey Association’s Annual National Meeting (non-members welcome)

The ADJA National meeting is an informative session about the American Disc Jockey Association. The ADJA is the world’s leading association for DJs. No organization provides more for its members and the Industry than ADJA. This meeting will cover what the ADJA is, does & how it can help you to build & grow your business.


Come join DJs from across the country and around the world as the exhibit floor opens with the largest collection of Mobile DJ related companies and vendors in the country. A cash bar will be available and the Chauvet Expo Floor Stage will be the home to a performance by Thrill Da Playa of 69 Boyz, the driving force behind one of the South’s leading party rap groups. The 6pm performance will include hits like The Train,Space Jam and the Mega Multi-Platinum Hit Tootsie Roll, plus additional new tracks that like Slide, and Awesome!

Tuesday February 1 7:00pm doors open Top of the Riv
7:30 PM – American DJ Customer Appreciation Party

Featuring performances by Grammy winning Naughty By Nature and Cupid, creator of the world-famous Cupid Shuffle. Join our special emcee, the one and only Sparky B and American DJ, for a great night of fun!


REGISTRATION OPENS AT 7:30 AM at the Pioneer DJ Conference Registration Area
Exhibits open Noon-6PM

Wednesday,Feb.2, 8:30-9:30 AM Ballroom BCD
From A Warrior to A King
Ted DiBiase

The character of the Million Dollar Man was fulfilled by wealth and power and controlled by greed. It did not matter who, what, when, where or why, DiBiase was determined to always get his way. But when fame and a fabricated lavish lifestyle entrapped him in the persona of his wrestling character, Ted realized “”The Million Dollar Man”” had gone too far.

Ted will be talking about his life before and after wrestling and his current work in this breakout session.Ted’s story is powerful, brutal, honest and emotional.

Wednesday,Feb.2, 9:45-10:45 AM Ballroom BCD
B SIDES:Secrets to Your Next Success!
Larry Williams

Introduce a methodology that will find you re-evaluating nearly every aspect of your business. Once you apply the concepts unveiled in this seminar, you will discover stand-alone techniques, creative ideas and possibly even your signature piece.

Larry Williams is a 21 year veteran of the Mobile Disc Jockey Industry. In addition to owning and operating a successful full-time company, he has served the DJ community in a leadership capacity both statewide and nationally. He has authored two business-related books. His first book, Mind Your Own Business, was written specifically for the Mobile DJ Industry. His latest book, Customer Service A to Z, has been written for the retail, service and hospitality industries.

Wednesday,Feb.2, 11AM-Noon Ballroom BCD
Behind The Scenes
Randy Bartlett

Look at several ways to work Behind The Scenes to create incredible results that will enable you to make your very next event the best work you’ve ever done!

Since 1988, Randy Bartlett has been the owner of Premier Entertainment in Sacramento, CA. A full time entertainer,specializing in weddings, his referral based business has his clients paying him 3-4 times the rate of average DJs in his market. One of the country’s most recognized speakers,he’s the producer of the acclaimed 1% Solution series of seminars and DVDs.

NLFX ProAcademy Wednesday Feb. 2, 8AM Capri 102
Selling lighting

Jason Weldon will show you what he has done to help grow the lighting sales of his company over 100% for the last two years! From the phone call to the pictures, he will cover the things that you need to know to help get more revenue in the door. Lighting is an exciting and growing profit center for DJs. Learn how you can add to your company’s bottom line!

Jason Weldon has been involved with the special events industry since 1997 in the Philadelphia area with his company Synergetic Sound and Lighting.He provides entertainment concepts, as well as A/V and lighting design to the higher end clients of the Philadelphia Metro market. Today, it has grown to managing over 700 events a year and employing some 40+ people. In 2007, he set out to take on a new challenge of helping other industry professionals grow their businesses. Synergetic Consulting was a result of that challenge.

NLFX ProAcademy Wednesday, Feb.2, 9:30 AM Capri 102
Video DJ’s tips and tricks

Come join Nick Covino (VJ Extreme) for some cool tools that can inspire you get into the Video DJ world, or to add some crazy new features to your existing setup. This seminar is for beginners and advanced video DJs and has something to offer the audio expert or the highly tech savvy video pro. Concepts covered range from getting better video signal over long runs, to using wifi to get your “point” across as well as the use of a matrix video switcher and some cool tricks with cat5 cable.

Nick Covino has been a Mobile DJ in San Diego Ca, for the past 13 years, over the last 5 years including video in his shows. Working as a VJ in weekly club gigs has allowed Nick to perfect a new skill set to expand into wedding and corporate event packages. Nick’s background in computer network administration has allowed him to use all kinds of creative technology to enhance his shows and bring audiences something they have never seen before.

NLFX ProAcademy Wednesday, Feb.2 11 AM Capri 102
The Hollywood effect with Ben Stowe, CTS

Use lighting to create an experience for your clients and their guests. Just as special effects help evoke emotions in movies, we too, can use the tools available to us for dramatic effect. Learn about techniques, fixture types, and an overview of DMX. The powerful control DMX offers us allows us to get more effect using less fixtures.

Wednesday, Feb.2 1pm Capri 101
Sponsored Seminar: DJ Intelligence – Advanced Internet Strategies: So you have a website, now what?
Scott Kartsounes and Darren Hughes

It’s the internet age and brides & party planners are no longer “wishing for” the ability to book and plan their events online, they’re expecting it! Learn how to harness the incredible strength of the web and put your website to work for you by converting it from an ordinary static brochure into an interactive online destination that will keep clients and prospects coming back for more! . Take your website to the next level with interactive website tools from DJ Intelligence for booking events online and complete online event planning.

Wednesday, Feb.2 1:00 – 1:45 PM Capri 102
How to Survive and Even Thrive in a Karaoke Market Fraught With Pirates  – KIAA (Karaoke Industry Alliance of America)

Are you losing shows to pirates with illegal music systems? Is the “playing field” in your market skewed by illegal, unfair competition? There is hope on the horizon! KIAA members Sound Choice, Chartbuster and Stellar Records will present a summary of their anti-piracy activities, provide you with tools to combat the pirates, explain how to get legal if you are not and discuss the requirements and benefits of being a KIAA member.

Wednesday, Feb.2 2:15pm Capri 101
Sponsored Seminar: DJ Crash Course

Josh Yawn, Mobile Beat and “That Guy” of That Guy DJ Service will be hosting the premiere event for the Mobile Beat DVD series “DJ Crash Course” volumes #1 and #2. Learn some new tricks, have some fun with us and find out about this great new series of DVDs. The producers of the DVD series will be onsite to show you parts of this series and take your input on the next couple discs in the series. Find out how “That Guy” can make you a much better DJ than himself!

Wednesday: February 2 2:15pm-4:15pm Capri 102
Sponsored Seminar: Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild Open House

Do You Have What it Takes to become a Wedding Entertainment Director?

There will be an open discussion of current W.E.D.Guild requirements and how to best prepare your materials for submission. Current W.E.D.Guild members will be on hand to show how the W.E.D.Guild has benefited their businesses and how it can also help yours. As an added bonus, there will be a special educational seminar titled “Make It FUN!” presented by Peter Merry, author of “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!” Peter will share some of the latest creative ideas for making memorable moments at weddings while also giving you 3 key things to remember when developing your own new ideas for clients, and talk briefly about why this may be the best time ever to consider joining the W.E.D.Guild.

Wednesday, Feb.2 3:30pm Capri 101
Sponsored Seminar: One Word + 12 Steps = Bridal Sales All Year Long

Like it or not, in 2011, your website is your strongest sales tool. So why not like it, embrace it, and make more money from it than ever before? WedLock Magazine SEO expert (and former DJ!) Jason Hennessey will show you where the wedding industry was – and where it is now. Turn your everyday wedding website into your best sales asset. 12 short steps plus “one keyword” will create a formula for a bridal fortune you never knew you had. You’ll walk away with a profitable checklist you can put to work on your site – today!

WEDNESDAY February 2nd
6:30pm Doors Open Top Of Riv
7:00 pm Welcome by ADJA and NLFX Professional

7:30 pm Top of the RivThe American Disc Jockey Association and NLFX Professional present Warrant! The hard rockin 80′s and 90′s group includes original members Joey Allen, Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon and Steven Sweet plus lead singer Robert Mason. They will take center stage to perform their mega hits – Cherry Pie, Heaven, Down Boys, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and more!

9:00 pm Top of the Riv – Pioneer DJ presents Village People – Party with the ultimate party and disco group as they perform their biggest hits – San Francisco, In Hollywood, Go West, In the Navy, Macho Man and they promise to teach you the right way to do the ……. YMCA.


REGISTRATION OPENS AT 7:30 AM at the Pioneer DJ Conference Registration Area

Exhibits open Noon-3PM

Thursday Feb.3,9-9:45AM Ballroom B
Bar Mitzvah Roundtable
Bobby Morganstein

This will be an open Q&A session covering all aspects of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah market, for beginners or veterans in this money-making cultural event of the youth market.

Bobby Morganstein is a 25+year Bar/Bat Mitzvah specialist and Producer of the BMP Party CD and Video “How-to” series.

Thursday Feb.3,9-9:45AM Ballroom CD
Practice:Prepare To Be Great!
Dean Carlson

Becoming a top DJ requires the investment of practice. Discover crucial performance areas for practice that you probably never thought of before. I will show you how to make the most out of your practice time and set up a schedule that works. This seminar will challenge everyone from new DJs up to the most experienced DJs. Do yourself and your performances a favor and spend an hour on proactive practices that will exercise your DJ muscles!

Dean has been DJing for 23 years and is the owner of Night Magic Productions out of St Paul MN. Check out his wedding blog at www.NightMagicProductions.com/djdeanblog/

Thursday Feb.3,10-10:45AM Ballroom B
Creative Consultations – From Opening To Closing
Mitch Taylor

What are you using currently for your consultations? Written testimonials? Pictures from your weddings? Power Point presentation? The same company video you’ve shown for the past five years? Start being more creative and making the most of the time you spend with your clients.

Mitch Taylor is an 18 year veteran of the mobile disc jockey industry, starting out on the cruise ships of Carnival Cruise Lines. Mitch owns and operates Taylored Entertainment in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Thursday Feb.3,10-10:45AM Ballroom CD
Clearly Speaking: Mic technique and voice over training
Dave Windsor

If you are using a microphone without a script, you’d better be damn good at adlibbing! You should “know before you go”: Where you are going to take the audience, and where you’re going to leave them when you’re done. Are you doing this? Do you know where you’re going? Discover more about the unique wonder that is your one true instrument….your voice. If you’re happy with it, find ways to tweak it. If you’re not happy with it, create a plan that will help you develop a stronger position.

Between radio and mobile work, Dave has over 30+ years experience behind the microphone. He currently operates Winsor Entertainment in Portland, ME.

Thursday Feb.3,11AM-Noon Ballroom B
Kid’s Entertainment For Djs
Rob Peters

Beyond the School Dances and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs,Christenings, First Communions and numerous Birthday Celebrations can be just the start of events for a great entertainer to perform for kids. Once a child gets into school, learn about more opportunities for services for this exciting age group.

With over 20 years experience in the Mobile DJ industry, Rob Peters is the owner of Rob Peters Entertainment, Inc. located in Braintree, MA, and author of “The Business Of Mobile DJing”. Rob is also known as “The Bubble Music Man” throughout the greater Boston area and performed over 150 children’s events in 2009.

Thursday Feb.3,11AM-Noon Ballroom CD
Peak Performance
George Lopez

In this presentation you will have the opportunity to evaluate how you perform at events, sell to your prospective clients and how you manage your business. This will help clarify what you can do to improve these three areas, create a priority list and decide what “One” thing you should do first to improve the success of your of your DJ business!

Jorge Lopez is the President of JAMENT INC. the parent company of J & M Entertainment, which he has operated since 1979. J & M Entertainment has since grown to a respected multi-op with 35 employees and offers its clients Entertainment, Lighting Special Effects as well as Video Production services.

NLFX ProAcademy Thursday Feb.3,8AM Capri 102
Sounds Good to Me

This seminar features technical advice from industry veteran Jonathan Novick on configuring and using your gear reliably. Get the latest updates on wireless mics. Learn how to identify different types of noises and get rid of them. Get demonstrations on the importance speaker placement. Jonathan Novick is an electrical engineer and mobile DJ. He is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

NLFX ProAcademy Thursday Feb.3,9:30 AM Capri 102
“Getting What You Pay For “

When you’re shopping for sound equipment you’re presented with lots of information (watts, decibels, ohms, etc), but what does it mean? Ben Stowe will help you sort through the marketing information and translate it into the necessary engineering information you need to make good buying decisions. We’ll decode the datasheets and help you understand it in clear, plain English. We’ll also take the mystery out of decibels, how many you need, and what to do about noise requirements at your events.

NLFX ProAcademy Thursday Feb.3,11AM Capri 102
Unleash the power!

Ok… the title sounded cool, but really what we want to do is contain the power. We want to make sure we have enough of it to run our shows reliably, but we want to keep surges, noise and other damaging things out! This seminar by Ben Stowe is brought back by popular demand. Many DJs have mentioned how this discussion of power, power conditioning, UPS and generators has saved them thousands of dollars in equipment and protected their reputation.

Thursday Feb.3 2:30 PM – 3:00PM

We won’t end the show with fireworks but this much anticipated event at the end of every Mobile Beat Las Vegas Conference is a trip home for ONE lucky attendee with the addition of a new sound and lighting

System, thanks to our sponsors, American DJ, American Audio, DigiGames, Yamaha, Frankenstand, DJ Crash Course, the ADJA and Promo Only. You may be the winner of this package!! All this and more will be given away at the conference exhibit floor stage, including door prizes,T-shirts,and FUN SWAG!


Thursday Feb.3 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
BLUSH BOUTIQUE NIGHTCLUB CONVENTION AFTER PARTY (at the Wynn) – Admission and a free beer compliments of Blush/Wynn.

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