Sunrise, Fla. – Chauvet DJ is taking Mobile Beat seminars to a whole new level, quite literally. The company will be holding a series of information-rich CHAUVET DJ Academy educational sessions in Riviera Skyboxes 207 and 208 above the show floor during Mobile Beat 2014. The elevated “classrooms” will look nothing like the institutional seminar rooms that are standard at conventions. Instead, the skyboxes will be set up to resemble the venues where mobile entertainers actually work, such as a wedding reception, prom, nightclub and corporate function, depending on the subject covered by each particular session.
“There’s no substitute for seeing the ideas that a speaker is talking about come to life in a realistic setting during a seminar,” said Beth Weinstein, CHAUVET DJ marketing manager. “We wanted to create a more complete immersive learning environment as part of our commitment to offering DJs the best educational resource.”
In addition to the educational seminars, two of the skybox sessions will include cocktail receptions and networking opportunities. Space for each seminar is limited and is only open to Mobile Beat attendees. Registration for the seminar is at www.chauvetdjacademy.com.
The first-of-its-kind CHAUVET DJ Academy Skybox session series will include the following:
• Tuesday, February 4th — The Wedding Reception, which will have the skybox decorated by an event planner complete with table centerpieces and linens. There will also be catered dishes and of course displays of wedding lighting. The CHAUVET DJ Academy panel of speakers will share wedding entertainment and lighting-related advice from 12:00pm until 6:00pm. Attendees can then enjoy a wedding reception cocktail and networking event from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
• Wednesday, February 5th – The Club, Prom and Party day will see the skybox decorated appropriately for these events. The same lighting fixtures used in Tuesday’s wedding reception will be pumped up to create a more dynamic party look. Seminars will be from 11:30am until 5:00pm, followed by an “After-Prom” cocktail party and networking session.
• Thursday February 6 — Corporate Events day will have the skyboxes decorate to create a business environment. The same fixtures used in the first two sessions will be reworked to create a powerful corporate impression. From 10:00am until 2:30pm, speakers will present shorter, TED Talk-style presentations on a variety of lighting, DJ and trussing topics.
In keeping with the forward looking vision of its skybox sessions, CHAUVET DJ Academy has assembled a stellar cast of expert speakers for the three day event. Coming from different segments of the mobile entertainment industry, these speakers will draw upon a wealth of experience and a cutting edge sense of where the market is headed to provide valuable insights and hands-on information to DJs of all experience levels.
The speakers for the skybox sessions include:
Randy Bartlett, the host of the 1% Solution series of DJ training videos, Randy has been a full-time mobile DJ since 1989 and has performed at thousands of events. His seminars have been received by standing room only audiences at every major DJ show and his articles have appeared in publications like Mobile Beat and DJ Times as well as in online resources like Discjockeyamerca.com, Prodj.com, and DJChat.com.
DJ Mikey Mike Susca is the Owner of Direct Sound & Lighting in the Los Angeles area and creator of the popular YouTube series “Do It From Scratch.” Mike is well-known for showing fellow DJ’s from around the world how to tap into their own DIY skills by building custom cases, unique lighting brackets and stands, and even a DMX lighting control training video.
Nick Hahn is the Marketing Director for Promo Only, Inc., the nation’s largest subscriber-based music and music video service. Nick’s DJ career began in 2000 when he served as national trainer for Pioneer’s Pro DJ division. During his tenure at Pioneer, Nick managed a range of marketing activities that included event and tradeshow coordination, artist relations, budgets, sale programs, and advertising and product campaigns.
Jeff Greene is the founder and chief visionary of 84 West Studios in South Florida. Universally regarded as one of the most talented event MCs/DJs in America, Jeff has served thousands of South Florida clients for over 30 years. His skills and talent have been featured at events from coast to coast and in Latin America.
Jeremy Brech aka “DJ Jer” is a nationally recognized entertainer in the Midwest and Wedding Entertainment Director. For over 16 years Jeremy has been entertaining crowds through weddings, school events, corporate events, and fundraisers. Jeremy is also an award winning entertainer and lighting designer.