In just a few short days, the dance music community will descend upon Las Vegas for what is fast becoming one of the most important industry events of the year: the EDMbiz Conference & Expo. Starting Tuesday, June 14, and running through Thursday, June 16, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, EDMbiz will host headlining keynote speeches from industry legends Moby, Armin van Buuren, and, in his first keynote speech ever, Insomniac CEO and Founder Pasquale Rotella. All elements and activations surrounding EDMbiz will encompass the conference’s three cornerstones: Experience, Technology and Aspiration.

This year’s conference has expanded to include a second stage hosted by Billboard Dance/Electronic senior editor Matt Medved, who will be leading discussions alongside the industry’s most notable and cutting-edge innovators, creators and talent. The full schedule includes no-holds-barred discussions on hot button issues affecting the music industry, from gender equality and drug culture in dance music.

Nielsen, the global leading information and measurement company, will be dissecting the “EDM Bubble” in the EDM Is Dead! Long Live EDM! panel. This session will recap the market trends for EDM sales and streaming, and focus on the value EDM fans bring to consumer brands and the live event industry.

At the top of each day of EDMbiz 2016, attendees will have the chance to align mind and body with an invigorating yoga session led by the Divine Movement. Also, at the close of each day, EDMbiz will host its first-ever Networking Happy Hour, a unique chance for badge holders to mingle with peers and mentors while decompressing and discussing the days’ events.

Additionally, EDMbiz 2016 also offers a variety of special programming, including the return of the industry-favorite EDMbiz A&R contest and the first-ever Hackathon. Also, this year EDMbiz introduces a new mentorship program—hosted by Little Empire Music and SkyLight—designed to empower and educate young, aspiring professionals and to cover a diverse range of topics.

And of course, all badge holders will gain free access to many of the nonstop EDC Week parties and events in venues all across the Las Vegas Strip, with shows featuring Krewella, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, the Chainsmokers and more. Check out the full list of EDMbiz 2016 nightlife events available to badge holders for free.*

See the full schedule below for a complete list of EDMbiz 2016 events and discussions. This is a must-attend conference for aspiring professionals looking to break into the music biz as well as experienced industry vets alike.

EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2016 takes place June 14–16 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Tickets/badges are available now. For more information, visit the official website.
Complete EDMbiz 2016 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 15

Time Session Location
9:30am The Divine Movement Yoga Augustus Ballroom – Salon I
10:30am Conference Welcome Palace Ballroom – Salon III
10:45am What’s in a Name? Palace Ballroom – Salon III
11:30am After the Drop: The State of Dance Music Palace Ballroom – Salon III
11:30am Cameras Ready, Prepare to Flash: Photograhing Dance Music Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
12:30pm EDM is Dead! Long Love EDM!
(EDM’s Value to Brands and Live Events)
Palace Ballroom – Salon III
12:45pm Pioneer DJ Uncensored Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
1:00pm Meet the Agency: CAA Palace Ballroom – Salon III
3:00pm Success on the Big Screen:
EDM Pioneer Junkie XL Makes Hollywood’s A-List
Palace Ballroom – Salon III
3:30pm Raymond Leon Roker,
URB Founder, Opens the Archives for the First Time
Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
3:45pm Drugs in Dance Music: It’s Time for the Industry to Act Palace Ballroom – Salon III
4:45pm Beyond the Boys’ Club:
What’s Next for Women in Dance Music
Palace Ballroom – Salon III
4:45pm Monetizing Mixes and Remixes –
Solving Complex Rights Challenges with Dubset Media
Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
5:15pm From Line Item to Profit Center, How to Monetize RFID Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
5:30pm EDM Demo Day: Hackathon Presentation Palace Ballroom – Salon III
6pm Show/Business: Entrepreneurs in Dance Music Palace Ballroom – Salon III
6pm Networking Happy Hour Palace Ballroom – Salon II

Thursday, June 16

Time Session Location
10:00am The Divine Movement Yoga Augustus Ballroom – Salon I
11:00am Ads, Fads, and the Future of Radio Palace Ballroom – Salon III
11:30am Anticipation, Audience, and Not Being Australian Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
12:00pm Building the Next Big DJ Palace Ballroom – Salon III
12:15pm Grooveo, A Live Streaming Platform for Dance Music Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
1:00pm Keynote: Pasquale Rotella Palace Ballroom – Salon III
2:15pm The Shade Tree Check Presentation,
Insomniac Cares EDC Week Reveal
Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
2:45pm Keynote: Moby Palace Ballroom – Salon III
3:30pm Fireside Chat: Laidback Luke + Matt Medved Emperors Ballroom – Salon I
3:30pm Leading the Way Award Palace Ballroom – Salon III
3:45pm Resurgence of Trance Palace Ballroom – Salon III
4:00pm Mentorship Sessions Emperors Ballroom – Salon II
4:00pm Book Signing: Porcelain by Moby Prefunction I
4:30pm A&R Competition Palace Ballroom – Salon III
5:15pm Keynote: Armin van Buuren Palace Ballroom – Salon III
6pm 5th Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel Palace Ballroom – Salon III
6pm Networking Happy Hour Palace Ballroom – Salon II

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