DThis past weekend was culmiation of months of hard work. Midwest DJs Live 5 finally came to pass. I had the honor of being on the board of directors and was involved with planning and promoting the event. For those who who are not aware of what DJ conferences like this are all about, they are not much different than any other industry. They include industry specific vendors along with networking and educational content. Content typically will include business and performance related topics. Even DJs need continued education to raise the bar! This was my second event this year. The first was Mobile Beat Las Vegas, this past Feb. Midwest DJs, though much smaller, seemed much more productive. The speakers were relevant and informative as well as approachable after their presentations. The venue, Best Western Harborside Convention Center in Kenosha, WI, was accomodating and clean.
This was the 4th Midwest Djs event I have been involved with. It started out as a group of Djs getting together to network and have some fun,.spawned by the Practice and Enjoy event held 6 years ago by Brian S Redd which was fueled by the Youtube community. DJ Big Ron took it over as YouTube DJs Live the following year and it was soon copied by others in the Youtube community across the country. up until this year, it was always an informal gathering in the back room of Buckets pub in Racine Wisco.sin. Last year, however, our attendance numbers and number of vendors wanting to be involved inspired us to think bigger. Thus the newly named Midwest DJs Live 5 was born. It was a great success. We learned a lot this year while putting together the event. We did some things right and could do some other.things better. Next year will be even better!