EDMbiz 2016 reveals full schedule and keynote speakers

EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2016 made its full scheduling and programming announcement today (May 26) for the annual industry event’s fifth edition.

In addition to special keynotes by Armin Van Buuren, Bob Lefsetz, Moby and Pasquale Rotella, attendees will also be able to enjoy mentor roundtables, yoga sessions, and EDMBiz’s first-ever hosted networking happy hour.

The Fifth Annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2016 will take place from June 14-16 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Registration is now open here.

Check out the full EDMbiz 2016 program below.

KEYNOTE: ARMIN VAN BUUREN

Moderator: to be announced

KEYNOTE: BOB LEFSETZ, AUTHOR, THE LEFSETZ LETTER

Moderator: John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Interim CFO, Insomniac

KEYNOTE: MOBY

Moderator: Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW

KEYNOTE: PASQUALE ROTELLA

Moderator: John Amato, Co-President, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group

A&R COMPETITION – BEST DANCE TRACK

Danny Howard, BBC Radio 1

Joe Wiseman, Label Manager/A&R, Insomniac

Laidback Luke, Artist

Pedro Guzmán, Executive Vice President / Head of A&R, Aftercluv Dancelab

More to be announced

ADS, FADS, AND THE FUTURE OF RADIO

Moderator: Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Austin Kramer, Head of Programming-Dance & Electronic, Spotify

Ben Gill, Head of Programming, Dance & Electronic Music, Pandora

Danny Howard, BBC Radio 1

George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group

Geronimo, Senior Director of Programming, SiriusXM

AFTER THE DROP: THE STATE OF DANCE MUSIC

Moderator: Matt Medved, Senior Editor, Dance/Electronic, Billboard

Andrew Goldstone, Manager – Tiesto and Don Diablo, GM of Musical Freedom Records

Ed Shapiro, Partner, Reed Smith, LLP.

James Algate, Vice President of Music, Hakkasan Group

John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Intertim CFO

Sebastian Solano, CEO, ID&T

ANTICIPATION, AUDIENCE, AND NOT BEING AUSTRALIAN

Chad Moses, Music & Events, To Write Love on Her Arms

BEYOND THE BOYS’ CLUB: WHAT’S NEXT FOR WOMEN IN DANCE MUSIC

Moderator: Katie Bain, Contributing Writer at Beatport, Insomniac, LA Weekly, The Huffington Post

Liz Garard, President & Founder, Nap Girls

MacKenzie Reynolds, Publicity Manager, Capitol Music Group

Matthew Adell, Founder, MetaPop

Neda Azarfar, Vice President, Marketing Communications, The Recording Academy

Nicole Moudaber, Artist

Sarah Polonsky, US Editor, DJ Magazine

BILLBOARD DANCE POWER PLAYERS 2016 PRESENTATION

Matt Medved, Senior Editor, Dance/Electronic, Billboard

BREAKOUT WITH PAUL OAKENFOLD

Paul Oakenfold, Artist

BUILDING THE NEXT BIG DJ

Moderator: Gerry Gerrard, Wired Artist Management

Jauz, Artist

Marshmello, Artist

Matt Rodriguez, VP, West Coast, AM Only

Moe Shalizi, Artist Manager, Red Light Management (Jauz, Marshmello, Ookay, Maejor, Dotcom, Sikdope, Slushii)

Ookay, Artist

Steve Gordon, Owner, Circle Talent Agency

DRUGS IN DANCE MUSIC: IT’S TIME FOR THE INDUSTRY TO ACT

Moderator: Mark Lawrence, Chief Executive, AFEM

Dede Goldsmith, Youth Advocate & President, Protect Our Youth, Inc.

Kevin Kerslake, Filmmaker/Photographer, Director – “As I AM”

Kennedy Jones, Artist

Maren Steiner, Director of Health & Safety, Insomniac

Patt Ochoa, Cofounder & Program Director, Sustain Recovery

Stefanie Jones, Director of Audience Development, Drug Policy Alliance

EDM IS DEAD, LONG LIVE EDM! (EDM’S VALUE TO BRANDS AND LIVE EVENTS), NIELSEN PRESENTATION

Matt Yazge, Director of Brand Partnerships, Nielsen Music

LITTLE EMPIRE AND SKYLIGHT: PROMOTING THE FUTURE THROUGH MENTORSHIP

Alexandra Greenberg, Senior VP, MSO PR

Christian Karlsson, DJ/Producer Mentor, Bloodshy/Galantis/Miike Snow

Ed Shapiro, Partner, Reed Smith, LLP.

Geronimo, Senior Director of Programming, SiriusXM

Randy Sosin, Senior Vice President, Film & Video Production, Insomniac

Stephanie LaFera, Founder & CEO, Little Empire Music & Co-Founder, SkyLight

MEET THE AGENCY: CAA

Moderator: John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Interim CFO, Insomniac

Darryl Eaton, Co-Head of Contemporary Music, North America, CAA

Hunter Williams, Agent, CAA

Jazz Spinder, Agent, CAA

Mac Clark, Agent, CAA

Maria May, Agent, CAA

Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, CAA

RAYMOND LEON ROKER, URB FOUNDER, OPENS THE URB ARCHIVES FOR THE FIRST TIME

RESURGENCE OF TRANCE

Moderator: Dave Ralph, Head of Talent, Insomniac

Dimitri De Wit, Owner, Twenty4Seven Management

Jeff Ryan, Managing Director of Dreamstate, Insomniac

Markus Schulz, Artist

Paul Oakenfold, Artist

Tim Smeets, David Lewis Productions

SHOW/BUSINESS: ENTREPRENEURS IN DANCE MUSIC

Moderator: Justin Spagg, Senior Director of Operations, Insomniac

Ali Shakeri, Cofounder, ToneDen

Amy Pham, DJ, Host, Actress

Brian Lim, CEO/Founder, EmazingLights / iHeartRaves / IntoTheAM

Nick Kneuper, CEO, Electric Styles

Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM

SUCCESS ON THE BIG SCREEN: EDM PIONEER JUNKIE XL MAKES HOLLYWOOD’S A-LIST

Moderator: Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW

Junkie XL, Artist & Film Composer

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Rich Thomas, Vice President, Content, Insomniac

Tommie Sunshine, Artist/Activist

More to be announced

5TH ANNUAL EDMBIZ ARTIST PANEL

Artists to be announced

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