Stretching from May 24 through May 26, the Chicago House Music Conference is a vital component of the insanely anticipated Chicago House Music Festival taking place over Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago. Starting on Thursday evening at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Conference will host a dizzying array of workshops and panels featuring industry insiders dishing on the “artistry, business and culture of house music.”

Among the highlights are workshops devoted to Ableton Live, House Dancing and Youth DJing and Education and panels discussing everything from female DJ perspectives to the nitty gritty details of licensing and distribution.

Here is the schedule. We expect to have full panel details and participants shortly. These events are free, and no RSVP is required (but you can keep up to date at the Facebook event page. More information is at chicagohousemusicfestival.us.

Thursday, May 24, 6-9pm

Workshop: Ableton Live with Antonio Sage
Location: Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
Time: 6:30-8pm

Workshop: House Music Licensing and Distribution
Location: Washington Room, 5th Floor South
Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Panel: What it means to be a working DJ in Chicago?
Location: Washington Room, 5th Floor South
Time: 6-7pm

Panel: “Building your brand and gaining global visibility”
Location: Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor South
Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Panel: “The Female DJ Perspective”
Location: Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor South
Time: 6-7pm

Friday, May 25, 4-11pm

Workshop: House Dance Workshop 1&2
Location: Dance Studio, 1st Floor North
Time: 4-6pm

Panel: Visual Arts – Music/Dance/Art
Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
Time: 6-7:30pm

Networking Celebration: Dance Demonstration
Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
Time: 8-11pm

Saturday, May 26, 12-2pm

Workshop: “Youth DJ Workshop” with Nick Nicholson
Location: Garland Gallery, 1st Floor South
Time: 12-2pm

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