Thursday marks the launch of the Chicago House Music Conference, held in downtown Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) as part of the 2018 Chicago House Music Festival. Over three days, the conference will host a series of panels with industry veterans on subjects ranging from the female DJ perspective to the finer points of music licensing and distribution, and workshops with leading instructors on making music with Ableton Live, varieties of House Dance, Latin House and Vogueing and more.

All panels and workshops as well as the festival itself are free and open to everyone.

Here is a complete list of Conference panels, with participants, date and time:

Thursday, May 24 2018

Workshop: Ableton Live with Antonio Sage
Location: Claudia Cassidy Theater
Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Workshop: House Music Licensing and Distribution
Location: 5th Floor Washington Room
Time: 7:30-8:30p
Panelists:
Jerry C. King – Distribution/Content ID
Kyle Reynolds – Trademark and copyright
Oliver Torres – Royalty Retrieval

Panel: What it means to be a working DJ in Chicago?
Location: 5th Floor Washington Room
Time: 6-7p
Panelists:
Glenn Underground – DJ Producer/Record Label Owner
Czarina Mirani – Creator of 5 Magazine/Chicago DJ
Brian Harden – DJ Producer
Derek Jones – DJ Producer/Record Label Owner
Amy Unland

Panel: “The Female DJ Perspective”
Location: 5th Floor Millennium Park Room
Time: 6-7p
Panelists:
DJ SolKat
Sundance
deejay Alicia
Dana Divine
Ronda Flowers
Celeste Alexander

Panel: “Building your brand and gaining global visibility”
Location: 5th Floor Millennium Park Room
Time: 7:30-8:30p
Panelists:
Joe Smooth
Chip E.
Georgie Porgie
Damien Perez

Friday, May 25, 2018

Workshop: House Dance Workshop 1&2
Description: Free master classes in House Dance, Vogueing and Latin House by instructors Czarina Mirani, Carlos Morris, Lyrik Cruz and Carlos Lanvin. Read more…
Location: Millennium Park North Promenade tent (corner of Michigan Ave. and Washington)
Time: 4-6p

Panel with Hip Hop Pioneer Fab 5 Freddy
Location: Keith Haring Exhibition, Yates Gallery
Time: 6-7:30

Networking Celebration: Dance Demonstration & Afterset with DJ Ron Trent
Location: Yates Gallery
Time: 8-11p

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Workshop: “Youth DJ Workshop” with Nick Nicholson
Location: Garland Gallery
Time: 12-2p

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