Your Guide To The Day Conference: What Workshops & Panels You Need to See

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With over 50 different sessions to pick from, it can sometimes be hard to select which session you’ll wanted to attend. Whether you’re a seasoned vet looking to learn how to leverage your music and talents in new ways, or you’re new to the electronic music world and want to learn all you can, we have sessions for you. This year we’ve also created many sessions to help promoters, labels, venues, and artists improve their businesses and become more financially stable and successful.  Read on to find some of our selections for different types of attendee including sessions for…

  • For New and Emerging DJs and Producers

  • For Sound Designers and Gear Heads

  • For Established Artists Looking To Take Their Career to the Next Level

  • For Event Promoters, Festival Organizers, and Venue Managers

  • For Labels

  • Sessions We Recommend for Everyone

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For New and Emerging DJs and Producers

 From Ableton to Rekordbox: Creative Djing with Ben Liebrand

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take advantage of a wide range of tools and techniques to take your DJing to the next level.

Alberta Music and You: How AB Music Can Help Your Career

Learn what Alberta Music has to offer artists and producers of all types. From grants and funding opportunities, to showcases and industry connections.

Online Marketing for Artists

Thomas Anthony is going to show us the magic behind the curtains, and breakdown his entire process of how to release and promote your music, keeping up with your social media presence, other primary methods of music promotion, and specific marketing tools you can implement on your next release!

 SOCAN 101

An overview of what SOCAN does as a performing rights organization (PRO) and how it’s a vital part of a music producers income!

Music Hacking With Vespers

How to Write Catchy & Unique Music Without Suffering Through Mind-Numbing Theory

Vocal Recording & Processing Crash Course With Jake Robertz

Vocal processing techniques can seem like a bit of a mystery and leave you wondering why you can't get them to gel in your mix. In this in depth masterclass, Jake Robertz from the Night Vision Music Academy will lift the curtain and show you the magicians secrets

Get Funded! FACTOR Canada Info Session

Learn about what exactly FACTOR is, how to set up an artist profile and get your applications started, popular programs artists can access, and tips on how to improve your chances of successfully accessing funding.

Mixing + Mastering Electronic Music with Woofax

Back by popular demand, join Matt Simmers aka Woofax as he goes over more advanced mixing and mastering techniques in contemporary music.

Productivity for Busy Producers with TMSV

A lot of us feel like we're either too busy to work on our music properly, or lack the focus to be productive. TMSV's method revolves around making the most of your time, without sacrificing the quality of your music and your growth as an artist.

Pioneer DJ Rekordbox overview

Join the team at Pioneer as they showcase the latest in DJing and performance technology


For Sound Designers & Gear Heads

Demystifying the Pipeline: Interactive Music Composition for Games

Senior Audio Designer and Music Director, Lin Gardiner, helps you navigate some of the best practices for working with development studio Audio Departments, and gives an overview of some processes and tools when composing interactive music for games

Memes, Dreams, and Themes - Composing Music for Video Games

Ricardo Almeida presents a workshop on composing video game themes. Learn the basics from musical structure and theory and the advanced theory of human culture and Idea transmission.

In Conversation with Malcolm Cecil

TONTO co-creator Malcolm Cecil will lead a conversation about the history of TONTO, chronicling its creation, seminal works and collaborations with notable artists, and its enduring legacy.

Exploring the Mothership: A Journey into Live MIDI Hardware Workshop With Octave One

Take a look under the hood of Octave One’s incredible live set-up at this very special pre-show workshop and mixer at The Hifi Club

Inside the Music Production & Technology of BioWare's New IP 'ANTHEM'

Two sound designers from Bioware dive into how they created a new world of sound for a massive new game

Moog One Showcase

Join us for a deep-dive into the historic Moog One polyphonic synthesizer, led by an employee owner of Moog Music Inc. from Asheville, NC.

Step Sequencing – The Importance and Power of Step Sequencers in Electronic Music – Analog and Midi-cc

Dustin Good from Roland breaks down creative and innovative uses for step-sequencers

Software and Control Voltage for Modular Synths

Control your modular synth rig from your DAW/plugins!  Control your DAW/plugins from your modular synth rig!


For Established Artists Looking To Take Their Career to the Next Level

Asset Review Panel

Live feedback by talent buyers and agents on your bio, social media profile, website, or any other bit of media you’re using to get booked or connect with fans.

 Beating Writers Block, Finishing Tunes, and Maximizing Your Workflow in Ableton with Stud1nt

Discwoman’s Stud1nt dives into their creative process to show you ways to overcome writers block, finish tunes, and maximize your workflow in Ableton.

R&R: What You Need To Know About Rights & Royalties

Understand copyright law and how to collect the royalties connected to songwriting, publishing and recordings.

 Building Your Artist Team

Agents, Managers, PR and More! Learn how you can go about assembling your team and what steps you need to take to ensure your own success.

Demystifying the Pipeline: Interactive Music Composition for Games

Senior Audio Designer and Music Director, Lin Gardiner, helps you navigate some of the best practices for working with development studio Audio Departments, and gives an overview of some processes and tools when composing interactive music for games

Youtube Your Way to Success - With Vespers

How to Get Heard, Grow Your Tribe of Fans, & Level-Up Your Career

Get Funded! FACTOR Canada Info Session

Learn about what exactly FACTOR is, how to set up an artist profile and get your applications started, popular programs artists can access, and tips on how to improve your chances of successfully accessing funding.


For Event Promoters, Festival Organizers, and Venue Managers

 Safer Scenes: Moving Beyond Call Out Culture - Panel

With a focus on accountability and real-life tools for the industry to use, this panel will explore how  can we work towards long-term, sustainable change in music communities

The Art of Funding a Creative Business

When it comes to funding an arts-based business or project, banks don’t typically start handing out loans. So how do artists find the funding they need?

 Making Main Stage: Large Event Production and Stage Design

Explore the world of stage design and event production through the lens of industry professionals who work on some of Canada’s largest stages

Emergency Services & Underground Culture Panel

What role does emergency services play in underground culture and what does the future hold for this important relationship?

Visibility: Exploring Cultural Diversity in the Music Industry

Join some of Western Canada's top voices as they discuss the challenges and outcomes of promoting and encouraging diversity in all facets of the music industry.

Get Funded! FACTOR Canada Info Session

Learn about what exactly FACTOR is, how to set up an artist profile and get your applications started, popular programs artists can access, and tips on how to improve your chances of successfully accessing funding.


Accounting For Promoters, Music Producers, DJs, and Other Music Professionals

Accounting is the least exciting part of being a professional creative, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Save yourself a ton of headaches with this vital business session.

Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry Panel

Meet a group of innovators who have carved out their own creative and business niches in the music industry. Learn about their journeys, what they've learned, and what advice they have for those looking to start or grown their own business.

Creating Dynamic Events

A panel that explores how dynamic, impactful, and long lasting events are created and what strategies are used to motivate a community behind an event.

Keeping Venues Alive & Flourishing Panel

What does it take to keep the lights on, the programming fresh and to stay up to date with today's constantly changing social narrative? Join conversation with some of Western Canada's primary event organizers and venue managers to find out.


For Labels

The Best & Worst of Running A Record Label in 2018

What does it take to run a label in 2018? Join both veteran and new school label managers as they discuss the best and worst of running a label in 2018.

R&R: What You Need To Know About Rights & Royalties

Understand copyright law and how to collect the royalties connected to songwriting, publishing and recordings.

Youtube Your Way to Success - With Vespers

How to Get Heard, Grow Your Tribe of Fans, & Level-Up Your Career

Online Marketing for Artists

Thomas Anthony is going to show us the magic behind the curtains, and breakdown his entire process of how to release and promote your music, keeping up with your social media presence, other primary methods of music promotion, and specific marketing tools you can implement on your next release!

Alberta Music and You: How AB Music Can Help Your Career

Learn what Alberta Music has to offer artists and producers of all types. From grants and funding opportunities, to showcases and industry connections

SOCAN 101

An overview of what SOCAN does as a performing rights organization (PRO) and how it’s a vital part of a music producers income!

Get Funded! FACTOR Canada Info Session

Learn about what exactly FACTOR is, how to set up an artist profile and get your applications started, popular programs artists can access, and tips on how to improve your chances of successfully accessing funding.


Sessions We Recommend for Everyone

 Safer Scenes: Moving Beyond Call Out Culture - Panel

With a focus on accountability and real-life tools for the industry to use, this panel will explore how  can we work towards long-term, sustainable change in music communities

Visibility: Exploring Cultural Diversity in the Music Industry

Join some of Western Canada's top voices as they discuss the challenges and outcomes of promoting and encouraging diversity in all facets of the music industry.

Fast Forward Rewind: DnB in Alberta within a global context.

A panel of local and international Drum and Bass pioneers discuss the development of the genre and the role Alberta has played within the context of the 'London Sumpting' that is DnB/Jungle.

Accounting For Promoters, Music Producers, DJs, and Other Music Professionals

Accounting is the least exciting part of being a professional creative, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Save yourself a ton of headaches with this vital business session.


There are so many more session for you to choose from. Check out our full schedule and make sure you get your conference pass this week.

PS – Conference pass-holders can also sign-up for our 1-on-1s with special speakers!