Electric Daisy Carnival is still six months away, but fans and industry players alike are already gearing up. To the latter's end, Insomniac announced the return of the three day EDMbiz conference in June, part of the EDC Week of events surrounding the main bash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23.
The industry event will be held at the Cosmopolitan from Tuesday, June 17 through Thursday, June 19, drawing the likes of artists, labels, executives, managers and fans to a slate of panels, workshops and keynote addresses geared towards the key issues facing the business and culture of dance music today.
This year’s conference will also expand to include an expo of EDM music and lifestyle brands.
No word yet on who this year’s host or featured guests will be, though renowned radio DJ and musical tastemaker Jason Bentley has hosted the event since it launched in 2012. Previous speakers have included Steve Aoki, Perry Farrell, CAA Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music Rob Light and Beatport CEO Matthew Adell.
“EDMbiz is all about bringing together an eclectic mix of personalities and perspectives to create an inspiring, thought-provoking dialogue,” Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella said in a statement. “That free-flowing exchange of ideas and experiences is what I love most about this conference. Learning from one another and staying in step with our fans is critical to the success and longevity of our culture.”
This year’s EDC Week stands to be the industry’s biggest yet, with a slate of spillover performances and parties from festival artists and the launch of a new dance music awards show in addition to the expanded EDMbiz conference.
Early tickets and registration for EDMbiz are currently available at EDMbiz.com.