Free Chicago House Music Conference
When: Thursday, May 23, 2019., 6PM-9PM
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington
Workshops and panels related to the artistry, business, and culture of house music, the musical form born in Chicago that has gone on to revolutionize dance music internationally.
Chicago House Music Conference Thursday, May 23, 6–9pm Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Catering to DJs, musicians and industry professionals, the Chicago House Music Conference will include panel discussions on topics related to the culture, artistry and business of House music.
6–7pm More than a Woman: Moving Beyond the Boundaries. Moderator: First Lady (Khris Hutchinson), DJ, radio program director, media personality, educator, Panelists: DJ Val (Valerie Mezydlo), DJ, producer, remixer for Plant Records; Lady D (Darlene Jackson), DJ, producer, owner of D’lectable Music, professor at Columbia College, member of Super Jane; La Spacer (Natalie Mercedes), DJ, producer, event organizer and co-founder of TrQpiteca.
7:30–9pm Deconstructed: A Look Underneath the Hood of Modern House Track Work with DJs and Producers, Ron Carrol and Hiroko Yamamura
Washington Room (5th Floor South)
6–7pm Distributing and Licensing House Music in the Digital Age Speaker: Jeff Craven, Large Music
7:30–9pm Branding: Personal or Otherwise. Moderator: Vince Lawrence, president and producer, Slang Musicgroup, Panelists: Lewis Williams, chief creative officer, Burrell Communications; Johnathan Hoffman, chief marketing officer, Spirit Industries Partners; Chris Clarke, director of music, Leo Burnett Advertising.
Preston Bradley Hall (3rd Floor South)
6:30–8:30pm Anatomy of A Groove: House In Borrowed Space, Moderator: DJ Duane Powell, Panelists: Robert Williams, founder and former owner of legendary clubs The Warehouse and Music Box; Eric Williams, Silver Room; Rae Chardonnay, DJ and curator; Ronda Flowers and Koko, RFK Promotions