Continuing a commitment to help DJs build their technical chops, Mobile Beat Las Vegas will again feature the Tech DJ Institute, headed up by the industry leader who can translate “geek-speak” to “DJ” better than anyone else: Ben Stowe of NLFX Professional.

The institute will feature eight 90-minute sessions on sound and lighting for DJs, at beginning and advanced levels. Sessions will be in a classroom format with room for 50 attendees each.

Lighting 2 – This workshop will teach you what you need to know to use your gear like a truly professional light technician. You’ll learn about the physical properties of light, the physics and physiology of color, and how to use that to create stunning results for your clients. Ben will also cover diffusion, color temperature, beam angle, field angle, Ingress Protection (IP) for outdoor uses and more. In short, he’ll teach you how to use light like a magician to transform a room.

Ben Stowe started his electronics journey at the tender age of 5, when a neighbor taught him how to solder and started feeding his voracious appetite for knowledge of all things electrical. While in high school, he built his first DJ systems from others’ thowaways. Since then he has accumulated all the certifications he can, beginning with a Minnesota electrical license and culminating with the elite InfoComm CTS. His AV installs have been featured in the major trade publications. He is also the founder and president of NLFX Professional (, a leading supplier of sound, lighting and other gear. Along with Mobile Beat, his presentations have been featured at BPM, Wedding MBA, and many other industry events.