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 1 – This isn’t a beginner course on lighting overall, but an introduction to basic technologies that many DJs have questions about. The workshop will dive right into the physical properties of DMX, how to reliably and easily control lighting, and expanding it onto ART-NET nodes. You’ll also learn the real differences between wireless DMX protocols and why it matters to you. Ben will also cover various monogram imaging methods to help you profitably increase your business by offering customized solutions to your customers.

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.