2016 CDJ Show Events

Toolroom Academy

Friday, March 11th

The Toolroom Academy was officially launched in November 2015. After over a decade of finding new artists, dominating Beatport and touring the world with live shows, it felt time for Toolroom to pass some of the knowledge and experience the label had gained. An educational arm of the international brand, the Toolroom Academy aims to equip producers and DJs with the skills to build their creativity and careers within the dance music scene. details

Industry Panel

Sunday, March 13th

CDJ Show & zipDJ proudly presents the 5th Annual Industry Panel hosted by Nick Fiorucci, featuring Canadian and international guest speakers. Sit in on a discussion with industry legends and the new leaders at the top of their game. details

CDJ Icons

March 11-12th

Join us and bare witness to the first of many CDJ Icon annual events, where industry leader, owner of Kings of Spins & Host Eddie Gordon he takes you through the journey that is dance music in the three Q&A sessions with some of the leaders in Dance Music spanning 5 decades. details


Saturday, March 12th

Don't miss the second annual GetSigned session, a chance to sit down face-to-face with label representatives to find out which of your tracks are a fit for their label. Open to all Full Pass holders, get your tracks ready and stay tuned for registration details. details

Main Stage presented by Electro-Voice

Sunday, March 13th

Electro-Voice presents the 2016 CDJ Show Main Stage featuring live DJ and performance sets all day Sunday, as well as the 2016 DMC Canada Champions Showcase. Stay tuned for our list of Main Stage special guests details

Ableton Live Producer's Jam

Sunday, March 13th

For two hours we will create an interactive environment with an open forum that consists of various Instruments/controllers etc that are open to interaction and guided manipulation by the audience. Instead of simply speaking about the products we will demonstrate and entice audience members to interact. Imagine it somewhere between a town hall meeting and a digital rodeo. details

Music Law Panel

Sunday, March 13th

This year, we proudly present 4 of Canada's leading entertainment lawyers in an in-depth panel discussion that will help you get your career or business to the next level, and avoid the pitfalls that may stand between you and succes. details


March 12-13th

Get hands-on and make some noise in the MixZone, featuring unlimited access to the latest DJ and studio recording gear from Ableton, Audio-Technica, Cakewalk, Focusrite, Hercules, Novation, Presonus and more! details

2016 DMC Canada Champions Showcase

Sunday, March 13th

This is a showcase style, scratch only competition. Serato or vinyl may be used at this competition. Up to 8 DJs will each perform a 2 minute set and our esteemed judges will select the Top 3! This is an exhibition event. The Top 3 DJ's will claim ultimate bragging rights and prizing but will not advance to the DMC World Finals. details

Digital Marketing Panel

Sunday, March 13th

Our Digital Marketing Panel is an incredible opportunity for aspiring club DJs, established mobile DJ business and entertainers of all kinds to learn the insider secrets and industry best practices for getting your career or business details to your target market. details

2016 Networking Event

Saturday, March 12th

The CDJA is proud to present the 2016 Networking Event at the 2016 Canadian DJ Show! On Saturday, March 12th from 6pm to 8pm come visit us in the Governor General Suite for drinks and light snacks. We will have exclusive access to CDJ Show guests like Steve Moody, Howard Wallach, and Youtube celeb Brian S Redd! You will also be able to check out the new line of stylish CDJA apparel being modelled by the CDJA Party Patrol! details

Official After Party

Saturday, March 12th

This year's after party will take place at Maison Mercer, 15 Mercer Street in Toronto (416.477.2288, map below) featuring CDJ Show special guests Funkagenda and Nick Fiorucci alongside Mike Jacinto. details

Artist & Songwriting Panel

Sunday, March 13th

This will be our first ever Artist & Songwriting panel, featuring a diverse array of talent discuss topincs critical to today's up and coming artists and producers. More details coming soon. details

Some of the events we have offered in past shows include:

  • GetSigned Panel
  • Networking Social
  • Keynote Breakfast
  • VIP Experience
  • Digital Marketing Panel
  • Industry Panel
  • Radio Exposure Panel
  • Main Stage Powered by Electro-Voice
  • Official After Party
  • MixZone
  • Pro-School

You can view past event details in the Archives.