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KnowledgeFest 2024 Tour

Atlantic City -- June 7-9, 2024 

Harrah's Resort & Convention Center

 

Dallas -- TBA


 

Future Dates & Locations for KnowledgeFest 2025

Las Vegas -- January 31 - February 2, 2025 

Paris Hotel &  Convention Center

 

 

Atlantic City - June 6-8, 2025

Harrah's Resort & Convention Center

 

 

 


 
Member Pricing
First attendee registration is free, each additional registrant from your store is free as well.
*Mobile Electronics Retail member registration requires a current MEA membership. If your membership has lapsed, you will need to renew prior to the event to avoid being charged the attendee registration fee.
 
Non-Member Pricing
Attendee registration is $149.00 for each attendee.
 
Press Credentials - [Click Here] to register.
Requires Mobile Electronics Association for approval
 
What is KnowledgeFest?
KnowledgeFest was founded in 1994 by a group of passionate specialty retailers and reps in the Midwest who saw the value in mobile electronics retailers getting together to share knowledge and experiences. In sharing successes and failures, all participants become better, smarter and more profitable business people. Since that time, KnowledgeFest has grown into a full trade show and educational conference like no other in our industry.
 
What's in it for me?
Today, KnowledgeFest events include over 18 educational workshops, 50 manufacturer trainings, great networking opportunities, and: a Mobile Electronics Show floor featuring manufacturer and benefit provider exhibits and displays. Talk one-on-one with people with which you do business (or should be!). Every major manufacturer and many specialty manufacturers will be there for you. 
 
Over 40 hours of manufacturer training sessions are designed to make you the expert in your market. Specialized training for owner/managers, sales professionals and installation techs to keep your business on the cutting edge of profitability. Whether you're a seasoned veteran, or a relative newcomer to mobile electronics, KnowledgeFest has something for you.
 
What will I learn?
KnowledgeFest events will speak to the issues that retailers have told us are important for managing and growing their business. For example, topics like controlling expenses, maximizing cash flow and finding new ways to compete in this challenging economy. Learn the best ways for improving business relationships with manufacturers and reps, find out how to deal with connectivity issues and the defective dilemma and make the right decisions for marketing and advertising to today's consumer. Find the most effective ways to make the Internet your friend and realize areas for potential growth that you may not have considered.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 19:57
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KnowledgeFest 2021 Event Schedules:

Indianapolis Event Schedule - [Click Here]

Dallas Event Schedule - [Click Here]

 

Orlando (Past Event Information) - [Click Here]

 


 

[Click Here] for Hotel Information

[Click Here] for Exhibit Floor Maps

 

 

 

Friday, 16 October 2020 15:40
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Nashville 2024 Hotwire Banner 

* Date, Rooms and Times are Subject to Change

KnowledgeFest Nashville April 19-21, 2024

Located at the Music City Center

201 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203
* Topics, Dates, Rooms, and Times are Subject to Change

Friday, April 19

Start End Track Description Location
8:00 A 5:00 P Event Registration
Hall D Reg
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8:30 A 9:00 A Opening Keynote - Event Kickoff
102 AB
----Break
9:10 A 10:30 A Tech-Fab 102 AB
9:10 A 10:30 A Sales-Mkt

Drive Engagement: Mastering Social Media

in the Automotive Industry
103 C
9:10 A 10:30 A Owner-Mgr

Smart Business Strategies & Ethics: Unlock

the Secrets to Lasting Success in the

Car Audio Industry
103 A
----Break
10:40 A 12:00 P
Tech-Fab

Amp Racks and Custom Mounts

102 AB
10:40 A 12:00 P Sales-Mkt The Profit Funnel 103 C
10:40 A 12:00 P Owner-Mgr

Harmony in Numbers: A Financial Tune Up for

Car Audio Entrepreneurs

103 A
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12:00 P
12:30 P
Lunch Options
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12:30 P 1:30 P VT-1 Tury: The FAST Max 102 AB
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-4 Kenwood Fast Track: Accelerating Sales and Solutions
101 C
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-6
Firstech - DroneMobile XC
101 E
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-7 SONY Mobile ES Source Units and Amplifiers Technology 103 A
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-8 Diamond Audio
103 B
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-9

XS Power - Sundown Audio: 

Hands on Subwoofer Reconing

103 C
----Break
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-11 Orca Design: Mosconi DSP 101 A
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-13 TUNE-UP YOUR JVC DEMO EXPERIENCE! 101 C
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-14 PrecisionPower 101 D
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-15 Firstech - iDatalink Maestro
101 E
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-16 New SONY Source Unit and GS Products 103 A
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-17 SNAP Finance 103 B
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-18 VIPER: Vehicle Theft is on the Rise
103 C
      ----Break 
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-20 Orca Design: BARNIE Training 101 A
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-21 GCH Automotive Systems 101 B
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-23 RDVFL
101 D
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-24 12 Volt Dashboard 101 E
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-25 MECP 103 A
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-26 Audiomobile 103 B
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-27

VOXX: VOXXeKey: Leave Your Key at Home + CarLink 7

103 C
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4:00 P 7:00 P Event Mobile Electronics Show Exhibit Floor Exhibit Hall D
4:00 P
7:00 P Event Beer & Business Networking
Exhibit Hall D
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7:00 P 9:00 P VT-MG Mosconi OEM Intergration: NO Pre-AMP NO Problem Booth 835

Saturday, April 20

Start End Track Description Location
7:30 A 5:00 P Registration  Hall D
8:00 A 9:20 A Tech-Fab

Gorilla Fabrication:Making Magic without

the Machines
102 AB
8:00 A 9:20 A Sales-Mkt

Selling in the Age of Big Tech: Keep Up or

Get Left Behind

103 C
8:00 A 9:20 A Owner-Mgr 

Cast Off the Crutches Presentation: Part 1

103 A
----Break
9:30 A 10:50 A Tech-Fab

Making Awesome and Impactful Midbass in

Car Audio Systems

102 AB
9:30 A 10:50 A Sales-Mkt 103 C
9:30 A 10:50 A Owner-Mgr Showroom to Fab Room - Sharing a Polished

Appearance with your Clients

103 A
----Break
11:00 A 12:20 P Tech-Fab

Using Fusion 360 to Create 3D Printed

Speaker Mounting Solutions - Live Workshop

102 AB
11:00 A 12:20 P Sales-Mkt

Drive Engagement: Mastering Social Media

in the Automotive Industry
103 C
11:00 A 12:20 P Owner-Mgr 

Building a Business, Not a Job!

103 A
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Start End Description Location
12:00 P
4:00 P Exhibits Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Exhibit Hall D
12:30 P
2:00 P MEA Members Lunch & Other Options
Exhibit Hall D
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Brand
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-28
Ground Zero Car Audio: In a Nutshell 102 AB
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-29 Orca Design: Focal
101 A
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-31 Kenwood Fast Track: Accelerating Sales and Solutions 101 C
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-32 RDVFL 101 D
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-33 Firstech - Techical Training
101 E
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-34 SONY Mobile ES Source Units and Amplifiers Technology 103 A
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-35 Diamond Audio
103 B
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-36

XS Power - Sundown Audio:

Hands on Subwoofer Reconing

103 C
----Break  
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-37 SounDigital: GAN, The Legend Continues 102 AB
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-38 Orca Design: Gladen & Mosconi
101 A
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-39 GCH Automotive Systems
101 B
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-40 TUNE-UP YOUR JVC DEMO EXPERIENCE! 101 C
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-41 PrecisionPower 101 D
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-42 Firstech - iDatalink Maestro
101 E
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-43 New SONY Source Unit and GS Products 103 A
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-44 SNAP Finance 103 B
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-45 VOXX: Find out Why REAR SEAT VIDEO is not DEAD 103 C
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Sunday, April 21

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8:45 A
2:00 P Exhibits Registration Exhibit Hall 
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Start
End
Track Description Location
9:00 A 10:20 A Tech-Fab 102 AB
9:00 A 10:20 A Sales-Mkt Maximizing Every Sales Opportunity 103 C
9:00 A 10:20 A Owner-Mgr

Operational Excellence: Take your Inventory

Management to the Next Level

103 A
----Break
10:30 A 11:50 A Tech-Fab Installer Rountable: Making the Right Choices
102 AB
10:30 A 11:50 A Sales-Mkt

The 2000s Called and They Want Their

Sales Techniques Back

103 C
10:30 A 11:50 A Owner-Mgr Cast Off the Crutches Workshop: Part 2 103 A
11:30 A 2:00 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Exhibit Hall D
12:30 A 2:00 P Lunch Options
Exhibit Hall D
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Monday, 24 July 2023 14:14
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* Date, Rooms and Times are Subject to Change

KnowledgeFest Atlantic City June 7-9, 2024

Located at Harrah's Resort & Convention Center

777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ  08401
* Topics, Dates, Rooms, and Times are Subject to Change

Friday, June 7

Start End Track Description Location
8:00 A 5:00 P Event Registration
Prefunction
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8:30 A 9:00 A Opening Keynote - Event Kickoff
Avalon 12
----Break
9:10 A 10:30 A Tech-Fab The Technicians Guide to Motorcycle Audio Installation Avalon 12
9:10 A 10:30 A Sales-Mkt Build Your Online Presence the Five Star Way Avalon 8
9:10 A 10:30 A Owner-Mgr Avalon 10
----Break
10:40 A 12:00 P
Tech-Fab

Avalon 12
10:40 A 12:00 P Sales-Mkt The Profit Funnel Avalon 8
10:40 A 12:00 P Owner-Mgr Your Next Million Dollars: Expand Beyond Traditional
Avalon 10
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12:00 P
12:30 P
Lunch Options
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12:30 P 1:30 P VT-1 Cicada Audio - Pro Audio for Motorcycles
Avalon 12
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-2 Introduction to The12vDashboard Avalon 10
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-3
Avalon 8
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-4 ME-TV by MotoTV
Avalon 7
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-5 Avalon 6
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-6 Avalon 5
12:30 P  1:30 P  VT-7  Metra's 2024 New Products Overview Avalon 4
12:30 P  1:30 P  VT-8  Alpine's OEM Integration and EV Product Training Avalon 3
12:30 P  1:30 P  VT-9  SNAP Finance Avalon 2
----Break
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-11 Cicada Audio - Pro Audio for Motorcycles Avalon 12
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-12 Firstech - DroneMobile XC  Avalon 10
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-13 Avalon 8
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-14 SONY Head Unit Technology and Technical Support Avalon 7
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-15 VIPER: Vehicle Theft is on the Rise Avalon 6
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-16 Stinger - Vehicle-specific Solutions that make sence! Avalon 5
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-17 Metra - New Jeep & Saddle Tramp Upgrades Avalon 4
1:45 P  2:45 P  VT-18 Avalon 3
1:45 P  2:45 P  VT-19  Avalon 2
1:45 P 2:45 P  VT-20  Orca Design: DSP Tuning Fundamentals Avalon 1
      ----Break 
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-21 Tury - The FAST MAX Avalon 12
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-22 Firstech - iDatalink Maestro Avalon 10
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-23 Avalon 8
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-24 SONY GS and Mobile ES Speaker Experience Avalon 7
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-25 VOXX: VOXXeKey: Leave Your Key at Home + CarLink 7 Avalon 6
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-26 Making Good Sound Great the AudioControl way! Avalon 5
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-27 Morel – New Product and Effective Sales Techniques Avalon 4
3:00 P  4:00 P  VT-28  Avalon 3
3:00 P  4:00 P  VT-29  Avalon 2
3:00 P  4:00 P  VT-30  Avalon 1
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4:00 P 7:00 P Event Mobile Electronics Show Exhibit Floor Exhibit Hall
4:00 P
7:00 P Event Beer & Business Networking
Exhibit Hall
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7:30 P 9:30 P VT-MG Davis Distribution & GoFast Solutions Event TBA

Saturday, June 8

Start End Track Description Location
7:30 A 5:00 P Registration  Hall D
8:00 A 9:20 A Tech-Fab Tools & Techniques for OEM Integration Avalon 12
8:00 A 9:20 A Sales-Mkt Avalon 8
8:00 A 9:20 A Owner-Mgr  Avalon 10
----Break
9:30 A 10:50 A Tech-Fab Avalon 12
9:30 A 10:50 A Sales-Mkt Profitability Selling Motorcycle Audio
Avalon 8
9:30 A 10:50 A Owner-Mgr Cast Off the Crutches Workshop: Part 2 Avalon 10
----Break
11:00 A 12:20 P Tech-Fab Amp Racks and Custom Mounts Avalon 12
11:00 A 12:20 P Sales-Mkt Avalon 8
11:00 A 12:20 P Owner-Mgr  Avalon 10
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Start End Description Location
12:00 P
4:00 P Exhibits Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Exhibit Hall
12:30 P
2:00 P MEA Members Lunch & Other Options
Exhibit Hall
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Brand
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-31
Ground Zero Car Audio - Car Audio in a Nutshell Avalon 12
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-32 Firstech - Techical Training  Avalon 10
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-33 Avalon 8
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-34 SONY GS and Mobile ES Speaker Experience Avalon 7
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-35 Avalon 6
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-36 Avalon 5
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-37 Metra's 2024 New Products Overview Avalon 4
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-38 Avalon 3
4:15 P  5:15 P  VT-39  Kicker - Pro-Class, 2024 New Products and Integration Avalon 2
4:15 P  5:15 P  VT-40  Experience the Pinnacle of Sound with Focal Avalon 1
----Break  
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-41 SounDigital Car Audio - GAN, The Legend Continues Avalon 12
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-42 Firstech - iDatalink Maestro  Avalon 10
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-43 Avalon 8
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-44 SONY GS and Mobile ES Speaker Experience Avalon 7
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-45 VOXX: Find out Why REAR SEAT VIDEO is not DEAD Avalon 6
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-46 Morel – New Product and Effective Sales Techniques Avalon 5
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-47 Metra - New Jeep & Saddle Tramp Upgrades Avalon 4
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-48 3 NEW NEX Head units from Pioneer Electronics USA Inc. Avalon 3
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-49 New Motorcycle Tech from Precision Power Avalon 2
5:30 P  6:30 P VT-50  Avalon 1
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7:30 P 9:30 P DAS Party Indoor Pool

Sunday, June 9

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8:45 A
2:00 P Exhibits Registration Exhibit Hall 
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Start
End
Track Description Location
9:00 A 10:20 A Tech-Fab 3D Scanning for Automotive Aftermarket
Avalon 12
9:00 A 10:20 A Sales-Mkt Maximizing Every Sales Opportunity Avalon 8
9:00 A 10:20 A Owner-Mgr Avalon 10
----Break
10:30 A 11:50 A Tech-Fab CNC Laser - Programming & Projects Avalon 12
10:30 A 11:50 A Sales-Mkt Avalon 8
10:30 A 11:50 A Owner-Mgr Building a Winning Team Avalon 10
11:30 A 2:30 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Exhibit Hall
11:30 A 2:30 P Lunch Options
Exhibit Hall
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Wednesday, 01 May 2024 22:44
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Title: No Pre-AMP NO Problem

 

Description: In a world where more often there are no aftermarket pre-amp solutions available, mastering OEM integration is more important than ever. This class will guide you through the process of utilizing factory signals, de-EQing, correcting factory curves,  bypassing all-pass filters and how to sum signals in factory system step by step. Whether you're dealing with signal integration or seeking ways to enhance sound quality without replacing the factory head unit system, this session is designed for you.

 
Who Should Attend: This session is essential for anyone working in installation bays or involved in car audio and electronics. It’s a perfect fit for those keen on staying ahead in the fast-evolving field of automotive audio installations.
 
Presenters: Sage Weir, German Schulmeister, Chris Aking
 
Leverage this opportunity to learn from industry veterans Sage Weir, German Schumister, and Chris Aking. Their expertise in handling complex integration challenges will equip you with the knowledge and skills to tackle any project with confidence.
 
If you're attending KnowledgeFest Nashville, make sure to mark your calendar for this not-to-be-missed class. Enhance your skills, learn from the best, and take your installation projects to the next level.
 
We look forward to seeing you there and contributing to your professional growth.

 

Friday, April 19

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meeting Room: Exhibit Hall D Booth #835

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat.

Sunday, 19 January 2020 23:26
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Instructor(s): Kimberly Trainer and Dalton Trainer from Car-Tunes, Inc.
 
Track: Owner - Manager
Location: 103 A
Sign Up: [Click Here]
 
Description: From the showroom to the fab room, you must impress your clients with a polished appearance! Your language, physical appearance, facility cleanliness, and project presentations MUST represent your professionalism in an efficient manner to gain trust and overcome any client objections. From the business owner and sales professional’s perspective to the installer/fabricator’s point of view. This presentation will show proven methods for all positions to correct the silent mistakes affecting your closing rate and start a line of new clients knocking on your door?
 
Top Take-aways: Gain Efficient Communication & Presentation Techniques that will Unify a Common Polished Presentation from Sales Professionals, Installers, & Fabricators alike. Achieve a Higher Close Rate while Validating a Higher Labor Rate.
 
Who should attend: Owners, Sales Professionals, Installers/Fabricators looking to streamline an effective presentation to upscale clientele & increase profitability for all positions on your team.
Tuesday, 14 November 2023 17:13
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Instructor(s): Tomas Keenan from Step It Up Academy
Track: Owner - Manager
Location: Avalon 10
Sign Up: [Click Here]
 

Description: Join us for a dynamic session tailored for small business owners and managers, where we'll delve into crucial aspects of business growth. Learn the art of setting and tracking targets, building future-proof organizational charts, and crafting effective hiring and onboarding processes. Navigate the delicate balance of business ethics by establishing core values and addressing challenges like poaching clients and employees.

 
Top Take-aways: Walk away with actionable insights and the tools to propel your business forward with integrity and efficiency.
 

Who should attend: Owners and manager looking to enhance their abilities to run a highly productive and profitable business.