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KnowledgeFest 2024 Tour

Dallas -- September 20-22, 2024

Hilton Anatole & Convention Center


 

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

 

Dallas -- August 15-17, 2025

Hilton Anatole & Convention Center

Future Dates & Locations for KnowledgeFest 2026

Las Vegas -- February 2-4, 2026

Paris Hotel &  Convention Center

 

 

Atlantic City - June 5-7, 2026

Harrah's Resort & Convention Center

 


Future Dates & Locations for KnowledgeFest 2027

Las Vegas -- January 20-22, 2027

Paris Hotel &  Convention Center

 

 

Atlantic City - June 4-6, 2027

Harrah's Resort & Convention Center

 


Future Dates & Locations for KnowledgeFest 2028

Las Vegas -- February 6-8, 2028

Paris Hotel &  Convention Center

 

 

Atlantic City - TBA

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]

 


 

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[Click Here] for Exhibit Floor Maps

 

 

 

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

* Date, Rooms and Times are Subject to Change

KnowledgeFest Dallas September 20-22, 2024

Located at the Hilton Anatole

* Topics, Dates, Rooms, and Times are Subject to Change

Friday, September 20

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
TBA
----Break
9:10 A 10:30 A Tech-Fab
Making Awesome and Impactful Midbass in
Car Audio Systems
TBA
9:10 A 10:30 A Sales-Mkt
Drive Engagement: Mastering Social Media
in the Automotive Industry
TBA
9:10 A 10:30 A Owner-Mgr
Smart Business Strategies & Ethics: Unlock
the Secrets to Lasting Success in the
Car Audio Industry
TBA
----Break
10:40 A 12:00 P
Tech-Fab

Amp Racks and Custom Mounts
TBA
10:40 A 12:00 P Sales-Mkt
The 2000s Called and They Want Their
Sales Techniques Bac  
TBA
10:40 A 12:00 P Owner-Mgr Your Next Million Dollars: Expand Beyond Traditional
12 Volt to Increase Revenue
TBA
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12:00 P
12:30 P
Lunch Options
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12:30 P 1:30 P VT-1 Vendor Training
TBA
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-2 Vendor Training TBA
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-3
Vendor Training
TBA
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-4 Vendor Training TBA
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-5
Vendor Training
TBA
12:30 P 1:30 P VT-6
Vendor Training
TBA
12:30 P  1:30 P  VT-7  Vendor Training TBA
12:30 P  1:30 P  VT-8  Vendor Training TBA
12:30 P  1:30 P  VT-9  Vendor Training TBA
Vendor Training
----Break
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-11 Vendor Training TBA
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-12 Vendor Training TBA
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-13
Vendor Training
TBA
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-14 Vendor Training TBA
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-15 Vendor Training TBA
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-16 Vendor Training TBA
1:45 P 2:45 P VT-17 Vendor Training TBA
1:45 P  2:45 P  VT-18
Vendor Training
TBA
1:45 P  2:45 P  VT-19 
Vendor Training
TBA
1:45 P 2:45 P  VT-20  Vendor Training TBA
      ----Break 
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-21 Vendor Training TBA
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-22 Vendor Training TBA
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-23
Vendor Training
TBA
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-24 Vendor Training TBA
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-25 Vendor Training TBA
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-26 Vendor Training TBA
3:00 P 4:00 P VT-27 Vendor Training TBA
3:00 P  4:00 P  VT-28 
Vendor Training
TBA
3:00 P  4:00 P  VT-29 
Vendor Training
TBA
3:00 P  4:00 P  VT-30 
Vendor Training
TBA
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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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Saturday, September 21

Start End Track Description Location
7:30 A 5:00 P Registration  Exhibit Hall
8:00 A 9:20 A Tech-Fab CNC Laser - Programming & Projects TBA
8:00 A 9:20 A Sales-Mkt
Selling in the Age of Big Tech: Keep Up or
Get Left Behind
TBA
8:00 A 9:20 A Owner-Mgr 
Cast Off the Crutches Presentation: Part 1
TBA
----Break
9:30 A 10:50 A Tech-Fab
Using Fusion 360 to Create 3D Printed
Speaker Mounting Solutions
TBA
9:30 A 10:50 A Sales-Mkt Profitability Selling Motorcycle Audio
TBA
9:30 A 10:50 A Owner-Mgr Cast Off the Crutches Workshop: Part 2 TBA
----Break
11:00 A 12:20 P Tech-Fab
3D Scanning for Automotive Aftermarket
TBA
11:00 A 12:20 P Sales-Mkt
Drive Engagement: Mastering Social Media
in the Automotive Industry
TBA
11:00 A 12:20 P Owner-Mgr 
Your Financial Operating Plan (FOP) Checklist
TBA
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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
Vendor Training TBA
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-32 Vendor Training TBA
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-33
Vendor Training
ATBA
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-34 Vendor Training TBA
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-35
Vendor Training
TBA
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-36
Vendor Training
TBA
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-37 Vendor Training TBA
4:15 P 5:15 P VT-38
Vendor Training
TBA
4:15 P  5:15 P  VT-39  Vendor Training TBA
4:15 P  5:15 P  VT-40  Vendor Training TBA
----Break  
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-41 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-42 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-43
Vendor Training
TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-44 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-45 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-46 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-47 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-48 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P 6:30 P VT-49 Vendor Training TBA
5:30 P  6:30 P VT-50 
Vendor Training
TBA
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Sunday, September 22

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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 Tools & Techniques for OEM Integration   TBA
9:00 A 10:20 A Sales-Mkt Maximizing Every Sales Opportunity TBA
9:00 A 10:20 A Owner-Mgr
Operational Excellence: Take your Inventory
Management to the Next Level
TBA
----Break
10:30 A 11:50 A Tech-Fab Installers Roundtable TBA
10:30 A 11:50 A Sales-Mkt
The Profit Funnel
TBA
10:30 A 11:50 A Owner-Mgr Building a Winning Team TBA
12:00 P 2:00 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Exhibit Hall
12:00 P 2:00 P Lunch Options
Exhibit Hall
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Wednesday, 19 June 2024 23:15
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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.

Friday, 01 December 2023 16:47
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Instructor(s): Dave Wall from Freeman's Car Stereo & John Schwartz from Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security

Track: Owner - Manager
Location: Avalon 10
Sign Up: [Click Here]
 

Description: In this class You will learn from two Retailer of the Year winners, on how to manage your inventory in a more efficient and effective way, to maximize profit dollars. From how to choose vendor partners, selecting product mix and assortments, and tracking sales to make projections. Learning how to identify and liquidate dead inventory and how to keep emotion in check when determining what inventory is best for your business. Lastly, learn what inventory turns are and how it has tremendous benefits on cash flow for your business.

 

 
Top Take-aways: You will come away from this class with an inventory management plan you can follow to help you master this important area of your business.
 

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

Friday, 01 December 2023 19:08
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Instructor(s): Kaitlyn Young – Social Media Doctor LLC
Track: Sales - Marketing
Location: Avalon 8
Sign Up: [Click Here]
 
Description: Gear up for success online with our workshop, 'Drive Engagement: Mastering Organic Social Media for the automotive industry.' Learn how to navigate the fast lane of social media marketing tailored specifically to help you grow and expand your business online! From crafting compelling content to leveraging platforms effectively, this class will equip you with the tools and strategies to revitalize your online presence, connect with your audience, and accelerate your business growth.
 

Top Take-aways: How to create content that attracts and how to sell online without ads and without sounding spammy.

 

Who should attend: Business Owners, Sales Professionals, and anyone looking to grow their online presence.

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 19:58
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