It’s not all fun and games at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. Sure, the fans are there for a good time. But the hundreds of trade attendees come for something else: to keep up to speed on the changing business realities in the adult industry. To help them absorb as much information as possible, AVN offers a robust slate of networking events and educational seminars.
This years lineup is a microcosm of whats bubbling up in news stories, hitting the shelves in retail stores or debuting on websites around the country.
The following seminars will be offered during AEE, which runs January 20-23, 2016, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. The topics have been chosen in an an effort to reflect current issues and preoccupations in the industry, with the intent to help both companies and individuals flourish in an ever-changing industry.
Wednesday, January 20
Private Lives: Protecting Member Data (3-4 p.m.)
Hacking is a fact of life, with security breaches happening at all levels of the digital sphere, from healthcare databases to retail giants to adult dating sites. AVN will assemble a panel of seasoned players to talk about how you can protect your clients sensitive information.
Case Studies: Keeping Tabs on Changing Laws and Regulations (4-5 p.m.)
Condom regulations, the 2257 lawsuit, piracy battles, zoning challenges, and the odd challenge to freedom of speechall of these issues affect your right and ability to produce and sell adult entertainment and pleasure products. A team of legal eagles will help keep us in the loop on the latest developments.
Election 2016: Which Candidate Is the Best Bet for the Adult Industry? (5-6 p.m.)
American voters will be choosing their next commander-in-chief over the next 11 months, both in primary elections and the national presidential vote in November 2016. A panel of politically active porn vets will discuss the pros and cons of the candidates seeking to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as how the outcome of the election will affect the industry.
Thursday, January 21
Trans Action: Exploring Trends in TS Erotica (1-2 p.m.)
More Americans than ever before are aware of, and open to, the transgender community. Learn more about this lively and profitable adult entertainment niche from producers and sales people, both veterans and vibrant newcomers.
Empowering the Performer: How to Be Your Own Boss (2-3 p.m.)
More than at any time in the past, adult performers have at their disposal a wide array of opportunities to control their professional destiny. The discussion will include issues related to traditional adult entertainment work as well as webcamming and live chat, running websites and online stores, and working the gentlemens club circuit.
Porn or Erotica? Chasing That Indie Vibe (3-4 p.m.)
Its famously said that the difference between porn and erotica is lighting … but its obviously much more than that. We all know it when we see it, but just what ineffable qualities turn adult entertainment into something that could fit in on the film festival circuit?
Friday, January 22
Love Virtually: The Multidimensional World of VR (1-2 p.m.)
AVN has always gotten a charge out of cutting-edge porn tech, from 3D to 4K. Weve heard much about the promise of what virtual reality technologies can bring to adult entertainment. Now, at last, VR seems ready for its close-up. This seminar will explore whats out there on the horizon.
Now Trending: Whats Hot, Whats Ahead (3-4 p.m.)
Fauxcest, hotwifing, feminist erotica, high-end IR, femdom, reality porn, GILFs these are a few buzzwords that have been kicked around lately. Well assemble a panel to talk about whats selling, and why.
Saturday, January 23
Consent Degrees: Yes, No and Everything in Between (1-2 p.m.)
Adult performers of all gender orientations operate in a world where they must create the illusion of ecstasy even though sometimes they may not always be having a good time. Well bring together a group of experts and industry veterans to discuss how the adult community can work to make sure performersparticularly young newcomersare comfortable about speaking up if theyre not really down with whats happening on and off set.
One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, the 2016 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo provides a unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry, as well as for those who desire to learn more and meet the biggest names in adult entertainment. The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo gives industry insiders and fans the opportunity to see the latest trends, new additions, and hottest men and women in the world under one roof at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.
The AVN Expo boasts more than 500 adult stars who will be in attendance, more than 150 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, 15 exciting parties, numerous networking events for industry to have quality face time together, and a plethora of educational programs designed to teach industry newcomers what it takes to grow and succeed.
The show dates are as follows:
AVN Novelty Expo: January 20-22
AVN Adult Entertainment Expo: January 20-23
AVN Awards Show: January 23
Called the CES of sex toys by Wired magazine, the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) will once again take over the Paradise Tower, and will be restricted to trade attendees. ANEs continued growth and success gives opportunities to businesses to expand their relationships, learn new trends, and meet all of the important people and companies in the industry. Exhibitors will feature new products, and there will be workshops, seminars and industry events for everyone in the novelty sector.
All industry personnel may book hotel rooms in the Paradise Tower (rates start as low as $129 per night). To reserve click here.
Adult stars, webcam girls and adult models have the unique opportunity to network and do business with clients as well as meet and take photos with the fans and sign at this one-of-a-kind show, which incorporates the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) and the AVN Awards Show into the four-day event.
Of the stars who have appeared at AEE, some of the top names include Jessica Drake, Asa Akira, Joanna Angel, Bonnie Rotten, Skin Diamond, James Deen, Jessie Andrews, Anikka Albrite, Dana DeArmond, Veruca James, Maddy OReilly, Marica Hase, Joslyn James, Dakota Skye, Samantha Saint, Lisa Daniels, Tori Black, Layla Price, Alana Luv, London Keyes, Dana Vespoli, Alexis Texas, Aiden Starr, Penny Pax, Chanel Preston, Kimberly Kane, Dani Daniels and many, many more.
The four-day 2016 trade seminar schedule will address a spectrum of relevant subjects, each with a panel of speakers hand-picked because of their expertise or passion for the topic at hand. AVN Media Network will once again hold its fan seminar program, which will touch on a variety of topics, including interviews with Best New Starlet nominees for the 2016 AVN Awards, a Q&A session with top male talent and more.
The 2016AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 33rd annualAVNAwards Show, which will be heldSaturday, January 23, 2016, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annualAVNAwards Show is a gala event recognizing adult content, individuals, and companies that exemplify excellence in the industry.
Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to theAVNAwards Show.
To secure exhibit space or for sales info, contact AVN at (818) 718-5788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All information about the largest adult entertainment expo in the world can be found at AVNShow.com.