We're headed to Dallas, y'all! EXPO 2024 attendees can count on three full days of must-attend seminars and panel sessions geared toward club owners, general managers, DJs, security staff and other key club personnel; two days of a 120-booth Tradeshow with vendors showcasing their latest products and services; the First Night Fandango and Pre-ED Awards presentation; the $10,000 Bikini Contest; and the Annual ED's Awards Show, the only national awards show honoring the industry’s top adult nightclubs and feature entertainers.

“My advice to anybody out there is this: I see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s there. And what it takes is the people that are getting involved in this business to be innovative, to be creative and to participate with the industry as a whole. That’s going to be the success. I didn’t get to where I am without intermingling with all these people through ED and meeting the right people at EXPO. I come to every EXPO, and when I’m at EXPO I’ve got a smile on my face and I’m a happy soul.” —  Jim St. John


SUNDAY, August 25

  1 – 6 pm Registration Desk Open
  3 – 5 pm ACE National Board Meeting
  5 – 7:30 pm ACE National 25th Anniversary Reception
  8:30 – 11 pm 2024 EDI Finals at Bucks Cabaret Dallas  sponsored by Lauren Phillips, Bucks Cabaret & The Pony Clubs

Monday, August 26

  8:30 am – 6 pm Registration Desk open
  10 am – 11 am Texas-Style Breakfast  
  11 – Noon Seminar – The Legends of Dallas: 
30-year veterans of the Metroplex club market will discuss the heyday of Dallas clubs, and look forward to its future. Scheduled to appear: Scott Burch (Burch Management), Dawn Rizos (The Lodge), David Fairchild (The Men’s Club). Sponsored by Platinum Solutions
  Noon – 1 pm EXPO Legal Panel: With new rules governing “contractors vs. employees” recently handed down via the Department of Labor, now is as critical a time as ever to revisit this topic with our panel of legal experts.   Sponsored by Pole Position
  Noon – 1 pm Breakout Seminar For Entertainers Only: Empowering entertainers to sell more dances
This motivational seminar is designed for entertainers to excel in their performances and boost their dance sales
  1 pm – 2 pm Keynote Address 1: Hospitality expert Michael Tipps of Maverick Theory
From names of clubs to eating and layout concepts, hospitality expert Michael Tipps has a score of ideas for elevating the adult nightclub industry.
  2 pm – 6 pm Tradeshow Open – – MainStage sponsored by Lauren Phillips
  8 pm – 11 pm First Night Fandango at the Cowboys Red River Dancehall
  11 pm – 2 am After-Parties at The Lodge and Baby Dolls

Tuesday, August 27

  9 am – 6 pm Registration Desk open
  9:30 am – 10:30 am Texas-Style Breakfast
  10:30 am – 11:15 am Seminar — Why to hire female club managers:
This seminar will feature some of the top female club operators and will discuss the advantages that female GMs may have over their male counterparts. Sponsored by CWA Merchant Services
  11:30 – 12:15 pm Seminar — How to get, and keep, entertainers in the digital age: For many club owners and managers, the number-one issue they’re faced with on a daily basis is having enough quality entertainers. Of course, that’s no secret — clubs have struggled with this aspect of club operation for decades. But now, with the growth of sites like OnlyFans, it’s harder to “keep” the entertainers you have than ever before. Our panel of experts will address these key issues, with a special concentration on the best strategies for entertainer retention.
  11:30 am – 12:15 pm Breakout seminar for entertainers only: Your work-life balance and your mental health! Creating and maintaining a balance between your “work” life and your private life is critical for an entertainer’s mental health. Our mental health experts will discuss the ways that entertainers can ensure that they’re not bringing their “work” home with them, while also maintaining a positive frame of mind while in the club. Helming this important seminar will be Dr. Monique Martinez-Quiros of Key Rose LLC, a doctorate-level, dually licensed (NV & AZ) behavioral health professional with a specialty in integrated behavioral health.
  12:30 – 1 pm Keynote Address 2 Lone Star icon Joe Bob Briggs
This Texas native is going to bring his infectious charm and energy to address an industry he has long admired, written about, and still celebrates to this day
  1 pm – 5 pm Tradeshow Open – MainStage sponsored by Lauren Phillips
  7 pm – 9 pm ED Awards Show Reception at The Saloon inside Gilly’s sponsored by Expose
  9 pm – 11 pm ED Awards Show at Gilly’s Dallas

Wednesday, August 28

  10 am – 2 pm Registration Desk open
  10:am – 11 am Texas-Style Breakfast
  11 am – Noon Seminar — Find your friends, know your enemies  The Family Policy Council has targeted YOUR industry and they have a three-part strategy that involves passing legislation against anything deemed “adult.” Find out what YOU can do about it! Presented by ACE National
  Noon – 1:30 pm Seminar — Civilian response to an active shooter This training course in life-saving is for every EXPO attendee, and will outline the steps for a civilian response to an active shooter event (CRASE). presented by ACE National and COAST in conjunction with Texas State University

  4 pm – 8 pm $10,000 Bikini Contest & Pool Party at The Men’s Club