A3C Conference

October 5-9, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

Hip-Hop's Family Reunion

Music · Technology · Culture

About A3C Conference

A3C Conference is a must-attend event and invaluable networking event for anyone in Hip-Hop.  The Conference Center and Pro-Audio Center host over 300 speakers and hundreds of industry influencers from leading companies, brands and organizations.  Music, Technology and Culture converge at the A3C Conference.

Conference Center

The A3C Conference is an unparalleled opportunity to connect and learn from Hip-Hop influencers, artists, organizations, and music industry experts.  The conference programming includes: live interviews, presentations, panels, workshops, mixers, mentor sessions and events intended to provide attendees with an invaluable experience, useful insight and lasting connections. 

Schedule & Line-Up Coming Soon. 


Pro Audio

The Pro-Audio center is an audiophile’s dream.  Attendees are able to network with some of Hip-Hop’s most influential music makers.  The pro-audio programming includes: workshops, demos, panels, showcases, live interviews and mentor sessions.  This intimate and interactive experience is tailored for producers, audio engineers, songwriters and DJs that want to have a career in music. 

Schedule & Line-Up Coming Soon. 

Speaker & Mentor Application

The Conference Center and Pro-Audio Center host over 300 speakers and mentors during A3C Conference.

Speakers will be required to participate on (1) 60 minute panel at the Conference Center or Pro-Audio Center.

Mentors will be required to participate in (1) 60 minute mentor session at the Conference Center.  Mentors will host (5) 7 minute mentor sessions with participating mentees.  Mentees are required to sign up online and are chosen on a first come, first serve basis.

Apply Here

Submit a Panel

Many of panels, workshops and events at A3C Conference are programmed and presented by leading organizations, institutions, companies and influencers, in their respective fields.

Past Curators Include: iStandard Producers, BMI, ASCAP, The Grammys, SESAC, Adult Swim, Morehouse, Spelman, Georgia Tech, Bossip, Combat Jack, Ableton, Tunecore, Native Instruments, TuneCore, Rane & 9th Wonder.

Submit Here

A3C Conference Schedule

 Wed, Oct 5Thu, Oct 6Fri, Oct 7Sat, Oct 8Sun, Oct 9
Conference CenterLoudermilk Center 10a - 8p 10a - 8p 10a - 8p - -
Pro AudioSAE Atlanta     11a - 8p 11a - 8p  

* full conference session schedule & speakers coming soon*

Tracks & Themes


There is much more to the music business than selling music.  Make money while making music is more than selling albums, downloads and streaming.  But before you can make $1, you have to make great music and connect with people.


Techonolgy is integrated into every aspect of our lives. New technologies impact how we communicate, create, connect, consume and discover. Understand how to utlize the technology around you and what it takes to become a player in the tech space.


Hip-Hop is more than music. Hip-Hop penetrates all aspects of life and is quantifiably the most influencial lifestyle in the world. Now, over 40 years old, we look at Hip-Hop's past, present and future.


Streaming services, big data and social media have transformed music discovery. What is the future of artist discovery and what are the tools artists can use to "be discovered."

Music Business

Navegating the new music landscape by effectively monetize your music, brand and more. Put your music to work with publishing and licensing deals, but make sure you know your rights first.


Content rules everything around me. Now that everyone is a content creator it is inparative to understand the fast-moving envireonment of content creation, distribution and monetiztion. Tune In, Follow Us, RT and Share This!


Manage the music industry on your own. The tools and resources for artists to successfully navigate the music industry are readily available. Do more for yourself, by yourself.

Marketing & Engagement

Artists are a brand and require a marketing strategy. In some respects, connecting with fans and building a community has never been easier, but many challenges still exist. Where, when and how artists reach fans is changing at the speed of technology.

Shows, Touring & Festivals

Where the rubber meets the road. Live performances are not just about selling tickets, but an opportunity to be creative, connect with fans, generate revenue and engage brands.

Social Impact

It's bigger than Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop has always been an engine for social change, but how can we effectively use art, music and hip-hop culture as an instrument for social justice and civic engagement. Less moments, more movements.

Making Music & Pro-Audio

Studios, pro-tools, MPCs, instruments and apps. How and where we make music and collaborate is forever changing. Technology is enabling creativity on-the-go, simplifying collaboration and reinventing discovery. Are you using the latest tools available or sticking to the basics?

Who Should Attend?

Hip-Hop heads and patrons 

Are immersed in Hip-Hop culture, music and art. Meet legends, discover your next favorite artist and enjoy Hip-Hop. 

Artists, producers, engineers and DJs

Learn from veterans and connect with the next generation of collaborators.

Music industry 

Engage with peers, discover the newest trends and prepare for the future of the music business.

Media and content creators

Come to produce compelling content.


Connect and create with like-minded individuals.

Entrepreneurs & start-ups

Build your network and learn from music tech and business leaders. 

Brand managers & marketing professionals

Keep their finger on the pulse and engage influences.


Get your career started.  Meet people, learn something and find opportunities. 

Why Attend?

Mixer and meet-Ups

create dedicated places and times for networking and a deeper discussion 


provide great information and wisdom from industry experts

Live interviews

From some of the most iconic artists and influencers in Hip-Hop are entertaining and insightful

Presentations and demos

Give leading music, tech and start-up companies an opportunity to reach and engage a targeted audience


Dedicated spaces for speakers, media, partners and VIP to connect and hang out

Special events

Produced to highten the experience for distinct groups of attendees


Make the experience truly unforgettable


Involve conversations between some of Hip-Hop's most iconic figures

Buy A Pass

VIP Pass

Best for industry professionals, uber-fans and anyone looking to connect with iconic artists and industry influencers.

VIP attendees receive exclusive access, private events, food & drinks, swag and additional amenities that will be announced on July 31st.

Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23


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$399 $499

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last 

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Festival + Conference Pass

Best for music lovers and industry professionals that want to fully engage with the hip-hop culture as well as learn and network.

Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23
$144 $199 $256

Discount Passes Available for Groups Over 3

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last

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Festival Pass

Best for hip-hop fans that want to experience the festival grounds as well as the shows and events over 5 days, but don’t mind skipping the most of networking and learning opportunities.

  • 75+ Shows & Event
  • Festival Grounds
  • 1,000+ Performances
Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23
$99 $119 $149

Discount Passes Available for Groups Over 3

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last

Single Day Festival Grounds Passes Available on July 31st

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Conference Pass

Best for music industry, entrepreneurs, institutions and organizations that want to learn, connect and network, but don’t mind skipping the festival grounds, shows and events.

  • 80+ Sessions, Panels, Mixers, Live Interviews, Meet-Ups and Workshops
  • Conference Center & Pro-Audio Center
  • 300+ Speakers
Mar 21 Jul 31 Sep 23
$119 $169 $219

Discount Passes Available for Groups Over 3

Limited # of Passes at Each Price.  Available Only While Supplies Last

Single Day Conference Center Passes Available on July 31st

Buy Now

Sign Up for A3C Updates

"A3C is a hip-hop institution and annual gathering of like-minded individuals."
Rolling Out
“I really love what this conference represents. I love that most of the people that you see are business minded, it’s inspiring.”
Bun B
"It’s one of the best conferences doin’ it.”
Young Guru
"The event is a must for any budding producer looking to make their mark. The educational and networking opportunities are unparalleled."

New & Noteworthy

Artist & Speaker Alumni

  • J. Cole
  • Action Bronson
  • De La Soul
  • Jeezy
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Bun B
  • Questlove
  • Ghostface Killah
  • DJ Premier
  • Too Short
  • B.o.B
  • 2 Chainz
  • 9th Wonder
  • Meek Mill
  • Schoolboy Q
  • A$AP Rocky
  • A$SAP Ferg
  • Lecrae
  • Big K.R.I.T
  • August Alsina
  • Big Boi
  • Devin The Dude
  • G-Eazy
  • Scarface
  • Danny Brown
  • Ca$h Out
  • Young Thug
  • Mike Will Made-It
  • Madlib
  • Mobb Deep
  • Rakim
  • Wale
  • The Clipse
  • 8Ball & MJG
  • Tech N9ne
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Curren$y
  • Cam’ron
  • The Juice Crew
  • Dej Loaf
  • Juvenile
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Dom Kennedy
  • Jay Electronica
  • Jean Grae
  • Hopsin
  • Freeway
  • Da Beatminerz
  • Killer Mike
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Raekwon
  • Mystikal
  • Soulection
  • King Chip
  • Dead Prez
  • Pete Rock
  • CunninLynguists
  • Black Thought
  • Slum Village
  • The Lox
  • Camp Lo
  • M.O.P
  • Ab-Soul
  • Crooked-I
  • Aesop Rock
  • Rockie Fresh
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • Rich Homie Quan
  • Chuck Inglish
  • DJ Kid Capri
  • GZA
  • DJ Scratch
  • Murs
  • Kool Keith
  • Cannibal OX
  • RA The Rugggedman
  • Iamsu!
  • Raury
  • Talib Kweli
  • Stalley
  • Don Connon
  • Vic Mensa
  • Casey Veggies
  • Just Blaze
  • Mistah Fab
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Waka Flocka
  • Cyhi The Prynce
  • Lil Bibby
  • Rittz
  • J-Live
  • Ski Beatz
  • Problem
  • Dizzy Wright
  • Jay Rock
  • Travis Porter
  • Twista
  • Jarren Benton
  • Bryan Michael Cox
  • Vic Mensa
  • Lil Durk
  • Jon Connor
  • Migos
  • Yelawolf