Wed, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 6

The Loudermilk Center | GSU's Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) | Auburn Avenue Research Library

The A3C Conference provides a great opportunity to network with the music makers, entrepreneurs and tastemakers that shape hip-hop music and culture. During the 3-days A3C hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers, mentor sessions and interviews with hundreds of tastemakers, thought-leaders and industry experts.

Featured Speakers

  • DJ Drama


  • Steve Rifkin

    Wav Media, Head of Talent

  • Joe Belliotti

    The Coca-Cola Company, Head of Global Music

  • Angela Yee

    Radio and TV Personality

  • Karen Civil

    Always Civil Enterprise, CEO

  • A-Trak

    Fools Gold, CEO/Producer

  • Sonny Digital


  • Amber Grimes

    Spotify, Sr. Manager Urban

  • Dallas Austin

    Rowdy Digital Media, CEO

  • Don Cannon


  • Zaytoven


  • Janee Bolden

    Bossip, Managing Editor

  • Fadia Kader

    Instagram, Strategic Partnerships Manager

  • Angela Rye

    IMPACT Strategies, CEO/Founder

  • Justice Baiden

    LRVN Records, Owner

  • Adam Grandmaison

    No Jumper, Founder/Host

  • DJ Toomp

    Zone Boy Productions, Producer

  • Jennifer Drake

    Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Senior Director/A&R

  • Reggie "Combat Jack" Ossé

    The Combat Jack Show, Host

  • Hurricane Dave

    Radio One Atlanta, VP of Programming & Operations

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Companies Represented

Spotify, Instagram, ASCAP, Bossip, LVRN Records, Pandora, Soundexchange, Soundcloud, Radio One, EarDrummer Records, BeatStars, Paradigm Talent Agency, SXSW, Warner/Chappell Music, Akai, The Orchard, Fool’s Gold Records, TuneCore, Kobalt Music Publishing, Techstars Music, Monster Inc, TechSquare Labs, Lyric Financial, Boost Mobile, SESAC, eOne, Music Choice, BMG, Native Instruments, CD Baby, EMPIRE Distribution, Amazon, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, BMI, The FADER, LANDR, Bandzoogle, Rostrum Records, Loud Speakers Network, Forbes and dozens more.


The music industry is constantly evolving. Artists, producers and labels need to be more creative, entrepreneurial and tech-savvy to succeed in the creative economy because of the rapid rate of disruption and change.


New music technology impacts how artists share, create, market and monetize music and videos. Meet and learn from those leading the most innovative advances in VR, AR, streaming, music apps and software.


Hip-Hop has permeated all aspects of life to become the most influential culture in the world. Atlanta is today's Hip-Hop capital and A3C is the annual gathering for the most influential artists, executives, entrepreneurs and future leaders.


Conference Hubs

Conference Center

The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Wednesday, Oct 4 - Friday, Oct 6

The conference center is the epicenter of the A3C conference. The facility ensures artists, producers, entrepreneurs and the music industry at-large are able to network and gain invaluable experiences and useful information.

Creator Complex

Georgia State University's
Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII)
25 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303

Friday, Oct 6

The creator complex will provide some of Hip Hop's most talented artists and producers the space and resources necessary to collaborate and create.

Action Summit

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Thursday, Oct 5 - Friday, October 6

The Action Summit invites activists, academics, and artists to connect, discuss and address social justice challenges.

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What people are saying

A3C has been, and continues to be, what so many other music festivals can only still pretend to be; a place that truly showcases the next generation of hip-hop artists.

- Nathan Slavik (DJ Booth)

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 (Artist)

New artists need somewhere to come and meet people. It’s one of the best conferences doin’ it.

- Young Guru (Audio Engineer/DJ)

If you are in the music industry and want to immerse yourself in what is happening currently in hip-hop culture and music, A3C is the spot.

- Mike May (Rane Corporation)

A3C is the perfect mix of education and entertainment for fans, new to the business and veterans with insight and something for everyone. The level of presenters, panelists and new and old talent were the perfect mix of expertise and relevancy.”

- Bijan Kezemi (Boost Mobile)

We were able to network with a lot of upcoming and established artists. It's something the Hip-Hop community needs. They help up-and-coming brands become bigger.

- Danny Duenas (MyMixtapez)

It's great to see women have a place where they can support each other in Hip-Hop.

- Mali Hunter (Treesounds Studio)

A3C is a great place to create business for yourself, you're able to shake hands with the right people & find out who you need to know

- WLPWR (Producer)

Welcome to ATL Reception

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Welcome Reception

The Welcome to ATL Reception kicks off the 13th annual A3C with a few hundred tastemakers across Atlanta and the greater hip-hop community. A3C will honor two individuals with the A3C Cultural Influence Award and A3C Social Impact Award.  2016 recipients were CeeLo Green and Killer Mike respectively.  

This is a private event only accessible with an Executive Pass.

A3C Conference Center [Ballroom] on Wednesday, Oct 4th

Open Bar & Buffet Dinner Service


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2017 A3C Partners

Boost Mobile
Canis Major
Invest Atlanta
White Famous
CD Baby
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