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The A3C Conference is the best event to network and learn from the innovators, entrepreneurs and music makers that shape hip-hop music and culture.

Over 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

  • Steve Stoute

    CEO/Founder, UnitedMasters + Translation

  • Ethiopia Habtemariam

    President, Motown Records

  • RZA

    Producer, Rapper, Actor, Director & Author

  • Goodie Mob

    Artists

  • Cortez Bryant

    Manager, Maverick

  • Lola Plaku

    CEO, Lola Media Group

  • J. Prince

    CEO, Rap-A-Lot Records

  • Janee Bolden

    Managing Editor, BOSSIP + BHM Digital

Speaker & Mentor Applications Explore the Full Speaker Lineup

Companies Represented

Audiomack, BeatStars, BOSSIP, Complex, Create Music Group, CrossBorderWorks, Cruz Control Marketing, DistroKid, DJBooth, EMPIRE, Feature.fm, Fusicology, Ingrooves Music Group, Intecoo, Jammber, Jaxsta, LANDR, Laylo, Mass Appeal Records, Maverick, Mike and Cookies Festival, Motown Records, Native Instruments, NPR, Omni, Pandora, Pitchfork, Plug, Rap-A-Lot Records, Reach Records, Republic Records, Roc Nation, Songlink, Stem, SuperPhone, TechSquare Labs, Gathering Spot, Tidal, Translation, Tunecore, TuneRegistry, Twelve Music & Studios, United Entertainment Group, United Masters, VaynerMedia, Warner Bros Records, XL Recordings

Conference Tracks

Artist Accelerator

Artists & Managers

Artists connect with music industry innovators and icons to learn tips, trends and tools needed to take their career to the next level.

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Beatstars Summit

Producers & Beatmakers

Music producers network with peers and experiment with the newest hardware, software and technology.

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Labelx 

Record Labels & Music Companies

Record labels and music companies on the forefront of the music industry connect to discuss tech, trends and cultivate growth.

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Music Tech

Startups & Entrepreneurs

Meet innovators and discover disruptive technology impacting how music makers share, create, market and monetize music. 

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Jason Geter

Networking

Panel

97% "Made A New Connection"

"The conference/festival hybrid is staging three days of expertly-curated panels and sessions with both entrepreneurs and artists tackling topics connected to the hip-hop world"

- Forbes

95% "Learned Something Valuable"

2018 A3C Map & Schedule

Conference Hubs

Conference Center

Wed, Oct 3 - Fri, Oct 5

The Conference Center is the epicenter of the A3C Conference. The 15,000sq foot facility ensures artists, producers, entrepreneurs and the music industry are able to make meaningful connections and gain useful information.

Creator Complex

Fri, Oct 5

The Creator Complex is a one day experience that connects artists and producers with creative professionals to create valuable digital assets for free.

Action Summit

Thur, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 5

The Action Summit for Social Justice connects activists, academics and artists to discuss social justice challenges, learn from community leaders and develop actionable initiatives.

Conference Center

Creator Complex

Action Summit

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Hip-Hop

More music is listened to today than ever before, and hip-hop is the most streamed, watched and influential genre.

Technology continues to change the way music is created, shared, discovered, monetized, marketed and consumed. Innovations in VR, AR, streaming, music apps, data analysis and software disrupt the music industry regularly.

Artists, producers and music industry must be informed and inventive to succeed in the creative economy.

Atlanta is today’s hip-hop capital and the A3C Conference is the annual gathering for the most influential artists, executives, entrepreneurs and future leaders.

Mentorship Sessions

There are more than 8 different themed mentorship sessions at A3C Conference.

Each session will enable attendees to spend 8 minutes 1-on-1 with an industry professional. To attend a mentorship session you must:

1) Have access to the A3C Conference with an Executive, 5-Day or Conference pass

2) Apply to attend the specific mentorship session

  • Publicity
  • Startup & Entrepreneur
  • Producer
  • Women
  • Managers / A&Rs
  • Record Label
  • Lawyer
  • Promoters / Booking Agents

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Action Accelerator

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The Action Accelerator aims to find, develop, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture to advance social justice in underserved communities. 
 
The creative community has been the heart and soul of social justice movements throughout history. Creatives have brought the struggle for justice and change to life through the arts, and we are proud to honor and carry on their legacy.

Finalists will...

  • Travel to Atlanta for the A3C Festival & Conference

  • Receive mentorship & pitch training

  • Network with community leaders

  • Pitch to judges for more than $10,000 in cash

A partnership with the Center for Civic Innovation, a civic venture fund that invests in community-driven ideas.

In Their Words

From celebrity photographers like Cam Kirk to Coach K and Angela Rye, everybody and anybody had the opportunity to connect the entire week.

- Billboard

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)

The educational and networking opportunities are unparalleled, the team is a pleasure to work with, and the family vibes make everything even more worthwhile 

-  Ableton, Artist Relations

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)

2017 Featured Speakers

Welcome to ATL Reception

Welcome Reception 2017 A3C

The Welcome to ATL Reception kicks off A3C week with a few hundred tastemakers. A3C honors two individuals with the A3C Cultural Influence Award and A3C Social Impact Award.  

2016 recipients were CeeLo Green and Killer Mike

2017 recipients were Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Angela Rye

Open Bar & Buffet Dinner Service

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

Women In Charge

Women Charge

Women in Charge celebrates dynamic women in hip-hop. Women have and continue to play a major role in the 

A series of events featuring some of the female influencers and trailblazers that impact hip-hop music and music.

In partnership with Bossip

 

Executive

$699 

Current price available while supplies last. 

Access to 2-Day Festival, 3-Day Conference, 5-Days of Shows, Events & Parties + Invite-only events and private spaces.

More information on the Executive pass coming soon!

This pass is for the music industry professional, entrepreneur or artist looking to grow their business or career. Get the most out of your week by networking with other industry leaders at exclusive events and private spaces.

Includes everything in the VIP Upgrade.

Access to a series of private events including: Welcome to ATL Reception, Leadership Brunches, Speaker Meet & Greets, Happy Hours Mixers and more events.

Access to the Executive Suite at the A3C Conference Center. 

Preferred Seating in Ballroom at the A3C Conference Center. 

Welcome to ATL Reception presented by ChooseATL

The Welcome to ATL Reception kicks off the 14th 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. This is a private event only accessible with an Executive Pass. Open Bar & Buffet Dinner Service. 

 

5-Day 

$296 

(Save $53)

Current price available while supplies last. 

+ $150 for VIP Upgrade

Access to 2-Day Festival, 3-Day Conference and 5-days of Shows, Events & Parties.

This pass is best for the music industry professional, record exec, entrepreneur, artist, producer, creative, hip-hop head and media that want to experience everything.

Includes all benefits of the Festival and Conference passes, plus you’ll have access to all to the official A3C shows and events taking place between Wed, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 8th.

20% discount passes available for groups of 3 or more.

VIP Upgrade

$150

Current price available while supplies last. 

The VIP Upgrade is an ONLY an add-on for the Festival or 5-Day pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can't be used with a Conference pass. 

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area which features a pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. 

More Information on the VIP Upgrade coming soon.

 

Festival 

$95

(Save $30)

Current price available while supplies last. 

+ $150 for VIP upgrade

Access to 2-Day Festival ONLY

This pass is best for the fans and festival lovers that want to enjoy a 2-Day hip-hop festival at The Georgia Freight Depot on Sat, Oct 6 & Sun, Oct 7 in downtown Atlanta. Join thousands of people from around the world to enjoy hip-hop music, culture, food trucks, live art and more.

20% discount available for groups of 3 or more.

1-Day Festival passes are available soon.

VIP Upgrade

$150

Current price available while supplies last. 

The VIP Upgrade is an ONLY an add-on for the Festival or 5-Day pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can't be used with a Conference pass. 

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area which features a pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. 

More Information on the VIP Upgrade coming soon.

 

Conference

$239

(Save $60)

Current price available while supplies last. 

Access to 3-Day Conference ONLY

Access Includes:

  • Conference Center @ Loudermilk Center
  • Action Summit @ Auburn Avenue Research Library
  • Creator Complex @ GSU Creative Media Industries Institute

This pass is best for the music industry professional, record exec, entrepreneur, artist, producer or creative that want to learn, network and create, but don't care about the 2-Day Festival or 5-Days of Shows, Events & Parties.

Lineup & Schedule TBA

20% discount passes available for groups of 3 or more.

New & Noteworthy

2017 A3C Partners

Boost Mobile
Spinrilla
Toyota
sqaurespace
Tunecore
Wework
ChooseATL
Gaugr
Rushcard
MailChimp
Akai
Monster
AHF
ACID
Bandzoogle
LANDR
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Martell
Heineken
Canis Major
Invest Atlanta
White Famous
CD Baby
Serato
Our Errands
Lyft