Hip-Hop's Annual Pilgrimage

A3C Conference

The A3C Conference is an incomparable platform for the Hip-Hop industry, academics, creatives, companies and organizations to connect, learn and build. A3C Conference includes keynote speakers, panels, workshops, demos, interviews, screenings, mixers and exhibits featuring over 150 Hip-Hop industry experts, academics and influencers.

A3C Conference addresses many aspects of Hip-Hop culture and provides an engaged audience with insight and information on the following topics:

  • Artist Development
  • Academia
  • Technology
  • Music Business
  • Arts & Culture
  • Film & Video
  • Style & Fashion
  • Social Responsibility
  • Pro-Audio
Conference Center

The A3C Conference is hosted at The Loudermilk Center, which is located in downtown Atlanta. The Conference Center is a few blocks from A3C Festival Grounds and is on the Atlanta Streetcar line.

Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303

Conference Center Hours:
Thursday = 11:00 - 7:00pm
Friday = 11:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday = 11:00 - 7:00pm

Pro-Audio Conference Center

The A3C Pro-Audio Conference Center is located at SAE Institute. The Pro-Audio Conference Center is a 10 minute walk from the A3C Conference Center and is on the Atlanta Streetcar line.

SAE Institute
215 Peachtree St NE #300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Pro-Audio Conference Center Hours:
Friday = 11:00 - 8:00pm
Saturday = 11:00 - 8:00pm

"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 (MC)

"A3C is growing and growing because there was a lack of this before… the new artists need somewhere to come and meet people. It’s one of the best conferences doin’ it."

- Young Guru (DJ & Audio Engineer for Jay-Z)

"A3C is the best damn conference I’ve ever been to because there is no drama, its all love... If you didn’t come to A3C, you missed out on everything."

- 9th Wonder (Producer/DJ)

"A3C is crucial insomuch as it is a rarified place on the planet that reps the best parts of Hip-Hop Culture… A3C is a special, almost insulated, community that demands the best from itself and it has delivered time and time again."

- Dr. David Wall Rice (Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology | Morehouse College)

Submit a Panel

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

A3C Conference is an unforgettable and invaluable experience for attendees seeking new connections and knowledge across an array of relevant topics, including:

  • Artist Development
  • Academia
  • Technology
  • Music Business
  • Arts & Culture
  • Film & Video
  • Style & Fashion
  • Social Responsibility
  • Pro-Audio

2014 A3C Conference Curators Included: iStandard Producers, BMI, ASCAP, The Grammys, SESAC, Adult Swim, Morehouse, Spelman, Georgia Tech, Bossip, Combat Jack, Ableton, Tunecore, Affix Music, Rane & 9th Wonder.

If you are interested in producing an event at the A3C Conference, submit your information and event details.

Exhibit at A3C Conference

Exhibiting at the A3C Conference Center offers a handful of select companies, brands, organizations and associations the opportunity to interact and engage with influencers and tastemakers in the hip-hop community.

  • Pro-Audio
  • DJ Gear
  • Education & Universities
  • Tech & Apps
  • Media Outlets
  • Associations & Organizations
  • Gaming
  • Artist Services
  • Consumer Products

2014 Exhibitors Included: Microsoft, SAE Institute, Karmaloop, HOT 107.9, Tunecore, Patchwerk Studios, Reebok, Flat Fitty, Audio Common & ABL Radio.

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Past Speakers Include...

Just Blaze, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, 9th Wonder, Mannie Fresh, DJ Drama, London on the Track, Brian Michael Cox, DJ Scream, Jeff Staple, Kid Capri, Organized Noize, Jason Geter, DJ Toomp, The Olympicks, Combat Jack, Julia Beverly, Sonny Digital, !llmind, TJs Djs, Karen Civil, Coco and Breezy, Drumma Boy, Premium Pete, Metro Boomin, Cardo, Childish Major, James Andrews, Janee Bolden, Dru Ha, Needlz, & Streetrunner.

...and hundreds more.