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CONNECT • LEARN • CREATE

Wednesday, Oct 4 - Friday, Oct 6

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

The A3C Conference brings together artists, creatives and entrepreneurs in the music industry to connect, learn and create.  The 3-day conference aims to empower and educate those that shape hip-hop music, technology, and culture.

The A3C Conference hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers, mentor sessions and interviews with hundreds of tastemakers, thought-leaders and industry experts.

Featured Speakers

  • DJ Drama

    Producer/A&R

  • 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

    Producer

  • Amber Grimes

    Spotify, Sr. Manager Urban

  • Dallas Austin

    Rowdy Digital Media, CEO

  • Don Cannon

    Producer/A&R

  • Zaytoven

    Producer

  • 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.

Music

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.

Technology

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

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.

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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

presented by  

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

New & Noteworthy

 

Executive Pass

$599 

while supplies last

Access to Festival, Conference, shows & events + exclusive networking events

For music industry professionals, entrepreneurs and startups

This pass is best for the music industry professional, artist, and entrepreneur looking to grow their business and/or career.  Among other things, you'll have access to private events, and parties with other industry leaders and influencers.

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

Includes everything in the VIP Upgrade.

Access to a series of private events including: Leadership Brunches, Keynote Speaker Meet & Greets, Happy Hours Mixers and More Events TBA.

Welcome to ATL Reception presented by ChooseATL

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. This is a private event only accessible with an Executive Pass.  Open Bar & Buffet Dinner Service.  

Preferred Seating in Ballroom at the A3C Conference Center.  Access to the Executive Lounge. 

There will be a team dedicated to help you and answer any questions you may have.  You can contact our dedicated assistant by phone or email 24/7.

 

A3C Pass

$237 

while supplies last

+ $70 for VIP Upgrade

Access to Festival, Conference and 5-days of shows & events

This pass is best for the industry professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, creatives and hip-hop heads that want 5-days of hip-hop shows, events, networking, learning, and discovery.

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.

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

20% Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

VIP Upgrade

$70

The VIP Upgrade is an add-on for the Festival or A3C pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.  The VIP Upgrade is best for fans that want to enjoy the A3C Festival at The Georgia Freight Depot like a boss.  

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area that includes the pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. You also get access to the Artist Lounge at the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can not be used with a Conference pass.  

VIP Upgrade includes 4 Drinks, 1 Limited Edition A3C T-Shirt and 25% off A3C Merchandise.

 

Festival Pass

$70

while supplies last

+ $70 for VIP upgrade

Access to A3C Festival only

Enjoy the 2-day outdoor hip-hop festival at the Georgia Freight Depot on Sat, Oct 7 & Sun, Oct 8

This pass is best for the hip-hop fans and festival lovers that just want to watch their favorite artists, hang out with friends and have the “festival” experience. The A3C Festival is a 2-day music festival at The Georgia Freight Depot on Sat, Oct 7 & Sun, Oct 8. Join thousands of fans from around to enjoy Hip-Hop music, and culture.

The A3C Festival pass does NOT enable access to any additional A3C shows, events or the A3C Conference.

Lineup TBA

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

20% Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

Single Day Festival Passes Are Available

VIP Upgrade

$70

The VIP Upgrade is an add-on for the Festival or A3C pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.  The VIP Upgrade is best for fans that want to enjoy the A3C Festival at The Georgia Freight Depot like a boss.  

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area that includes the pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. You also get access to the Artist Lounge at the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can not be used with a Conference pass.  

VIP Upgrade includes 4 Drinks, 1 Limited Edition A3C T-Shirt and 25% off A3C Merchandise.

 

Conference Pass

$195

while supplies last

Access to A3C Conference only

Learn, connect and create at the A3C Conference from Wed, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 6.

This pass is best for the music industry, entrepreneurs, artists, music makers and organizations that want to learn, connect and create, but don’t mind skipping the A3C Festival, shows, events and parties.

Access Includes:

A3C Conference Center @ Loudermilk Center

A3C Action Summit @ Auburn Avenue Research Library

A3C Creator Complex @ GSU Creative Media Industries Institute  

Lineup & Schedule TBA


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

20% Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

Single Day Conference Center Passes Available Soon

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2017 A3C Partners

Boost Mobile
Spinrilla
Toyota
Squarespace
Tunecore
Wework
ChooseATL
Gaugr
Rushcard
MailChimp
Akai
Monster
AHF
ACID
Bandzoogle
LANDR