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A3C Conference Schedule

Speaker Lineup Festival Lineup Show & Events

A3C conference events require an Executive pass, 5-Day pass or Conference pass.

Some conference events are reserved for Executive Passes only.

Festival passes are for the festival grounds only, and do not provide entry to conference events.

  • Beatstars Summit
    Labelx
    Music Tech
    Action Summit
    Wednesday, Oct 3
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Loudermilk Center, Executive Lounge presented by The Gathering Spot
    Executive Passes Only

    Wednesday Executive Happy Hour presented by the Dekalb Entertainment Commission

    Enjoy an open bar and connect with industry influencers as the Conference winds down for the day, and everyone gets ready for an evening of shows,...
  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Action Summit, Cary-McPheeters Gallery (1st Floor)

    SHOOK Art Exhibition Curated by Kevin Sipp and John Jennings

    This compelling exhibition curated by Kevin Sipp and John Jennings is a contextual re-framing of existing works by noted contemporary artists,...
  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Authentic Brand Activism

    Activism sells and, increasingly, advertisers are trying to capitalize on it. But as we've seen, a poorly thought out campaign can do more harm...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    Hellhounds on My Tracks: Gothic Horror, Haunted Music, and African American History

    The experience of African descendants in The America’s has been one rooted in horror and transcendence. The enslavement of the Africans who gave...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Action Summit, Cary-McPheeters Gallery (1st Floor)

    Women on the Move - CARE Virtual Reality Experience

    Through the use of technology, innovation and storytelling, humanitarian organization CARE connects people and communities thousands of miles...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    Environmental Justice…#WeOutHere

    An open discussion forum with music, art, spoken word and more highlighting environmental injustice in America. What can be done to bring...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Mask Off: A Look at Substance Abuse and Mental Health in Hip-Hop

    Music Industry Veteran and Founder Silence the Shame/HHPF, takes a critical look at substance abuse and self-medicating in the entertainment...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Action Summit, Cary-McPheeters Gallery (1st Floor)

    Accelerator Finalists: Past & Present

    Stop in for an informal chat with our Accelerator finalists, past and present. Connect with other passionate nonprofit founders and hear about...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Collaboration x Community x Culture

    Attendees will learn from 5 locally based nonprofits, gain insight, and receive activities to take home, share, and practice. Link up with fellow...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Rap Snacks Foundation Presents BOSS UP: It’s Deeper Than Rap Snacks - Entrepreneurship

    The Rap Snacks Foundation Presents BOSS UP: It’s Deeper Than Rap Snacks - An entrepreneurship panel discussion and documentary film...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    #MightyHealthy: Spiritual, Psychological and Physical Fitness

    Deep dive into holistic health for the conscious artist and join experts for an immersive workshop experience discussing all aspects of fitness....

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Join the Conversation, Join the Journey - Atlanta’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Journey

    With whom do you struggle for justice? What would our communities look like if we did not have to struggle for justice? In this session dive deep...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 4
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Entrepreneurism as a Community Builder with Killer Mike

    Listen in to Killer Mike + other successful entrepreneurs and community leaders as they discuss the unique opportunities facing them to build...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    The Impact of Gun Violence on Black Youth in America

    Every day, 96 Americans are killed with guns and hundreds more are shot and injured. The effects of gun violence extend far beyond these...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    The Power of Art and Sports to Drive Social Change

    The Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee exists, in part, to create a lasting legacy for the city of Atlanta. This defined mission, entitled Legacy...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    Women's Role in Music + Activism

    This session, accompanied by a live curated playlist, examines the trajectory of women in hip-hop by acknowledging their historical contributions...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Creating Community Conscious Digital Leadership presented by Georgia State University

    The teaching for Social Justice and Democracy series focuses on instructional strategies and unique teaching methods centered on emerging social...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    The Authenticity of Black Lightning

    Black Lightning, the new hit superhero show from The CW (and streaming on Netflix), is not shy of portraying the real life black experience. Join...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    Using Innovation to Hack The School-To-Prison Pipeline

    Learn how five fast-rising startup founders are using innovative techniques to target young men and women, educators, and ex-offenders to disrupt...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Influencing the Revolution: How Millennials Can Leverage Political Engagement for Change

    Come to this workshop to learn how to integrate civic engagement into a millennial lifestyle. Activism comes in many shapes and forms. Join us as...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Artists, Activists & Academics with Talib Kweli & Trae the Truth

    Identity, Art and a Freedom Agenda Hip Hop positions the intersection of identity and art as an example of representation and resistance. How is...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    5:50 PM - 6:30 PM
    Action Summit, Cary-McPheeters Gallery (1st Floor)

    Everyone Eats Foundation Pop-Up

    Mix and mingle with fellow conscious creatives before you head into the Action Accelerator pitch. Enjoy light bites by Summereatz and sounds by DJ...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 5
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Action Accelerator Pitch Night

    The Action Accelerator Pitch Night is a national competition to find, support, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop...

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