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A3C Conference Speaker Lineup

Mike Walbert
Posted by Mike Walbert on Sep 26

The A3C Conference is a unique networking and educational experience.  A3C hosts dozens of panels, workshops, meetups, mentor sessions, podcasts, interviews and screenings with hundreds of the most innovative and influential people in their respective fields.  

Music, Technolgy and Culture are the underlying themes of the A3C Conference, while the different tracks include: Discovery, Music Business, Multi-Media, DIY, Marketing & Engagement, Shows, Touring & Festivals, Social Impact and Making Music & Pro-Audio.

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2016 Featured Speakers: Master P, Troy Carter (Spotify/SMASHD Ventures), Too $hort, Bad Boy's The Hitmen, Ryan Leslie, Marc Lamont Hill, Robert Glasper, Organized Noize, Anthony Saleh (Freebandz), Jonathan Mannion (Photographer), Tunji Balogun (RCA), Vanessa Satten (XXL), Fab 5 Freddy, Reggie 'Combat Jack' Osse (The Combat Jack Show), Jeff Carvalho (Highsnobiety), Azae (Azae Production), Justin Boland (Pandora), Justin Hunte (HipHopDX), Mike McGarry (Fitzgerald & Co.), Yomi Desalu (BET), Brian Young (The Shade Room), Jason M. Peterson (Havas), DJ Jelly, Corey Smith (MLB), Tuma Basa (Spotify), Daddy-O (MC/Producer), James Cuthbert (Sprite), Aaron Reid (Epic Records), Dan Resnick (Complex Magazine), Dante Ross (Warner Music Group), Mr. DJ, James Andrews (SMASHD Ventures), David Wall Rice (Morehouse College), Demont Callender (AM Only), Dina Marto (Twelve Music Group), DJ Toomp, Kwanza Hall (Atlanta City Council), Finis "KY" White (Audio Engineer), Walter Kimbrough (Dillard University), Focus…, Fuse of 808 Mafia, Greggory Smith (SESAC), Hurricane Dave (Radio One), Javier Sang (Worldstar Hip-Hop), Jeff Sledge (Atlantic Records), Jose Cuello (TuneCore), Joshua “M16” Banks, Joy Young (Wondaland), Julia Beverly (Agency Twelve), Keinon Johnson (Interscope Records), Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua (A&R), Marlon Nichols (Cross Culture Ventures), Maurice Garland (Hip-Hop Wired), Shanti Das (Press Reset Ent.), Smitti Boi, Sound Oracle, Steve DiCecco (Reebok), The Olympicks and William Warren Jr. (Mitchell & Ness)

A3C Festival & Conference passes are moving fast.  A3C Single Day Conference passes are available for $131.  

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The A3C Conference takes place at the Loudermilk Center from Wednesday, October 5 through Friday, October 7 & SAE Institute from Friday, October 7 through Saturday, October 8.


Streaming services, big data and social media have transformed music discovery. What is the future of artist discovery and what are the tools artists can use to "be discovered."

Music Business

Navegating the new music landscape by effectively monetize your music, brand and more. Put your music to work with publishing and licensing deals, but make sure you know your rights first.


Content rules everything around me. Now that everyone is a content creator it is imperative to understand the fast-moving environment of content creation, distribution and monetizing. Tune In, Follow Us, RT and Share This!


Manage the music industry on your own. The tools and resources for artists to successfully navigate the music industry are readily available. Do more for yourself, by yourself.

Marketing & Engagement

Artists are a brand and require a marketing strategy. In some respects, connecting with fans and building a community has never been easier, but many challenges still exist. Where, when and how artists reach fans is changing at the speed of technology.

Shows, Touring & Festivals

Where the rubber meets the road. Live performances are not just about selling tickets, but an opportunity to be creative, connect with fans, generate revenue and engage brands.

Social Impact

It's bigger than Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop has always been an engine for social change, but how can we effectively use art, music and hip-hop culture as an instrument for social justice and civic engagement. Less moments, more movements.

Making Music & Pro-Audio

Studios, pro-tools, MPCs, instruments and apps. How and where we make music and collaborate is forever changing. Technology is enabling creativity on-the-go, simplifying collaboration and reinventing discovery. Are you using the latest tools available or sticking to the basics?

Mike Walbert

Written by Mike Walbert

Mike Walbert is the Executive Director of the A3C Festival & Conference. As as partner in the business Mike oversees various aspects of the business, including: Business Development, Sponsorship, Branding and Marketing. Mike officially joined A3C in 2009 as the Artist Director. Since 2010 Mike has managed the strategy and team that have grown A3C from a regional showcase to an internationally recognized institution in hip-hop culture.

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