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19th Annual SEA Conference: Explore + Expand

Two days packed with opportunities to learn from and network with creative professionals from across the country. All areas of art are represented including the visual, performing, literary, and media arts. There is also a Juried College Art Competition and Funding Pitch. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of this unique ecosystem!

Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
4245 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA Get Directions

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Conference Overview:

Two Words =  "Game Changer" 

Two days jam packed with engaging activities focused on making a living as a professional creative. From large keynote sessions to hands-on learning opportunities to one-on-one mentoring, you'll be exposed to an arts business eco system you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're looking to explore making a living with your creative talents or wanting to expand your current pursuits, you'll leave better equipped to continue on your journey.

Who Should Attend?

The event is open to all interested in attending with the primary focus on emerging creatives in the visual, performing, literary, and media arts as well as educators and art organization leaders. Attendees include high school students interested in majoring in the arts, college students, and community artists.

Conference Details:

19th Annual SEA Conference - Explore + Expand

February 23rd & 24th, 2019

2112 Inc. & Fort Knox Studios

4245 N. Knox Ave.

Chicago, IL 60641

Location Information:

We are excited to partner with 2112 and Fort Knox Studios to provide a very unique and engaging location for our 19th Annual SEA Conference. Twenty-One Twelve is Chicago’s First Incubator Focused On The Development Of Business And Entrepreneurs In Music, Film/Video And Creative Technology. Fort Knox Studios is Chicago's Premier Music Rehearsal & Production Facility. Built new in 2009, the 160,000 square foot facility is home to over 300+ bands, artists and entrepreneurs. 

Snapshot Agenda:

Saturday (2/23/19)

9 AM Registration Opens

10 AM Opening Keynotes

11 AM - 4:30 PM Panels, Workshops, Mentoring & More

*Lunch provided / Dinner on your own (see additional activities for some unique opportunities)

Sunday (2/24/19)

9 AM - 1:00 PM Panels, Workshops, Mentoring, Pitch Competition & More

1:15 - 2:15 PM Closing Keynotes

*Light breakfast and lunch provided

Tentative Schedule as of 1/24/19*

Tentative List of Presenters as of 1/24/19*

*subject to change

19th Annual SEA Conference: Explore + Expand
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