AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: T.I. attends the "Rapture" Premiere 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
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T.I., Will Packer, Bozoma Saint John among speakers for 2019 A3C Festival and Conference

This year’s A3C gathering will spotlight a notable list of guest speakers.

The conference portion of the event, which will take place Oct. 8-12 at the Atlanta Convention Center and Hotel Indigo downtown, will feature a list of names from the worlds of entertainment and media: Bozoma Saint John (William Morris Endeavor); T.I. (rapper/activist); Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia); Lenny S (Roc Nation); Mike Will Made It (music producer); Will Packer (film producer); Dapper Dan (fashion designer); Charlamagne Tha God (radio/TV host/author); Kevin Liles (300 Entertainment); Just Blaze (music producer); Fadia Kader (Instagram); Baron Davis (NBA analyst); Paul Judge (Techsquare Labs and Pindrop); Kei Henderson (Sincethe80s record label/management); No Vacancy Inn (Creative Agency); and Rob Markman (Genius).

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This is the 15th anniversary of the conference and festival (the music portion will take place through Oct. 13). Throughout the years, the conference has attracted major names including Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Killer Mike and Teddy Riley as speakers, while the music side has witnessed sets from such hip-hop luminaries as Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross.

Earlier this year, a new partnership was announced among A3C, The Gathering Spot – the buzzy members-only business and social club near Georgia Tech – and Paul Judge Media Group.

“I think there are many people who are interested in Atlanta and want to spend more time here, and there isn’t an event where we’re welcoming the world to come talk to us,” Judge said then. “A3C is connected to the culture. The up and coming artists want to be on the stage and the legends want to come back.”

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.