PLEASE NOTE: We will not be holding an in-person annual conference this coming February 2021. We normally would have updated information on these conference pages. However, we will be leaving 2020's information up for those that are interested in what our normal event looks like. We look forward to seeing everyone in person in 2022. Until then, we are excited about the virtual programming we have in store throughout the coming year.
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:

21st Annual SEA Conference (Tentative)

February 27th & 28th, 2021

Columbia College Chicago

Location Information:

Columbia College Chicago

618 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL

Quick Registration / Entry Links:

Please note: if you want additional information regarding registration, click on the register tab at the bottom of the page. If you want additional information about the competitions or additional add-on activities, click on the additional activities tab below. For hotel information, click on the hotel tab.

Coming late fall 2020

Snapshot Agenda (Tentative):

Friday (2/26/21)

       Pre-Conference additional free and add-on activities TBA

Saturday (2/27/21)

9:00 AM Registration Opens

10:30 AM Opening Keynotes

12 - 5:15 PM Panels, Workshops, Mentoring & More

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

Sunday (2/28/21)

9 AM - 2:00 PM Panels, Workshops, Mentoring, Pitch Competition & More

2:15 - 3:15 PM Closing Keynotes

*Light breakfast and lunch provided

Last Year's Program

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