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Lake FX CreativeCon


April 21–22, 2017

Chicago Cultural Center • FREE Admission

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Chicago’s Third-Annual Lake FX CreativeCon Features Keynote by Music and Entertainment Executive Kevin Liles


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The 2017 Lake FX schedule will be announced in the coming months.

Lake FX CreativeCon ACCESS Labs

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) seeks proposals for professional development activities and creative services exhibitors for the 2017 Lake FX CreativeCon ACCESS Labs. ACCESS Labs is a new, energized industry showcase space and resource fair at Lake FX 2017 that connects participants with industry leaders and organizations through fun and informative one-on-one and small group activities. ACCESS Labs take place on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017, between 10am and 4:30pm at the Chicago Cultural Center.

ACCESS Labs exhibitors are local and national businesses and organizations that provide services, information, space, equipment or other resources for Chicago-based creative artists and entrepreneurs. Labs activities are a space to dialogue and focus on individualized professional development. Possible examples of activities include resume evaluations, portfolio checks (physical and digital), free headshots, speed networking, demo tape/ song/production/ PK or EPK critiques, raffles, contests, 10-minute mentor talks, improv play session, etc. 

Past exhibitors include funders, professional associations, service organizations, chambers of commerce, space providers, recording studios, schools, attorneys and other professional services. Please note: This call is not for food vendors, art displays, or selling goods. This call is only for creative industry organizations offering one-on-one activities and resources for conference attendees. ACCESS Labs is free to participate for attendees and exhibitors.

Apply to host an ACCESS Lab here:

Submission Deadline: February 17, 2017


Lake FX A&R Auditions Application Procedures

Lake FX 2017 A&R Auditions is a DCASE program that provides Chicagoland based artists and bands the opportunity to showcase their work live in front of A&R executives from major and independent record labels.

More Information and to Apply

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017



Kevin LilesKevin Liles, Keynote Speaker

Friday, April 21 

5pm - Claudia Cassidy Theater


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Chicago, IL 60602

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