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18th Annual Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference

Presented by Self-Employment In the Arts at Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Lisle IL

Feb 23 - 24 2018
18th Annual Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference

Connect and learn from creative professionals during this two day event. Come for all or just part.

This two day event is packed with hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, one-on-one mentoring, small roundtable discussions, panel discussions, and lots of networking all geared towards helping emerging artists succeed at what they love to do - their art! Additional activities include a Juried College Art Competition, a Pitch Competition, public art project, and late night activity rooms like a drum circle and create room sponsored by Blick Art Materials.

Special speakers include Jimmy Stafford

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Pre-registration is recommended but at-the-door registration is available (space permitting)

Register through the link on our website

Registration fee (on or before 2/1/18): $225  for full two day conference (includes dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, refreshment breaks, and conference activities/programming)

1 Day only Registration fee (on or before 2/1/18): $130 (rate is for Friday OR Saturday and includes all conference meals, refreshment breaks,  and conference activities/programming on that date)

After 2/1/18, 2-day rate increases by $20 and 1-day rate increases by $10.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Student artists can receive $100 off the 2-day registration fee by using promo code 100off18S and $50 off a 1-day registration fee by using 50off18S. *Non-students, we will consider providing discounts on a per-case basis. Please contact our offices directly. Funding is limited so please register early.

Contact: 630-637-5468


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Additional time info:

The entry deadline for the Juried College Art Competition and Pitch Competition are both January 31st, 2018. More details about both competitions are available on our website.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Hilton Lisle/Naperville

3003 Corporate West Dr., Lisle, IL 60532

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