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HCIBD 2017 Schedule*

*workshops, events and times are subject to change



2:00p - 7:00p


Check-in to get your HCIBD credentials  and workbook.

7:00p - 9:00p

welcome social

Welcome to the Queen City! Come prepared to connect with the HCIBD crew and fellow attendees.

10:00p - 2:00a

opening night soirée

Kick off HCIBD in style at The AvidXchange Music Factory. Come and hear the sounds of the special guest artist and one of our HCIBD spotlight artists. We will party with a purpose as we prepare for a knowledge and networking filled weekend.





7:00a - 4:00p


Check-in to get your HCIBD credentials and workbook.

9:00a - 10:00a


This workshop will help you to successfully navigate HCIBD. We will explore key resources that are necessary to plan your creative legacy and set goals for your HCIBD experience and beyond. We will also lay the foundation for building mutually beneficial relationships within social networks. 

10:15a - 11:15p

the intellectual properties: protecting your legacy

Perhaps the most important aspect of protecting your legacy is understanding how the intellectual properties work for you. This workshop will explore the basics of © and TM and how you set in motion securing them for your work and your brand

11:30a - 12:30p

networking and pitching in the age of social media

Put down your phones and put on your game face! This workshop will provide you with the tools to communicating effectively and building with potential colloborators, investors and creative partners. At the end of this workshop attendees should have the confidence to approach anyone with their brilliant ideas and creative talents. 

12:30 - 2:00

lunch in uptown

Uptown CLT has over 50 restaurants for you to enjoy. Take this time to break bread with someone new and build something beautiful over lunch. 

2:15p - 3:15p

who do you think you are? branding and marketing so they know your name

They follow you but do they know who you are? Is your mission clear? Does your work come across as you intend? This workshop will help you develop and refine your brand.

3:30p - 4:30p

the airwaves: how to get played and paid

New tech has brought along with it new ways to listen to music. From traditional to satellite and steaming, the question still remains: how do I get played and paid? This workshop will explore how to get access to various radio formats and how to get paid when your music is played.

7:00p - 10:00p

artists showcase

This showcase will highlight our HCIBD spotlight artists. Come support your fellow creatives as they share their gifts on the HCIBD stage.

10:00p - 2:00a

concert & party @clubONEclt




7:00a - 12:00p


Check-in to get your HCIBD credentials and workbook.


financial literacy for creatives

9:30a - 10:30a

 mind your business: the ABC's of LLC's, INC's and agreements

You are a business and you must know how to successfully and effectively mind it. This workshop  will introduce you to the various business formations, the agreements that may come along with starting and running a business and the key things you need to know to build a successful empire. 


10:45A - 12:00p

These breakout sessions will address the key elements of the industry that creatives and executives need to have knowledge of in order to survive and thrive in these ever-changing industries. 

session 1: music industry 101


session 2: the visual arts


session 3: navigating your way through reality TV

12:15p - 1:00p

TECH: the future

What's now and what's next for technology designed to help creatives develop and promote their work and their brand. 

2:00p - 8:00p

 block party & film festival  @sportsONECLT

featuring performances from our HCIBD Spotlight Artists and the debut of or HCIBD creative film series winners. 

10:00p - 2:00a

closing gala





10:00 - 12:00



7:00 - 10:00

Monica at the Filmore