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MadeInTheDMV’s Made Conference
What does the future of local arts, music, and technology hold? Find out at this year’s Made Conference, a District-centered networking event where art meets business, and where seasoned professionals share their industry chops with up-and-comers. Presented by local talent think tank MadeInTheDMV, the conference brings together industry experts in art, music, technology, and culture, and invites them to give back to their communities by lending career advice and life lessons to emerging entrepreneurs and artists. Attendees are encouraged to exchange views, engage in active dialogue, and make lasting connections. Angela Byrd, creator of MadeInTheDMV, has assembled a talented and diverse roster of creatives and community leaders to participate in the conference. Notable panelists include DJs and media personalities such as Little Bacon Bear, DJ Quicksilva, DJ Blustar, DJ Marauder, and P Stew; successful businesses the Museum, &Pizza, Songbyrd, and Fat Munchiez; leading news outlets and journalists including DC REALTIME NEWS, HOODZ ND NEWZ, The DMV Daily, and Anthony Tilghman; and popular musicians Killa Cal, Big Flock, Noochie, and Carolyn Malachi. Also scheduled to appear is filmmaker and videographer Alexa Acosta, the owner of Prestige Film Works and one of the top hip-hop directors in the music industry. The keynote speaker for the conference is Tuma Basa, who oversees Black music and culture at YouTube. Basa has experience working at Spotify, BET, MTV, and Revolt. The conference takes place at the DC Dream Center, a social services organization home to community-based programs, after-school activities, tutoring, and mentoring. Made Conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 9 at DC Dream Center, 2826 Q St. SE. madeinthedmv.com. Free with registration.