MLC CONNECT 2019 | SunTrust Park | Home of the Atlanta Braves


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mlc connect 2019 | Atlanta

An exclusive gathering of major league creative minds & artists from around the nation in the pro sports graphic design industry. The objective is to connect these professionals in one city for an annual two-day industry conference. To learn, teach, share new techniques, ideas, concepts, philosophies, software & best practices - to inspire and challenge one another. To nationally network with creative leaders & graphic artists within the specific field of pro sports design and gather industry leading knowledge that can be applied to individual sports markets.

The MLC mission is short, sweet & to the point: Gather, learn, return, apply and share.

Registration is CLOSED. SEE YOU IN ATL!

(Early $600 by 2/12) ENDED  |  (Regular $700 by 5/3) ENDED  |  Late $800 by 6/7  ENDED

Rooms are available at these other nearby hotels within walking distance to SunTrust Park.

We recommend the following properties:

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Galleria

2733 Circle 75 Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339 • 770-955-1110 

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta Galleria

780 Windy Ridge Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339 • 770-980-1900


As a helpful resource, use this budget & email assistant to give your team the CONNECT essentials


NEW: Get ready to choose your track!

This year Connect will be broken in recommended tracks. This means, if you can either follow a recommended track, or custom create your own. Before you arrive, we are asking attendees to review the agenda closely in advance, and be prepared to make daily selections on which session you would like to join and learn more about as some track-specific sessions will run at the same time, but fear not because some general sessions will not overlap. Basically you can choose as you go throughout the day!


  • Graphic Design/Motion

  • Video/Production

  • Photography

  • Social Media Content

  • Creative Leadership


We’re partnering up to bring a new team collaboration challenge to the conference - introducing the MLC Connect Adobe Creative Jam! This is a unique event that’s equal parts inspiration and collaboration, and a special part of the MLC Connect conference. It’ll change your conference experience and give you a lot to take back home. It’s free to join, and it runs 2:15–5:30 pm on Friday afternoon in the Adobe Tech Center at SunTrust Park.

SIGN UP TODAY for the MLC Connect Adobe Creative Jam - space is limited


2019 Discussion TOPICS

Speakers, panels and breakout sessions will vary from inspirational to tactical. A unique blend to both inspire and teach best practices. Essentially everything a sports designer would want to get out of a design conference and bring back to their team. The focus of the conference is dedicated to relevant targeted sports specific topics. Sessions will range from logo, uniform, apparel, website and experiential design. In addition, motion graphics, creative process, creative value, design presentation, creative sustainability, creative collaboration, stadium rebrand, clubhouse/locker room rebrand, campaign development, social media design, fan engagement, photography, visual storytelling and more. The inspirational topics will range from shared career success stories, art lifestyle, unique design approaches, career learnings, design inspirations, what are we not doing as major league designers, design trends, how do we stay relevant, design work life balance, the impact of visual communication, creativity sustainability and more.

New topics will vary from video content, social media planning, team collaboration, production value, annual budgeting, behind-the-scenes photography, Instagram stories, Intro to Facebook strategy, turn & burn video, Turn & Burn graphics, building a campaign, maximizing a campaign, creative diversity, and more!

Industry Speakers wanted

If you are doing big things and are interested in sharing your successes and failures with the Connect community, or you would like to recommend a great creative leader to speak, please contact us and we will add them to our potential speaker list. We will definitely reach out as we curate the full program, and if they are a great fit for one of our topics, then we can add them to the program. Industry speakers must be registered to be considered - this allows us to spend time in other sessions learning and also allows us to pay the bills. Thank you in advance for getting involved, your understanding and your willingness to change the game!

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