Real sports creatives. Real speakers. One community.
July 16, 2024 - July 18, 2024
MLC CONNECT is an exclusive gathering of major level creative minds & artists from around the nation in the pro sports creative media industry. The objective is to “connect” these professionals through an experiential digital community and annual gatherings. To learn, teach, share new techniques, ideas, concepts, philosophies, software & best practices – to inspire and challenge one another. To nationally network with creative leaders & artists within the field of pro sports and gather industry-leading knowledge that can be applied to individual sports markets. MLC CONNECT is a pro sports community that helps creative makers push the industry forward. Community members take their brands to the next level in marketing, advertising, entertainment and culture, while building creative value and directly impacting the core objectives for your pro sports organization.
Welcome to MLC CONNECT. A place to truly gather, learn, return, apply & share.
Last Year's Lineup
2024 Coming Soon
Check out our 2023 lineup below to see the caliber of talent to expect at MLC Connect.
QUALIFY FOR MLC CONNECT
Are you a full-time creative for a pro sports team, college or sports-based organization? If yes, please continue to register. If no, unfortunately you do not qualify for MLC CONNECT. Although we respect everyone’s career, MLC CONNECT is an exclusive creative conference for the sports industry. Thank you for your understanding.
If you do not qualify, your registration is subject to further review and/or refund.YES! I'm Qualified
The Connect Experience
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 creative professionals in one city for an annual three-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.
Includes in your registration:
• Welcome Pack
• Workshops & breakout sessions with vetted industry experts
• Discussions related to design, photo, video, motion, illustration, social media, and leadership
• Private networking mixers
• Direct access to your sports creative peers
Home of the Detroit Lions
2000 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
525 West Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Click HERE to secure your room
Must book before June 17th
$220 per night
Courtyard by Marriott
333 East Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Click HERE to secure your room
Must book before June 18th
$235 per night
Hear from our past speakers to see what makes MLC Connect an inspirational powerhouse.
Have you heard about our new MLC Connect App? It’s your must-have membership that gives your twenty-four seven access to the same Connect Community that you know and love, now at your fingertips. This creative career development tool gives you full access to numerous networking and educational features to help you grow and develop as a creative professional, talk one-on-one with industry colleagues, stay up-to-date with sports creative content trends, and so much more.Get The App
The value of Connect is and will always be our extraordinary community of pro sports creatives. A unique space that cultivates personal, professional relationships with kindred individuals and equips creative makers to collaborate, challenge each other, and ultimately push the industry forward. To put it simply, direct access to people who do what you do across the nation.
This community continues past the three days we are together in person and will support you throughout your entire career.
Get here and experience the cultivation for yourself.
Sports Innovation Summit
Imagine your designs and creative vision being brought to life with cutting-edge tech! The Sports Innovation Summit, happening alongside MLC Connect, showcases the exciting future of sports advancement.
Explore AI, VR, and data-driven strategies that reshape fan engagement, sustainability, and investment. Attendees will collaborate with sports tech leaders, investors, and founders at the Sports Innovation Summit and fuel their creative engine while redefining the future of sports with game-changing innovations.
It’s all happening at Ford Field in Detroit, MI this July. Remember, the Sports Innovation Summit requires separate registration.Learn More