Patreon is taking its mission of creator support offline.
Today, the creator subscription platform announced its first-ever Patreon Assembly — a summit for artists and creators on Nov. 2 that will feature performances from and appearances by Issa Rae, activist and entrepreneur Killer Mike, Whitney Cummings, actor Paul Scheer, Patton Oswalt, YouTuber Hannah Hart, indie rock band Local Natives, Gabbie Hanna (pictured above), and more. Speakers will discuss how they’ve cultivated an entrepreneurial spirit, maintain artistic control over their work, and manage relationships with audiences to build creative careers.
The flagship Patreon Assemly event will be held in Los Angeles, hosted by Patreon co-founder and CEO Jack Conte, and will be invite-only. Simultaneously, Patreon will host viewing parties in four other cities across the U.S.: San Francisco, Brooklyn, SEattle, and Chicago. Each regional event will feature a live stream of the Los Angeles event, as well as panels with local creators. Additionally, anyone can sign up to live stream the event from the comfort of their own homes right here.
You can read more about Patreon Assembly on the company’s blog.