ASCAP EXPO Returning to Los Angeles in April 2017

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Billboard/Hollywood Reporter News Director/Music Editor Shirley Halperin, singer-songwriter Charles Kelley, singer-songwriter OMI, singer-songwriter Rob Thomas, composer David Vanacore and songwriter Dan Wilson speak onstage during the 'We Create Music' panel presented by Billboard, part of the 2016 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO on April 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

ASCAP has set the dates for its 12th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, a conference that gives aspiring creators -- songwriters, composers, artists, producers -- a chance to learn from the music industry's top creatives. Next year's EXPO will take place April 13-15 2017 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, where last year attendees saw a keynote by Timbaland and appearances by Melissa Etheridge and Rob Thomas, among others.

Marking the occasion, ASCAP has revamped the EXPO website and logo, plus unveiled a new tagline for the event: "Where Creators Connect." The first round of panelists for the 2017 event will be announced at a later date. Registration for this year's EXPO opens on Sept. 13. Get details here and check out highlights from last year: