It’s not too late (and it won’t be until it’s over) to attend the 11th Annual Creative Chicago Expo, which is being held this Friday March 14 and Saturday March 15, 2014 from 10am-4pm at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago (78 E. Washington Street, enter on Randolph).

If you’re interested in the music industry or any of the arts, there’s an incredible amount of material here of interest to you, from a keynote by Theaster Gates to workshops on marketing, fundraising, branding and basic business organization.

The expo is completely free, and no RSVP is required. There’s probably zero reason why anyone trying to up their game shouldn’t attend.

A breakdown of events for Friday is here (and Saturday here), but here’s a rough thumbnail: