CD Baby’s first-ever DIY Musician Conference was a huge success, with more than a thousand independent artists, songwriters, producers, and bands (from over 44 states and 14 countries) coming together for three days in Chicago to learn, help one another out, and take their careers to the next level.

You can read what those in attendance had to say about the event HERE. And check out the video above for just some of the highlights from the workshops, panel discussions, artist showcases, and open mic (plus a bunch of impromptu jam sessions).

Were you there? What was your favorite moment? Let us know in the comments below.

Hope to see you in Chicago in 2016!