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As the world moves online, the way we report and consume media is changing. Join us for a discussion with some of Chicago’s most successful media players on the future of journalism, content creation, and their disruption by today's digital world.
We'll discuss how technology - including mobile, social, video, and other new channels - has changed the face of communication and content, while simultaneously opening the door to a world of new voices in media. Our experts will also share their predictions for where the ever-changing media industry is headed and what they believe the future of media and all its opportunities will look like. If we're lucky, these experts will even share their thoughts on this year's election coverage, candidate strategies, and how media has impacted the election process.
Made in Chicago Week 2016
This event is a part of our second annual Made in Chicago Week 2016, a series of free events and workshops highlighting all the great things being made in our city. We're bringing together people from all backgrounds and industries - including tech, design, media, and food to foster collaboration through education. We’ve got an incredible lineup of events, panel discussions, free classes, and celebrations to welcome great times ahead. Check out all the details here!
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Ellen is the Community Manager for Hearken, which means she works with journalists around the country (and world!) to help them implement Hearken's process for public-powered journalism. She's a firm believer that engagement is about relationships, not clicks (but good relationship building leads to more clicks, if that's what you're into), and she thinks curiosity and delight should always have a place at the editorial table. She's also reported for WBEZ's Curious City and produced for the music podcast Pitch. Find her on the internet thinking out loud or in Humboldt Park making friends with strangers' dogs.
CEO of BallotReady, an online voter guide for local, state, and national elections, Alex is an alumnus of The University of Chicago with a background in workforce development. Prior to BallotReady she founded a research consulting firm and taught coding at the Booth School of Business and The Starter League.
Rachel has worked with startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everyone in between to develop and execute digital marketing strategies that tell their unique stories. On her own blog, she writes to encourage others to explore the world around them - even if that just means their own city for now. Rachel leads the Local Levo Chicago chapter, where she has the privilege of connecting with inspirational millennials furthering their professional development.
Karis Hustad Reporter, Chicago Inno; Women in Tech Fellow, The GroundTruth Project
Karis Hustad is a reporter with Chicago Inno, covering tech, startups and innovation in the Chicago area, and recently worked as a fellow with the GroundTruth project, covering women in tech from the Grace Hopper Conference (the largest gathering of female technologists in the world). Previously she taught digital storytelling in Hyderabad, India, and covered tech for The Christian Science Monitor in Boston. She's a graduate of Loyola University Chicago.
Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. He’s a reporter with Tech.Co, where he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable minds like Jeff Clavier, Amy Jo Kim and many more. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially."
ITA offers innovative business services that enable Illinois technology companies to scale through collaboration, education, talent development and industry visibility. Learn more at illinoistech.org .
Hearken is a new model for audience-first journalism. Our supporting platform enables newsrooms to engage the public throughout story creation. We've learned that listening to your audience before publishing changes everything for the better.
Fearless. Fast. Smart. Focused. We are driven by our relentless quest to be Chicago's most creative company by reinvigorating great American brands through cultural relevance. We bring an unmatched understanding of Millennials’ mindsets and behaviors, and a passion for embracing the emerging trends shaping business and pop culture. Part of Havas Worldwide, a leading integrated marketing communications agency and the first to be named Global Agency of the Year by both Advertising Age and Campaign in the same year, we fuse an independent spirit with global scale, and are united by a shared mission to be the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media, and innovation.
We are passionate makers, creators, disruptors, and artists who don't color inside the lines. We work smarter. Push harder. Break things. Make things. And we're always looking forward. Our belief is that the only way to change culture is to create it. And we help make our clients successful by staying one step ahead.
Havas Chicago has over 400 employees and a blue-chip client roster that includes AutoZone, Citibank, Cracker Barrel, Craftsman, DieHard, Dish, DishLATINO, Kenmore, Hefty, Reynolds, and Sears.
BallotReady is an online voter guide to local elections - we make it easy to vote informed on every candidate.
Levo arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections and stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop. We believe you can create a life you’re passionate about.
It’s no coincidence that our name is the Latin root of the word “elevate.” With technology, we can move forward together. You are no longer alone in this marathon we call career. Through professional development, offline experiences, and access to an incredible community of like-minded Millennials, we're making the professional journey an enjoyable one.
Chicago Inno is a digital media and events company covering local innovation.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce combines the power of people, with our legacy of leadership and business advocacy, to drive a dynamic economy. We focus on delivering value for our members, making Chicagoland a world-class place to live and work.
The Chamber represents more than 1,000 companies from all major industries, half of which do business internationally. With more than 150 events each year, the Chamber is Chicagoland’s most influential business organization.
The Chicago Design Museum strengthens design culture and builds community by facilitating the exchange of knowledge through dynamic experiences.
Sweetgreen believes the choices we make about what we eat, where it comes from and how it’s prepared have a direct and powerful impact on the health of individuals, communities and the environment. That’s why they follow Mother Nature’s lead and source locally and seasonally, and it’s why they put so much work into building a transparent supply chain in each region. From the seed to the store, they’re involved in every step of the supply chain, working with partners and farmers they know and trust, because food tastes best when it’s fresh. Every store receives deliveries of fresh, whole fruits and vegetables every morning, and they prepare all food, drinks and dressings in-house from scratch every day. Sweetgreen is in the business of feeding people, and they’re out to change what that means.
Tech.Co is a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify local tech communities and give entrepreneurs a place to get informed, get connected, and get inspired. Tech.Co dedicates itself to covering news, how-to’s, up-and-coming startups, innovative technologies, and industry trends online, and hosting events in over 20 cities in the US and abroad.
Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
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