Speaker Series

MSLCE Speaker Series

Each month we bring in top creative industry professionals from across the country to meet students, discuss changes occurring in the industry, and provide guidance for students looking to enter the sector. All events are free + open to the public.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our events for this academic year have concluded. Check back in September for the fall lineup!



PAST EVENTS

We have video clips from all our events! Visit our YouTube page to see them all.
School of Communication students can view full-length speaker series videos via Mediasite.

Speaker Series 2016-2017 Archive

Sachs HeadshotOctober 6, 2016
Adam Sachs, Former CEO of Midroll Media
Co-presented with the School of Communication MA in Sound Arts and Industries program.

whisnant-headshot-smNovember 3, 2016
Brigette Whisnant, Executive Producer, Havas Worldwide Chicago

chris-meadorDecember 1, 2016
Chris Meador, Global Business Brand Strategy Lead at Facebook


January 12, 2017
Erica Daniels, Managing Director, Victory Gardens Theater


February 2, 2017
Jeffrey Jacobs, Co-Head of Television, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)


March 2, 2017
Glendon Palmer, Senior Vice President, Development & Production, IM Global


April 6, 2017
Mary Sherman, Director, TransCultural Exchange


May 4, 2017
Andy Bohn, Co-Founder + Partner, The Film Arcade



Speaker Series 2015-2016 Archive

October 1, 2015
Mara Webster, Panels + Programs Manager, Tribeca Film Festival


November 5, 2015
Len Kasper, TV Play-by-play Announcer, Chicago Cubs

December 3, 2015
Erica Labovitz, Indiegogo


January 7, 2016
Jane Gottlieb, VP/Executive Producer, CBS Marketing Group


February 4, 2016
Harry Gottlieb, Founder, Jellyvision


March 3, 2016
Christine Dudley, Deputy Director, Illinois Film Office


April 7, 2016
Femke Speelberg, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Dan Danzig, Private Consultant + Member, The Museum Group


May 5, 2016
Mark Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director, Paper Mill Playhouse



Speaker Series 2014-2015 Archive

October 1, 2014
Stacey Schulman, EVP of Strategy + Analytics, Katz Media Group

November 5, 2014
Kevin Crotty, Partner + Board Member, ICM Partners

December 3, 2014
Matthew Schwartz, Adult Swim


January 7, 2015
Martha Lavey, Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theatre


February 4, 2015
Sheetal Prajapati, Assistant Director of Learning + Artists Initiatives, MoMA


March 4, 2015
Mike Knobloch, President of Film Music + Publishing, Universal Pictures


April 8, 2015
Marie Davidheiser, SVP + Director of Operations, Jack Morton Worldwide


May 7, 2015
Jake Nickell, Founder + CEO, Threadless