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TRUE CONFERENCE

OUR ANNUAL SUMMIT WHERE A DIVERSE LINEUP OF INDUSTRY LEADERS SPEAK CREATIVE TRUTH INTO THE LIVES OF YOUNG CREATIVES. EXPECT WORLD-CLASS INSIGHT ON SUCCESS, FAILURE, AND RESILIENCE IN A VARIETY OF CREATIVE FIELDS.

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WE’RE TAKING THINGS VIRTUAL THIS YEAR AND ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE GREAT EXPERIENCE WE HAVE PLANNED FOR EVERYONE!

FRIDAY WILL BE CATERED TO STUDENTS AND CREATIVES BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15-18. THIS GROUP WILL BE ABLE TO GET A MORE PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE & OUTCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE.

SATURDAY WILL BE OPEN TO ALL AUDIENCES, FULL OF AMAZING SPEAKERS & SURPRISES! WE ARE DEDICATED TO EDUCATING, EXPANDING, AND ENERGIZING CREATIVES BY ENCOURAGING THEM TO USE THEIR CREATIVE VOICES WITH CONFIDENCE.

HEAR INDUSTRY LEADERS SPEAK ABOUT:

 

HOW YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR ART INTO A CAREER

THE IMPORTANCE OF PORTFOLIOS & HOW TO BUILD ONE

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ART & ACTIVISM

PERFORMANCES FROM SOME OF CHICAGO'S UP AND    COMING ARTISTS & MORE!    

DAY 1

FRIDAY

11/13

11a-3p

WHAT IS A

PORTFOLIO AND HOW TO BUILD ONE + INTERSECTION OF ART & ACTIVISM +  FINDING YOUR 

VOICE +

LIVE PERFORMERS

& MORE   

DAY 2

SATURDAY

11/14

12p-3p

USING YOUR VOICE FOR CHANGE IN THE CORPORATE SPACE + INTERSECTION OF ART & ACTIVISM + BUILDING A PORTFOLIO FOR YOUR DREAM CLIENT +

LIVE PERFORMERS

& MORE     

PAST SPEAKERS

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ELISE SWOPES

Photographer & Designer, Brand Partnerships

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MIKE CARSON

Creative Direction, Big Sean, Rhythm & Flow 

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COLBY LEWIS

Hamilton Actor & Producer

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TUAN HUYNH

Senior Art Director, Leo Burnett

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COREY GILKEY

Founder, Leaders 1354 & Boxville

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MELISSA HENNESSY

Founder Hennessy Reps

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DAVID CHOI

Founder, Seoul Taco

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SCOTT GOLDSTEIN

Artist & Entrepreneur

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ROSS KIMBALL

Writer & Actor

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SCOOP JACKSON

Sports & Culture Journalist, ESPN

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MARCUS SMITH

Photographer

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SENTROCK

Artist

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TRASHHAND

Photographer

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LIZ MILLER GERSHFLED

Exec Art Producer, Energy BBDO

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KATE SCHMIDGALL

Director, Founder of Bittersweet

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KAT TUSHIM

Creative Director, Upshot

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DAVE MATA

DJ, Founder, Soul Summit

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TONIKA JOHNSON

Photographer & Activist

WHY ATTEND TRUE CHICAGO?

GET EDUCATED BY ESTABLISHED CREATIVES AND ENTREPRENEURS

GET EDUCATED BY ESTABLISHED CREATIVES AND ENTREPRENEURS

GET ENERGIZED TO DO YOUR BEST WORK

GET ENERGIZED TO DO YOUR BEST WORK

EXPAND YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND INFLUENCE

EXPAND YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND INFLUENCE

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