cONNECT 2018 Schedule 

ALL TIMES, LOCATIONS & SPEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE // Please follow or check @mlcconnect for all the up-to-date event changes

 

THURSDAY // JuNE 28

8:00 - 10:00 pm // Welcome Network Mixer @ TBD Location // Chicago, IL // Appetizers & Drinks

 

FRIDAY // JuNE 29

8:00 am // Registration @ Soldier Field // @soldier_field 

8:00-9:15 // Networking Breakfast @ Soldier Field  // @soldier_field 

9:15 // Opening Remarks

9:30 // Session #1 - KICK A** CREATIVE // Jon Contino // @joncontino

10:30 // Session #2 - Speaker, Robert Generette III // @rob_zilla_iii 

11:30 // Session #3 - Speaker, Todd Radom // @toddradom

12:30-2:00 pm // LUNCH + League Mixers @ Soldier Field

2:00-2:45 // Session #4 - Surprise Guest Speaker

3:00-3:45 // Session #5 - Breakouts

A. POSITIVE DISTRUPTION // Ryan Brijs, Kings // @ryanbrijs

B. MOTION EVOLUTION // (panel)  

C. RELENTLESS BALANCE // (panel)  

4:00-4:45 // Session #6 – Speaker, Fraser Davidson // @frazdav

5:00 // Stadium Tour (tentative)

5:30-7:00 // Hotel Break

7:00 // After Party & Logo vs. Logo Speed Design Tournament @ TBD Location // Chicago, IL // Appetizers & Drinks

10 pm-mid. // Late-Night Bar Games, Downtown Chicago

 

SATURDAY // JuNE 30

6:30 am // City Sunrise Jog/Walk

8:30-9:30 // Networking Breakfast @ Soldier Field

9:30 // Session #1 - CREATIVE THINKING // riCardo Crespo // @_riCardocrespo_

10:30 // Session #2 - Speaker, Roxy Prima & Phoebe Cornog // @pandrdesignco 

11:30 // Session #3 - UNIFORM DESIGN // Eric Bodamer @ericbodamer, Tom O’Grady @TOGradyChicago, Bill Frederick @Fanbrandz, Todd Radom @toddradom

12:30-2:00 pm // LUNCH @ Soldier Field

2:00-2:45 // Session #4 – DDC SPEAKING FIASCO // Aaron Draplin // @draplin

3:00-3:45 // Session #5 - Breakouts

A. VISUAL STORYTELLING // Michael Ono, @skoshi_tiger, Insung Kim, @izziro, Jon Wiley, Dolphins @officialdolphinsphotog, Alex Bierens de Haan @alex.de.haan

B. STRATEGY OF SOCIAL // (panel)

C. THE DESIGN OF PROCESS & WORKFLOW // (panel)

4:00-4:45 // Session #6 – Sports Design Roundtable

5:00 // Closing Remarks

8:00-11:00 // Farewell Party @ TBD Location // Chicago, IL // Appetizers & Drinks

 

SUNDAY // JULY 1

Network Breakfast/Brunch Meet-ups & departures

 

ALL TIMES, LOCATIONS & SPEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE // Please follow or check @mlcconnect for all the up-to-date event changes


Session/breakout topics will & discussions include…

- Design & Music
- Hand Type Lettering
- Content Philosophy
- Design Process & Procedures
- Photography & Design
- Photo & Asset Archiving (DAM)
- Social Media
- Uniform Design / Rebranding
- Design for Playoffs
- Illustrations in Sports
- Stadium Graphics / In-Game Entertainment
- Video / TV Spot Production
- Motion Graphics

- Creative Culture
- Tracking 101
- Signage Optimization
- Brand Stories
- Building Accountability
- Off-Season Planning
- Crowd Choice Debates
- Inspiration Sustainability
- Budgets & Finance
- Industry Forecasts
- Design Thinking
- The Business of Creative
 


Some of the 2017 attendees...

  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Chicago Bears
  • New York Mets
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Utah Jazz
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Denver Broncos
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Chicago Fire
  • Arizona Diamondbacks

 

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  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Houston Dynamo
  • Minnesota Wild
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Houston Rockets
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Houston Astros 
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • New York Jets
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • New York Yankees
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • And more...