cONNECT 2017 Schedule 

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

 

THURSDAY // July 20

8:00 - 10:00 pm // Welcome Mixer @ Game Room // Chicago, IL (the loop area)

 

FRIDAY // July 21

8:00AM-9:30 (1.5 hrs) // Registration @ Guaranteed Rate Field

8:00-9:30 (1.5 hrs) // Networking Breakfast | Guaranteed Rate Field

9:30-9:45 (15 mins) // Welcome & Opening Remarks | Howard Pizer, White Sox Senior EVP

9:45-10:30 (45 mins) // Session 1: Creativity Driving Business | Surf Melendez + Jon Willey | Dolphins

10:30-10:45 (15 mins) // Break

10:45-11:30 (45 mins) // Session 2: SPORTS, ILLUSTRATED | Todd Radom + Elias Stein

11:30-11:45 (15 mins) // Break 

11:45-12:30PM (45 mins) // Session 3: VIDEO + CREATIVE | Banner Collective

12:30-2:00 (1.5 hrs) // Networking Lunch + League Mixers @ Magellan Scout Lounge, Guaranteed Rate Field

2:00-2:25 (25 mins) // GUEST SPEAKER | Ron Kittle | White Sox 1983 A.L. Rookie of the Year

2:30-3:15 (45 mins) // Session 4: KEY SPEAKER | Jeremy Reiss | Twitter

3:15-3:30 (15 mins) // Break

3:30-4:15 (45 mins) // Session 5: BREAKOUTS

A. BALLPARK GRAPHICS & IN-GAME ENTERTAINMENT Tom O’Grady | Gameplan Creative

B. HOT TOPICS Q&A: Process | Budgets | Motion Graphics | More...

C. PHOTO & ASSET ARCHIVING: Working “DAM” Fast

4:15-4:30 (15 mins) // Break 

4:30-5:15 (45 mins) // Session 6: 21 QUESTIONS WITH MARTY Martellus Bennett | The Imagination Agency + Green Bay Packers

5:15-5:30 (15 mins) // Dismissal Remarks & Break

5:30-8:30 (3 hrs) // Happy Hour @ ChiSox Bar & Grill | Dinner & Drinks

6:00-8:00 (2 hrs) // Logo vs Logo Speed Design Tournament @ ChiSox Bar & Grill

8:00-10:00 (2 hrs) // Hotel Break 

10:00-12:00AM (2 hrs) // Late-Night After Party @ AceBounce | Downtown Chicago

 

SATURDAY // July 22

6:30AM-7:30 (optional) (60 mins) // City Sunrise 3-Mile Jog/Walk | Meet in lobby @ Palmer House Hilton | Contact Mike Zulla | Wilson

8:30AM-9:30 (60 mins) // Networking Breakfast | Guaranteed Rate Field

9:30-10:15 (45 mins) // Session 1: KEY SPEAKER | Jon Contino

10:15-10:30 (15 mins) // Break

10:30-11:15 (45 mins) // Session 2: VISUAL INFLUENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA | Jose Lopez | Rockets + Marissa McClain | Red Sox + Ashley Strauss | Titans

11:15-11:30 (15 mins) // Break

11:30-12:15PM (45 mins) // Session 3: PRINT & CREATIVE | Chin Wang | ESPN Magazine

12:15-1:30 (75 mins) // Networking Lunch @ Guaranteed Rate Club, Guaranteed Rate Field

1:30-2:00 (30 mins) // Ballpark Tour

2:00-2:45 (45 mins) // Session 4: KEY SPEAKER | Joe Bosack

2:45-3:00 (15 mins) // Break

3:00-3:45 (45 mins) // Session 5: BREAKOUTS

A. CREATIVITY: riCardo Crespo

B. COLLEGE DESIGN: Panel Speakers

C. POSTSEASON DESIGN: Panel Speakers

3:45-4:00 (15 mins) // Break 

4:00-4:45 (45 mins) // Session 6: THE FUTURE OF SPORTS DESIGN | Roundtable: Todd Radom + Jon Contino + Joe Bosack + Chin Wang // moderated by Adam Martin, Makers of Sport

4:45-5:00 (15 mins) // Closing Remarks

5:00-8:00 (3 hrs) // Hotel & Dinner Break

8:00-11:00 (3 hrs) // Farewell Party @ The Dawson | Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks

 

SUNDAY // July 23

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…

- 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
- Motion Graphics
- Publications Power

- 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
 


2017 attendees already on board...

  • 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...