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Columbia College Chicago

Stage Two

618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

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Pre-registration is required. Registration will close 7/29/18.

Please note that the one-on-one meetings are pre-scheduled, so the sooner you register, the higher the chances you have of getting your preferred meetings!

Networking is more than meeting people with a common interest; it’s about meeting the RIGHT people who can help open doors and offer honest tailored insight. But where can you find these individuals?

Alumni look no further!
Make incredible insider connections by attending CAAN Connect: Chicago, a night of fast-paced, industry networking. This exclusive event offers Columbia College Chicago alumni an opportunity to get one-on-one time with industry professionals that are normally impossible to meet.

This year we're focusing on these industries:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Film/TV (production and post production)

Meetings will be scheduled to best suit what you’re looking for or what industry you work in. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to make industry connections.

2018 Industry Professionals:

Vanessa Abron MAM ’07, Chief PR Consultant, Agency Abron

Brian Caunter ’06, Filmmaker

Brittany Collett ’12, Supervisor, Brand Strategy - Employer Reputation, McDonald's

Amanda Corbett Jacobs, Account Executive, O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul

Christina Cordova-Herrera ’06, Director of Marketing & Communications, Benefit Chicago

Luke Crawford ’15, Experiential Producer, Edelman Chicago

Cindy Dababneh ’07, Executive Producer - Creative Services, McDonald's

A.A. Dowd ’06, Film Editor, The A.V. Club

Heather Gouldsberry ’13, Business Development Manager, 24Seven

Megan Maples ’01, Executive Producer, Dictionary Films

Saman Moayer, Studio Director, Farm Creative Parlour

Steve Ordower MA ’99, Owner, Rhythm and Light Productions

Todd Pflughoeft, Executive Producer, Resolution Digital Studios

Philip Plowden ’10, Co-Founder / Director, Fatal Funnel Films

Christina Santarelli-Foster ’08, Director of Marketing, Levy Restaurant Group

Martina Smith ’06, Consultant, Havas

Ryan Urban ’06, Visual Effects Supervisor, Turncoat Pictures

Patrick Zielinski ’11, Head of Talent Partnerships, Cameo

Recruiters from 24Seven and Professionals from Chicago Creative Coalition (C3) will be on-site.

**More industry professionals to be added. All are subject to change.

CAAN Connect: Chicago
Thursday, August 2, 2018
6-9 p.m.

Columbia College Chicago
Stage Two
618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

Dress Code: Business attire is required.

$15 Registration: Includes one-on-one networking meetings with industry professionals, beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.

Please Note: If you wish to register a guest, that guest must be paid for AND meet with each panelist WITH YOU. This event is strictly for Columbia College Chicago alumni.

*CAAN= Columbia Alumni Association & Network

All registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration fees help underwrite the cost of this event produced by Development and Alumni Relations. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and will directly help empower future industry leaders in the creative fields and disciplines.

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Stage Two

618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

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