Fueled by a growing community of entrepreneurial and innovative creators, the Maker Movement is gathering worldwide momentum.
In this expert panel, Chicago’s top makers in art, design, and tech will come together to share their experiences, advice, and insights. Through discussions and 1x1s with innovators in these communities, you’ll learn the ins and outs of breaking into this incredible industry, and the future of Chicago’s own maker landscape.
You’ll hear about:
• how the movement is disrupting industry with first to market designs and technologies
• the challenges and opportunities of being a maker and running a makerspace
• their vision for the future of this exciting community
Join us for drinks and networking with fellow makers, creatives and entrepreneurs afterwards, the drinks are on us!
This event is part of General Assembly Chicago’s second annual Made in Chicago Week, November 3 – November 11, 2016, a week of events and workshops to celebrate great things being made in our city, bringing together people from all backgrounds and industries to foster collaboration through education. Check out what we did last year for Made in Chicago Week 2015!
Director of Mobile Products, Giphy
Ryan Troy Ford
Illustrator, Designer, Animator, and Printmaker
Designer, National Art Department, Field Notes Brand
Chicago art maker, urban imagist, amateur risk taker