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Cheng, Dilts, Haasch and Reyes: ON Technology

When
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where
Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL

Tickets are FREE for members and Nonmembers.

Reception: 6-6:30pm
Panel: 6:30-7:30pm
Q&A: 7:30-8pm
Drinks at State & Lake Bar: 8pm

In honor of the almost-end of another great year of AIGA Chicago goings-on, we're going all out with a complimentary ON event this Thursday, November 13. Why do something else that costs money, or nothing else for free, when you can do this instead? Here's the deal:

Join us for ON Technology, a FREE panel discussion of major topics at the intersection of technology and design—from the growth of the sharing economy, through the evolution of grassroots movements, to the rapid, digital-driven changes we're seeing in the design industry. The FREE conversation will be hosted by Morningstar and moderated by WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian, with participation from some of Chicago's leading design and technology thinkers in what promises to be a candid take on a range of topics.

Afterwards, we'll continue the discussion over (not-so-free) drinks at State & Lake (the bar, not the intersection) down the street—a sort of unofficial end-of-year celebration, if you will.

Moderator
Lauren Chooljian, journalist at WBEZ
Chooljian reports on everything from City Hall to transportation to federal politics to economics to local cultural institutions and everything in between. She’s also an occasional on-air host for the local Morning Edition, Midday and Weekend Edition newscasts and a contributor to the Nerdette Podcast.

Panelists
Christopher Dilts, photographer/designer
Dilts is a Chicago based editorial and lifestyle photographer. He was the Senior Photographer for Obama for America, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. He spent the majority of 2012 traveling with and photographing President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden,and families.

Mig Reyes, designer at Basecamp and mig.io
Mig is a designer who escaped advertising, cut his teeth at Threadless, and ultimately left to explore art and technology on the web at Basecamp. He’s been involved with a handful of design organizations, started the CreativeMornings Chicago chapter, and teaches beginners the basics of design at The Starter League.

Emily Haasch, designer at Cards Against Humanity and emilyhaasch.com
Emily Haasch is a designer, artist, and small human based in Chicago, USA.

Previously, she has worked for digital agencies, cultural publications, nonprofits, and a very tiny art gallery. Her work has been also featured in some fancy places like Booooooom!, Under Consideration, New City, and elsewhere.

Nowadays, she splits her time between designing games, dreaming up bizarre products, and initiating collaborations ranging from book clubs to product design to whatever else seemed like a good idea at the time.

Jacqui Cheng, editor at The Wirecutter, Ars Technica
Jacqui has been an editor for the last eight years focusing on tech with a background as a developer for several years before shifting her focus to writing. In her nonexistent free time, she likes messing with gadgets and writing scripts to game the votes for reality TV shows.

Post Event
State & Lake
201 N State St.

The ON series is sponsored by Harrington College of Design.

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