The Run of Show For July 13th & 14th Showcases Are Released

Here is the current run of show for July 13th and July 14th showcases. We are doing a ton of things drastically different this year but still focused on intersecting different perspectives and amazing people. It will be more spontaneous, raw, and free flowing. Make sure to get your tickets below and have proper identification for this +21 and older private event.

If you need a discount use “article” for 30% off. We are adding on-site mentorship for July 13th’s showcases, Pat Whalen is conducting his live political show July 14th with some big political players and there are more activities occurring in between. We’ve added open sets for attendees to get on stage as well. If you have an instrument, bring it. Ayda Keshtkar’s “Catstronauts” art installation are three 4 foot tall fiberglass cats, MEOW! Those cats will be chilling in the cut.

Free Drinks?

Drinks are provided by Tito’s Homemade Vodka and Lagunitas Brewing Company for our private +21 and older event. Thanks to our other sponsors Twitter Blackbirds, We Are Unlimited, Lucid Creative Agency, and Ear2Ground.tv. All tickets must be purchased in advance below.

What Time?

Doors open at 6:00 pm both nights with some great music curated by DJ PC3 and friends. The actual sets start around 7:00 pm and early arrival is suggested. Take into consideration “TRAFFIC.” The lineup is subject to change and the show will go on rain or shine. It’s in a hidden warehouse. Located 1446 W. Kinzie Chicago, IL 60642. 


There is free parking in the area but not near the entrance of the event. Please use ridesharing services. 


Glappitnova: July 13th Schedule

Red Room #1:

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Doors Open & Socializing

7:30 pm – 8:20 pm: The Black Experience in Workspaces Panel

  • Nneka Carrie D: Director of Strategic Planning Geometry / Moderator
  • Jeffery Beckham: Serial Entrepreneur
  • Veronica Appleton: Assistant Director of Diversity & Inclusion, We Are Unlimited
  • Jeff Osuji: National Advertising Director, BlackDoctor

8:25 pm – 9:20 pm: Creators vs Agencies of The Future Panel

  • Kyle Welter: Director of Marketing, Tock / Moderator
  • Wesley Kimler: Artist
  • Chris Walker: Associate Creative Director, We Are Unlimited
  • Vejurnae Leal: Account Supervisor, Walton Isaacson
  • Aayda Keshtkar: C-Haus Collective

9:25 pm – 9:35 pm Charlene Carruthers: National Director, BYP 100

9:40 pm – 9:50 pm Kouri Marshall, Chief of Staff to Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin

9:50 pm – 11:00 pm: DJ SET & Dance Battles


Orange Room #2:

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Doors Open & Socializing

7:30 pm – 7:40 pm: Andrew Huff: Founder, Gapers Block

7:45 pm – 7:55 pm: Haven Allen: Executive Director MHUB

8:00 pm – 8:50 pm: Getting Your Message Heard Panel

  • Britt Julious: Writer, VICE / Moderator
  • Shia Kapos: Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times
  • Jesse Menendez: Host, Producer, WBEZ
  • Ron Holmes: Government & Public Affairs Strategist

8:55 pm – 9:45 pm: Keeping Creative Talent In Chicago Panel

  • Max Davis, Owner MNGRM / Moderator
  • Ian Hargrove, Designer, Project Runway TV
  • Destiny Love Jones, Stylist
  • Mig Reyes, Design Lead, Trunk Club 

9:50 pm – 10:20 pm: Building Inclusive Communities Panel

  • Annie Coleman: Artist Project Manager, Burning Man / Moderator
  • Matthew Manning: Co-Founder, Royal
  • Kris Williams: CEO, Fame Enterprises
  • Antonio Garcia: VP of Diversity and Inclusion AIAG Chicago

Blue Room#3:

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Doors Open & Socializing

7:30 pm – 7:40 pm: Brian Fitzpatrick: Founder, CTO, Tock

7:45 pm – 8:35 pm: The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship Panel

  • Mike McGee: Director of Programs, CodeNow / Moderator
  • Micae Brown: Founder, Micae Brown Sales Agency
  • Kim Moldsofky: Founder, The Maker Mom
  • Philip Trados: CEO, Doejo
  • Chip Knicker: Chief Digital Officer, We Are Unlimited

8:40 pm – 8:50 pm: Todd Belcore, Executive Director at Social Change

8:55 pm – 9:05 pm: Britney Robbins, CEO, Gray Matter Experience

9:10 pm – 9:20 pm: Jasmia Fowler, Principal, Catalyst Maria High School

9:25 pm – 9:35 pm: Pj Loughran, Executive Vice President, Superfly, Bonnaroo Music Festival

9:40 pm – 9:50 pm: Young Wayne, Entertainer & Nike Influencer

9:55 pm – 10:05 pm: Brandon Holmes, Musician, artist

10:05 pm – 11:00 pm: Open Sets, Attendees Signup Onsite


Green Room#4

On-Site Mentorship

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Doors Open & Socializing

7:30 pm – 7:50 pm Shannon Waldron, CEO Urban Fetes: (Targeting Young Professionals)

7:30 pm – 7:50 pm Pam Daniels, Clinical Assistant Professor and Design Innovator in Residence at The Segal Design Institute (Strategy Development)

7:30 pm – 7:50 pm Matt Brooks, Chicago Director SoFar Sounds (Getting Artists Gigs)

7:30 pm – 7:50 pm Brittney Applegate, Brand Strategist, (Brand Identity Tips)

7:30 pm – 7:50 pm Evan Marshall, (Monetizing Your Social Platforms)



Glappitnova: July 14th Schedule

Red Room #1:

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Doors Open & Socializing

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Open Call For Attendees


8:00 pm – 8:50 pm: Chicago Nightlife & Entertainment Panel

  • Terrell Taylor: Music Executive & RIAA Certified / Moderator
  • Sandi Robinson: Director of Events & Sales, The Godfrey Hotel
  • Arturo Gomez: CEO, Big Game Air
  • Jearld Gary: CEO Singularity, Owner The Regal Theater
  • MrMauricio: Celebrity Host & Music Producer


9:00 pm – 9:50 pm: Reality Vs Reality TV Panel

  • Chris Drish: ABC’s The Bachelorette Season 7 / Moderator
  • Casey Shteamer: ABC’s The Bachelor
  • Frank Neuschafer: ABC’s The Bachelorette Season 6
  • Nikki Kaapke: ABC’s The Bachelor & Bachelor Pad Season 13

9:55pm – closing:  DJ Set


Orange Room #2:

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Doors Open & Socializing

7:30 pm – 7:40 pm: Alex Niemczewski, CEO, Ballot Ready

7:45 pm – 8:25 pm: Open Call To Attendees

8:30 pm – 8:40 pm: Jane Beachy, Founder, Salonathon

8:45 pm – 8:55 pm: Open Call To Attendees

9:00 pm – 9:10 pm: Ciera McKissick, Founder, AMFM

9:15 pm – 9:25 pm: Ariel Zetina, DJ/Music Producer

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm: Open Call To Attendees


Blue Room #3:

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Doors Open & Socializing

7:45 pm – 7:55 pm: Desiree Wrigley-Vargas, CEO, Parachute

8:15 pm – 8:25 pm: Kelley Williams, CEO Paige & Paxton

8:30 pm -8:40 pm: Neal Sales-Griffin, CEO, CodeNow

8:45 pm – 8:55 pm: Yuri Malia, Co-Founder, Swipe Sense

9:00 pm – 9:10 pm: Brandon Holmes, Artist & Performer

9:15 pm – 9:25 pm: David Carson, Trainer & Nike Influencer

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm: Good Evening With The Pat Whalen Show (Political Satire Show)

Featuring Daniel Biss, Paris Schultz and Attack The Sound.





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