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Have you signed up for Meet The Pros? Well, if not, now is the time! Find more details below:
Portfolio Reviews | Tuesday 2.21 
Last Call for Pros
If your a pro, and would like to volunteer some of your time to review students portfolios, please sign up here. Portfolio reviews will be held Tuesday, February 21 from 3:15 – 4:45pm.


Going Big Panel | Monday 2.20 Keynote
Roxanne Abbott, Daryl Anderson, Jonas Pultinevicius & Deb Ward

What does it take to create large scale environmental installations? It takes a big idea and a lot of collaboration. Such was the case in creating a large art installation piece for the City of Omaha, commissioned by Visit Omaha aka Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau, for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Appropriately titled, The Swimmers of the Lagoon, the installation’s goal was to engage the entire community and increase excitement for the 10 day event. It also encouraged out-of-towners to share Omaha socially with friends and followers.

The Swimmers of the Lagoon campaign garnered more than $170,430 worth of publicity and reached 1.85 million people through television, radio and print during the week-long event. Additionally, photos of the Lagoon Swimmers were viewed 386,029 times on Twitter and Instagram.

In this presentation, you will learn how this creative opportunity presented by Visit Omaha brought together some big thinkers to successfully realize their vision.

Amy Schwartz | Tuesday 2.21 Keynote
Design Director at Cards Against Humanity

Amy Schwartz is a designer specializing in branding, digital experiences, and games. She is currently the Design Director at Cards Against Humanity and Blackbox.

Amy was the winner of Command X at the 2015 AIGA National Design Conference; other recognition includes the 2016 Emerging Designer Award by AIGA Chicago, 2016 Finalist for Young Designer of the Year by the Net Awards, and the recipient of the AIGA What’s Next Grant in 2014.

Amy founded Liminal Space in 2015, a design initiative that promotes experimentation, community, and dialogue within Chicago’s thriving design, art, and technology scenes. Amy holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA from DePaul University.

Presentation Title: Designing for People
Whether you’re designing posters or products, design is about people. Amy Schwartz, Design Director for Cards Against Humanity and Blackbox, will discuss how to advocate, engage, and delight your audience in every project.

Sponsored by Daake

For more information or to register, please visit www.meetthepros.org.

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