JT Co-Produces Social Media Week Chicago 2015


JT was proud to partner with Crowdcentric, the global organizers of Social Media Week, to produce Social Media Week Chicago 2015.

JT was proud to partner with Crowdcentric, the global organizers of Social Media Week (SMW), to produce Social Media Week Chicago 2015, which took place on November 16-20 at the Merchandise Mart. SMW Chicago brought together thousands of people from all over the world for a week of keynotes, panels, workshops, demos and happy hours.

In addition to recruiting hundreds of speakers from around the country, JT partnered with 1871, The Chicago Community Trust, Burrell Communications, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Sun Times, The Onion, ABC7Chicago and the Publicity Club of Chicago to develop substantive programming for main stages and master classes focused on social media in entrepreneurship, social good, diversity, sports, media and politics. A few of the more than 200 speakers who took the stage include:

  • Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871

  • Goldie Taylor, editor-at-large, The Daily Beast

  • Bev Gooden, creator, #WhyIStayed

  • Suey Park, founder/writer/activist; originator of #CancelColbert

  • Andy Shaw, president and CEO, Better Government Association

  • Megan Kashner, founder and CEO, Benevolent

  • Beau D’Arcy, founder and CEO, Breakwater Chicago

For the past six years, Social Media Week conferences in more than 20 countries have brought together over half-a-million people at thousands of hosted events on six continents to discuss the revolution in human connectivity and the role that social media and technology plays in global society, culture and the “new” economy. JT is proud to have helped enable Chicago to be part of that conversation.

Behind the scenes, JT helped create the weeklong agenda, managed the event logistics and speaker outreach and coordination, and assisted in audience development and digital content creation.