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SEA Chicago 2022 Schedule

We are excited to return to hosting an in-person event! Our program has been strategically designed to correspond to the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Conference. More details about sessions and presenters will be added here as finalized.

About this Event:

The SEA Conference is focused on providing emerging creatives with the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain a career as an artist. Our model and focus has always been around the idea of for artist by artist with the majority of the presentations being led by working creative professionals and industry leaders within the arts community.


Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611, US

Tentative Schedule At-A-Glance (all times listed are Central):

  • Friday, October 28th

    • 2-5 PM Excursion: VSOP Studios (Learn more)

    • 4:30 - 5:30 PM Excursion: Chicago Architecture and Urban Planning Walking Tour (Learn more)

    • 6 PM - Welcome reception 

  • Saturday, October 29th

    • 9 AM - Opening Keynote with breakfast 

    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Choice of industry specific panels and small group discussions

    • 12:30 PM - 2 PM - Lunch with keynote speaker(s)

    • 2:15 - 3 PM - Organized Creative Breaks (Drum circle, create room, art walk, and more)

    • 3 PM - 5:15 PM - Choice of industry specific panels, small group discussions, and funding workshop and challenge

    • 5:15 PM - Dinner with keynote and entertainment

  • Sunday, October 30th

    • 9:15 AM - Breakfast with keynote(s)​

    • 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM - Choice of topic specific workshops, panels, and small group discussions

    • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Lunch with keynote(s)

    • 2 PM - 4:45 PM - Choice of workshops, panels, small group discussions, mentoring, and pitch challenge

Detailed Tentative Schedule (As of 10/10/22)

Speakers (Tentative as of 10/3/22)

FINAL PROGRAM (AS of 10/24/22)

QUICK GLANCE GRID (As of 10/25/22)

​​Sponsors & Collaborators:

This event is being made possible through the support of North Central College and grants from The Coleman Foundation and The John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Charitable Foundation. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Additional support provided by Guident Business Solutions, The Colbeth Family, Ace Metal Refinishers, and other private donors.

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