THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Register for half-day or full-day training sessions focused on real-world skills, such as HTML and CSS, D3.js, mapping, augmented reality, web typography and more. We are also planning a workshop for students. All attendees are welcome to sign-up for any of these sessions as part of the registration fee.
Join us for the opening party and reception.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
A day of talks at Medill and the Swissotel meant to inspire, challenge and provoke. We’ll cover a range of topics, disciplines and formats. This day is for anyone who believes in strong design as fundamental in telling stories. There will be time for breaks, networking, socializing and exploring the city as well.
Awards, receptions and a special event.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
The final day of sessions, workshops and exhibitors at Medill and the Swissotel. Multiple tracks, breakout sessions and hands-on demonstrations will allow attendees to focus on how to evolve skills and push ideas forward. Students and recent graduates can participate in a portfolio review.
You won’t want to miss the closing night.
Medill’s downtown Chicago location at 303 E. Wacker offers sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. This new modern workspace was designed to be both inspiring and reflective of the changes happening in today’s fast-paced, social and technology-driven climate, preparing students to take their careers in media into the future.
With a walkway to Medill’s downtown campus, the Swissotel, located at 323 E Upper Wacker, is a modern location for the larger gatherings of SND CHICAGO. Attendees will usually assemble here for all-hands activities and events. The Swissotel also offers several spaces that make it easy for SND workshop attendees looking for a respite close to the action.
Register for a hotel room now: SND has secured a room block at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, which is just across the Chicago River at 301 E North Water St. The hotel is a short walk from the venues where workshop sessions will be held. The room rate is $179 per night and is available for SND attendees from April 3-7. We suggest registering now. Rooms will sell out.