THE EXPERIENCE

EMERGE/NEXT produces events nationwide designed to inspire, educate, and connect emerging leaders in technology, engineering, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Through the curation of panels, workshops, hackathons, awards and networking events, the EMERGE/NEXT Festival enables emerging leaders to learn from today’s industry experts and inspires innovative thinking to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders.

We believe that collaboration improves innovation which can make the world a better place and everyone from corporations to the general public can benefit from the ideas which are generated within an environment designed to allow for freedom of thought.

The EMERGE/NEXT Festival creates experiences for high school, college students and young professionals that allows these emerging leaders to learn about new innovations and careers, connect with like-minded peers as well as discover education and employment opportunities.

MADE IN CHICAGO.  PRODUCED NATIONWIDE.

UPCOMING EVENT: SOUNDSCAPE

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Attendees will learn about the dynamics of sound as well as participate in a live, interactive workshop creating beats with a surprise, prestigious music producer.

Location: Museum of Science and Industry

This event is at capacity.

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INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Since our inception, we have gathered innovative leaders from multiple fields: science, technology, engineering, design, creativity, and business. Here are just a few of many who have contributed to the success of our attendees:

Alonzo Jackson

aka Fashiongeek 'Zo'

Cheresse Thornhill

Footwear Designer

COODIE SIMMONS

Co-Founder, Creative Control

CHRIS MANTZ

Founder, DRIFT Eyewear

Rob McConnell

Mechanical Engineer

Iyore Noelle

Chemical Engineer

Young Guru

Recording & Mixing Engineer

Victor Mateevitsi

Electronic Visualization

ABOUT US

EMERGE/NEXT is designed to connect, educate and inspire emerging leaders with interests in technology, creativity and business. Through the curation of panels, workshops, hackathons, awards and networking events, we enable emerging leaders to learn from today’s industry experts, connect with like-minded peers,  cultivate the innovative thinking of tomorrow’s leaders while opening the doors to career opportunities.