THE EXPERIENCE

EMERGE/NEXT is a platform designed to inspire, educate, and connect the next generation of leaders  in technology, creativity, and business.

We empower emerging leaders in high school and college by connecting them with today’s industry experts while inspiring innovative thinking through the curation of powerful events such as: panels, competitions awards and networking events; to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders.

The EMERGE/NEXT Festival creates experiences that allows emerging leaders to learn about new innovations in our fast-paced economy, discover careers that align with their interest and contribute to society, 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

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 21, 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

Fashion Designer

Cheresse Thornhill

Industrial Designer, Footwear

COODIE SIMMONS

Filmmaker

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.

LONG HISTORY. GREAT PARTNERS.

PARTNER WITH US

2019 EMERGE/NEXT TOUR

CHICAGO //  NEW YORK //  ATLANTA // LOS ANGELES

Starts in fall 2019

To learn more, please contact us: hello@emergenextfest.com