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    Idea: Influence is our strongest currency

    A Talk about the power of influencers.

    Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 5:30 - 7:00 PM @ Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
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    DeRay Mckesson Chats Influence & Impact at Chicago Ideas
    YouTube Personality "Lisbug" Sits Down to Chat the Meaning of Influence
    In Conversation: Hannah Hart and Ji Suk Yi
    Vine, but Make an Impact: How Two Early Creators Built Sustainable Careers
    DeRay Mckesson
    Civil Rights Activist & Digital Influencer
    Hannah Hart
    Author & Creator, My Drunk Kitchen
    Lisa "Lisbug" Schwartz
    Actress, Author & YouTube Personality
    Demetrius Harmon
    Social Media Influencer; Mental Health Advocate
    Melvin Gregg
    Producer, Actor & Social Influencer
    Aymar Jean Christian
    Author, Open TV; Associate Professor, Northwestern University
    Ji Suk Yi
    Host, The Grid: Neighborhood Eats
    Ally Love
    Founder and CEO, Love Squad
    TALK - Talks are 90-minute electrifying, action-inspiring onstage programs, featuring four to six world class thought leaders who each present ideas on a single theme through either an individual presentation or a one-on-one conversation with a host.

    The meaning of fame has changed over the last decade. In addition to the revenue and career advancement opportunities digital influence brings, there is also the opportunity to empower the voiceless, establish change, and leave a legacy that’s bigger than your social media footprint. Join us for a Talk where we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at the helm of this digital movement. We’ll explore the effects this generation, often coined as the YouTube Generation, has and will continue to have on society and examine the true impact of this #content.

    Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 5:30 - 7:00 PM
    Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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    Your impact checklist

    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Donate to 2nd Story, a nonprofit that creates a more empathetic world through digital storytelling.
    • See how DeRay Mckesson is using his platform for change via his book On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope
    • Cook your way through Hannah Hart’s new book, My Drunk Kitchen: Holidays.
    • Pick up a copy of Lisa “Lisbug” Schwartz’s new book, Thirty Life Crisis.
    • Read Aymar Jean Christian's book, Open TV: Innovation beyond Hollywood and the Rise of Web Television, which explores the connection between internet web series and mainstream television shows.

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