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CAAN Connect 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 06:00 PM


Take your career to the next level with speed networking!

Are you currently, or do you aspire to be:

  • A writer?
  • An actor?
  • A producer?
  • A director?
  • An agent?
  • A manager?
  • An executive in the entertainment industry?

If you are a WRITER, an ACTOR, a PRODUCER, a DIRECTOR or ASPIRE to succeed in any of these professions, then this event is a must! If you want to advance your career as an AGENT, a MANAGER, an INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE, sign up and join us in Los Angeles!

The West Coast office of Alumni Relations is hosting the 8th Annual CAAN Connect for you to network with industry insiders who can open doors and introduce you to people who can actually move your career forward. The CAAN Connect allows you to meet entertainment industry professionals in a speed networking type setting.

You can sit down 1-on-1 with industry pros who are normally impossible to meet. Pitch your project**. Pitch yourself. LEARN.

All creatives need representation. All scripts need a green-light. All aspiring professionals need an interview. This is your opportunity to move your career forward.

**Some of these professionals will not be able to take project pitches (screenplays, script ideas, etc.) Participants are required to respect these boundaries.

Take a look at some of the professionals* YOU could meet with:

2015 Industry Professionals

    • Kyle Heller (BA ‘06), Producer at Varient
    • Saraphina Monaco (BA ‘09), Theatrical Agent, Prestige Talent Agency
    • Sheryl Tirol (BA ‘00), Marketing & Publicity
    • Jonathan Weber (BA ‘03), Manager/Production Coordinator at Key Creatives
    • Elizabeth Uhl, VP, Inphenate
    • Damien McKay, Universal Pictures, Casting
    • Glendon Palmer, Sr. Vice President of Development & Production, IM Global
    • Amberlee Mucha (BA ’07), Manager of Talent Development at The Studio (formerly Discovery Studios)
    • Orion Barnes (BA ’97), Talent Agent, Rogers Orion Talent Agency
    • James Cole ('10), Talent Manager, Primary Wave Entertainment
    • Mark Mallorca (BA '05), Development Executive, CASM Films
    • Steve Pink ('89), Film Director
    • Ayanna Floyd (MFA '98), Co-Executive Producer on EMPIRE
    • Jordan Vogt-Roberts (BA '06), Film & TV Director
    • Michael Pio (BA '05) Literary Agent, Innovative Artists
    • Erik Schmudde (BA '05) Creative Executive, Infinitum Nihil
    • Dominique Anders (BA ’03) Producer/Writer/Director AND Career/Lifestyle Coach
    • Hank Chilton (MFA '98) TV Writer/Producer
    • Diana Romero (BA '03) Producer, dreamFilm/Director of Programming, Sunscreen Film Festival West

Read more about all the industry professionals.

*Subject to change at any time without notice.

Participation in this event requires 3 STEPS:

  1. Fill in below how many tickets you would like to purchase. You are permitted to bring only one guest.
  2. Fill out the CAAN Connect application—available after you have registered.
  3. Attend a REQUIRED "pitch practice" meeting. More information is available on the CAAN Connect application.

RSVP to secure your spot ASAP! This event is $30 to attend.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to register a guest, that guest must be paid for AND meet with each panelist WITH YOU. This event is strictly for Columbia College Chicago alums.

Business attire required.

  • 6 - 6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
  • 6:45 p.m.: Industry Professional Introductions
  • 7 - 9 p.m.: Speed Networking
  • 9 - 10 p.m.: Reception

BONUS: What happens after CAAN Connect? CAAN Conversations! Join us for an informal “talk back” with your alumni relations staff, Sarah Schroeder and Cupid Hayes, along with a select group of alumni who are thriving in the entertainment industry. Figure out what’s next.

CAAN Conversations
June 24, 2015
7 p.m.
West Coast Alumni Office
Los Angeles, CA 90004


NOTE: You are permitted to bring only one guest.

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CUBS VS. DODGERS - Columbia Alumni Day!

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 06:15 PM · $39.00 USD

Join your fellow Columbia College Chicago alumni for Columbia Alumni Day at Dodgers Stadium!

GIVEAWAY: The first 40,000 fans will receive a Cy Young Collectors’ Pin Series: Orel Hershiser.

SEATS: Our seats are in the Right Field Pavilion, Section 312 (Chi-town shout out!), Rows E, F, G, and H.

The Right Field Pavilion is an all-inclusive all-you-can-eat section, which serves hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, soda and water. Beer, candy and ice cream are also available for purchase. Food and beverages will be served until the final out of the 7th inning.

TICKETS: $39 each. New system this year! Please read carefully!

The Dodgers are no longer issuing hard copies of tickets. You will receive your tickets electronically from Sarah Schroeder at sschroeder@colum.edu. You will then have the option to either Print or Forward your tickets. Instructions will be included in that email with your tickets.

PARKING: You can pre-pay for your parking through the Dodgers for a 50% discount! General admission parking is $10 in advance, $20 at the gate. Buy parking here.

Take the Dodger Stadium Express – FREE for ticketholders.

Click here for all details regarding parking and transportation.

Park information can be found at www.dodgers.com.