New Media Conference

Columbia will host the 16th Annual New Media Conference, which emphasizes career development and employability in the arts.

Columbia College Chicago will host the 16th Annual Midwest Regional High School and College New Media Conference Saturday, October 20. The New Media Conference emphasizes career development and employability in the arts.

The conference will feature working professionals in film, television, journalism, voiceover, radio, comedy, podcasting, music, audio, music business, and more. Professionals working in the field will take the stage in a number of different panels. The conference will also offer several workshops to attendees. 

The conference is free to all Columbia students, alumni, and high school students who RSVP. Students who RSVP to the event by October 10 will be given a free lunch.

Columbia students can RSVP here.

High school students can RSVP here.

Attending panelists are updated on a daily basis—check here for updates on attending panelists. Confirmed panelists include: 

  • Sarah Rae Vargas, World-renowned Fashion YouTube Star (with over 1 million YouTube subscribers)
  • Amy Guth, Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival,
  • Maha Gorgi, Power 92 Midday Personality and Windy City Live Contributor
  • Elizabeth Matthews, Fox -TV Reporter
  • Regina Waldroup, NBC-TV Reporter
  • Gabe Ramirez, B96 Radio producer/host
  • Leor Galil, Chicago Reader Music Journalist
  • DJ Ca$h Era
  • Aymar Jean Christian, Open TV
New Media Conference
Saturday, October 20
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Stage Two
618 S. Michigan Ave