Saturday April 28th, 2018 8AM-6PM

DePaul University - Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

1 E. Jackson Chicago IL 60604, 8th Floor Conference Center

Join us for the 10 year milestone anniversary of the Kellstadt Marketing Symposium. This full day business conference will bring thought leaders and business experts for engaging and thought provoking discussions on the changing dynamics in marketing, technology and business.

The event will feature presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and much more. You will have a unique opportunity to learn & engage with leaders at companies like Amazon, IRI, JPMorgan Chase, Walgreens, Nielsen, Nuveen, City of Chicago, Starcom, and more!

To celebrate this momentous decade, we have chosen a theme focused on driving change. All our guest speakers will present on the theme of: Shifting Paradigms: Disruptive Ideas in Marketing, Technology, and Business.

Get your ticket before the event is sold out!

Limited number of tickets are still available. Event was sold out last year and expected to sell out again.

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Ticket price includes entry to event, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and happy hour.

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If you are not yet an KMG ELITE member, join our professional community today and enjoy discounts and special offers to all our events, including discounted ticket to the Symposium.  More info here.


8AM Breakfast & Networking

9AM  "Growth Mindset & Driving Change" Darryl Harris, Motivational Speaker, Carroll-Keller Group

10AM "How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Business" Elizabeth Ehrhardt, IRI

11AM Panel Discussion "Leveraging Trends to Drive Growth"

Phallon Edmonds, City of Chicago

David King, Walgreens

Tara Giuliano, Nuveen

Chelsea Major, Nielsen


1PM "Transforming Business with Technology" Helen Sun, JPMorgan Chase

2PM "Sales Leadership" Geoff Nyheim, Amazon Web Services

3PM Panel Discussion "Changing Role of Media and Global Impact

Pam Quandt, Conde Nast

Claude Palacios, Starcom

Adrew Ladd, tronc (formerly Tribune publishing)

4PM Closing Cermony

4:30PM Happy Hour Reception & Networking


Sponsorship packages available

If you would like to promote your business at our event, we have a variety of sponsorship packages available. We have a few more booths/tables available at the conference. Our target audience includes 150+ MBA graduate students, alumni, faculty and business professionals from a variety of industries. Please email for more information.


Organizations today are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviors are evolving. For executives, the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces them to understand and quickly respond to big shifts in the way companies operate and how work must get done. In the words of Arie de Geus, a business theorist, “The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
— Erika Andersen, HBR

Thank you to our sponsors This event would not be possible without the support and commitment of our valued business partners who helped us bring this event to life. We are extremely grateful for your partnership.

Growth Strategy Group Executive consulting: enabling marketing, sales and digital technologies to deliver impactful customer experiences at each phase of the customer life cycle: attract, acquire, retain and grow.

Lynn Hazan & Asscociates An award-winning executive search and consulting firm specializing in Marketing and Communications placement.

Carrol-Keller Group An international training and consulting firm that helps organizations by providing innovative solutions that directly impact profitability and productivity. Research and compare cars, find local dealers/sellers, calculate loan payments, find your car's value, sell or trade your car, get a service estimate, and much more

Beatrix A quick grab & go market experience, with a menu featuring a large self-serve salad, soup and hot food bars, rotating chef-prepared salads, sandwiches and snacks, as well as a Beatrix coffee and pastry counter.

Lagunitas Brewing Company Delicious beer

True Food Kitchen is a healthy, chef driven, seasonal food restaurant. Our rotating brunch, lunch, dinner, and catering menus include organic, vegan and vegetarian options.

Childhood Fractured We have converted what was once a coffee shop into our office space. It will function in variety of community centered ways. The loyal lovers of gourmet coffee, whom Jeff has served for over 10 years, will still be able to get their coffee by way of our donorship program at our space. This will be the space that all of our team members will be working, growing, and discerning the best strategies to prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Education, oh yeah!