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GENERAL cross-industry panels include conversations with Charles Adler, founder of Kickstarter, Jimmy Chamberlin
of the Smashing Pumpkins and others on brand building, business plan
development, funding models and how new technologies are disrupting old
business models, as well as a Sunday brunch-time conversation with Rochelle Trotter, jazz pianist Reginald Robinson, Kartemquin Films' Gordon Quinn and politician turned food entrepreneur Carol Moseley Braun led by Alison Cuddy of the Chicago Humanities Festival on the idea of artistic legacy.
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS highlights include Chicago artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine giving a talk on his career trajectory from Chicago street artist to international art scene and Chicago Sun-Times' Hedy Weiss
moderating a panel on performance space development. Look also for
performances by international artists practicing the art of butoh, the
beautiful Japanese movement techniques.
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
FILM highlights include representatives from Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters) talking about the rapid evolution of documentary and social issue filmmaking and award-winning recording engineer Leslie Anne Jones of Skywalker Sound (Apocalypse Nowand Requiem for a Dream) discussing her celebrated film career.
Additionally IFP/Chicago will provide programs to discuss career
development areas such as financing and grants, web series production
and emerging camera technologies.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., and Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
MUSIC highlights include music entrepreneur and founder of Sire Records Seymour Stein, in discussion with Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Sound Opinions, and Kevin Lyman,
creator of the Vans Warped Tour and founder of the new educational
platform The Entertainment Institute, giving a presentation on
entrepreneurial thinking for musicians, as well as panels on music revenue streams, branding and current trends in the local market.
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, 230 N. Michigan Ave.
CULINARY highlights include a panel on farmers markets featuring Jim Slama from FamilyFarmed, Marcel Van Ooyen from Grow NYC, Trudy Tolliver from Portland Farmers Market and Corey Chatmanfrom Chicago's Experimental Station, and a discussion on the evolution of Chicago's restaurant scene moderated by David Manilow, creator and executive producer of "Check, Please!," with panelists Michael Kornick of DMK Restaurants, Rick Bayless of Frontera Restaurants, Alpana Singh, owner of The Boarding House and Seven Lions, and Brendan Sodikoff of Hogsalt Hospitality.
Macy's on State Street, 111 N. State St.
include a series of conversations covering topics around "getting made"
(manufacturing), "getting in" (buyers and boutiques) "getting
connected" (community engagement and marketing partnerships) and a
discussion created by Susanna Negovan of Splash. Panels will also discuss professional topics including material sourcing and legal issues.
Prescott chases the light between NYC and LA, enabling a large network
of models to express his artistic vision. He aims his camera at people
to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the human form.
Fahey of Victory Projects hosts a conversation with photographer
Gregory Prescott. Following the lecture guests will sit down and break
bread with the artist. After a night of conversation, good food and
Frey Vineyards bio dynamic wine each guest will receive a signed print
from the artist.
Wanderlust, producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, reveals the world tour dates and locations for Wanderlust 108, the
world’s first and only “mindful triathlon.” Coming to large public
parks in top markets in the United States, Canada, Australia and
Mexico, Wanderlust’s reimagined triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run, a large-scale 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation led
by the world’s top teachers. Mindful triathletes will also enjoy
musical performances from live bands and DJs, acroyoga, hooping and
other surprises throughout the day. It’s a fun-filled day in the park
that will both challenge you and bring out your best.
all Wanderlust 108 events, the Kula Marketplace will offer the finest
from local craft vendors, including unique apparel, jewelry, and
handcrafted items. Local food purveyors will provide an eclectic mix of
healthy organic food options, including vegan and vegetarian fare.
Wanderlust 108 first
launched in New York’s Prospect Park and Atlanta’s Piedmont Park in
2014, bringing the mindful triathlon experience to over 10,000
participants. After this overwhelmingly positive response, Wanderlust
108 will expand to 15 cities in 2015, including 11 events in the U.S.,
three events in Canada, two in Mexico, and two events in Australia.
The Wanderlust 108 World Tour dates are below:
April 26, 2015
Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Diablo Stadium Talent includes: Keith Mitchell, Desiree Lapre, MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Bad Cactus Brass Band
May 2, 2015
Los Angeles, CA @ Santa Monica Pier Talent includes: Tiffany Cruikshank, Noah Levine, MC Yogi, DJ Drez, Mudbug Brass Band
May 9, 2015
San Diego, CA@ Embarcadero Marina Park North Talent includes: Keith Mitchell, Amy Opielowski, MC Yogi, DJ Drez, Euphoria Brass Band
May 16, 2015
San Francisco, CA@ Marina Green Talent includes: Stephanie Snyder, JoAnna Harper, MC Yogi, DJ Sol Rising, Brass Band Mission
May 16, 2015
Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA@ Catani Gardens St. Kilda Talent includes: Simon Park, Jonni Pollard, Arli Liberman, DJ Aroha, The Twoks
May 30, 2015
Chicago, IL@ St. Paul Woods in the Forest Preserves of Cook County Talent includes: Wade Gotwals, MC Yogi, Sage Roundtree, DJ Robinda
May 30, 2015
Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA@ Cultural Forecourt Southbank Talent includes: Simon Park, Jonni Pollard, Arli Liberman, DJ Aroha, The Twoks
June 13, 2015
Calgary, AB, CANADA@ Fort Calgary Talent includes: Ryan Leier, Kelly Saunders, Kate Potter, DJ Taz Rashid
June 27, 2015
Toronto, ON, CANADA@ Toronto Island—Olympic Island Park Talent includes: Ichih Wang, Amber Joliat, Kate Potter, DJ Hyfi
August 29, 2015
Edmonton, AB, CANADA@ Louise McKinney Riverfront Park Talent includes: Eoin Finn, Myrah Penaloza, Kate Potter, DJ Taz Rashid
September 13, 2015
Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Ballfields Talent includes: Dharma Mittra, Sage Roundtree, MC Yogi, DJ Drez, High and Mighty Brass Band
September 20, 2015
Washington, DC @ DC Armory Mall Talent includes: MC Yogi, Ariele Foster, Sage Rountree, DJ Drez
October 4, 2015
Atlanta, GA @ Piedmont Park Promenade Talent includes: MC Yogi, Chelsea Love, Sage Roundtree, DJ Sol Rising
October 10, 2015
Nashville, TN @ Victory Park/Bicentennial Park Talent includes: MC Yogi, Gillian St. Clair, Sage Rountree, DJ Drez
October 17, 2015
Miami, FL @ Virginia Key Park Talent includes: MC Yogi, Kino MacGregor, Sage Roundtree, DJ Drez
Mexican tour dates and venues will be announced later this summer.
At each Wanderlust 108 event in the U.S., attendeeswill be nourished by a number of Wanderlust partners, including:
Wanderlust’s official performance apparel sponsor Athleta,
a premier fitness apparel brand exclusively for women, creates
versatile and fashionable performance and lifestyle apparel for the
fitness-minded woman who lives life on the go. Athleta offers apparel
and gear for a range of activities from yoga and spin to strength
training and run as well as seasonal sports, including ski and tennis.
be sampling their wholesome, convenient meals made from fresh,
nutritious ingredients. You’re about to fall in love with frozen food.
proud to partner with Wanderlust for the third straight year. And this
year, they’re excited to share their latest innovation with attendees: a
new mindfully redesigned bottle, available Earth Day 2015.
, a yoga clothing brand for high vibration living, aligns the vision of the ancient practice of yoga and the modern world.
Festival, LLC is a producer of large-scale lifestyle festival events
focusing on yoga, music and wellness. The company encompasses Wanderlust
Festival, the largest multi-day yoga and music festivals in the world;
Wanderlust 108, a one-day “mindful triathlon” taking place in urban
parks across the US; Wanderlust Yoga, a reimagination of the yoga studio
experience; and the Wanderlust Teacher Training, a yoga teacher
training program inspired by the Wanderlust festival experience. In
2015, Wanderlust will produce 20 events across the world centered around
its core mission: creating community around mindful living. The company
was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Velour Music Group, C3
Presents and Starr Hill Presents. Become a fan of Wanderlust at
For a second year in a row, Fortune Fish & Gourmet is cleaning up Fullerton Beach for Earth Day. On Thursday, April 22, 2015, the Fortune Fish & Gourmet team will celebrate Mother Earth as they take to the sand at 1:00 p.m.
for the big beach cleanup. Last year, Fortune Fish & Gourmet
adopted Fullerton Beach through the Alliance for the Great Lakes'
program, and this year, Fortune Fish has decided to return to Fullerton
Beach, one of Chicago's most utilized waterfront playgrounds located in
Lincoln Park. During the cleanup, the Fortune Fish & Gourmet team,
along with participating customers, will not only remove litter from the
beach, but will also help to conduct a beach health assessment that
will be used to educate the public and improve Fullerton Beach's overall
appearance and condition.
About the Alliance for the Great Lakes
For more than 40
years, the Alliance for the Great Lakes has stood to conserve and
restore the world's largest surface freshwater resource using policy,
education, and citizen involvement. The Alliance works hard with its
strong volunteer network of residents, teachers, scientists, and
businesses to sustain and preserve the region for all generations. For
more information, please visit www.greatlakes.org
About Fortune Fish & Gourmet
& Gourmet is a Bensenville, Ill.-based seafood processor and
distributor providing white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs,
elegant hotels, and independent, gourmet retail stores with the finest
quality fresh, live, and frozen seafood and gourmet foods. Fortune
Fish & Gourmet's key associates have more than 150 years of
combined experience in the seafood and gourmet business, with a
worldwide supplier base ranging from individual fishermen and small
family farms to multi-national aquaculture and agriculture
firms. Headquartered only minutes from O'Hare International Airport's
cargo docks, Fortune Fish & Gourmet has the world's markets at its
fingertips. Fortune handles more than 8,000 seafood
and gourmet products, selected to exceed the high standards embraced by
their quality driven customer base. Fortune currently services
customers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan
with a fleet of over 43 refrigerated vehicles and nationally through its
Flying Fish program. Since 2001, Fortune Fish & Gourmet has brought
innovation to seafood and gourmet food distribution, consistently
raising the bar for integrity, quality, sustainability, and service. They are founding members of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership
mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that
raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating
seafood and Sea Pact whose goal is to make the seafood industry a more sustainable and eco-friendly one.To learn more about the company, visitwww.fortunefishco.netor call630.860.7100.