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Conscious Capitalism Chicago Chapter – The Business of Art as a Force for Good

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

How does the arts economy support community development and cultural exchange?

We often think of the arts as a domain that is outside the realities of economics. It’s easy to relate to it as a space for philanthropy and appreciation, but not business. To challenge that view, join us on Wednesday, November 15, at Threadless HQ for a conversation with a panel of leaders in the arts economy highlighting the role of the arts as a force for innovation, expression and connection in business.

About our panelists:

Sarah Bader, IIDA, LEED® AP
Managing Director & Principal, Gensler 

Gensler’s Health & Wellness Leader and co-managing director of the Chicago office, is passionate about identifying and designing to the big idea. Sarah strives to change the way people think about the healthcare environment. With 20+ years of experience in healthcare, institutional, education and corporate facilities, Sarah brings seasoned insights to clients. She has worked with notable healthcare institutions such as Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, University of Iowa Healthcare, The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, as well as some of the Midwest’s leading financial institutions.

Jake Nickell
Founder & CEO, Threadless

Jake Nickell is Threadless’s young and fearless entrepreneurial leader. Driven by a passion for learning new things, whether it’s how to create awesome t-shirts or design and program an e-commerce website, Jake’s main focus is running the worldwide, hugely successful business that Threadless is today. A creative, unconventional thinker, he constantly keeps Threadless one step ahead by encouraging out-of-the-box ideas and challenging the “business” side of running a business.

Gregg Latterman

Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management 
Northwestern University
 and CEO, Aware Records

Gregg Latterman is an Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management where he teaches courses at Northwestern in Entrepreneurship. He created and teaches a class entitled, NUvention: Entrepreneurship for the Arts. Latterman also serves as a Program Lead for the Zell Fellows New Venture Track, a selective venture accelerator program designed to help student entrepreneurs successfully launch new businesses.

Janice Bond
Cultural Curator, Arts Advocate, and Artist

Janice Bond’s forward thinking and high-energy approach has been utilized over the past decade in a range of strategic initiatives and creative productions across the globe. From Texas to Tokyo, local art exhibitions and workshops, to international music festivals, her continued interest and investments in cultural production stems from her passion for developing more transformative, inclusive, and sustainable creative economies globally.


  • 6:00-6:30pm Gathering and networking
  • 6:30-8:00pm Presentation and facilitated Q&A
  • 8:00-8:30pm Wrap up and final connections

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November 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Conscious Capitalism Chicago


Threadless HQ
406 N. Sangamon, Unit 300
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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