CIMMcon – Film, Music & Tech Industry Conference
CIMMcon is the Midwest’s premier FILM, MUSIC & TECH CONFERENCE taking place in Chicago, APRIL 16-17 and runs concurrently with CIMMfest / The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival. Join us for an extraordinary two day program of PANELS, WORKSHOPS, NETWORKING and DISCUSSIONS led by some of the best and brightest minds in ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA ARTS and TECHNOLOGY.
Co-produced by: 2112 and Stage 18
CIMMcon offers OVER 50 exciting industry panels spanning two days, and covers a wide variety of topics: From Film & Music Business Workshops to Drone Filmmaking, Composing Music for Film, 3D Projection Mapping, Transmedia Development, Arts & Activism and so much more.
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Butch Vig / Smart Studios Co-Founder & Producer (Nirvana’s Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish, Garbage)
Shelly Yakus / Legendary Producer (Lennon, Petty, Van Morrison)
Bruce Pavitt / Sub Pop Co-founder and Music Tech pioneer
Jim Tullio / Producer & Engineer (Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples)
Steve Marker / Smart Studios Co-Founder
Vello Virkhaus / V-Squared Labs (Amon Tobin’s Isam, Ultra Music Fest)
Martin Atkins / P.i.L., Ministry, Pigface
And Many More!
PANEL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
APRIL 15th / FREE CIMMcon PREVIEW
90’s Indies: Stories From the Fringe to the Spotlight
Chop Shop / 1st Ward – 2033 W. North Ave. @ 8PM
Join us for this special CIMMcon panel featuring those that helped define the 90’s era. We’ll unpack the decade: The hits & misses, the never heard before stories of your favorite artists, from the decade of indie rock that changed everything.
Moderated by: Martin Atkins
Participants: Butch Vig / Smart Studios/Garbage, Bruce Pavitt / Founder of Sub Pop, Steve Marker / Smart Studios/Garbage, Julia Nash / Wax Trax, Joe Shanahan / Metro, Wendy Schneider / Dir. Smart Studios Doc, Kerry Brown / Producer Smart Studios Story, Catherine
APRIL 16-17th / CIMMcon PANEL HIGHLIGHTS
Shelly Yakus & Jim Tullio: A Fireside Chat
A once in a lifetime opportunity to get in to the minds of these two legendary music producers. Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, John Lennon, Tom Petty – ‘nuff said.
Video Projection Mapping and Live Performance Visuals
Tech talk w/ Vello Virkhaus (Amon Tobin’s Isam, Skrillex Cell, Ultra Music Festival) and Stephen Collins
Featuring Shelly Yakus & Jim Tullio
Got a demo? Bring it to the DEMOlition!
New Music App Pitch Sessions
Film Scoring Workshop:
w/ Joshua Abrams & Dinesh Sabu
Presented by Kartemquin
Composing for Film:
A Conversation with Film Composers
Startup Grind: Music & Film Tech Sessions
Grants for Filmmakers
Presented by Chicago Filmmakers
Networking Cocktail Parties
& Many More Great Panels
Get your conference pass today for – ONLY $35
UPGRADE to a CIMMfest Fest Pass for – ONLY $99 & enjoy CIMMfest’s over 200+ film screenings, live concerts & parties after the afternoon conference sessions.
CIMMcon takes place at venues located in Chicago’s Logan Square, running along 2 blocks of Milwaukee Ave
Emporium Arcade Bar: 2363 N Milwaukee Ave.
The Radler: 2375 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago Distilling Co.: 2359 N Milwaukee Ave.
East Room: 2354 N Milwaukee Ave.
The Whistler: 2421 N Milwaukee Ave.
Galerie F: 2381 N Milwaukee Ave.