Schedule of sessions & events

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Check out the complete schedule of session for the 2017 LION Summit — we're planning more than 3 dozen presentations and conversations over 3 days, with even more speakers and discussion leaders!

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, registration will open at 1 p.m., with afternoon "boot camp" workshops aimed at new publishers, idea-stage entrepreneurs and established publishers looking to dig into their operations, plus an evening reception and networking event.
  • Friday, Oct. 27, sessions will run all day, roughly 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., followed by an evening gathering with light food and drinks.
  • Saturday, Oct. 28, sessions will again run all day, roughly 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., with "out on the town" socializing to follow.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided both Friday and Saturday. Light dinner and drinks will be provided at the Thursday and Friday evening receptions.

Conference sessions will be held at Columbia College Chicago, in the Film Row Cinema and other facilities, 1104 S. Wabash, in the Loop.

See the map page for location info and a floor plan of the conference center.

Check back for schedule updates; sessions and times are subject to change.