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Defy Convention: Cannabis

January 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Meet people who are doing the things everyone said couldn’t be done! Defy Convention is a monthly gathering designed for the big-thinkers, risk-takers, and status-quo challengers.

Each event will feature a specific industry. Spend time with challenger brands to hear their successes, failures, barriers, opportunities, questions, and advice for others looking to do the same. The goal is to give two clients with a vision the opportunity to present their business idea to a group of industry-specific experts for constructive feedback. 

You will also have the option to share your story on our podcast, Defy Convention. We will be inviting all event guests and panelists to subscribe, so it’s a significant promo opportunity. 

No matter where you are on your professional path, this is an opportunity to develop impactful ideas, build connections, gain exposure, and get inspired with likeminded people. Won’t you join us?


At Each Event: 

  • 2 “clients” from one industry to present a business idea or problem.
  • 5 “experts” to give feedback.
  • 40-60 audience members to ask questions, find resources for their own problems, and network with other professionals.

Light food and beverages. Childcare provided.


58 available
Defy Convention: Cannabis Ticket$20.00


January 15, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


4611 N Ravenswood Ave Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Sarah Collins


Sarah Collins started The Get Agency to make interacting with brands better. She’s used audience research and informed communication to help one-person startups, community nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies talk directly with their audiences and prompt them to action.

Prior to starting The Get Agency, Sarah helped media companies such as The Onion and The Chicago Sun-Times engage audiences, build partnerships and launch products to grow revenue and reputation. She has personally spent many hours trying to translate jargon-y websites, and will do this work until she never sees another one.


Marc D. Hans


I work with the world’s largest brands to identify challenges and lead the facilitation of innovative, human-centered solutions. I am dedicated to leading teams through creative strategy, complex problem solving, ideation, rebranding, and design thinking.

From the boardrooms of Fortune 100 companies to the whiteboards of early-stage startups, I can tighten up my tie or roll up my sleeves and bring value, insight, and action on Day 1.

I get no greater joy than helping organizations, individuals, brands and others devise innovative, disruptive and creative strategies to build brands that resonate with their users.


Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad


As the director of design strategy at LimeRed Studio, I lead co-creative and process-driven methods between clients and design teams to uncover insights and align business goals toward innovative design solutions.