NeoCon Announces Keynotes for 2023 Event

Chicago, IL, March 22, 2023-NeoCon-which will be held June 12 to 14 at The Mart in Chicago, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s edition: futurist Amy Webb (founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute); designer, writer, and teacher, Michael Murphy (co-founder of MASS Design Group); and "The Hip Hop Architect” Michael Ford, AIA, NOMA, alongside Chicago hip hop legend and visiting MIT professor, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, a.k.a Lupe Fiasco.

A trailblazer in determining the ways society will utilize emerging technology, Monday keynote presenter Amy Webb will challenge the NeoCon audience to think like a futurist; to manage the present while innovating for the future and to practice purpose-driven decision-making. Designer, writer, and teacher Michael Murphy will take the stage on Tuesday to explore how our environment shapes our actions, as well as provide insights that help us to build more ethically and honorably. On Wednesday, prolific, Grammy-winning rapper and producer Lupe Fiasco will join Mike Ford-an award-winning architect known for positioning Hip Hop culture as a catalyst to introducing the world of architecture to underrepresented youth-to discuss how rhythm, poetry, textures, and patterns can stimulate innovation and inspire how we design.

Below are more details on keynotes, which will be presented live onsite during the show and will also be available for streaming on the NeoCon Programming Hub.

​​Monday, June 12, 2023: Amy Webb: Designing a Way Forward, 10:00 AM CDT 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023: Michael Murphy: Empowering our Communities, 10:00 AM CDT

Wednesday, June 14, 2023: Michael Ford and Lupe Fiasco: Exploring the Rhythm of Design, 10:00 AM CDT


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