Sharing the vision: 100 expected for the April 23 planning meeting for the New Media Summit

Following the advice of Chicago visionary Daniel Burnham, Pixel Brothers’ John Patterson is “making no little plans” as he sets in motion positioning Chicago as the New Media Center of the world.

Patterson will assemble local heavyweights from the worlds of entertainment, technology and commerce to participate in the Chicago New Media Summit, June 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

More than 100 guests are expected to attend the planning meeting to be held April 23 at RDS from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The meeting is open to all interested in forwarding the concept of Chicago’s position in the New Media world.

Patterson, Pixel Brothers’ development director, facilitated a group 20 years ago that ignited the successful movement to make Austin, Texas the Arts Center of the Southwest. He believes the same momentum can happen here.

“At the Summit, thought leaders will discuss the convergence of New Media across industries, and the opportunities that exist between them,” he states.

Key Summit planners include Michael Rosenthal, senior partner in Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, which represents venture capital funds; entertainment/intellectual property attorney Sam Fifer; Andrew Ryann, Partner/Executive Producer, Director, Pixel Brothers, Inc; Bruce Montgomery, music expert, Flashpoint Academy; Scott Murphy, technical director, Pixel Brothers; Malachi Leopold, partner, Left Brain, Right Brain Productions; April Lawson, PR strategist; and representatives from Collabera, an end-to-end information technology service company.

To attend the April 23 meeting, RSVP to Patterson,