Two days, 43 speakers, 1,500 attendees to see the future at the Chicago New Media Summit

Forty-three experts will bring the future of new media in all its forms into the present for the 1,500 attendees expected to attend the Sept. 15-16 Chicago New Media Summit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

They will explore the opportunities at hand created by the convergence and emergence of new digital components and industries, said Summit founder/president John Patterson.

After four months of planning, the Summit has grown from a grass-roots collective into an industry-wide phenomenon that is expected to be the best-attended visual media event of the year, with exposure to the wider world of extraordinary collaborative possibilities.

A variety of experts will summarize the latest developments in their respective fields of technology, monetizing new media, personal and product branding, advertising, business funding, communications, activism and more.