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Portfolio Night 7, Chicago is SOLD OUT, but that isn’t stopping us from finding new ways to make the night better and more beneficial. GERTRUDE and Captivate Network (the people who brought you those elevator TV screens) are teaming up to bring a late-breaking added perk to the PN7, Chicago experience. Reviewers will be keeping an eye out for the most exemplary student work from the evening, writing down the name(s) of the young creative(s) and the piece/campaign that they felt represented the best of the best and submitting entries to GERTRUDE. The pieces will be reviewed and the Top 5 ads will be featured on a best-of PN7, Chicago spot which will be displayed on the Captivate Network elevator screens in agency buildings across Chicago for all to see.


Otis D. Gibson | Founder, Chief Creative Officer | GERTRUDE

Steffan Postaer | Chief Creative Officer | Euro RSCG

Paul Brourman | President, Chief Creative Officer | Sponge

Liz Tate | Editor, Partner | Hootenanny

Jerem Sloan | Editor | Hootenanny

Graham Metzger | Editor | Hootenanny

Vinny Warren | Creative Director/Founder | The Escape Pod

Jason White | Creative Director | Lift

Berk Wasserman | Creative Director | Draft FCB

Howie Ronay | Creative Director | Draft FCB

Stephanie Frank | Creative Director | Draft FCB

Tim Moore | Creative Director | Draft FCB

Tony Sharpe | Creative Director | Draft FCB

Tyler Hattery | Creative Director | Draft FCB

Gloria Dusenberry | Associate Creative Director | Draft FCB

Nat Jones | Associate Creative Director | Draft FCB

Jon Wyville | SVP/Creative Director | Leo Burnett

Dave Loew | SVP/Creative Director | Leo Burnett

Reed Collins | SVP/Creative Director | Leo Burnett

Bob Winter | SVP/Creative Director | Leo Burnett

Brian Shembeda | SVP/Creative Director | Leo Burnett

Avery Gross | SVP/Creative Director | Leo Burnett

Matt Kuttan | Creative Director | Saatchi X

Jim Schmidt | Creative Partner | Downtown Partners Chicago

Joe Stewart | Creative Partner | Downtown Partners Chicago

Adam Moroze | Creative Partner | Downtown Partners Chicago

Scott Drey | Creative Partner | Downtown Partners Chicago

Diane Jackson | SVP/Executive Director of Integrated Production | DDB Chicago

John Carstens | Creative Director | DDB Chicago

Susie Steinburg | Creative Director | DDB Chicago

Brent Eveleth | Associate Creative Director | Tribal DDB

Joe Sciarrotta | Managing Director, Chief Creative Officer | Ogilvy & Mather

Peter J. Zapf | Group Creative Director | GyroHSR LLC

Craig Likhite | Creative Director | Cramer-Krasselt

Gary Doyle | Creative Director | Cramer-Krasselt

Chris Jacobs | Executive Creative Director | Cramer-Krasselt (Milwaukee)

Kevin Lynch | Creative Consultant | 15 Ideas

Neal Cohen | Executive Producer | Sol Design

Diego Canto | Creative Director | The San Jose Group

Greg Oreskovich | Creative Director | Element79


5:30 – Doors Open

6:00 – Opening Announcements

6:30 – 7:20: First Period

7:20 – First Intermission

7:30 – 8:20: Second Period

8:20 – Second Intermission

8:30 – 9:20: Third Period

9:20 – Overtime/Afterparty


Relax Lounge 1450 W Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60642



Ticket Price: $40.00USD



For further information on becoming involved in Portfolio Night 7 Chicago, please contact GERTRUDE at If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for this event, please contact Rafik Belmesk at Digg Facebook Google Yahoo Buzz StumbleUpon


  • Michael Griffith Michael Griffith says:

    I went to this last year in Chicago! It was well worth going to to get feedback on your book, meeting some great people, food and beverages, and an overall great night! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year!

  • I have gone to both PN5 and PN6. Both were great experiences. I’m sure this year will be great too.

  • Agent Zero Agent Zero says:

    Wait, Some of you went to PN5 and PN6? The job market is that bad?