It’s Time To Pre-Register for Google’s Lake FX Summit + Expo

Pre-registration is now open for Google’s Lake FX Summit + Expo (April 16-19), the area’s biggest free conference for artists, creative professionals and entrepreneurs. For the first time, Chicago will experience the four-day event at the Gene Siskel Film Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Virgin Hotels Chicago, the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and Macy’s on State Street.

The Google Workshop on April 17 requires advanced registration, however pre-registration is suggested in order to ensure access the entire lineup of keynote speakers, panels of artists and industry innovators, professional development workshops and interactive labs featuring leading.

Since seating is based on availability, the summit recommends registrants request a Fast Pass for select programs at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater as well as for special giveaways including a commemorative Lake FX Summit + Expo poster created by Chicago-based artist Carlos Rolón/DZINE.

To date, the lineup includes

 Friday, April 17 

  • 10:30a.m.“How to Win at YouTube”
  • Noon “Website Demolition Derby”
  • 1:30p.m.“Breaking Down the Walls: Art and Creative Industries and the Making of Community”
  • 3p.m.“The Improv Toolkit: Bringing Yes, And to your work”

Saturday, April 18

  • 10:30a.m.“Visual Art Keynote: Carlos Rolon/DZINE”
  • Noon “Maker to Market”
  • 1:30p.m. TBA
  • 3p.m.“Film Keynote” TBA

To pre-register for Google’s Lake FX Summit + Expo, visit