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Marketing Symposium


Marketing Symposium is an annual business conference hosted by DePaul’s Kellstadt Marketing Group, this full day event features thought leaders and business experts who will cover topics on technology, marketing, innovation and more. Event will include multiple speaker sessions, panel discussions, networking and an evening reception. Past speakers include executives at Amazon Web Services, Nielsen, Leo Burnett, Walgreens, and more. 

With over 100 attendees from a multitude of experiences and backgrounds, this event is suitable for all individuals who are passionate about advancing their knowledge in all things marketing.

This year, the event will be held on April 27, 2019, at DePaul University (1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago) from 8am-4pm.

Theme and Topics

Our theme, “Evolve – new entrants, new technology, new expectations” focuses on the need for marketers to leverage technological advances in a precise manner and gain first-mover advantages in this global world saturated with product offerings. Topics include:

  • Revitalizing Blockchain with Loyalty

  • Viral Branding, on the small screen, voice and type search

  • Experiential commerce: augmented reality, cashierless stores, pop-ups, digital store fronts

  • Journeys in career changes

  • Marketing Technology


As we finalize our agenda, we are looking for leaders in the topics mentioned above to share their expertise to an enthusiastic audience. We look towards vast network of dedicated professionals for speakers who can lend 30 minutes to an hour of their time to discuss these complex business challenges.

In return, a speaker who is representing a company will have direct access to some of the brightest professionals in Chicago and build a long-term relationship with DePaul University.


To discuss about speaker opportunities, please contact Kellstadt Marketing Group’s president, Jennifer Kuo. ( / 312-401-8637)


All payments are processed safely and securely through Paypal. Early bird tickets are on sale now till March 31st or until sold out.

Ticket price includes entry to event, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and happy hour. If you are a KMG ELITE member, please email us directly at for ticket information. 


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