Summit Series

Summit Series

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The Merritt Summit Series 2021

The Merritt Committee is excited to present the next installment of the Summit Series:


Many people in our industry have made the choice to pivot in their professional lives and careers. This has meant broadening to other forms of arts and entertainment, creating new opportunities and business models, or shifting to completely different industries. We are inviting everyone to share their journeys, support each other and connect as we navigate the challenging reality of shifting to exciting new prospects.

The event is Monday March 29th, from 6pm to 8pm CDT.

To Attend, please register here:

As before, this session will take form in three concurrent rooms, each organized around a general theme. Attendees are welcome to visit all three conversations and are encouraged to strike up their own chats at our virtual home room.

THE ROOMS will be:

1) Designers, Technicians, and Entrepreneurship – hosted by Mara Blumenfeld
2) Applying Soft Skills and Experiences – hosted by Mikhail Fiksel
3) Additional Education and Shifting Careers – hosted by Anish Jethmalani

OUR GUESTS are superstars from all walks of life: 

Christine Pascual, Sotirios Livatitis, Sarah Espinoza, Yvette Wesley, Sarah Hughey, Jackie Fox, Helen Young, Megumi Katayama, G.W. Rodriguez, Chelsea Paice, CoCo Ree Lemery, Vera Kimmi, and more.

We have designers, directors, actors, production managers, board members, etc and perspectives from a variety of industries such as retails, media, software development, UX Design, product design, medicine, etc. We are excited for some great knowledge sharing and networking.

Monday March 29th, from 6pm to 8pm CDT.

We hope to see you all there. 

The Summit Series is sponsored by:

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The Summit Series is a collection of events that will aim to our bring community together through opportunities to learn and engage on the following themed topics:


The first session of our Summit Series, TEACH was a great step in connecting and learning. Thank you all who joined the conversations! 

Produced by Collette Pollard, Izumi Inaba, and Mikhail Fiksel.