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Friday, April 21 • 8:00am - 9:00am
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Grits with Gurus is a chance for anyone to sign up to break bread with a design luminary. We’ll have five gurus and match up to five breakfast companions on both Thursday and Friday.

Friday Grits with Gurus will include:
  1. Lucie Lacava
  2. Rebekah Monson
  3. Lena Groeger
  4. Roger Black
  5. Adonis Durado

(Please note: Attendees are responsible for their own breakfast expense; everyone is responsible for witty conversation).

Pre-registration required; sign up through the SCHED listing

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Steve Dorsey

VP/Innovation, Austin American-Statesman
Vice President / Innovation & Planning, Austin American-@Statesman (Cox Media); relocated Detroiter; Syracuse grad; Tigers fan; designer, editor and convener. Husband and smitten father of the cutest 10-month-old ever. And @dorsey ≠ @jack | | Dorsey is a co-director of SND Charlotte. He was the 2011 president of SND, is a recipient of the SND Lifetime Achievement award, and the Ball State Anton Majeri Award for Innovation and Leadership in Visual Journalism. | | He is the former VP / R+D at Detroit Media Partnership, the former DME of Innovation and Design at the Detroit Free Press, and the former AME Design at the Lexington Herald-Leader (named among SND's World's Best-Designed in... Read More →
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Reed Reibstein

Product Design Manager, American City Business Journals
As Product Design Manager of American City Business Journals, I oversee digital product design for ACBJ's 43 local Business Journals. Our tight-knit product design team partners closely with product owners and developers, emphasizes constructive critique, and welcomes new ideas t... Read More →

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Roger Black

Director, Type Network
Since LA in 1972, Black has been chief art director or design consultant for publications all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, New York, The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Bloomberg.com, The Washington Post, Semana (Colombia), Panorama (Italy), The Straits Times (Singapore), Kompas (Indonesia), The Nation (Bangkok) Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), Placar (Brazil), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), and Scientific American.Black has been involved in many startups. This year... Read More →
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Adonis Durado

Chief Creative Officer, Muscat Media Group
Adonis Durado is the Chief Creative Officer of Muscat Media Group, publisher of two major dailies, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba. He also operates as an adjunct design consultant with several clients in Africa, Asia, and Europe. His personal work received honors from the Society f... Read More →
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Lena Groeger

Journalist/Designer/Developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is also on the board of the Society for News Design. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and news apps in the... Read More →
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Lucie Lacava

Owner, Lacava Design; former SND president
Lucie Lacava is a Design Consultant and President of Lacava Design Inc. Since founding her company in 1992, Lacava has developed an international reputation for award-winning editorial design and visual identity. Lacava’s body of work includes the redesign of more than 80 publications across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the UAE, making her one of the most notable and prolific print designers on the international scene. | | On the 25th of September 2010 the Society for News Design honoured Lucie with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has received more than 100 national and international awards in her career. The Society for News Design has awarded the title “World's Best Designed Newspaper" ten times collectivelly to Le Devoir, Le Soleil, and the National Post. Her most prestigious professional awards include an SND Best of Show award for Le Devoir as well as two Judge's Special Recognition awards for Le Soleil and the National Post, in addition to numerous gold and silver medals. | | Lucie has been published in critical books, including Contemporary Newspaper Design (Mark Batty Publisher) and Visions of the Newspaper of the Future (American Press Institute), as well as the World Association of Newspapers report "New Designs, New Formats". | | Lacava’s professional contributions include past presidency of the Society for News Design (2001). She is a founding member of the francophone chapter of SND. She has also served as a judge for the Canadian National Newspaper Awards, the Society for News Design, the Society of Publication Designers, NY, and the Malofiej Awards in Pamplona, Spain. | | Additionally, Lacava lectures frequently around the world on the topics of newspaper design and typography, a practice that is facilitated by her fluency in four languages. She has lectured at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the American Press Institute, IFRA, and as a visiting faculty member at the Universidad Catolica de Chile.She can be reached at... Read More →
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Rebekah Monson

VP/Product, Whereby.Us
Rebekah Monson is co-founder and VP of Product and Editorial for WhereBy.Us, a local media startup that connects people to their cities through storytelling and experiences. Its publications, Miami’s The New Tropic and Seattle’s The Evergrey, produce email newsletters, original storytelling, merchandise and events that reach more than a million curious locals each year. WhereBy.Us became profitable in its first year and is currently expanding its tech offerings and scaling to new markets. | | Rebekah also co-founded... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Evoke (Le Meridien lobby restaurant) 555 S McDowell St, N Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

Attendees (25)