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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

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... 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 that... 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 for... Read More →
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Lucie Lacava

Consultant, Lacava Design
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... 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, origin... Read More →

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