Symposium After Hours

The last two years have seen tremendous change. People all over the world have been doing business online more than ever before, and with that, their digital expectations are now sky high. The brands that will thrive in a post-pandemic world are the ones who can connect intelligently and meet their customers with authentic experiences at every touchpoint along their journey.

Following a day of content and key-notes at Sitecore Symposium, join industry leaders, peers, WPP and Sitecore at Chicago’s VU Rooftop & Bar from 6.00pm CDT on Tuesday 18th of October for an after hours evening of hospitality, insightful discussions, and networking, as we investigate these challenges and explore creating beautiful experiences that consumers expect through technology, data and creativity.


6.00PM CDT, Tuesday 18th of October 2022


VU Rooftop, 133 E Cermak, Chicago, IL 60616


Join, exchange and network with peers and industry leaders on all things experience, digital and creative transformation.


The WPP hosted Sitecore Symposium After Hours is an exclusive RSVP only event.

Please RSVP to for more information and guest list confirmation


6:00PM CDT / 7:30PM CDT

Registration and Welcome Drinks

7:30PM CDT / 8:00PM CDT

Welcome Messages & Panel Discussion: 

A welcome panel discussion exploring the what, why and how brands can weave inclusive and accessible design in to their content, commerce and experience strategies to drive business growth and human impact.

Cleve Gibbon, CTO Americas, Wunderman Thompson

Dana Randall, Head of Accessible UI Design – Product & Design, eSSENTIAL Accessibility

Josh Loebner, Global Head of Inclusive Design, Wunderman Thompson

Eric Mastroianni, Digital Department Manager, Con Eddiso

8:00PM CDT / 11:00PM CDT

Music, Entertainment & Networking

Exchange, network and unwind with peers and industry leaders over drinks, food, and entertainment provided by our own resident DJ




A partnership to fuel Innovation and creativity, The WPP Sitecore Alliance brings creativity and imagination, combined with unique technology experience across Commerce, Data and Content production to deliver cutting-edge experiences at scale for the worlds leading brands.

A creative transformation company, we use the power of creativity enabled through data and technology, to build better futures for our people, planet, clients and communities.

WPP has worked with Sitecore since 2001 and is now a Sitecore Global Platinum Partner, establishing 19 plus Sitecore Centres of Excellence globally, combining talent from WPP agencies AKQA, Hogarth, Mirum, Ogilvy, VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson.

Sitecore’s Global Excellence in Solution Delivery award winner WPP has been recognised by Sitecore as its highest-performing partner worldwide for deploying Sitecore products to deliver seamless and personalised content and digital experiences for clients.

Stephan Pretorius, Chief Technology Officer, WPP said: “We are proud to have our skills in Sitecore product deployment recognised. This award is testament to the energy and passion with which teams across WPP deliver world-class solutions for our clients.”

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