Sam Yagan and Jason Hirschhorn join the over-stuffed Pandoland Chicago Line-Up
The lineup for Pandoland 2016 was already borderline ridiculous.
We’ve already announced speakers including Dick Costolo, Max Levchin, Nancy Jo Sales, and Margaret Atwood will be joining us at Chicago’s famed 1871 workspace on June 14.
And today we’re announcing two more bold-face names:
Sam Yagan is the founder of OKCupid, previous CEO of Match Group leading up to its IPO, and current vice chair of the company. He’s one of the most famed Chicago entrepreneurs, one of the first to prove it could compete as hard in consumer as it could in enterprise, and a tireless advocate for entrepreneurs in the city. We couldn’t imagine doing our first Pandoland in Chicago without him.
Jason Hirschhorn is the founder of Media REDEF, a former co-president of MySpace, executive at MTV and board member of MGM. He’s one of the most astute observers of the intersection between technology and entertainment, and his newsletters have become a must read throughout the tech, fashion, music and entertainment industries. We were supposed to do a PandoMonthly with Hirschhorn last year that got cancelled, due to health issues. So Chicago is getting our much anticipated rain check.
This year we decided to combine what was two half days of programming last year into one full day this year, so that we could offer a lower ticket price. At just $199 for the full packed programme, we think it’s a bargain.
There are still tickets available: Get yours now!