DEMAN Arts & Media Weekend 2015

November 6-7, 2015
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Featuring Keynote Speaker Mike Posner '09

Mike Posner '09Singer, Songwriter and Producer
Mike Posner is a multi-platinum and AMA nominated singer, songwriter, and producer.  Posner was born in Detroit Michigan and raised in Southfield, Michigan.  He went on to attend Duke University majoring in sociology, where he started making his first mixtape while in his dorm room, which ended up reaching the #1 spot on iTunes U Chart.   Posner signed a record deal with J Records (RCA/Sony) in July 2009, after his Junior year at Duke University.   He chose to return to Duke after signing, and toured on the weekends while at the same time finishing school with a 3.6 GPA and recording his debut album. Posner released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, on August 10, 2010. The album includes the US Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 worldwide hit "Cooler than Me", his second single, "Please Don't Go", as well as his third single, "Bow Chicka Wow Wow". He is also known for writing "Sugar" by Maroon 5 "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber, "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth, as well as songs for Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Nelly, TI, Snoop Dogg, Nick Jonas, Avicii, Austin Mahone, and more. He recently released a deeply personal EP "The Truth", in the summer of 2015, giving a preview of whats to come on Mike's anticipated sophomore album.



DEMAN Arts & Media Weekend 2015 Schedule:

Friday, November 6, 2015

12:30–1:30 p.m.
Check-in and Alumni Packet Pickup
Location: Main Lobby, Bryan Center, West Campus

2:30–4:00 p.m.
Departmental Master Classes [Students Only]

  • AMI Master Class, Smith Warehouse 228 (Bay 12)
  • CDS Master Class, CDS Auditorium (Bridges 007)
  • Dance Department Master Class, The Ark
  • Duke Theater on Location, Page Auditorium
  • AAH & VS Department Master Class, Smith Warehouse A290 (Bay 9)
  • A Sacred Symbol: The Gospel Vamp's Divine Choreography, Bone Hall, 019 Biddle Music Building
  • English Department Master Class, 314 Allen Building

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Alumni/Faculty Cocktail Hour [Alumni and Faculty Only]
Location: Penn Pavilion, West Campus

6:00–7:30 p.m.
DEMAN Opening Reception with duARTS Silent Auction [Open to the Duke Community]
Location: Penn Pavilion, West Campus

Saturday, November 7, 2015

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
DEMAN Brunch with University Provost Kornbluth and Vice Provost for the Arts Scott Lindroth [Alumni and Faculty Only]
Location: Von Canon, Bryan Center Lower Level, West Campus

1:30–1:45 p.m.
Workshop Leader and Participant Check-in
Location: Sanford School of Public Policy, West Campus

1:45–3:30 p.m.
DEMAN Workshops led by Alumni [Students and Recent Graduates Only]
Location: Sanford School of Public Policy, West Campus

Choice of two 45 Minute Sessions
Session 1 (1:45-2:30 p.m.)   |   Session 2 (2:45-3:30 p.m.)

  • Workshop 1: Navigating the Music Industry + Living Your Passion, Sanford 150
  • Workshop 2: Creative Production + Storytelling, Sanford 04
  • Workshop 3: TV Writing + Development 101, Sanford 03
  • Workshop 4: Three Paths to Working in Sports Media, Sanford 225
  • Workshop 5: Marketing + Branding from Lollapalooza to Pixar, Sanford 05
  • Workshop 6: Why You Should Look for a Job in Digital Journalism (And How to Actually Get It), Sanford 102

4:00–5:00 p.m.
"Music, Money, and Meaning" - Keynote Address by Mike Posner '09 [Open to the Duke Community]
Location: Page Auditorium, West Campus

5:30–6:30 p.m.
DEMAN Weekend Wrap-up Party [Open to all DEMAN Weekend registrants]
Location: Von Canon, Bryan Center Lower Level, West Campus

8:00 p.m.
Duke Performances Presents: Montrose Trio [Tickets]
Location: Baldwin Auditorium 


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