Mix, Mingle and Mash It Up.

Celebrate everything Evanston!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30pm - 9:00pm
New Location: Northwestern University behind the Norris University Center
Tickets are $95 Pre-Registered $125 at the door
$50 special rate for young Professionals 35 and under
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What is the MashUp?

The MashUp is uniquely Evanston: a starlit evening of conversation and connections with a wide range of characters—from entrepreneurs to executives, artists to accountants, and city leaders to CEOs. Join the celebration and enjoy a late summer evening in the big tent with amazing food, great music, and the eclectic and electric essence of our community.


Northwestern University behind the Norris University Center


We are excited to announce our new venue this year! The MashUp will be held in a large, floored tent under the stars behind the Norris University Center.

1999 Campus Drive,
Evanston, IL 60208

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All parking lots in that area are free after 4 p.m.

MashUp Leadership


Elizabeth Tisdahl, mayor of the City of Evanston, and Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University, are the MashUp co-captains for the 7th year in a row.

President Schapiro and Mayor Tisdahl embody the spirit of collaboration and demonstrated positive impact of powerful partnership that is just one of Evanston’s unique characteristics. Each year they present the Catalyst Award to a person or organization in Evanston that embodies this spirit and is a spark for positive impact.

Alan Anderson Alan Anderson Northwestern University Linkedin-color
Adrian Brewington Adrian Brewington Hilton Garden Inn Evanston Linkedin-color
Monique Brunson Jones Monique Brunson Jones Evanston Community Fdn. Linkedin-color
Joseph Flanagan Joseph Flanagan Acquirent Linkedin-color
Steve Hagerty Steve Hagerty Hagerty Consulting Linkedin-color
Patrick Hughes, Jr. Patrick Hughes, Jr. Inclusion Solutions Linkedin-color
Elaine Kemna-Irish Elaine Kemna-Irish Evanston Chamber Linkedin-color
Johanna Leonard Johanna Leonard City of Evanston Linkedin-color
Jay Ryan Jay Ryan Accuity Linkedin-color
Annie Coakley Annie Coakley Downtown Evanston Linkedin-color
Vincent Doyle Vincent Doyle Bagel Art Linkedin-color
Ahmadou Drame Ahmadou Drame ETHS Linkedin-color
Keith Glantz Keith Glantz Glantz Design Linkedin-color
Jeff Klug Jeff Klug Zephyr Media Group Linkedin-color
Lisa McGowan Lisa McGowan A Wondrous Affair Linkedin-color
Maureen Palchak Maureen Palchak Northwestern Athletics Linkedin-color


Look who is leading the way to this year’s celebration of Evanston in the big tent!

Hang with them! Mash with them! Come watch them be the most-est of hosts!

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MashUp Awards

At the MashUp, we’ll announce the winner of this year’s Catalyst Award and the Corinne Passage Spirit of Evanston Award.

Past Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award winners include:

  • 2012 Corrine Passage
  • 2013 Susan Trieschmann
  • 2014 Dick Peach 
  • 2015 Robert and Patty Reece 
Past Evanston Northwestern Catalyst Award winners include:
  • 2012 ETHS/Northwestern STEM Partnership
  • 2013 Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services
  • 2014 Northwestern Faculty who founded businesses in Evanston
  • 2015 Evanston and Northwestern Police Departments

MashUp 2015 Recap by Ben Hollis's Wild Chicago!
Catalyst Award Winner 2015: Evanston Police Department
2015 Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award Winner: Robert and Patty Reece


We are proud to have Northwestern University as our Platinum Sponsor


Join the MashUp as a Sponsor. Gain significant exposure for your business among leading Evanstonians and beyond and enjoy a celebratory evening in the big tent.

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Taste of Evanston

Amanecer Breakfast Tacos Andy's Frozen Custard Bluestone boltwood Celtic Knot Public House Chef's Station Cupitol Coffee and Eatery eTown Bistro Farmhouse Evanston FEW Spirits, LLC Hecky's BBQ Hewn Holiday Inn Chicago North - Evanston Hoosier Mama Pie Company Just Turkey Koi La Concinita La Macchina Cafe Maggiano's Little Italy Mark Vend Nothing Bundt Cakes Peckish Pig Sketchbook Brewing Co. Smylie Brothers Sodexo The Stained Glass Temperance Beer Company Ten Mile House That Little Mexican Cafe Vinic Wine World of Beer

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