Mix, Mingle and Mash It Up.

Celebrate everything Evanston!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Northwestern University Beachfront Tent. Attire: Suits and…sandals
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 a beachfront tent with amazing food, great music, and the eclectic and electric essence of our community.


Northwestern University Beachfront


The MashUp is held in a large, floored tent on the beach directly behind the Henry Crown Sport Pavilion.

2311 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 fifth 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.

Joseph Flanagan Joseph Flanagan Acquirent, LLC Linkedin-color
Steve Hagerty Steve Hagerty Hagerty Consulting, Inc. Linkedin-color
Patrick Hughes Patrick Hughes Inclusion Solutions Linkedin-color
Daniel Kelch Daniel Kelch Linkedin-color
Lucile Krasnow Lucile Krasnow Northwestern University Linkedin-color
Johanna Nyden Johanna Nyden City of Evanston Linkedin-color
Robert Passage Robert Passage Pivot Point International Linkedin-color
Elaine Kemna-Irish Elaine Kemna-Irish Evanston Chamber of Commerce Linkedin-color
Marian Kurz Marian Kurz Kurz & Co. Linkedin-color
Maureen Palchak Maureen Palchak Northwestern University Linkedin-color
Lisa McGowan Lisa McGowan AWA Meetings Linkedin-color
Miguel Wong Miguel Wong coLab Evanston Linkedin-color


Look who is leading the way to this year’s celebration of Evanston on the beach.

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.

Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award past winners include:

  • 2012 Corrine Passage - the award was renamed last year in her honor and accepted posthumously by her husband John and children.
  • 2013 Susan Trieschmann - Susan was recognized for her proven track record in making a difference in the lives of the next generation of Evanstonians.

MashUp 2013 Recap by Ben Hollis's Wild Chicago!
Catalyst Award Winner 2013: Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services
2012 Catalyst Award Winner: STEM - NU's OSEP & ETHS


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 on the beach.

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Taste of Evanston

Bluestone Boltwood Buffalo Wild Wings The Cellar at The Stained Glass Celtic Knot Public House Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles Cooked FEW Spirits Found Kitchen & Social House Hecky's BBQ Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hewn Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge La Macchina Cafe LYFE Kitchen Maggiano's Little Italy - Old Orchard Nevin's Brewing Company Nothing Bundt Cakes The Original Just Turkey Oceanique Peckish Pig Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak Sips on Sherman Smylie Brothers Brewing Company The Stained Glass Winebar & Bistro Temperance Beer Company Treble Maker Grill The Wine Goddess World of Beer

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