Mix, Mingle and Mash It Up.

Celebrate everything Evanston!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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


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 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.



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!

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 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.
  • 2014 Dick Peach - Dick was honored for his tireless efforts and volunteering with countless organizations across Evanston.
  • 2015 Robert and Patty Reece - Bob and Patty were awarded for their over 40 years of service to the Evanston community. 

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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