Click on the logo image to read about its designer and the vision behind its creation.

Columbia College Chicago

JAWS CAMP 2023 is on campus, with Communication Department at Columbia College hosting JAWS at the historic city landmark The Ludington Building at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. in the South Loop neighborhood in downtown Chicago.

The Ludington Building

1104 South Wabash Ave., Chicago – Click for Google Map

Hotel Information

These hotels are extending the Columbia College rate to CAMP attendees. You need to call to get the rate. Click on each hotel name for website.


CAMP 2023

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CAMP 2023 Chairwomen

CAMP 2023 Announcements

Madison Echlin

About this year’s CAMP logo

JAWS 2023 CAMP logo highlights event’s intersections

By Tanya Gazdik
CAMP Co-Chair

Designed by a new JAWS member and student journalist, the 2023 CAMP logo not only represents our host city, Chicago, it also offers a colorful nod to the many powerful intersections we’ll explore Oct. 13-15.

Logo designer and student journalist Madison Echlin is graduating this semester from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and two minors, one in leadership of organizations and the other in graphic design.

CAMP Co-Chairs are excited to showcase Echlin’s talents via her interpretation
of the theme, “JAWS at the Intersections.”

“This year, we’re celebrating a new kind of CAMP in the city,” said CAMP Co-
Chair and longtime JAWdess Elissa Yancey. “We believe that highlighting the
many ways our work and worlds intersect allows us to amplify one another’s
strengths and find exciting new ways to support and connect with one another.
By doing this, we can play an important role in fostering collaboration, mentorship
and innovation–hallmarks of JAWS and part of what makes our organization
distinctive in the journalism ecosystem.”

Echlin, who incorporated iconic Chicago landmarks in her design, says she has
always had a strong passion for journalism. She joined the staff of The State
News, MSU’s fully independent student media organization, as a creative

“My dream job would be marketing design for a non-profit, creating things like
logos, pamphlets, ads, print issues, merch, and so on — a lot like what I have
been doing at The State News,” said Echlin, who is actively seeking her first
professional job. She hopes the strong JAWS network, in true JAWS fashion, can
support her on her journey. Have ideas or advice? You can reach her
at  .

Stay tuned for keynote speaker announcements and so much more in the weeks
to come! For now, thanks to our Chicago Host Committee members and all those
who submitted programming ideas. We’ll be reaching out to you before the end of
this month!

CAMP Sponsorship

We couldn’t hold CAMP without support from sponsors

If you are interested in 2023 sponsorship, please view the JAWS Sponsorship Prospectus

Please Contact ">Tanya Gazdik via email or at 313-505-0779 or contact JAWS Executive Director ">Molly Schar for more information. We are glad to discuss custom packages and opportunities.

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