University of Chicago Law School

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO'S LAW SCHOOL REUNION THE PROJECT The University of Chicago Law School approached us looking to host two sets of class reunions. Historically, they host a reunion for ten graduating classes every year, but due to COVID, they were postponed and combined into one larger, virtual program. The biggest challenge was to create [...]


Multi-National Law Firm

MULTI-NATIONAL LAW FIRM THE PROJECT A Multi-National Law Firm hosted their summer social at RPM on the Water, which we completely transformed for this event. One of the challenges for BlackOak was the expedited turnaround time. We planned and executed this event within a week and a half. Due to the timeline, the client was [...]


Corporate Client

CORPORATE CLIENT MAD MAX: FURY ROAD THEMED CORPORATE PARTY THE PROJECT This client came to us to plan their Mad Max-themed annual all-staff celebration. The theme was the biggest fear for them going into the project as it was something different than what they had done in previous years. BlackOak took the challenge head-on — [...]

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Datassential Foodscape

DATASSENTIAL ANNUAL FOODSCAPE CONFERENCE—CHICAGO THE PROJECT The initial challenge this client brought to us was finding a location that could hold over 800 people while also delivering their content in a tech-forward way. The Geraghty came up in their search, which is how they heard about BlackOak, and after a successful partnership for their first [...]

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Chicago State Foundation

CHICAGO STATE FOUNDATION 1ST GEN SCHOLARSHIP GALA THE PROJECT The biggest challenge the client brought to us was taking their traditionally in-person event held at a hotel and turning it completely virtual while inspiring their donors to support their mission of advancing the interest and welfare of Chicago State University. Some of the concerns they [...]

Chicago Children's Choir Red Jacket Optional Gala at The Geraghty In

Chicago Children’s Choir

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S CHOIR RED JACKET OPTIONAL: CELEBRATED 65 YEARS OF RAISING VOICES THE PROJECT Chicago Children’s Choir has held its Red Jacket Optional event at The Geraghty for six years. In 2021, they brought us an exciting challenge — explore a whole new room layout and staging concept to make the in-person a triumphant and [...]


Bottom Line Rise Up

BOTTOM LINE RISE UP: A HYBRID CELEBRATION OF RESILIENCE THE PROJECT The initial challenge was taking Bottom Line’s event that has been historically in-person and transitioning it into a virtual event — while still raising money for first generation students from underserved neighborhoods to break the cycle of poverty. We produced a hybrid event with [...]