- Compass College
Compass is a unique Christian college where creative students learn to flourish in the film and media industry.
From feature films to news broadcasts, online streaming to marketing, millions of people turn to their screens for information and entertainment each day. For 25 years, we have been educating our students to create impactful stories for every industry.
Joanna Hogan, PresidentJoanna Hogan is the President of Compass College. She brings a fresh and unusual combination of skills to Compass, with a proven track record of innovation and achievement in executive fundraising roles within education and nonprofit settings. She is a visionary leader and motivational coach who inspires those around her to excel and achieve. She is curious, engaging, forthright, and committed to the success of all those she leads and serves. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with family, composing music, and running.
Bill McKendry, Co-FounderBill McKendry is the founder and chief creative officer at HAVEN | a creative hub, which he launched after heading Hanon McKendry, being vice chairman and chief creative officer of JDA Worldwide, serving at Tracy-Locke/BBDO | Denver, co-founding Compass College of Film + Media, and winning over 1,200 national and international awards in advertising and marketing.
Bill is also founder of the nonprofit organization Do More Good® and author of a bestselling book by the same name. He was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) National Hall of Achievement for his cause work.
Compass College Schedule
1:30pm - 5:00pm CSTGuest Speakers - Film & Entertainment Pavilion
9:00am - 11:30am CST
- 9:00am - Production (XR Technology & Unreal Engine)
- 9:30am - Venture Capital / Equity Crowdfunding
- 10:00am - Distribution & Streaming
- 10:30am - Marketing and AI
- 11:00am - The Gaming Industry
11:30am - 12:00pm CST - 30-Minute Networking
Film Pitch Companies - Film & Entertainment Pavilion
12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
1 hour dedicated to company pitches.
- 5 minutes each
- 5 min q&a
- 5 companies
1:00pm - 1:30pm CST - 30-Minute Networking
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT PART 1 - Compass and Our Partnerships
Compass +/TRUE NORTH: Recalibrating to the Future - Joanna Hogan, President Compass College
Creating IMPACT that Changes Lives - Bill McKendry, Founder HAVEN | a creative hub
Creating a Generation of Media Missionaries - Bill McKendry and Joanna Hogan
Building a Network: The Foundation of Success - Paul Sirmon, ICVM President
SKILLS + FAITH + CONNECTIONS - Paul Sirmon and Joanna Hogan
Q & A with everyone who just spoke
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT PART 2 - (Compass + Panel Discussion.)
XR Production and Unreal Engine - Vossler & Soma Softworks
Distribution & Venture Capital - WeVidIt
Marketing / AI & Media Missionaries - Haven
Q&A with Speakers Part 2