September 21 – 22

Chicago, IL


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Founder & Creative Director

Stout Collective

Chicago, IL

Matt Tanaka is the founder and creative director of Stout Collective, a brand strategy and design studio for breweries. Founded in 2015, the Stout team combines industry knowledge with brand strategy and design to build beer brands that stand the test of time.

Matt has spent the last decade helping to connect beer brands with consumers, believing that building an authentic brand is the best way to create healthy breweries that positively impact their communities.

Matt is a mixed race Japanese American who grew up in Hong Kong, and currently lives in Chicago with his wife and business partner Laura, their three kids, and an elderly French Bulldog named Bento.

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Day 1: September 21

Pali Palavathanan  •  Danny Pemberton  •  Emunah Winer & Margaret Kerr-Jarrett  •  Reggie Snowden  •  Jo Roca  •  Candace Solola  •  Abe Zieleniec  •  Julia Cho & Denny Liu  •  Thomas Kurppa  •  Shar Biggers

Day 2: September 22

Diego Guevara  •  Ade Chong  •  Bijan Berahimi  •  Katrina Romulo  •  Byron Rex Phillipson  •  Kristin Lueke  •  Matt Tanaka  •  Stephanie Falaschetti  •  Taamrat Amaize  •  Zipeng Zhu