Magnetar Academy Holds an Educational Trading Event for 400 Students
The Magnetar Youth Investment Academy hosts a financial literacy program for high school students around the Chicagoland area. This program culminates in a one-day event called The Magnetar Academy Team Challenge, where they host a mock trading floor for 400 students at Soldier Field. There, students take the floor as stock traders and analysts to predict, strategize and make investment decisions in real time. At the end of the day, the teams with the best-performing portfolios win grants for their schools.
In addition to the computer stations for the student teams, the event required a full audio visual production to accommodate the guest speakers (this year included Rhymefest), video recording, and large projection screens. In previous years, Magnetar Academy worked with several different vendors for the computers and AV portions of the event. In 2017, Meeting Tomorrow provided all the audio visual and technology equipment and onsite support.