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Don’t miss magician and Carthage alumnus Bill Blagg ’02 at the Aspire Conference!

September 12, 2019

Bill Blagg ’02Bill Blagg ’02The magic behind career-building is revealed at Carthage’s first campus-wide conference. Magician and Carthage alumnus Bill Blagg ’02 will use magic and storytelling to illustrate how Carthage fueled his rise to popularity as a magician.

It was not long ago that Mr. Blagg was sitting in room 444 on the 4th floor of South Hall (now Madrigrano Family Residence Hall) dreaming of playing venues in Wisconsin such as the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee and the Weidner Center in Green Bay, Wis. Today he stars in The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE, a premier national touring theatrical magic and illusion show that does roughly 150 shows per year. 

A communication major, Mr. Blagg designed his own J-Term to build all aspects of a magic show. Building a show from the ground up spanned over three J-Terms. One dealt with the business side of putting on a show, another dealt with the marketing and advertising of the show, and the final J-Term had Mr. Blagg put both of those aspects together. His efforts culminated in a sold-out show at Kenosha’s Reuther Auditorium.

Hear how Mr. Blagg used the tools he learned at Carthage to turn his childhood dream into a reality!

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

Registration, Networking & Hors D’Oeuvres
6:30 p.m.
Todd Wehr Center, Jockey Club Rooms
Kick-off The Aspire Conference with great food and conversation. Pick up your conference materials and schedule. 

Opening Keynote: Magician Bill Blagg ’02
7:30 p.m.
Todd Wehr Center, Jockey Club Rooms

Carthage Creative Space
8:45 p.m.
Campbell Student Union
Join us in the Campbell Student Union for a night of interactive games, collaborative problem-solving and creative DIY foods! Come hungry and enjoy a free a tot-cho bar (tater tot + nacho!), popcorn bar with endless flavors and cupcake and cookie designing!