Chad Kampe is Executive Director of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, a Twin Cities non-profit that supports under-resourced students with their writing skills and homework, emphasizing in cross-curriculum creativity. Previously, Kampe was an elementary classroom teacher. He was awarded GLAD’s Teacher of the Year. Kampe founded Flip Phone, a LGBTQ events company in 2012. Over 10,000 people attend Flip Phone events a year. He was voted Best Artist by the City Pages in 2015 for his party throwing skills. You can catch a Flip Phone event at First Avenue, Honey, Rev Ultra Lounge or other venues around town. He has a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Macalester College and a MA in Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has previously presented at ISACS’s Annual Conference, AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) and performed at venues across the Twin Cities. Kampe enjoys traveling, DJing, writing comedy and exploring new restaurants.