MCON is an Exploration Into the Culture, Relationships, Resources and Movements that Drive A New Generation of Cause Work. The MCON 2015 event is June 24-25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

"…the best answer as to why millennials are moving away from smaller towns may be simple: because they can.”


"Baby boomers came of age in an era of unprecedented prosperity. They were raised by parents who had survived poverty, war and the true sacrifice of a generation burdened with great moral struggles. As a whole, they experienced economic and physical security. Baby boomers received, by today’s standards, inexpensive and widely available education, preparing them for a thriving and open job market. Success at the beginning created a strong foundation for financial and personal success on a level the world had never known."

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"Millennials are frustrated with politics and the partisan bickering that’s happening, but they are incredibly passionate about the issues."

Ashley Spillane, President of rockthevote [WATCH THE INTERVIEW]

Researchers found that millennials tend to engage more with causes that directly help individuals rather than institutions.”

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"In just a few years, millennials will become the biggest demographic bulge in the electorate. For a very long time, young people’s partisan preferences looked pretty much like everyone else’s — they divided their votes between the two parties. After 2004 that changed, and they swung very heavily to the Democrats. But they’re not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They’re the generation hard-hit by the economy."

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The reality is that Millennials are attracted to government work because they want to feel like they’re giving back to the community, but quickly leave when they feel caught in a slog of forms and red tape upon taking up the position.”


"Instead of marriage being a vehicle into adulthood and stability, young adults now see it as the cherry on top, the thing you do once you’re established and financially secure. The problem is, that’s become harder to do."

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See 15 Facts from the whitehouse official study on the Millennial Generation.

They used to be a symbol of success and independence, but read why Millennials across the U.S. are now shunning cars.

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"The stigma around being single has evaporated, leaving more time for young people to explore and find themselves. Since 1970, there has been a dramatic shift in the average age Americans get married, Arnett says. Pew’s recent report said 25 percent of millennials will never marry."

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Millennials went wrong when they ignored the unique opportunities in front of them in exchange for the opportunities presented to their parents.

- “Where Millennials Went Wrong And How They’re Paying The Price” By Michael Price

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