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    Get Tickets: Chicago Ideas Week Is Back—October 12-17

    Chicago’s premier ideas festival for everyone is back and better than ever. This year, we’re tackling today’s most potent issues head-on. Tickets are now available for Members now.

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    From the changing face of AI to life's biggest questions, we have you covered.

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    September 28, 7:00pm

    Jonathan Van Ness: Beyond Permission

    Join us for a night of radical self-love and unforgettable storytelling in celebration of Jonathan Van Ness's new book, Over the Top. Tickets on sale to Members now.
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    Exploring the Future of Health with AbbVie

    As the world of healthcare becomes increasingly digitized and automated, we're exploring the forces that are keeping empathy at the core of medical innovations. This summer and fall we're being guided by the question: is human touch at the heart of healthcare's future?

    Foundations of Entrepreneurship

    You already have the big idea, but what now? In these crash courses with successful entrepreneurs and innovators, you will learn how to approach investors, go to market with a product or brand, give the perfect pitch, and tell when it’s time to walk away from an idea.

    Platforms in the Park

    To build on the momentum of The 77 Project, we teamed up with Xfinity for Platforms in the Park: a city-wide initiative to empower, connect, inspire, and activate all of Chicago through local, community-led experiences.

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