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    Now available: Select Content from Chicago Ideas Week 2017

    2017 was our best year yet. We'll be rolling out more content in the coming days and weeks. Get inspired by watching or share some of the moments that moved you the most.

    Apply to Join the Co-op

    2018 Applications to join The Co-op, our new-age networking group designed to spark action in the community, are open now through November 27.

    Thanks for making 2017 our best year ever

    All videos from 2017 onstage programs are coming soon. In the meantime, watch what Chicago Ideas Week means to the community.
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    5 Social Entrepreneurs You Should Know

    We are pleased to announce the 2017 Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellows. See them on stage at Chicago Ideas Week, October 16-22, 2017.

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