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Who are We

An Ideas Platform for Everyone

Chicago Ideas is a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world.
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The Largest
Ideas
Festival

Our platform is built on the big shoulders of Chicago's working class history, shaped by the city's inclusiveness, diversity and excellence of intellectual discourse.
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Covering
Dozens of
Topics

Talks, Conversations, Labs that examine subjects from a myriad of angles.
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From a
Network of
Global
Thought
Leaders

From Bill Clinton to Martha Stewart, Padma Lakshmi to Michael Strahan, Common to Mario Battali, our speakers represent an unmatched combination of depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise.
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A Festival
Made For
Everyone

No matter who you are, what you do or where you’re from, we believe you should have access to great ideas that inspire you to transform your world.
A Platform to Inspire Ideas

We bring people from different backgrounds together to focus on the gap: what other people aren't talking about. That's a powerful proposition.

Join today and experience Chicago Ideas year round

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