The 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.

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.

Covering Dozens of Topics

Talks, Conversations and Labs that examine subjects from a myriad of angles

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.

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. Chicago Ideas Week costs, on average, $1000 less to attend than other ideas festivals, thanks to our Sponsors, Members and Donors.

Join today and experience Chicago Ideas year round

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