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    Ideas Day

    Ideas Day (Morning Session Only)

    Friday, Oct 19, 2018 9:00 - 11:30 AM @ Harris Theater
    This event is over - check out the videos below and be inspired!

    All videos from this event

    Ideas Day
    Brad Keywell and Jimmy Chin Sit Down at Ideas Day
    Ideas Day
    Helene Gayle on Chicago, Lessons in Leadership, and Community
    Ideas Day
    A Conversation with Hannah Gadsby and Jill Soloway
    Ideas Day
    Radha Agrawal on the Power of Community
    Ideas Day
    Robin Steinberg is Disrupting the Bail System
    Ideas Day
    Interfaith Youth Core's Eboo Patel at Ideas Day
    Ideas Day
    Intervention: Robyn Williams Dance
    Jimmy Chin
    Director, Producer, & Cinematographer
    Hannah Gadsby
    Jill Soloway
    Emmy-Winning Writer & Producer
    Senator Dick Durbin
    US Senator
    Helene Gayle
    President & CEO, The Chicago Community Trust
    Cameron Esposito
    Standup Comic, Actor and Writer
    Radha Agrawal
    Co-Founder & CEO, Daybreaker
    Robin Steinberg
    CEO, The Bail Project
    Eboo Patel
    Founder & President, Interfaith Youth Core
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone
    IDEAS DAY - Ideas Day is our premier, daylong event designed to spark action at the moment of inspiration. Attendees will experience moving talks and performances in the morning, and, in the afternoon, have the opportunity to participate in action-based volunteer projects throughout Chicago.

    Meaningful, lasting change at a citywide level doesn’t only come from policies or social media—it comes from humans. Our re-imagined premier event, Ideas Day is an all-new experience that will give you a day to focus specifically on driving positive change in Chicago.

    During the morning session, take part in a program that will activate your senses and leave you feeling inspired. Hear from visionaries who are fighting for a better future and see groundbreaking performances that create ideas you can feel. After lunch, you’ll have an opportunity to take action at the moment of inspiration with the help of Chicago Cares, an organization dedicated to transforming citizens into active participants for change through volunteerism. Together, we'll go to Englewood, Bronzeville, or North Lawndale to participate in volunteer activities with a community organization, encouraging lasting relationships built around change between you and members of the organization, as well as the Chicago Ideas community.

    Please note this ticket admits you to the morning session only. To purchase a ticket for the full day, visit

    Friday, Oct 19, 2018 9:00 - 11:30 AM
    Harris Theater
    205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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