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    Conversation

    Chicago’s Creative Identity: Getting Weird With Joi Ito

    During this Conversation, Joi Ito will sit down with IDEO Chicago Executive Portfolio Director Neil Stevenson to discuss Chicago’s creative identity, and the role the city plays in embracing culture, art and experimentation.

    Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM @ Metro
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    Joi Ito
    Director, MIT Media Lab; Tech Entrepreneur
    Neil Stevenson
    Executive Portfolio Director, IDEO Chicago
    Conversation
    Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    Joi Ito is one of the most prolific entrepreneurs working in the technology sphere today. He’s the Director of the MIT Media Lab, and has been involved with organizations like Twitter, Sony and the MacArthur Foundation. He's now a giant in his industry, but Ito has humble beginnings right here in Chicago. He spent a stint at the University of Chicago during the late ‘80s, during which time he was a regular DJ at the Metro and SmartBar—he was a part of the subculture that was the birthplace of house music.

    Chicago is a very unique city. Its identity is cushioned somewhere between a fast-paced, sprawling metropolis like New York and an eclectic city that’s all about getting weird like Portland. There’s a civic pride in the city that’s hard to find anywhere else, and there’s a level of creativity here that is palpably contagious.

    During this Conversation, Ito will sit down with IDEO Chicago Executive Portfolio Director Neil Stevenson to discuss Chicago’s creative identity, and the role the city plays in embracing culture, art and experimentation.

    Join us after this event for a Meet-up at GMan Tavern. Free tickets are available here

    When
    Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 6:30 - 7:30 PM
    Where
    Metro
    3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60613
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