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    An Insider’s Look into Navy Pier's Innovative Transformation

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 1:00 - 3:30 PM @ Navy Pier
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    LAB - Labs bring together small groups for an exclusive, first-hand look into what happens behind the scenes at some of the most innovative companies, community leaders and institutions around Chicago.

    Navy Pier, Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, hosts programs and attractions that bring in more than 9 million guests per year. At this lab, they're hosting Chicago Ideas Week participants for a private tour of the Pier led by Navy Pier President and CEO, Marilynn Gardner and Chief Program and Civic Engagement Officer, Michelle T. Boone.

    Participants will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the re-imagined Pier first-hand, witnessing the site's redevelopment with an insider’s look at the programmatic evolution, innovative architecture, unique use of space, new Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Centennial Wheel and countless other developments. Participants will also learn the history of Navy Pier and how the transformation into a nonprofit has impacted Chicagoans and what future plans are ahead for this lakefront treasure.

    The tour will conclude with a fun, one-of-a-kind cruise experience aboard Chicago Elite, Navy Pier’s only private yacht. Enjoy breathtaking skyline views from Lake Michigan, compliments of Entertainment Cruises.

    *Must be 21 or older and have a valid ID. Check-in is located at the main entrance information desk.

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 1:00 - 3:30 PM
    Navy Pier
    600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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