Enjoy our community of curiosity all year round, with savings on every ticket.

Become a member today and get 10% off of all future ticket purchases. With membership starting as low as $45, it's never been easier to join.

How Your Membership Helps

Members not only get invitations to exclusive, thought-provoking events all year round, they're also supporting our community and mission.
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Keeps Chicago Ideas Accessible to All

Your membership enables Chicago Ideas to offer more than 150 events during CIW and year-round programming at a price that's accessible to a wide audience.
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Helps to Fund Our Youth Initiative

Your membership ensures that 450 students from diverse, underrepresented Chicago communities can experience programs that enrich their lives and shape their futures.
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Helps Support us to Stay a Nonprofit

Chicago Ideas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your generous contributions--both memberships and donations--are tax-deductible.
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Individual Level

All levels of membership include 10% off of the already low ticket prices and invitations to year-round, exclusive Member-only events
Spark
Membership level includes year-round Member-only events and early event access to:
  • All talks
  • All conversations
Also Includes

2 Free Tickets

For use at any Talks, Conversations, or Labs
  • Early CIW ticket access to Talks, Conversations and up to 2 Labs, invitations to year-round Member-only events, 10% off tickets
$100 per year
Connector
Membership level includes year-round Member-only events and early event access to:
  • All talks
  • All conversations
Also Includes

5 Free Tickets

For use at any Talks, Conversations, or Labs
  • Early CIW ticket access to Talks, Conversations and up to 5 Labs, invitations to year-round Member-only events, 10% off tickets
$250 per year
Collaborator
Membership level includes year-round Member-only events and early event access to:
  • All talks
  • All conversations
Also Includes

10 Free Tickets

For use at any Talks, Conversations, or Labs
  • Early CIW ticket access to Talks, Conversations and up to 10 Labs, invitations to year-round Member-only events, 10% off tickets
$500 per year
Developer
Membership level includes year-round Member-only events and early event access to:
  • All talks
  • All conversations
Also Includes

20 Free Tickets

For use at any Talks, Conversations, or Labs
  • Early CIW ticket access to Talks, Conversations and up to 20 Labs, invitations to year-round Member-only events, 10% off tickets
Plus
Member recognition on website and CIW playbill and executive Menlo Lounge access
$1,000 per year

Join our Curiosity level Membership for $45 for discounts and exclusive access.

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Premier Level Memberships

Includes all benefits of Individual-level Memberships, plus Member recognition on website and in CIW Playbill, and executive Menlo Lounge access during Chicago Ideas Week
Producer
Membership level includes year-round Member-only events and early event access to:
  • All talks
  • All conversations
Also Includes

20 Free Tickets

For use at any Talks, Conversations, or Labs
  • 2 Edison Talks tickets
  • 2 Premier Lab Tickets
  • 2 invitations to reception with speakers
  • Early CIW ticket access to Talks, Conversations and up to 20 Labs, invitations to year-round Member-only events, 10% off tickets
Plus
Member recognition on website and CIW playbill and executive Menlo Lounge access
$2,500 per year
Menlo
Membership level includes year-round Member-only events and early event access to:
  • All talks
  • All conversations
Also Includes

20 Free Tickets

For use at any Talks, Conversations, or Labs
  • 2 Menlo all access Talks and Conversations passes with reserved seating
  • 2 Edison Talk tickets + Option to purchase 2 additional tickets
  • 2 Premier Lab Tickets
  • 2 invitations to reception with speakers
  • Early CIW ticket access to Talks, Conversations and up to 20 Labs, invitations to year-round Member-only events, 10% off tickets
Plus
Member recognition on website and CIW playbill and executive Menlo Lounge access
$5,000 per year
Edison
Membership level includes year-round Member-only events and early event access to:
  • All talks
  • All conversations
Also Includes

20 Free Tickets

For use at any Talks, Conversations, or Labs
  • 4 Menlo all access Talks and Conversations passes with reserved seating
  • 4 Edison Talk tickets + Option to purchase 4 additional tickets
  • 2 Premier Lab Tickets
  • 2 invitations to reception with speakers
  • Early CIW ticket access to Talks, Conversations and up to 20 Labs, invitations to year-round Member-only events, 10% off tickets
Plus
Member recognition on website and CIW playbill and executive Menlo Lounge access
$10,000 per year

Upgrade your Work Perks with Corporate Memberships

Contact membership@chicagoideas.com for Corporate Member information

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