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    Radical Creators

    Powered by Mike's Hard Lemonade // Creating connections that matter.

    Why Join?

    Chicago Ideas’ Radical Creators, powered by Mike's Hard Lemonade, is a group of emerging changemakers brought together for exceptional experiences to inspire action in the city of Chicago and beyond. We aim to foster a sense of discovery and community within this unique network of impact-driven individuals and empower each member to leave their mark on this city.

    The year-long program offers exclusive experiences and special opportunities curated around this social chamber of commerce that is made up of motivated, diverse leaders. Radical Creators is a group designed to create a better connected, more activated Chicago. Membership will expose you to an open dialogue and community of culture-shifting solution-seekers, ideas, conversations, and revelatory work shaping the spirit of your generation.

    Radical Creators membership is by application only.

    Membership includes: 

    • Access to the Chicago Ideas Radical Creators event series
    • Early access to and 10% off all Chicago Ideas event tickets
    • Chicago Ideas playbill recognition
    • Additional Member perks with key Chicago Ideas Partners
    • And more!

    Memembership requirements:

    • Suggested membership donation of $125/year. There is a special membership pricing tier available to members age 28 and under. Please reach out to for more information about the 28 and under membership option.
    • A commitment to uphold Chicago Ideas' core mission of impacting the world through community engagement, inspiration, collaboration and activation.
    • A sincere interest and priority in engaging and working with the Chicago Ideas community and a willingness to dedicate time, expertise, and enthusiasm to connect with fellow changemakers within Radical Creators. 


    Meaningful Connections

    Make meaningful connections and spark conversations that continue long after each experience has ended. Through Radical Creators you can expect to meet future collaborators, fellow changemakers, mentors, and more.

    Compelling Conversations with Thought Leaders

    Hear from local and national thought leaders who are leading the charge on a radical shift toward positive change in Chicago and beyond.

    Make Impact with Chicago Changemakers

    Leave your mark on the city we all love. Collaborate with inspired and impact-driven individuals to make real change in the city.

    Exclusive Immersion Experiences

    Go beyond the Talks and Conversations. Experience hands-on opportunities to see the breadth of talent, activations, and businesses Chicago has to offer.

    Access to the Chicago Ideas Platform

    An opportunity to get your biggest ideas in front of Chicago Ideas' engaged community of motivated ambassadors for change and innovation.