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Monday, October 8, 2012

4:30 PM

Today's design innovations are human-centered. From mobile tech to sustainable architecture, breakthrough medical devices to eco-friendly... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

12 PM

What would the world look like without oil? Can we prevent another influx of natural disasters? Will our planet run out of water? Environmental... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
3 PM

Creative problem solving is the lifeblood of the advertising industry. But as a general way of thinking, it is an approach that can be successfully... read more
90 Minutes Lab Leo Burnett Chicago
4:30 PM

The Internet has revolutionized how we live, shop, communicate, travel, eat, play games and learn. On a whole, has it improved lives or taken over?... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
6:30 PM

Join FLOR at their downtown office space for an evening of education and design. Learn why FLOR is smart design for your home and how these... read more
90 Minutes Lab FLOR

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

12 PM

Do you have what it takes to combat poverty? LIFTopolis is a major metropolitan city with high poverty and social service providers who are... read more
120 Minutes Lab Loyola University Chicago's Corboy Law Center
12 PM

How is art used as a medium for good, a method for inspiring change, or a symbol of protest? How can it evoke a strong emotional response in many... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
12 PM

Our most precious resource is becoming more valuable by the day. Water affects and is affected by everything: it is the difference between life and... read more
90 Minutes Talk Owen Theatre @ Goodman Theatre
4 PM

Students from EMBARC will see where digital start-ups are born during this in-depth guided tour and behind-the-scenes view of Chicago?s largest... read more
120 Minutes Lab 1871
4 PM

EMBARC students will receive an inside look at Google's Chicago space and get perspective on Google's history and future from the company's Chicago... read more
60 Minutes Lab Google Chicago
4:30 PM

Is a champion born or made? CIW explores the science of sports, the impact of sports marketing, and that ?magic thing? that happens to great... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
4:30 PM

We are filled with a deep fascination of our legal system, the psychology of crime, and the mind and motives of a criminal. But do we trust the... read more
90 Minutes Talk Owen Theatre @ Goodman Theatre
5:30 PM

Transparency is a core Google value. Especially the maximization of transparency around the flow of information related to Google services. More... read more
90 Minutes Lab Google Chicago
6:30 PM

Ration End-of-Life Care Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare... read more
105 Minutes Partner Program Albert Theatre @ Goodman Theatre

Thursday, October 11, 2012

9 AM

Prototype. Iterate. Build to think. These ideas are central to how IDEO designs innovative solutions for some of the world?s gnarliest challenges.... read more
120 Minutes Lab IDEO
10 AM

Innovative Methodology + Simple Tools = Things Done Faster - Experience the full dynamics of participating on an Agile team. Watch Cars.com... read more
120 Minutes Lab Cars.com
12 PM

Instigators are leaders, advocates and radical educators, standing up to protect others against injustice. But what makes someone fight the good... read more
90 Minutes Talk Owen Theatre @ Goodman Theatre
2 PM

Imagine learning in one evening what might take six dates, or years, to learn about someone. Be a part of the dating experiment with Me So Far.... read more
120 Minutes Lab Me So Far
3 PM

Doejo has been a significant member of the Lakeview community since opening their doors in 2009. Join a walking tour of the neighborhood while... read more
120 Minutes Lab Bow Truss Roasting Facility
4:30 PM

Religion is all at once one of the greatest sources of hope and pain in our society today. Whole lives are transformed by it and whole societies... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
7 PM

Music is the universal language. It transcends boundaries, celebrates culture and shapes your relationships and personal identity. From broken... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
7 PM

Nietzsche wrote, "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." But what is that "why"? Together, world-renowned spiritual leaders,... read more
90 Minutes Megatalk Oriental Theatre

Friday, October 12, 2012

9 AM

Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong gathering of provocative presentations, performances and interactive installations led by globally... read more
540 Minutes Edison Talks Oriental Theatre
1 PM

Students from EMBARC will get a sneak peek at Nokia's collected location data and experience how this essential information is shaping the future.... read more
120 Minutes Lab Nokia
2 PM

So much time is spent designing and optimizing online experiences. What if we applied those principles to something off-line? Draftfcb?s team of... read more
120 Minutes Lab Draftfcb
3 PM

Learn about Navy Pier, Inc?s upcoming redesign as it approaches its centennial year in 2016. Attendees will learn about ?The People?s Pier? and... read more
120 Minutes Lab Navy Pier

Saturday, October 13, 2012

11 AM

Interact with EMBARC?s high school students in a revolutionary ?speed networking? setting. Through structured activities that allow for better... read more
120 Minutes Lab Harper High School
1 PM

Tour & Discussion with Restoration Project Manager & On-Site Architect, Scott Conrad One of only seven in the world, the Baha'i House of... read more
120 Minutes Lab Baha'i House of Worship
1 PM

Is there anything left to discover in the 21st century? From the depths of the ocean to Antarctica, to the infinite abyss that is outer space, CIW... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
4 PM

An Introduction to Beethoven He was one of the most groundbreaking artists of all time; and he continues to inspire us to build a better world... read more
60 Minutes Lab PianoForte Recital Hall
7 PM

Humor is a universal language - it brings people together, satirizes current events, breaks down barriers, and makes the mundane interesting. But... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Sunday, October 14, 2012

1 PM

Get up close and personal with this charming distillery as you explore how organic spirits go from grain to bottle?and tasting numerous spirits is... read more
120 Minutes Lab Koval Distillery
4:30 PM

In a world driven by convenience, modernization and technological advancements, health-conscious pioneers are rebelling when it comes to our most... read more
90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art