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    Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Focuses on Finding Soltuions for Ocean Conservation
    Conversation
    Rethinking Urban Development: A Look at the Obama Presidential Center
    Edison Talks
    Acrobatics by Dana Dugan
    Conversation
    American Prisons Are Designed to Dehumanize
    Talk
    Creative Computing
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    Ecological Future Cities
    Edison Talks
    How Healthcare Can Be Fixed
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    Life in the New Normal
    Edison Talks
    Piano Performance by Paul Hamilton
    Conversation
    Reimagining Prison: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
    Talk
    Waging a New War on Poverty
    Edison Talks
    Zoë Quinn Interview: Women and Game Dev
    Talk
    The End of Illness
    Conversation
    2 Miles, 16 Years: Chicago's "Death Gap" is a Crisis
    Talk
    Don't Be the A**hole that Doesn't Order Dessert
    Edison Talks
    Is There Time to Cure All Cancers?
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    Curing Cancer through Prevention
    Conversation
    How to Bring Together People with Different Religious Backgrounds
    Edison Talks
    The Third Plate
    Edison Talks
    Are We Alone?
    Summit
    Building Community through Music
    Summit
    Stories As Medicine
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    Finding Inspiration Everywhere
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    Collaboraction: High Priestess Gong Meditation
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    How I Treated a Rare, Deadly Disease
    Conversation
    EQ vs. IQ: How We Measure Children & Their Success
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    Your Community is Your Responsibility
    Talk
    Hannibal Buress and Brian Babylon Sit Down at Chicago Ideas Week
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    The New Culture of Aging
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    How Improv Can Help You at Work
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    Changing Your Genes
    Virtual Event
    Exploring Equitable Change in Chicago
    Conversation
    How to Go from Caring About Something to Having a Cause
    Special Engagement
    Poverty: It's Time to Take Action
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    Preparing Yourself, Your Soul and Others for Your Death
    Talk
    The Teachings of Extrasolar Planets
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    Intervention: Martini Dance
    Ideas Day
    Intervention: Robyn Williams Dance
    Conversation
    What Happens When Humans Live Longer than Ever Before?
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    Is There a Future for Democracy in Iraq?
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    Revitalizing Chicago
    Edison Talks
    Is There Time to Live on Mars?
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    Curiosity in Action
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    The History of Slavery in Objects
    Special Event
    Clinton Administration Veterans Rahm Emanuel & Joe Lockhart Talk Impeachment
    Special Engagement
    Rahm Emanuel on Why Mayors Run the World
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    The Secrets of Self
    Virtual Event
    Restaurants, Theaters, Festivals, and Covid-19
    Conversation
    Is China the Next World Superpower?
    Conversation
    Solving the Impossible through Social Entrepreneurship
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    The Future of Elections
    Conversation
    Adapting Your Approach to Accomplish Your Mission
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    What Is Music’s Effect on Our Bodies and Brains?
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    Defining The Design
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    Cities That Speak
    Edison Talks
    Mysteries Under the Sea
    Ideas Day
    Helene Gayle on Chicago, Lessons in Leadership, and Community
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    Why Helene Gayle Believes We Need to Invest in Communities
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    Helene D. Gayle on the History of Chicago's Wealth Gap
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    Telling America's Stories through National Parks
    Conversation
    Panel Discussion: The Fight for the Black Middle Class
    Special Engagement
    Changing the Lens of Representation
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    Take in the Good
    Conversation
    Fintech: Making Sense of Tomorrow’s Dollars
    Conversation
    Who’s Benefiting from the Nation's New Trade Policy?
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    The College Classroom of Tomorrow
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    Secrets of Corporate Giving
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    Every Mother Counts
    Conversation
    #MeToo and Times Up
    Virtual Event
    Chicago's Art Scene Faces a Reckoning
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    Have We Had Enough?
    Conversation
    Food as Medicine
    Conversation
    Have We Made Any Strides In The War On Global Terror?
    Kauffman
    The Midwest Advantage
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    CTE Experts on the Future of Football
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    Food for the Body and Soul
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    Defining the Rules of the Global Economy
    Megatalk
    An Entrepreneur's Tale
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    Activating Passion
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    Building Companies With Heart
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    Looking Past the Disability
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    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Martyna Majok on Her Creative Process
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    Aasif Mandvi on Being Muslim in America
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    From Problem to Solution
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    Chicago's Own Heroes
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    Catalyzing Transparency
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    The 1619 Project Contributors Dissect the Ways the Legacy of Slavery Lives On
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    How to Take Action to Make a Difference, Starting Now
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    Why Rubber Chicken Dinners Suck and Crowdfunding is Awesome
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    Purposeful Design
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    The Big Cheese
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    Intervention: Third Coast Percussion
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    From Slacktivism to Activism: Real World Action in an Online World
    Conversation
    The Unraveling of the American Justice System
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    Driving Learning through Curiosity
    Summit
    The Learning Revolution
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    The State of Our Returning Vets
    Kauffman
    An Eco-System of Tech
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    The Energy Revolution
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    Full Talk: What Does It Mean to Be a Black Man Today?
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    Xavier Ramey Sits Down with Charlamagne Tha God to Talk Black Men & Mental Health
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    What Is Love, Really?
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    Demystifying Your Dinner
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    Curing Cancer with the First Gene
    Megatalk
    Mayoral Evening
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    A Century of Leading Under Pressure
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    Unsung Stories
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    Don't Be Like Everyone, Just Be You
    Fast Company
    Innovation with Impact
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    Designing Experience
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    Learning how to parent in the digital age.
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    Saving Lives, One Text at a Time
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    Data-Driven Shopping
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    Race in American (Part 1/2)
    Edison Talks
    Museum Mysteries
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    Nourish Your Gift
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    Future of News
    Megatalk
    Insights from the TIME 100
    Megatalk
    The Brains Behind Disruption
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    A New Journalistic Landscape
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    Has Twitter Changed Democracy? Former Bush Staffer Fran Townsend Weighs In
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    Manufacturing Hope
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    Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism
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    The Ponzi Scheme for Managing the Planet
    Virtual Event
    Exploring the Systemic Injustice of Period Poverty
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    A Conversation Piece
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    Building an Army of Citizen Scientists
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    Too Many Kids Go To College
    Conversation
    Can the World Run On Batteries?
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    Wind Power in America’s Future
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    Who's to Blame?
    Summit
    The Fabric of Life: Internet of Everything
    Conversation
    What's Next for AI? Experts Weigh In
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    Listening Between the Lines
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    Here Be Dragons
    Kauffman
    The Influence of Capital
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    Baseball – American Pastime & Tradition
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    Losing My Religion: How Millennials are Transforming The Way We Gather
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    What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means Now
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    Designing for a Sustainable Future
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    Dustin Yellin and Culture as Our Greatest Hope

    Past Events

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

    Friday, June 12, 2020

    2020-06-12
    12 PM

    The painful events of the past few months in Chicago have made one thing abundantly... read more
    The painful events of the past few months in Chicago have made one thing abundantly clear: things have to change.  As communities continue to heal... read more
    60 Minutes Virtual Event Virtual Event

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    2020-06-10
    4 PM

    One in five low-income women report missing school or work due to a lack of... read more
    One in five low-income women report missing school or work due to a lack of access to period supplies. And with existing social injustices and the... read more
    60 Minutes Virtual Event Virtual Event

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    2020-05-20
    4 PM

    This program is the first chapter in our series "The New Normal," which brings together leaders across Chicago industries to explore the impact of Covid-19 on the Windy City.
    From darkened storefronts to empty festival grounds, coronavirus has turned the hospitality world on its... read more
    From darkened storefronts to empty festival grounds, coronavirus has turned the hospitality world on its head. And, in the absence of a vaccine,... read more
    60 Minutes Virtual Event Virtual Event

    Friday, February 28, 2020

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    2020-01-27
    6:30 PM

    This timely and powerful discussion will examine the complex and lingering legacy of slavery, exposing its... read more
    This timely and powerful discussion will examine the complex and lingering legacy of slavery, exposing its present-day effects on every aspect of... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    2019-11-19
    8 AM

    A conversation to explore solutions to economic disparities in Chicago.
    One in four children in Chicago live in poverty... read more
    One in four children in Chicago live in poverty. Now more than ever, the city needs bold solutions to this intractable challenge. In this unique... read more
    60 Minutes Special Engagement Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    2019-10-17
    5:30 PM

    A Talk about the power of influencers.
    The meaning of fame has changed over the last decade... read more
    The meaning of fame has changed over the last decade. In addition to the revenue and career advancement opportunities digital influence brings,... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2019-10-17
    12 PM

    A Talk about how resilience breeds triumph.
    As tennis great Billie Jean King famously stated, “champions adjust.” In this Talk, we’ll hear... read more
    As tennis great Billie Jean King famously stated, “champions adjust.” In this Talk, we’ll hear remarkable individuals share their inspiring stories... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Harris Theater

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    2019-10-16
    3:30 PM

    The way an artist sees and makes sense of the world directly informs their work... read more
    The way an artist sees and makes sense of the world directly informs their work. As more women of color gain traction and notoriety across... read more
    75 Minutes Special Engagement Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2019-10-16
    12 PM

    A Conversation about social entrepreneurship.
    Young entrepreneurs around the globe are constantly finding ways to solve the world’s problems... read more
    Young entrepreneurs around the globe are constantly finding ways to solve the world’s problems. The Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellows—with... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2019-10-16
    5:30 PM

    A Conversation about navigating modern parenthood.
    For parents in 2019, technology is the monster in the closet... read more
    For parents in 2019, technology is the monster in the closet. Thanks to the internet, age-old problems—bullying, racial discrimination, competition... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    2019-10-15
    2 PM

    A growing body of research has shown that individuals with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, often... read more
    A growing body of research has shown that individuals with autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, often have skills and talents that top companies crave, like... read more
    120 Minutes Lab EY Chicago Office

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    2019-10-14
    12 PM

    A Conversation about border security and the refugee crisis.
    The war games of modern geopolitics have initiated a humanitarian crisis that defines our times... read more
    The war games of modern geopolitics have initiated a humanitarian crisis that defines our times. With renewed emphasis on borders and what they... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2019-10-14
    6:30 PM

    A Talk about the state of our union.
    What’s the cost of privilege? Can our policy have a conscience? Is philanthropy enough? Can... read more
    What’s the cost of privilege? Can our policy have a conscience? Is philanthropy enough? Can substantive debates be reduced to 280 characters? We’re... read more
    120 Minutes Talk Harris Theater
    2019-10-14
    12 PM

    An in-depth Talk about the future of our planet.
    By 2050, the population will hit 9.8 billion and our energy demands will be twice as high... read more
    By 2050, the population will hit 9.8 billion and our energy demands will be twice as high. As history shows, in the face of uncertain futures, a... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Harris Theater

    Sunday, October 13, 2019

    2019-10-13
    11 AM

    Recently featured in Chicago Magazine's 'Best of Chicago' edition, experience the healing power of bunnies... read more
    Recently featured in Chicago Magazine's 'Best of Chicago' edition, experience the healing power of bunnies combined with an all-levels yoga class... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Centered Studios

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    2019-09-05
    6 PM

    Medical breakthroughs are revolutionizing the way health professionals are providing care, making more accurate diagnoses,... read more
    Medical breakthroughs are revolutionizing the way health professionals are providing care, making more accurate diagnoses, and dispensing more... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    2019-08-06
    7 PM

    The futures of cities will be defined by globalization, urbanization, and climate change... read more
    The futures of cities will be defined by globalization, urbanization, and climate change. With so many factors—and people—in play, new approaches... read more
    90 Minutes Conversation WeWork

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    2019-08-02
    6 PM

    This is a FREE event; grab a ticket so we know to expect you.In this... read more
    This is a FREE event; grab a ticket so we know to expect you.In this experience (with a block party vibe and BBQ!) participants will explore the... read more
    80 Minutes Conversation Douglas Park

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    2019-06-10
    6 PM

    The identities that bind us together often transcend the physical borders that separate us, and as a result, social... read more
    The identities that bind us together often transcend the physical borders that separate us, and as a result, social movements—from ISIS to... read more
    90 Minutes Elective The Annex

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    2019-05-30
    5:30 PM

    Did you know that one in four women struggle to purchase period products? With a... read more
    Did you know that one in four women struggle to purchase period products? With a lack of steady access to period supplies, women use substitute... read more
    90 Minutes Special Engagement evolveHer

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    2019-05-10
    6 PM

    Chicago, 1992. An underground revolution ready to burst into broad public consciousness. A budding producing icon, a young girl ready to have her eyes opened. A spark, an album, a world changed.
    With the release of Can I Borrow a Dollar? Chicago’s hip-hop scene burst onto the... read more
    With the release of Can I Borrow a Dollar? Chicago’s hip-hop scene burst onto the world stage, shaped by Grammy-winning producer, The Twilite Tone,... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Patron Gallery

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    2019-02-06
    6 PM

    In celebration of Black History Month and hosted at the historic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago... read more
    In celebration of Black History Month and hosted at the historic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago Ideas is thrilled to present a... read more
    120 Minutes Talk Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    2018-10-21
    11 AM

    Take part in a relaxing yoga class surrounded by fluffy cuteness at this Bunny Yoga session... read more
    Take part in a relaxing yoga class surrounded by fluffy cuteness at this Bunny Yoga session. Join Centered Studios at their cozy vintage space in... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Lab Centered Studios

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    2018-10-20
    10 AM

    At this Lab, get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative... read more
    At this Lab, get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative food hub and jobs training center located in Lawndale.... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Farm on Ogden

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    2018-10-19
    6:30 PM

    Take part in a relaxing yoga class surrounded by fluffy cuteness at this Bunny Yoga session... read more
    Take part in a relaxing yoga class surrounded by fluffy cuteness at this Bunny Yoga session. Join Centered Studios at their cozy vintage space in... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Centered Studios
    2018-10-19
    11 AM

    Join us for Ideas Day. A new event designed to empower Chicagoans to take action... read more
    Join us for Ideas Day. A new event designed to empower Chicagoans to take action at the moment of inspiration to contribute to a more thriving and... read more
    360 Minutes Ideas Day Harris Theater and additional venues
    2018-10-19
    9 AM

    Spend your morning experiencing inspiring ideas in a theater, and in the afternoon, hop on a bus to engage in a community project in a Chicago neighborhood.
    What if you could take action in a Chicago community at the moment of inspiration?... read more
    What if you could take action in a Chicago community at the moment of inspiration? Our re-imagined premier event, Ideas Day is an all-new... read more
    480 Minutes Ideas Day Harris Theater and additional venues
    2018-10-19
    9 AM

    Meaningful, lasting change at a citywide level doesn’t only come from policies or social media—it... read more
    Meaningful, lasting change at a citywide level doesn’t only come from policies or social media—it comes from humans. Our re-imagined premier event,... read more
    150 Minutes Ideas Day Harris Theater
    2018-10-19
    10 AM

    If you want to learn more about turning your ideas into working models—or you just... read more
    If you want to learn more about turning your ideas into working models—or you just think using cutting-edge machines to make something new sounds... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    2018-10-18
    4 PM

    As faith-based organizations become less central in the lives of many Americans, individuals are discovering... read more
    As faith-based organizations become less central in the lives of many Americans, individuals are discovering new ways to bring ritual and... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-18
    12 PM

    At a time when every Supreme Court appointment feels like it has an outsize impact... read more
    At a time when every Supreme Court appointment feels like it has an outsize impact on everyday American life, who is being nominated and how they... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-18
    9:45 AM

    The Trump Administration has broken historical precedent in a medley of arenas, but one of... read more
    The Trump Administration has broken historical precedent in a medley of arenas, but one of its most salient policies is in international trade.... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    2018-10-17
    4 PM

    In an era filled with reports of collusion, poison, dossiers and double agents, the American... read more
    In an era filled with reports of collusion, poison, dossiers and double agents, the American national intelligence community has been thrust into... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-17
    7 PM

    As we continue to pass through an era of intense debate over issues that cut... read more
    As we continue to pass through an era of intense debate over issues that cut to the heart of the American experiment, culture-shifting artists are... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-17
    8 PM

    During a week that explores great ideas, join us as we celebrate all of the... read more
    During a week that explores great ideas, join us as we celebrate all of the not-so-good ones that helped us along the way. Hear from some of your... read more
    120 Minutes Special Engagement The Den Theatre
    2018-10-17
    9:30 AM

    Explore the Chicago Public Library's main branch, the Harold Washington Library Center, at this Lab... read more
    Explore the Chicago Public Library's main branch, the Harold Washington Library Center, at this Lab that goes behind the scenes of the third... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Harold Washington Library

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    2018-10-16
    7 PM

    The #TimesUp legal initiative was launched earlier this year to provide actionable steps for women... read more
    The #TimesUp legal initiative was launched earlier this year to provide actionable steps for women across all industries who have been sexually... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-16
    3 PM

    An escape room with a medical twist, this Lab will take you inside a simulated... read more
    An escape room with a medical twist, this Lab will take you inside a simulated hospital room created by physicians from the University of Chicago.... read more
    120 Minutes Lab MATTER
    2018-10-16
    4 PM

    Love big ideas? Asking “How might we—?” is a key step in human-centered design (HCD),... read more
    Love big ideas? Asking “How might we—?” is a key step in human-centered design (HCD), a problem-solving and innovation-generating methodology that... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Slalom
    2018-10-16
    7 PM

    Pondering the unknown is an innate part of the human condition, from wondering what you’ll... read more
    Pondering the unknown is an innate part of the human condition, from wondering what you’ll be when you grow up to analyzing large-scale questions... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Harris Theater
    2018-10-16
    10 AM

    ROC United—the Restaurant Opportunities Center —advocates for restaurant workers in environments that often don’t include... read more
    ROC United—the Restaurant Opportunities Center —advocates for restaurant workers in environments that often don’t include benefits like health... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Dimo's Pizza - Wicker Park
    2018-10-16
    6 PM

    In the next 20 years, as much as 47 percent of all employment in... read more
    In the next 20 years, as much as 47 percent of all employment in the US might be automated. If that statistic strikes fear in your heart, meet... read more
    165 Minutes Lab Catalyst Ranch

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    2018-10-15
    12 PM

    In 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University released a report that calculated the life expectancies within four... read more
    In 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University released a report that calculated the life expectancies within four different American cities, including... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-15
    4 PM

    Debbie Millman knows a thing or two about ideas... read more
    Debbie Millman knows a thing or two about ideas. At this Talk, she’ll host a lineup of creators from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines in... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    2018-10-15
    7 PM

    Long gone are the days when food was just sustenance; our modern approach to food... read more
    Long gone are the days when food was just sustenance; our modern approach to food lies at the intersection of art, pop culture, sustainability,... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    2018-10-11
    10 AM

    At this Lab, you'll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative... read more
    At this Lab, you'll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative food hub and jobs training center located in the Lawndale... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Farm on Ogden

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    2018-10-10
    4:30 PM

    At the Shedd Aquarium CIW Youth Lab, teens will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes... read more
    At the Shedd Aquarium CIW Youth Lab, teens will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to get a closer look at how Shedd seeks to achieve its... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab John G. Shedd Aquarium

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Monday, January 22, 2018

    2018-01-22
    7 PM

    Get Life-Changing Guidance on Unlocking Your Personal Healing Power
    It’s long been known by both Eastern and Western medicine that a person’s stress levels,... read more
    It’s long been known by both Eastern and Western medicine that a person’s stress levels, mood and mindset can affect their immunity to disease,... read more
    90 Minutes Special Engagement Harris Theater

    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    2017-10-22
    2 PM

    Satisfy your hunger by eating your way through Chicago's diverse kitchens.
    Steve Dolinsky, a.k.a. the Hungry Hound, is one of the leading voices in Chicago’s vibrant... read more
    Steve Dolinsky, a.k.a. the Hungry Hound, is one of the leading voices in Chicago’s vibrant food scene. At this Lab, join the TV host for a tour of... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Lab The Northman

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    2017-10-21
    10 AM

    Learn the many applications of your food from satisfying hunger to saving a life.
    At this Lab, you'll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative... read more
    At this Lab, you'll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative food hub and jobs training center located in the Lawndale... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Farm on Ogden
    2017-10-21
    10 AM

    What strides need to be made in football, on and off the field?
    How can football evolve to better protect the athletes out on the field? As retired... read more
    How can football evolve to better protect the athletes out on the field? As retired football players begin a battle with chronic traumatic... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2017-10-21
    11 AM

    Chanel your inner warrior and meditate with us.
    Based in Pilsen, the Darshan Center is dedicated to the study, preservation and teaching of... read more
    Based in Pilsen, the Darshan Center is dedicated to the study, preservation and teaching of the principles of Yoga, Vedic science and Tantra.... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The Darshan Center

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    2017-10-20
    10 AM

    Our premier daylong event is now open to the public.
    Join us a Edison Talks this year, where we’ll explore our theme, the Uncharted, with... read more
    Join us a Edison Talks this year, where we’ll explore our theme, the Uncharted, with more than a dozen speakers and performers who are pushing... read more
    390 Minutes Edison Talks Harris Theater

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    2017-10-19
    6 PM

    Join fellow attendees to continue the conversation following the Talk on Wildcard: Anything Can Happen and... read more
    Join fellow attendees to continue the conversation following the Talk on Wildcard: Anything Can Happen and We Promise You, It Will. To purchase... read more
    60 Minutes Meet-up Block 37
    2017-10-19
    8 AM

    With China’s emerging superpower status, what does this mean for the rest of the world?
    While the United States’ new “America First” policies begin to forfeit its seat at the... read more
    While the United States’ new “America First” policies begin to forfeit its seat at the global table, China is focused on bridge-building,... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2017-10-19
    12 PM

    Time defines our place in society, but what happens when that changes?
    Advancements in healthcare mean that not only is it possible for us to live to... read more
    Advancements in healthcare mean that not only is it possible for us to live to 100, it’s quite likely. But what comes along with this new lease on... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2017-10-19
    4 PM

    Get a private viewing of a never before seen exhibit. Virtually interact with Holocaust survivors and get inspired to take a stand against issues you care about.
    Get an exclusive first look into the Illinois Holocaust Museum"s newest exhibit, the Take A... read more
    Get an exclusive first look into the Illinois Holocaust Museum"s newest exhibit, the Take A Stand Center. The exhibit, not yet open to the public,... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    2017-10-18
    6 PM

    Bring your ideas to this workshop. Collaborate with others on how to solve life's most pressing social issues.
    Led by the award-winning international design firm CannonDesign and the Civic Consulting Alliance, a unique... read more
    Led by the award-winning international design firm CannonDesign and the Civic Consulting Alliance, a unique public-private engine driving creative... read more
    120 Minutes Lab CannonDesign
    2017-10-18
    8 AM

    Get the lowdown on everything cryptocurrency and fintech.
    The state of personal finance is undergoing massive change... read more
    The state of personal finance is undergoing massive change. Technology is creating unprecedented access to information, products and services. New... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2017-10-18
    12 PM

    Trace Chicago’s storied past in civil activism, and what’s in store next.
    Chicago has a rich history of civil activism, from the Haymarket Riots to the protests... read more
    Chicago has a rich history of civil activism, from the Haymarket Riots to the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention all the way up to... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2017-10-18
    7 PM

    Dig into life’s most curious questions about happiness, truth, and beyond.
    What is happiness, and how does it influence our daily lives? What is the world asking... read more
    What is happiness, and how does it influence our daily lives? What is the world asking of you? What do you think about right before you die? In... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Harris Theater
    2017-10-18
    5:30 PM

    Can the American Dream be redefined?
    For every dollar a white family has, a black family has a little over a nickel... read more
    For every dollar a white family has, a black family has a little over a nickel. With this harsh disparity in place, what does the black middle... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2017-10-18
    3:30 PM

    Help enhance travel by bringing your passenger experience critiques to leading inflight internet and entertainment provider, Gogo.
    As the leading global provider of Wi-Fi on thousands of aircrafts, Gogo’s technologies change the... read more
    As the leading global provider of Wi-Fi on thousands of aircrafts, Gogo’s technologies change the way we all fly. Join Gogo at their global... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Gogo

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    2017-10-17
    11:30 AM

    What would happen if the world as you know it changed?
    Consider a world in which a city’s police force resembles the people they represent... read more
    Consider a world in which a city’s police force resembles the people they represent. What about a world without capitalism as we know it? Would... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    2017-10-17
    9 AM

    Be one of few to meet the extraordinary minds driving scientific breakthroughs at Argonne.
    Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and research center that has, since its founding... read more
    Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and research center that has, since its founding at the University of Chicago in the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Argonne National Laboratory
    2017-10-17
    6 PM

    Chicago Ideas Week Meet-ups at "The Forum" with The Field Museum
    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Talk on Breakthroughs:... read more
    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Talk on Breakthroughs: Advancing the Way We Live. To purchase... read more
    60 Minutes Meet-up Block 37
    2017-10-17
    6 PM

    Put design thinking to work on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s bold vision for a healthier nation.
    We all deserve to live our healthiest lives possible... read more
    We all deserve to live our healthiest lives possible. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), our country’s largest philanthropy solely devoted... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Mile Square Health Center
    2017-10-17
    8:30 AM

    Meet these young social innovators who are redefining entrepreneurship. Chicago Ideas Week sits down with... read more
    Meet these young social innovators who are redefining entrepreneurship. Chicago Ideas Week sits down with five Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2017-10-17
    3:30 PM

    Bridge the gap between ideation and creation with the help of University of Chicago's renown prototyping machinery.
    Discover the ins and outs of University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation... read more
    Discover the ins and outs of University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at this CIW Lab. The event will kick off... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    2017-10-17
    1 PM

    Channel your inner warrior and meditate with us.
    Based in Pilsen, the Darshan Center is dedicated to the study, preservation and teaching of... read more
    Based in Pilsen, the Darshan Center is dedicated to the study, preservation and teaching of the principles of Yoga, Vedic science and Tantra.... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The Darshan Center

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    2017-10-16
    4 PM

    Learn how cross-disciplinary leaders are driving some of humanity’s greatest achievements.
    Groundbreaking works like “Hamilton: An American Musical” aren’t just triumphs of writing—they’re the products of... read more
    Groundbreaking works like “Hamilton: An American Musical” aren’t just triumphs of writing—they’re the products of extensive collaboration between... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    2017-10-16
    2:30 PM

    Hone in on your photography skills in this hand-on workshop.
    Elise Swopes loves viewing the city from high points—just take a look at her Instagram page... read more
    Elise Swopes loves viewing the city from high points—just take a look at her Instagram page. At this Lab, she’ll meet with attendees at 360 Chicago... read more
    90 Minutes Lab 360 Chicago

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    2017-10-13
    4 PM

    Hone in on your photography skills in this hands-on workshop.
    Elise Swopes loves viewing the city from high points—just take a look at her Instagram page... read more
    Elise Swopes loves viewing the city from high points—just take a look at her Instagram page. At this Lab, she’ll meet with attendees at 360 Chicago... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab 360 Chicago

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    2017-10-12
    12 PM

    The CTA connects the City of Chicago. Join us as we partner with them to brainstorm crises responses for the wellbeing of our city.
    The CTA plays a role in our lives every day, but how do they respond... read more
    The CTA plays a role in our lives every day, but how do they respond when things don"t go as planned? At this Lab, attendees will get an overview... read more
    240 Minutes Youth Lab CTA Headquarters
    2017-10-12
    4 PM

    Bring your ideas to the table and collaborate with others to solve life's most pressing social issues.
    Led by CannonDesign and the Civic Consulting Alliance, this Lab will give you firsthand experience... read more
    Led by CannonDesign and the Civic Consulting Alliance, this Lab will give you firsthand experience with harnessing design thinking to engage with... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab CannonDesign

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    2017-05-10
    6:30 PM

    Join Chicago Ideas & WBEZ for a screening of the film "Contact," followed by a Q&A with WBEZ's Nerdette podcast and the SETI Institute's Jill Tarter, who is the basis for Jodie Foster's character in the film.
    On Wednesday, May 10 join Chicago Ideas and WBEZ for a screening of the 1997... read more
    On Wednesday, May 10 join Chicago Ideas and WBEZ for a screening of the 1997 smash hit film Contact at Chicago's Logan Theatre. The film—which was... read more
    180 Minutes Special Engagement Logan Theatre

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    2017-02-28
    10 AM

    See first hand the reality of mass incarceration. Put a face to this uniquely American issue.
    The Cook County Jail is the largest single site jail in the entire country... read more
    The Cook County Jail is the largest single site jail in the entire country. At this Lab, attendees will have a chance to take a direct look behind... read more
    Members Only 180 Minutes Lab Cook County Jail

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    2017-02-23
    6:30 PM

    Chicago Ideas and The Vera Institute of Justice team re-envision the American prison system, and imagine a society in which prisons serve as rehabilitation facilities for communities and citizens during this three-part event.
    Chicago Ideas is teaming up with the Vera Institute of Justice to reenvision the American... read more
    Chicago Ideas is teaming up with the Vera Institute of Justice to reenvision the American prison system, and imagine a society in which prisons... read more
    90 Minutes Conversation Jones College Prep High School

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    2017-02-21
    10 AM

    See first hand the reality of mass incarceration. Put a face to this uniquely American issue.
    The Cook County Jail is the largest single site jail in the entire country... read more
    The Cook County Jail is the largest single site jail in the entire country. At this Lab, attendees will have a chance to take a direct look behind... read more
    Members Only 180 Minutes Lab Cook County Jail

    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    2016-10-22
    10 AM

    Re-envision city spaces with PORT Urbanism, the consulting firm behind the architectural redesigns of spaces... read more
    Re-envision city spaces with PORT Urbanism, the consulting firm behind the architectural redesigns of spaces like the Old Cook County Hospital and... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Millennium Park
    2016-10-22
    11 AM

    Based in Pilsen, The Darshan Center aims to unite the physical, spiritual and emotional in... read more
    Based in Pilsen, The Darshan Center aims to unite the physical, spiritual and emotional in its Vedic yoga teachings. Darshan Method creator Jim... read more
    150 Minutes Lab The Darshan Center

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    2016-10-21
    10 AM

    Have you ever had it UP TO HERE?
    Have you ever had it UP TO HERE?You’re frustrated after a line has been crossed. You’re... read more
    Have you ever had it UP TO HERE?You’re frustrated after a line has been crossed. You’re so far down one path that you struggle to change... read more
    390 Minutes Edison Talks Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    2016-10-20
    5:30 PM

    Discover how leading scientists and researchers are turning Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot" into action.
    More than 40 years ago, the United States declared war on cancer... read more
    More than 40 years ago, the United States declared war on cancer. Decades later, we still do not have a cure. More than 4 million people die... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2016-10-20
    7 PM

    Discover how some of the world's most influential leaders make critical choices, and how you can apply those skills in your everyday life.
    It takes a great leader to make the tough decisions that determine success or failure,... read more
    It takes a great leader to make the tough decisions that determine success or failure, growth or decline and, in some cases, life or death. From... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2016-10-20
    4 PM

    Reach for the stars with some of the country's leading astronomers, including former astronaut Christopher Ferguson and physicist Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano.
    Human beings have wondered about the universe for centuries, but it is only within the... read more
    Human beings have wondered about the universe for centuries, but it is only within the last 70 years that we’ve begun venturing into space. Should... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    2016-10-19
    12 PM

    A group of leading Chicago community organizers and reporters explore some of the most creative solutions for bridging the gap between the "two Chicagos."
    Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated... read more
    Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it’s also one of the most segregated. From rising gun violence to a historically... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2016-10-19
    7 PM

    Take a thoughtful look at comedy that goes beyond the jokes and digs into the cultural implications of the art form.
    It’s no secret that Chicago is one of the world’s biggest comedy hubs... read more
    It’s no secret that Chicago is one of the world’s biggest comedy hubs. From Bill Murray to Tina Fey, some of the biggest names in the business have... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2016-10-19
    5:30 PM

    Americans with a disability are the largest minority group in the country, but they're regularly denied a place at the table.
    Roughly one out of every five people in the United States has a disability, making... read more
    Roughly one out of every five people in the United States has a disability, making it the largest minority group in the country. But even with the... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    2016-10-18
    4 PM

    Learn how Vice President for Design & Special Projects at Nike Tinker Hatfield, Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz, Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler and others bring creativity to work every day.
    Whether you’re a CEO or an intern, your ability to thrive is tied to your... read more
    Whether you’re a CEO or an intern, your ability to thrive is tied to your ingenuity and adaptability, regardless of your field. You don’t have to... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2016-10-18
    7:30 PM

    Discover the moments that inspired a group of accomplished entrepreneurs to change their lives forever.
    Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires a great deal of grit, inspiration, motivation... read more
    Being a successful entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires a great deal of grit, inspiration, motivation and a little bit of luck. Rome wasn’t built... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2016-10-18
    3:30 PM

    Discover the ins and outs of University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation... read more
    Discover the ins and outs of University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at this CIW Lab. The event will kick off... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    2016-10-18
    11:30 AM

    More than just a hotspot of delicious food, Chicago’s Chinatown is a bustling epicenter of... read more
    More than just a hotspot of delicious food, Chicago’s Chinatown is a bustling epicenter of local businesses and culture. Join Jimmy Lee, the former... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Phoenix Restaurant
    2016-10-18
    1 PM

    Based in Pilsen, The Darshan Center aims to unite the physical, spiritual and emotional in... read more
    Based in Pilsen, The Darshan Center aims to unite the physical, spiritual and emotional in its Vedic yoga teachings. Darshan Method creator Jim... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The Darshan Center

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    2016-10-17
    5 PM

    Never in recent history has the United States faces so many national security threats. A former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a previous Deputy Director of the CIA sit down for an in-depth look into the treats facing the country and its ability to respond to each.
    From a potential nuclear conflict to cyber security to terrorism, never in recent history has... read more
    From a potential nuclear conflict to cyber security to terrorism, never in recent history has the U.S. faced so many national security threats.... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2016-10-17
    6 PM

    Leading a business in 2016 isn’t an easy task, and doing so as a minority,... read more
    Leading a business in 2016 isn’t an easy task, and doing so as a minority, woman or member of a disadvantaged community is even more challenging.... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Blue 1647

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    2016-10-13
    10 AM

    It’s hard to figure out where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been... read more
    It’s hard to figure out where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. Chicago’s lakefront has changed immensely over the last 150 years,... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab PORT Urbanism

    Saturday, October 17, 2015

    2015-10-17
    4 PM

    Today, medicine is increasingly focused on quality of life... read more
    Today, medicine is increasingly focused on quality of life. We look at the breakthroughs, innovative practices and new health care measures that... read more
    90 Minutes Talk The Art Institute of Chicago
    2015-10-17
    4 PM

    High-profile police shootings, the urgent debate over the death penalty and the startling fact that... read more
    High-profile police shootings, the urgent debate over the death penalty and the startling fact that one in three black men will be imprisoned in... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2015-10-17
    11 AM

    The Darshan Center unites the physical, spiritual and emotional in its Vedic yoga teachings... read more
    The Darshan Center unites the physical, spiritual and emotional in its Vedic yoga teachings. Darshan Method creator Jim Kulackoski has helped CEOs... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The Darshan Center

    Friday, October 16, 2015

    2015-10-16
    10 AM

    Our premier, invitation-only event, Edison Talks is a specially curated day of mind-bending speakers, provocative... read more
    Our premier, invitation-only event, Edison Talks is a specially curated day of mind-bending speakers, provocative performances and unique... read more
    420 Minutes Edison Talks Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2015-10-16
    9 AM

    America’s oldest national laboratory, Argonne developed the first nuclear reactor—the research that almost every commercial... read more
    America’s oldest national laboratory, Argonne developed the first nuclear reactor—the research that almost every commercial reactor worldwide is... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Argonne National Laboratory
    2015-10-16
    12 PM

    We’ve labeled them “slacktivists”—individuals whose social campaigns don’t seem to stack up against traditional activism.... read more
    We’ve labeled them “slacktivists”—individuals whose social campaigns don’t seem to stack up against traditional activism. But with Twitter toppling... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2015-10-16
    8:30 AM

    Today, 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in cities, the majority of which were... read more
    Today, 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in cities, the majority of which were designed more than a century ago. CIW looks at the research... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar

    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    2015-10-15
    7 PM

    What’s the mark of a true genius? CIW features the scientists, writers, athletes and business... read more
    What’s the mark of a true genius? CIW features the scientists, writers, athletes and business leaders whose ideas are so groundbreaking, so... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2015-10-15
    12 PM

    More than just a hotspot of delicious food, Chicago’s Chinatown is a bustling epicenter of... read more
    More than just a hotspot of delicious food, Chicago’s Chinatown is a bustling epicenter of local businesses and culture. Join Jimmy Lee, the former... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Phoenix Restaurant
    2015-10-15
    4 PM

    Experts, executives and journalists examine the relationship between foreign and domestic economic decisions, and discuss... read more
    Experts, executives and journalists examine the relationship between foreign and domestic economic decisions, and discuss the impact of global... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    2015-10-14
    8:30 AM

    Combine the nimbleness of entrepreneurship with the solutions-driven framework of social ventures, and the result... read more
    Combine the nimbleness of entrepreneurship with the solutions-driven framework of social ventures, and the result is the disruptive, effective and... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Joffrey Ballet

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    2015-10-13
    7:30 PM

    The Dinner: Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri prepares a tasting menu featuring locally sourced, seasonal and... read more
    The Dinner: Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri prepares a tasting menu featuring locally sourced, seasonal and farm raised ingredients, all rooted in... read more
    120 Minutes Ideas Over Dinner Kinmont
    2015-10-13
    6 PM

    It’s over a decade later, and as Congress dives in for a new round of... read more
    It’s over a decade later, and as Congress dives in for a new round of rewrites, the debate over how to ensure no child is left behind continues. We... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Joffrey Ballet
    2015-10-13
    7 PM

    Hip-hop, film, comedy, video games—today, a moral and political debate rages on over the potential... read more
    Hip-hop, film, comedy, video games—today, a moral and political debate rages on over the potential of these media to create and perpetuate a... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    2015-10-13
    4 PM

    You have to cross picket lines to get to your office; your employees aren’t the usual... read more
    You have to cross picket lines to get to your office; your employees aren’t the usual 9-to-5 corporate types; you are literally under fire. It’s... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2015-10-13
    10 AM

    PORT Urbanism re-envisions city spaces with their architectural redesigns of spaces like the historic Old... read more
    PORT Urbanism re-envisions city spaces with their architectural redesigns of spaces like the historic Old Cook County Hospital. Join PORT Founders... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Randolph St. & Michigan Ave.
    2015-10-13
    4 PM

    The poverty rate for black Americans remains three times higher than that for white Americans... read more
    The poverty rate for black Americans remains three times higher than that for white Americans. The past 50 years have represented an unprecedented... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    2015-10-12
    12 PM

    It takes over 700 pounds of coal to power a single light bulb for a year... read more
    It takes over 700 pounds of coal to power a single light bulb for a year. Compare that to the typical wind turbine, which has been calculated at... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2015-10-12
    6 PM

    You go to your doctor for a routine check-up, and come out with a prescription—for... read more
    You go to your doctor for a routine check-up, and come out with a prescription—for fruits and vegetables. Culinary medicine stands poised to... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2015-10-12
    6 PM

    Delicious, farm-fresh egg sandwiches, local craft coffee, a food truck and two brick-and-mortar stores—those are... read more
    Delicious, farm-fresh egg sandwiches, local craft coffee, a food truck and two brick-and-mortar stores—those are the ingredients to an Eastman Egg... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The Eastman Egg Company on Wacker Drive
    2015-10-12
    7 PM

    With the 2016 presidential election fast approaching, CIW explores the issues, both domestic and international,... read more
    With the 2016 presidential election fast approaching, CIW explores the issues, both domestic and international, that will define American politics... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    2015-07-22
    11:30 AM

    MEMBER-ONLY EVENT. Food for thought: What if your children's lunches were grown right outside of... read more
    MEMBER-ONLY EVENT. Food for thought: What if your children's lunches were grown right outside of their classroom? What if gardening were an... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Ideas Over Dinner Gary Comer Youth Center

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    2015-03-31
    6:30 PM

    A member of the iconic Big Six, Rep. John Lewis’s role as chairman of the... read more
    A member of the iconic Big Six, Rep. John Lewis’s role as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee put him at the epicenter of the... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    2015-02-02
    6:30 PM

    Mick Ebeling is a film and television producer by trade, an optimist by nature and... read more
    Mick Ebeling is a film and television producer by trade, an optimist by nature and a medical detective by practice.  When Ebeling saw the... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Tribune Tower, Campbell Hall

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    2014-10-19
    12 PM

    What makes meditation so powerful? How do drugs alter your mental state? How can social... read more
    What makes meditation so powerful? How do drugs alter your mental state? How can social pressures chemically impact your moral code? CIW analyzes... read more
    105 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    2014-10-18
    4 PM

    By 2030, one in five people in the United States will be over 65... read more
    By 2030, one in five people in the United States will be over 65. CIW explores the resulting cultural shifts and the medical breakthroughs, smart... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-18
    12 PM

    CIW explores the ways in which where we live influences who we are, and vice versa... read more
    CIW explores the ways in which where we live influences who we are, and vice versa. How do we build identity from the ground up, constructing... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-18
    1:30 PM

    Explore your artistic side in a self-expression Lab hosted by Rooted, the self expression center... read more
    Explore your artistic side in a self-expression Lab hosted by Rooted, the self expression center that fosters artistic, writing and acting... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Rooted Self Expression Center
    2014-10-18
    1 PM

    Pull back the curtain on fashion journalism with SAIC Fashion Resource Center Director Gillion Carrera.... read more
    Pull back the curtain on fashion journalism with SAIC Fashion Resource Center Director Gillion Carrera. Tour the Center's collection of more than... read more
    180 Minutes Lab School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Resource Center
    2014-10-18
    7 PM

    Get the VIP concert experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Uptown Theatre followed... read more
    Get the VIP concert experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Uptown Theatre followed by a concert at a nearby venue in this event... read more
    180 Minutes Special Event Uptown Theatre
    2014-10-18
    10 AM

    It’s the conversation that has invaded everything from the Supreme Court to the local craft store... read more
    It’s the conversation that has invaded everything from the Supreme Court to the local craft store. Now CIW is taking it head on, exploring the... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    2014-10-17
    8 AM

    1. Define the problem. 2. Consider all of the options. 3. Refine. 4. Execute. Seem... read more
    1. Define the problem. 2. Consider all of the options. 3. Refine. 4. Execute. Seem simple? Think again. These design-thinking practitioners share... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2014-10-17
    9:30 AM

    Edison Talks is a specially curated day of mind-bending speakers, engaging performances and unique experiences... read more
    Edison Talks is a specially curated day of mind-bending speakers, engaging performances and unique experiences that will push you to explore the... read more
    420 Minutes Edison Talks Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-17
    10 AM

    Join the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) for an introduction to Computer Numerical Control Machining,... read more
    Join the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) for an introduction to Computer Numerical Control Machining, the computerized machining techniques... read more
    120 Minutes Lab JARC's Technical Training Center
    2014-10-17
    3 PM

    Join the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) for an introduction to welding operation and safety... read more
    Join the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) for an introduction to welding operation and safety and the high-demand jobs available to... read more
    120 Minutes Lab JARC's Technical Training Center
    2014-10-17
    7 PM

    Get the VIP concert experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Uptown Theatre followed... read more
    Get the VIP concert experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Uptown Theatre followed by a concert at a nearby venue in this event... read more
    180 Minutes Special Event Uptown Theatre

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    2014-10-16
    12:30 PM

    Unlikely collaborators and off-the-grid thinkers share their perspectives on the never-ending impact of tech and... read more
    Unlikely collaborators and off-the-grid thinkers share their perspectives on the never-ending impact of tech and how the technological revolution... read more
    240 Minutes Summit Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-16
    9 AM

    The Chicago Community Trust’s On The Table Initiative sparks mealtime conversations that generate solutions to... read more
    The Chicago Community Trust’s On The Table Initiative sparks mealtime conversations that generate solutions to the challenges Chicago faces... read more
    120 Minutes Lab IDEO
    2014-10-16
    9 AM

    The Chicago Community Trust’s On The Table Initiative sparks mealtime conversations that generate solutions to... read more
    The Chicago Community Trust’s On The Table Initiative sparks mealtime conversations that generate solutions to the challenges Chicago faces... read more
    120 Minutes Lab IDEO
    2014-10-16
    3 PM

    Join The Laundry Project for a day and turn an Englewood laundromat into a community... read more
    Join The Laundry Project for a day and turn an Englewood laundromat into a community center of hope. You'll help in a project that will provide... read more
    270 Minutes Lab Wash & Relax Laundry
    2014-10-16
    5:30 PM

    Get the VIP concert experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Uptown Theatre followed... read more
    Get the VIP concert experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Uptown Theatre followed by a concert at a nearby venue in this event... read more
    180 Minutes Special Event Uptown Theatre

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    2014-10-15
    6 PM

    From the products we use every day to the organizational structures at large corporations to... read more
    From the products we use every day to the organizational structures at large corporations to the themes presented at technology and business... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2014-10-15
    4 PM

    With the rise of online degrees and an emphasis on project-based experiences, people are... read more
    With the rise of online degrees and an emphasis on project-based experiences, people are increasingly questioning the benefits of a traditional... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Thorne Auditorium
    2014-10-15
    2 PM

    With its staff of scientists, the Field Museum is transforming the look and feel of... read more
    With its staff of scientists, the Field Museum is transforming the look and feel of natural history museums through its innovative, eco-friendly... read more
    180 Minutes Lab The Field Museum
    2014-10-15
    12 PM

    What’s for dinner? The ingredients and dishes that ultimately make it to your table have... read more
    What’s for dinner? The ingredients and dishes that ultimately make it to your table have taken a long journey through culture, history and an... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-15
    4 PM

    The future of business is social, entrepreneurial, energy efficient, tech savvy and global in ways... read more
    The future of business is social, entrepreneurial, energy efficient, tech savvy and global in ways that are unprecedented. Are you ready? CIW... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-15
    7 PM

    Can one person effect change for many? CIW honors accomplished individuals who jumped on a... read more
    Can one person effect change for many? CIW honors accomplished individuals who jumped on a mountain bike, picked up a guitar and stepped off the... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-15
    9:30 AM

    Unleash the maker within you at the Chicago Public Library's Maker Lab... read more
    Unleash the maker within you at the Chicago Public Library's Maker Lab. Mold your ideas, plans and aspirations into a concrete plan of action with... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Harold Washington Library

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    2014-10-14
    3 PM

    Join Chicago Botanic Garden CEO and President Sophia Shaw on a behind-the-scenes tour of one... read more
    Join Chicago Botanic Garden CEO and President Sophia Shaw on a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the world's greatest living museums and... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Chicago Botanic Garden
    2014-10-14
    5:45 PM

    Each Tuesday at 11 a.m. central, Chicago Ideas Week co-hosts a Twitter chat centered around... read more
    Each Tuesday at 11 a.m. central, Chicago Ideas Week co-hosts a Twitter chat centered around vibrant, game-changing ideas and featuring guest... read more
    75 Minutes Special Event Bar Toma
    2014-10-14
    7 PM

    We’re demystifying death, a subject that stands at the intersection of politics, spirituality, economics, technology... read more
    We’re demystifying death, a subject that stands at the intersection of politics, spirituality, economics, technology and more. Experts will take on... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Thorne Auditorium
    2014-10-14
    12:30 PM

    CIW scoured the globe to bring together thought-provoking leaders under the age of 35 in... read more
    CIW scoured the globe to bring together thought-provoking leaders under the age of 35 in social entrepreneurship, technology, art, education and... read more
    240 Minutes Summit Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-14
    7 PM

    Speakers share the defining moments that forced them to reflect on their lives and... read more
    Speakers share the defining moments that forced them to reflect on their lives and forge new paths. From learning to communicate with an autistic... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2014-10-14
    4 PM

    Can brain research and technology save the NFL? How would new NCAA regulations or the... read more
    Can brain research and technology save the NFL? How would new NCAA regulations or the unionizing of student athletes forever change college... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Thorne Auditorium

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    2014-10-13
    6 PM

    Wars are fought over it. Our health and environment continue to be changed by it.... read more
    Wars are fought over it. Our health and environment continue to be changed by it. And it’s 2.5 times the size of the entire IT industry. CIW... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2014-10-13
    4 PM

    What is the future of defense in America? From the threat of climate change to... read more
    What is the future of defense in America? From the threat of climate change to the ethics of drone warfare, craniofacial 3D printing to specially... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Morningstar
    2014-10-13
    8:30 AM

    Some call it philanthropy. Some call it pure investment strategy. Others say it’s both.... read more
    Some call it philanthropy. Some call it pure investment strategy. Others say it’s both. CIW explores the opportunities and challenges of social... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    2014-06-11
    6:30 PM

    **This Event is Currently SOLD OUT** Adam Grant is the youngest full—and highest rated—professor at... read more
    **This Event is Currently SOLD OUT** Adam Grant is the youngest full—and highest rated—professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar

    Sunday, October 20, 2013

    2013-10-20
    12 PM

    There is a unique process behind every beautiful performance, nostalgic ballad, complex production and breathtaking... read more
    There is a unique process behind every beautiful performance, nostalgic ballad, complex production and breathtaking work of art. From innate... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Saturday, October 19, 2013

    2013-10-19
    10 AM

    In this free-flowing activity center, you will be introduced to calligraphy, practice lettering, and create... read more
    In this free-flowing activity center, you will be introduced to calligraphy, practice lettering, and create at will with calligraphy instructor Meg... read more
    60 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-19
    12 PM

    If the date on your birth certificate reads February 1985 or later, you’ve never experienced... read more
    If the date on your birth certificate reads February 1985 or later, you’ve never experienced a month of below-average global temperatures. So how... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Friday, October 18, 2013

    2013-10-18
    4 PM

    Jump on your bike or book your ticket for the next passenger flight to Mars... read more
    Jump on your bike or book your ticket for the next passenger flight to Mars – it’s time to hear from some of today's greatest adventurers. CIW... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-18
    1 PM

    It’s time to stop looking at tech so… technically... read more
    It’s time to stop looking at tech so… technically. We’re reimagining the future of digital by showcasing the world’s leading voices in... read more
    300 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Thursday, October 17, 2013

    2013-10-17
    4 PM

    From birth through college and beyond, what are the most effective ways to educate? Experts... read more
    From birth through college and beyond, what are the most effective ways to educate? Experts weigh in on the journey of the average American... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    2013-10-16
    4:30 PM

    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting... read more
    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting facility in the US: McDonald's Cycle Center in... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab McDonald's Cycle Center in Millennium Park
    2013-10-16
    3 PM

    So much time is spent trying to create engaging cross-channel digital experiences... read more
    So much time is spent trying to create engaging cross-channel digital experiences. What if we applied some of the same psychology and human... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Draftfcb
    2013-10-16
    9 AM

    Since 1991, IDEO designers have been using "Design Thinking”—a human-centered, design-based approach to developing innovative... read more
    Since 1991, IDEO designers have been using "Design Thinking”—a human-centered, design-based approach to developing innovative ideas. In this... read more
    120 Minutes Lab IDEO
    2013-10-16
    4 PM

    What's it like to be Boozer, Deng and Rose? Get a glimpse of life beyond... read more
    What's it like to be Boozer, Deng and Rose? Get a glimpse of life beyond the court during this incredible two-hour Lab with the Chicago Bulls!... read more
    360 Minutes Youth Lab United Center

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    2013-10-15
    10 AM

    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting... read more
    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting facility in the US: McDonald's Cycle Center in... read more
    120 Minutes Lab McDonald's Cycle Center in Millennium Park
    2013-10-15
    4 PM

    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting... read more
    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting facility in the US: McDonald's Cycle Center in... read more
    120 Minutes Lab McDonald's Cycle Center in Millennium Park
    2013-10-15
    6:30 PM

    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting... read more
    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting facility in the US: McDonald's Cycle Center in... read more
    120 Minutes Lab McDonald's Cycle Center in Millennium Park
    2013-10-15
    12 PM

    Pull up a chair for this lively discussion about one of life’s greatest pleasures –... read more
    Pull up a chair for this lively discussion about one of life’s greatest pleasures – delicious food. Hear from culinary icons who will share their... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2013-10-15
    12 PM

    Today, humans have the ability to visit Mars, live alongside bionic robots and explore the... read more
    Today, humans have the ability to visit Mars, live alongside bionic robots and explore the very essence of our existence. With technologies... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-15
    4 PM

    Behind every story that captures our hearts and minds, there’s another waiting to be told... read more
    Behind every story that captures our hearts and minds, there’s another waiting to be told. CIW brings together a talented group of authors to share... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Monday, October 14, 2013

    2013-10-14
    12 PM

    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting... read more
    Join Bike and Park for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the second largest bike commuting facility in the US: McDonald's Cycle Center in... read more
    120 Minutes Lab McDonald's Cycle Center in Millennium Park
    2013-10-14
    12 PM

    This summer, a grassroots movement called Living Rooms Across America visited some of America’s most... read more
    This summer, a grassroots movement called Living Rooms Across America visited some of America’s most dangerous cities, where they gathered intimate... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    2013-10-14
    4 PM

    Throughout this Talk, journalists, scholars and experts reflect on the latest turmoil in the Middle... read more
    Throughout this Talk, journalists, scholars and experts reflect on the latest turmoil in the Middle East. What role does the U.S. have and—most... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    2012-10-13
    1 PM

    Tour & Discussion with Restoration Project Manager & On-Site Architect, Scott Conrad One of only... read more
    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

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    2012-10-12
    9 AM

    Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong gathering of provocative presentations, performances and interactive installations led... read more
    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
    2012-10-12
    9 AM

    Through simple hands-on experiments, explore some of the major building blocks of a child?s brain... read more
    Through simple hands-on experiments, explore some of the major building blocks of a child?s brain and discover simple tools for understanding the... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Erikson Institute
    2012-10-12
    4 PM

    Get up-close and hands-on during this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Science and... read more
    Get up-close and hands-on during this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Science and Industry?s Fab Lab. Witness all the equipment... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Museum of Science and Industry

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    2012-10-11
    9 AM

    Prototype. Iterate. Build to think. These ideas are central to how IDEO designs innovative solutions... read more
    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
    2012-10-11
    12 PM

    Instigators are leaders, advocates and radical educators, standing up to protect others against injustice. But... read more
    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
    2012-10-11
    4:30 PM

    Today?s job landscape is rapidly changing due to the economy, an influx of start-ups and... read more
    Today?s job landscape is rapidly changing due to the economy, an influx of start-ups and technology, and our evolving definition of what a ?career?... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Albert Theatre @ Goodman Theatre

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    2012-10-10
    9 AM

    See where digital start-ups are born during this in-depth guided tour and behind-the-scenes view of... read more
    See where digital start-ups are born during this in-depth guided tour and behind-the-scenes view of Chicago?s largest 'co-working space.? Learn... read more
    120 Minutes Lab 1871
    2012-10-10
    12 PM

    How is art used as a medium for good, a method for inspiring change, or... read more
    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
    2012-10-10
    12 PM

    How will the news industry change over the next decade as we become an increasingly... read more
    How will the news industry change over the next decade as we become an increasingly social media driven, paperless, and global society? In... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Albert Theatre @ Goodman Theatre
    2012-10-10
    6:30 PM

    Ration End-of-Life Care Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S... read more
    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
    2012-10-10
    9 AM

    Gardening is no longer business as usual. The introduction of natural garden spaces into home... read more
    Gardening is no longer business as usual. The introduction of natural garden spaces into home and public has brought with it some new maintenance... read more
    180 Minutes Lab John G. Shedd Aquarium
    2012-10-10
    12 PM

    Do you have what it takes to combat poverty? LIFTopolis is a major metropolitan city... read more
    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

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    2012-10-09
    4 PM

    Are you a horticulturalist at heart? Find out on this rare, private, behind-the-scenes tour of... read more
    Are you a horticulturalist at heart? Find out on this rare, private, behind-the-scenes tour of one of the greatest public gardens on the planet.... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Chicago Botanic Garden
    2012-10-09
    8:30 AM

    The economy is unsteady for numerous reasons, but what if we're looking at the wrong... read more
    The economy is unsteady for numerous reasons, but what if we're looking at the wrong ways to fix it? Throughout this talk, we'll explore our... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2012-10-09
    12 PM

    What would the world look like without oil? Can we prevent another influx of natural... read more
    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
    2012-10-09
    4:30 PM

    One dollar, one hour, one click. One matters. Despite a struggling economy, charitable giving has... read more
    One dollar, one hour, one click. One matters. Despite a struggling economy, charitable giving has been on the rise. Now more than ever, one person... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Albert Theatre @ Goodman Theatre
    2012-10-09
    4:30 PM

    How do we become who we are? Is our personality determined by genetics and the... read more
    How do we become who we are? Is our personality determined by genetics and the wiring of our brains at birth, or built over time through memory and... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Owen Theatre @ Goodman Theatre
    2012-10-09
    8 AM

    Simulation-Based Training in Medicine and Surgery at the NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation (NCSI):... read more
    Simulation-Based Training in Medicine and Surgery at the NorthShore Center for Simulation and Innovation (NCSI): Leading the Health Care Simulation... read more
    180 Minutes Lab NorthShore University HealthSystem ? Evanston Hospital
    2012-10-09
    9 AM

    The People, Facilities, & Labor Behind the Cloud On this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, you will... read more
    The People, Facilities, & Labor Behind the Cloud On this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, you will get an all-access pass to SingleHop?s state... read more
    180 Minutes Lab SingleHop
    2012-10-09
    2 PM

    A World-Class Veterinary Education Ever wonder how to give CPR to dogs and cats? Or... read more
    A World-Class Veterinary Education Ever wonder how to give CPR to dogs and cats? Or perform other veterinary skills? Join the University of... read more
    120 Minutes Lab University of Illinois - Vet Clinic

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    2012-10-08
    7 PM

    CIW examines the state of our democracy at the local level with an in-depth mayoral... read more
    CIW examines the state of our democracy at the local level with an in-depth mayoral panel?what is innovative in some major cities throughout our... read more
    90 Minutes Megatalk Oriental Theatre
    2012-10-08
    4:30 PM

    Today's design innovations are human-centered... read more
    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
    2012-10-08
    5 PM

    Innovation in technology changes by the second; today's breakthrough can be archaic by tomorrow. There... read more
    Innovation in technology changes by the second; today's breakthrough can be archaic by tomorrow. There will always be something faster, smarter and... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Owen Theatre @ Goodman Theatre

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    2011-10-15
    10 AM

    What does America?s love of baseball say about our culture, and why does the game... read more
    What does America?s love of baseball say about our culture, and why does the game continue to enamor and define us? The historic Wrigley Field... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Wrigley Field
    2011-10-15
    10 AM

    In the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ?Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and... read more
    In the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ?Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.? Professionals from diverse... read more
    105 Minutes Talk Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    2011-10-15
    11:30 AM

    Food is at the center of many of the big issues facing the world today... read more
    Food is at the center of many of the big issues facing the world today. Thought leaders in the food industry present provocative discussions on how... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2011-10-15
    12 PM

    These innovative speakers are dedicating their lives to bettering and beautifying communities across the globe,... read more
    These innovative speakers are dedicating their lives to bettering and beautifying communities across the globe, improving the lives of all those... read more
    90 Minutes Talk DuSable Museum

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    2011-10-13
    1:30 PM

    Game Changing Science & Technology; A behind the scenes tour of Argonne National Laboratory Your... read more
    Game Changing Science & Technology; A behind the scenes tour of Argonne National Laboratory Your tour will include several of Argonne?s unique... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Argonne National Laboratory
    2011-10-13
    12 PM

    How easy it is for good guys to turn bad? Extraordinary individuals examine the characteristics... read more
    How easy it is for good guys to turn bad? Extraordinary individuals examine the characteristics of good and evil and how we, too, can become heroes.
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2011-10-13
    9 AM

    In an ideal world, what would our economy look like? How do we change big... read more
    In an ideal world, what would our economy look like? How do we change big business, agriculture, job training, or our government to positively... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2011-10-13
    9 AM

    One World, One Water, One Health: Initiatives in Aquatic Medicine The convergence of human, animal,... read more
    One World, One Water, One Health: Initiatives in Aquatic Medicine The convergence of human, animal, and environmental domains in today?s world has... read more
    150 Minutes Lab John G. Shedd Aquarium
    2011-10-13
    4 PM

    Kinect Immersive Experience (Open to High School Students Only) This Lab will be a hands-on... read more
    Kinect Immersive Experience (Open to High School Students Only) This Lab will be a hands-on interactive experience, focused on high school... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Microsoft Technology Center (Aon Center)
    2011-10-13
    8:30 AM

    The Future of Diabetes Research, Innovation and Technology Lou Philipson, MD, PhD Director of the... read more
    The Future of Diabetes Research, Innovation and Technology Lou Philipson, MD, PhD Director of the Center and Christopher Rhodes, PhD, Research... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    2011-10-12
    4:30 PM

    Don?t miss out on the chance to hear directly from the internet gurus who brought... read more
    Don?t miss out on the chance to hear directly from the internet gurus who brought you the ultimate group discount, free online music, and more.... read more
    120 Minutes Megatalk Thorne Auditorium
    2011-10-12
    6 PM

    Cultural revolutions, modern day slavery, gang violence, and disease outbreak... read more
    Cultural revolutions, modern day slavery, gang violence, and disease outbreak. Regardless of the subject each of our featured filmmakers chose to... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Gene Siskel Film Center
    2011-10-12
    12 PM

    The culture of news has never been so pervasive, nor so debated, as it is today... read more
    The culture of news has never been so pervasive, nor so debated, as it is today. Who are our most trusted sources?professional journalists,... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Museum of Broadcast Communications
    2011-10-12
    9 AM

    IDEO?s Human-Centered Design Toolkit: An Open-Source Innovation Workshop Since 1991, IDEO has used a human-centered... read more
    IDEO?s Human-Centered Design Toolkit: An Open-Source Innovation Workshop Since 1991, IDEO has used a human-centered design process to create... read more
    120 Minutes Lab IDEO
    2011-10-12
    6 PM

    Too Many Kids Go to College: The herd mentality that assumes college is the... read more
    Too Many Kids Go to College: The herd mentality that assumes college is the only path to reaching one?s full potential is under fire. Student loan... read more
    120 Minutes Talk Venue Six Ten at the Spertus Center
    2011-10-12
    12:30 PM

    The premier gathering of entrepreneurs in the Midwest focused on growth in the region... read more
    The premier gathering of entrepreneurs in the Midwest focused on growth in the region.
    180 Minutes Kauffman Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2011-10-12
    12 PM

    The Marriage of Art and Science The Marriage of Art and Science will provide a... read more
    The Marriage of Art and Science The Marriage of Art and Science will provide a behind the scenes tour of an art conservation laboratory. Collectors... read more
    90 Minutes Lab The Conservation Center

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    2011-10-11
    6 PM

    TIME Presents, Innovation & Influence: Conversations Between Today?s Most Innovative Minds... read more
    TIME Presents, Innovation & Influence: Conversations Between Today?s Most Innovative Minds. Where do great ideas come from? How do they get... read more
    90 Minutes Megatalk Thorne Auditorium
    2011-10-11
    12 PM

    As the saying goes, ?a picture is worth a thousand words?... read more
    As the saying goes, ?a picture is worth a thousand words?. World-class photographers tell their stories through the power of photography and... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Columbia College Chicago
    2011-10-11
    10 AM

    President Bill Clinton joins Chicago Ideas Week for a one-on-one interview with TIME Managing Editor... read more
    President Bill Clinton joins Chicago Ideas Week for a one-on-one interview with TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel.
    60 Minutes Talk Chase Auditorium
    2011-10-11
    4 PM

    Behind-the-Scenes at the Chicago Botanic Garden Whether you are a frequent visitor of the Garden... read more
    Behind-the-Scenes at the Chicago Botanic Garden Whether you are a frequent visitor of the Garden or have never been, you?ll love this rare chance... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Chicago Botanic Garden
    2011-10-11
    11 AM

    Tour of Chicago Transit Authority?s Operations Center In the CTA?s state?of?the?art Control Center, controllers coordinate... read more
    Tour of Chicago Transit Authority?s Operations Center In the CTA?s state?of?the?art Control Center, controllers coordinate communication and the... read more
    60 Minutes Lab Department of Buildings
    2011-10-11
    4 PM

    Join Fast Company as we gather innovative leaders from a variety of disciplines to explore... read more
    Join Fast Company as we gather innovative leaders from a variety of disciplines to explore the importance of creativity and innovation in business.... read more
    180 Minutes Fast Company Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2011-10-11
    2 PM

    Operational Ownership of the Design, Build Process Rush is currently constructing a 14-floor, 806,000-square-foot hospital... read more
    Operational Ownership of the Design, Build Process Rush is currently constructing a 14-floor, 806,000-square-foot hospital building near the corner... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Rush University Medical Center

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    2011-10-10
    6 PM

    A star-powered evening featuring Mayor Emanuel and Richard Stengel of Time Magazine... read more
    A star-powered evening featuring Mayor Emanuel and Richard Stengel of Time Magazine. The event will include innovative city leaders from around the... read more
    120 Minutes Megatalk Oriental Theatre
    2011-10-10
    9 AM

    Simulation-Based Training in Medicine and Surgery Ever wonder what it would be like to take... read more
    Simulation-Based Training in Medicine and Surgery Ever wonder what it would be like to take care of a critically ill patient? To operate using the... read more
    180 Minutes Lab NorthShore University HealthSystem ? Evanston Hospital

    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    2011-10-09
    12 PM

    In 1900 the average person in the US lived to the age of 43; by 2000 it was 75... read more
    In 1900 the average person in the US lived to the age of 43; by 2000 it was 75. Based on the current breakthroughs in healthcare and technology,... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Speakers