Ideas, inspiration and insights delivered to your inbox weekly!

Join the thousands of thinkers who get our content first.
  • Active Promo Codes
    Cart Items
    None
    Processing fee ($3.00 per ticket)
    $0.00 (0 tickets)
    Discounts
    $0.00
    Total
    $0.00
    proceed to checkout
    for additional order detail, or to apply free tickets, click here
    *Your shopping cart will expire after 15 minutes of inactivity

    Beth Swanson

    CEO, A Better Chicago

    Beth Swanson is the CEO of A Better Chicago’s. In this role, she leads the organization’s efforts to fight poverty by investing in programs and initiatives providing opportunity to Chicago youth. Prior to joining A Better Chicago, Beth was the vice president of strategy and programs at the Joyce Foundation where she oversaw an annual grant portfolio of $50 million, provided strategic direction to all programs and drove foundation-wide innovation initiatives. Beyond her work in the foundation world, Swanson served as the Deputy Mayor for Education in the administration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, working collaboratively with education and community leaders to define the city’s education policy agenda from birth through college.

    Past Events

    Tuesday, Nov 19 2019

    8 AM

    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
    1 hour | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tuesday, Nov 19 2019

    8 AM

    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
    1 hour | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Know someone who can inspire?

    Chicago Ideas is the ideas festival for everyone and is also open to all speakers. Suggest someone you think fits with our community of curiosity today.
    Suggest A Speaker