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    Monday, October 14, 2013

    2013-10-14
    8 AM

    Get your creative thoughts flowing at the CIW Kickoff Breakfast... read more
    Get your creative thoughts flowing at the CIW Kickoff Breakfast. Stop by the Chicago Ideas Week Headquarters to grab a bite to eat and hear... read more
    120 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-14
    8 AM

    Which brain are you? Find out during the CIW Kickoff Breakfast with Marbles' short nueroscientist-developed... read more
    Which brain are you? Find out during the CIW Kickoff Breakfast with Marbles' short nueroscientist-developed quiz to evaluate your brain's strengths... read more
    120 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-14
    10 AM

    Tenderloin, sirloin, ribs and chops: Where do different cuts of meat come from? The Chopping... read more
    Tenderloin, sirloin, ribs and chops: Where do different cuts of meat come from? The Chopping Block's Chef Mario Scordato butchers a whole pig,... read more
    150 Minutes Lab The Chopping Block - Merchandise Mart
    2013-10-14
    10:30 AM

    Join former Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael... read more
    Join former Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael P. Kelly for a hard hat tour of the future... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Maggie Daley Park Construction Site
    2013-10-14
    11 AM

    Explore Chicago on bike with the city's best tour guide - Mayor Rahm Emanuel... read more
    Explore Chicago on bike with the city's best tour guide - Mayor Rahm Emanuel. This exclusive experience puts you behind the handlebars of Chicago's... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Venue TBD*
    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
    12 PM

    Small Talks are turnstone-curated discussions and knowledge-sharing events that help support small business owners and... read more
    Small Talks are turnstone-curated discussions and knowledge-sharing events that help support small business owners and entrepreneurs. They equip... read more
    90 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-14
    12 PM

    Whether you clip coupons regularly, shop exclusively online or happily pay full price, it’s true... read more
    Whether you clip coupons regularly, shop exclusively online or happily pay full price, it’s true - retailers know more about your buying behavior... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-14
    1 PM

    Imagine a room where the surfaces are wallpapered with 3D TVs and seamlessly connected to... read more
    Imagine a room where the surfaces are wallpapered with 3D TVs and seamlessly connected to phones or tablets. Talk, touch or gesture -- to be... read more
    60 Minutes Lab Electronic Visualization Laboratory
    2013-10-14
    1 PM

    Ever dream about being a movie star? Well here's your chance! DePaul University's School of... read more
    Ever dream about being a movie star? Well here's your chance! DePaul University's School of Cinema and Interactive Media invites you to be "on-set"... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab DePaul/Cinespace Studios
    2013-10-14
    1:30 PM

    What happens when chocolate meets innovation? Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, will host a... read more
    What happens when chocolate meets innovation? Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, will host a unique experience at the company’s new... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Vosges Haut Chocolate
    2013-10-14
    1:45 PM

    Future Energy Chicago gives you a fresh, dynamic look at our energy choices... read more
    Future Energy Chicago gives you a fresh, dynamic look at our energy choices. In a series of interactive games, you’ll collaborate and compete to... read more
    165 Minutes Lab Museum of Science and Industry
    2013-10-14
    2 PM

    gravitytank provides an orientation to innovation work through this hands-on experience and behind-the-scenes tour. Brainstorm,... read more
    gravitytank provides an orientation to innovation work through this hands-on experience and behind-the-scenes tour. Brainstorm, prototype and pitch... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab gravitytank
    2013-10-14
    2 PM

    Explore the idea of "self" with local Chicago artist, Hebru Brantley... read more
    Explore the idea of "self" with local Chicago artist, Hebru Brantley. From cartoons to community, Warhol to Basquiat, Hebru shares his journey and... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-14
    3 PM

    Listen up as artists Tom Burtonwood and JC Steinbrunner discuss the rise of 3D printing... read more
    Listen up as artists Tom Burtonwood and JC Steinbrunner discuss the rise of 3D printing and manufacturing. With e-discovery software provider... read more
    180 Minutes Youth Lab kCura
    2013-10-14
    4 PM

    Ever wonder how craft brewers come up with such great ideas for beers? Join Goose Island Beer Co... read more
    Ever wonder how craft brewers come up with such great ideas for beers? Join Goose Island Beer Co. to learn how brewmaster Brett Porter and his team... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Goose Island Beer Co.
    2013-10-14
    4 PM

    Ignite Glass Studios is a state-of-the-art glass studio, artist community and educational facility. Come play... read more
    Ignite Glass Studios is a state-of-the-art glass studio, artist community and educational facility. Come play with fire and experience the creative... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Ignite Glass Studios
    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
    2013-10-14
    4:45 PM

    What do Wesley Snipes and Allen Iverson have to do with compound interest and credit... read more
    What do Wesley Snipes and Allen Iverson have to do with compound interest and credit scores? Explore how pop culture can build financial capability... read more
    135 Minutes Lab University of Chicago Booth School of Business: Harper Center
    2013-10-14
    5 PM

    There’s a basic five or six step problem solving process that 90% of marketers use... read more
    There’s a basic five or six step problem solving process that 90% of marketers use. But a ridiculously important piece is usually missing; Joy. ... read more
    60 Minutes Lab Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-14
    6 PM

    How does a community radio station produce content that engages its listeners? CHIRP Radio is... read more
    How does a community radio station produce content that engages its listeners? CHIRP Radio is Chicago’s all-volunteer radio station dedicated to... read more
    150 Minutes Lab CHIRP
    2013-10-14
    7 PM

    Dr. Linus Pauling once said the “The way to get good ideas is to get... read more
    Dr. Linus Pauling once said the “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away.” As we prepare to celebrate a week... read more
    60 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-14
    7:30 PM

    Listen as these CIW speakers share personal stories of struggle, perseverance and triumph... read more
    Listen as these CIW speakers share personal stories of struggle, perseverance and triumph. How has each experience influenced the person they are... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2013-10-14
    7:45 PM

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a series of unique gatherings held at some of... read more
    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a series of unique gatherings held at some of Chicago’s best restaurants to experience stimulating conversations,... read more
    120 Minutes Ideas Over Dinner Nellcote

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    2013-10-15
    7:30 AM

    Get a glimpse into one of Chicago's most prominent and impactful charities... read more
    Get a glimpse into one of Chicago's most prominent and impactful charities. The Greater Chicago Food Depository makes an impact every day by... read more
    240 Minutes Lab Greater Chicago Food Depository
    2013-10-15
    8 AM

    Small Talks are turnstone-curated discussions and knowledge-sharing events that help support small business owners and... read more
    Small Talks are turnstone-curated discussions and knowledge-sharing events that help support small business owners and entrepreneurs. They equip... read more
    90 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-15
    8:30 AM

    Do well by doing good – do you have what it takes? Launch a social... read more
    Do well by doing good – do you have what it takes? Launch a social enterprise in 90 minutes or less during Social Enterprise Bootcamp with The Cara... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Venue TBD*
    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
    10 AM

    Explore the Threadless headquarters in this interactive Think Lab! Meet the stellar team and learn... read more
    Explore the Threadless headquarters in this interactive Think Lab! Meet the stellar team and learn about the shop's business, focus on... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Threadless
    2013-10-15
    10 AM

    Get messy at the GE Garage with The Big Draw Chicago and IdeaPaint... read more
    Get messy at the GE Garage with The Big Draw Chicago and IdeaPaint. Sketch ideas and questions sparked by Chicago Ideas Week talks and labs onto an... read more
    120 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-15
    10:30 AM

    Behind the Scenes at Millennium Park with Mayor Richard M... read more
    Behind the Scenes at Millennium Park with Mayor Richard M. Daley Get the real story of the creation of Millennium Park, led by Mayor Richard M.... read more
    90 Minutes Lab The Millennium Park Welcome Center
    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
    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
    2 PM

    Get VIP treatment during this in-depth and behind the scenes look into divining and creating... read more
    Get VIP treatment during this in-depth and behind the scenes look into divining and creating the perfect cocktail. From seasonality to classics,... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The Violet Hour
    2013-10-15
    2 PM

    Future Energy Chicago gives a fresh, dynamic look at our energy choices... read more
    Future Energy Chicago gives a fresh, dynamic look at our energy choices. In a series of interactive games, you’ll collaborate and compete to... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Museum of Science and Industry
    2013-10-15
    2 PM

    Are you raising money for a charity or trying to fund the project of your... read more
    Are you raising money for a charity or trying to fund the project of your dreams? Don't miss the chance to get up close and personal with one of... read more
    90 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    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
    4 PM

    Chicago is the city of blue collar tradition and Midwestern family values... read more
    Chicago is the city of blue collar tradition and Midwestern family values. It also happens to be a budding frontier of some of the world’s greatest... 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
    2013-10-15
    4:30 PM

    Ever played with a band? Looks fun, right? Well, at the School of Rock Instant... read more
    Ever played with a band? Looks fun, right? Well, at the School of Rock Instant Rock Lab that's exactly what you'll do! Highly skilled instructors... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Rotofugi
    2013-10-15
    4:30 PM

    Join Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery for a hands-on photography and multi-medium art-making experience! Focusing... read more
    Join Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery for a hands-on photography and multi-medium art-making experience! Focusing on social and community-based... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space
    2013-10-15
    5 PM

    CIW Co-op members are invited to join us at the Chicago Ideas Week Co-op Happy Hour... read more
    CIW Co-op members are invited to join us at the Chicago Ideas Week Co-op Happy Hour. This special VIP experience will feature food, beer and live... read more
    180 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-15
    6 PM

    Take a peek into the company that is completely disrupting the men’s retail industry... read more
    Take a peek into the company that is completely disrupting the men’s retail industry. Visit Trunk Club and discover how technology powers business... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Trunk Club Headquarters
    2013-10-15
    6:30 PM

    Swirl, sniff and sip as City Winery guides you through the basic art of winemaking... read more
    Swirl, sniff and sip as City Winery guides you through the basic art of winemaking. With this interactive, ‘research’ intensive wine course, you... read more
    90 Minutes Lab City Winery
    2013-10-15
    6:30 PM

    Each morning, Floriole bakes fresh bread and pastries using the best local, natural and sustainable... read more
    Each morning, Floriole bakes fresh bread and pastries using the best local, natural and sustainable ingredients the season has to offer. Tour the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Floriole Cafe & Bakery
    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
    7:30 PM

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a series of unique gatherings held at some of... read more
    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a series of unique gatherings held at some of Chicago’s best restaurants to experience stimulating conversations,... read more
    120 Minutes Ideas Over Dinner Ada Street
    2013-10-15
    7:30 PM

    Get the inside scoop as prominent newsmakers have a lively political debate regarding issues of... read more
    Get the inside scoop as prominent newsmakers have a lively political debate regarding issues of the day and analyze our democracy at work.
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    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
    10 AM

    See the House of Blues transform into an educational, artistic classroom for Chicago schools... read more
    See the House of Blues transform into an educational, artistic classroom for Chicago schools. Participate in a Blues School House program and... read more
    120 Minutes Lab House of Blues
    2013-10-16
    10 AM

    It is the future after all... This Lab will educate curious innovators about the power... read more
    It is the future after all... This Lab will educate curious innovators about the power of 3D printing. The days of throwing away outdated machines... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The 3D Printer Experience
    2013-10-16
    11:30 AM

    Join NBC 5 for this behind-the-scenes tour of the Chicago studio! As a very special... read more
    Join NBC 5 for this behind-the-scenes tour of the Chicago studio! As a very special offering, this exclusive group will watch a live noon news... read more
    75 Minutes Lab NBC Tower
    2013-10-16
    12 PM

    Technology and finance collide in this forward-looking conversation... read more
    Technology and finance collide in this forward-looking conversation. Are banks as we know them extinct? Will we even carry wallets in 5 years?... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-16
    12:30 PM

    Marbles: The Brain Store is bringing their best-selling brain games to the CIW Headquarters... read more
    Marbles: The Brain Store is bringing their best-selling brain games to the CIW Headquarters. Stop by for single player, two-player and group... read more
    90 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-16
    1 PM

    Instead of telling your friends about your great idea, show them... read more
    Instead of telling your friends about your great idea, show them. We'll lead participants through a fun and interactive process that begins with... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Manifest Digital
    2013-10-16
    2 PM

    Everyone has a story to tell. And now's the time to share yours! In this... read more
    Everyone has a story to tell. And now's the time to share yours! In this Lab, learn the basics of interviewing, handling equipment and recording... read more
    90 Minutes Lab StoryCorps
    2013-10-16
    2:30 PM

    Work is no longer just a place - it's a growing set of choices around... read more
    Work is no longer just a place - it's a growing set of choices around where, how, who and when work most efficiently happens. But how is this... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Gensler
    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
    3:45 PM

    In this Lab, CareerBuilder will host a walking career fair to meet Chicagoans that currently... read more
    In this Lab, CareerBuilder will host a walking career fair to meet Chicagoans that currently hold in-demand jobs, including sales managers at... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Career Builder
    2013-10-16
    4 PM

    Did you know that the web is not a green medium? In Mightybytes' Lab, discover... read more
    Did you know that the web is not a green medium? In Mightybytes' Lab, discover sustainable web design through a hands-on demonstration and creative... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Mightybytes
    2013-10-16
    4 PM

    The term “agile” is used often, but what does it actually mean? Table XI employs... read more
    The term “agile” is used often, but what does it actually mean? Table XI employs the power of Legos to illustrate the complex relationship between... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Table XI
    2013-10-16
    4 PM

    Breaking news can send even the most experienced newsroom into a panic... read more
    Breaking news can send even the most experienced newsroom into a panic. As reporters, we must distinguish rumors from truths and feed the public... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Tribune Tower, Campbell Hall
    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
    2013-10-16
    4 PM

    You changed your privacy settings on Facebook, your tweets are protected and your wireless network... read more
    You changed your privacy settings on Facebook, your tweets are protected and your wireless network is encrypted - but is that enough? CIW exposes... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-16
    4 PM

    With traditional 9-to-5 jobs out the window, what does the future look like in our... read more
    With traditional 9-to-5 jobs out the window, what does the future look like in our rapidly changing work landscape? CIW explores what you need to... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    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
    6 PM

    Ever wonder how household brand names are marketing themselves to reach you? Join Edelman for... read more
    Ever wonder how household brand names are marketing themselves to reach you? Join Edelman for an exclusive sneak peek into the changing media... read more
    90 Minutes Lab AON Building
    2013-10-16
    6 PM

    Inspired by the very experiential Rogers Park community, Sol Café has become a neighborhood staple... read more
    Inspired by the very experiential Rogers Park community, Sol Café has become a neighborhood staple that unites the community and inspires... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Sol Cafe
    2013-10-16
    6:30 PM

    Each morning, Floriole bakes fresh bread and pastries using the best local, natural and sustainable... read more
    Each morning, Floriole bakes fresh bread and pastries using the best local, natural and sustainable ingredients the season has to offer. Tour the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Floriole Cafe & Bakery
    2013-10-16
    7 PM

    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a series of unique gatherings held at some of... read more
    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a series of unique gatherings held at some of Chicago’s best restaurants to experience stimulating conversations,... read more
    180 Minutes Ideas Over Dinner mk
    2013-10-16
    7:30 PM

    These successful entrepreneurs have taken their ideas from the back of a cocktail napkin to... read more
    These successful entrepreneurs have taken their ideas from the back of a cocktail napkin to multi-million dollar empires. CIW uncovers the stories... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Thursday, October 17, 2013

    2013-10-17
    8 AM

    CIW Members are invited to join for a special VIP experience at the Chicago Ideas... read more
    CIW Members are invited to join for a special VIP experience at the Chicago Ideas Week Headquarters. Guests will join for breakfast, networking... read more
    90 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-17
    8 AM

    Test your US geography knowledge with the Marbles Brain Beats... read more
    Test your US geography knowledge with the Marbles Brain Beats. Be part of a learning experiment as we test how people learn from an audio and... read more
    90 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-17
    9 AM

    You may have heard the buzz around graphic recording (also known as visual note-taking or... read more
    You may have heard the buzz around graphic recording (also known as visual note-taking or sketch notes). If you have ever experienced it, you know... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Ink Factory Studio
    2013-10-17
    9 AM

    Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong event created to inspire, connect and cultivate action. World-renowned... read more
    Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong event created to inspire, connect and cultivate action. World-renowned visionaries will fuel your... read more
    420 Minutes Edison Talks Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2013-10-17
    10 AM

    It's time to explore the public cloud. Get familiar with Amazon's AWS EC2 compute and... read more
    It's time to explore the public cloud. Get familiar with Amazon's AWS EC2 compute and S3 storage. Demo and guides will prep you to do big things... read more
    240 Minutes Lab CohesiveFT
    2013-10-17
    10 AM

    Marbles: The Brain Store is bringing their best-selling brain games to the CIW Headquarters... read more
    Marbles: The Brain Store is bringing their best-selling brain games to the CIW Headquarters. Stop by for single player, two-player and group... read more
    120 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-17
    1 PM

    Developed over the past 10 years, "Butterflies & Buffalo" is a nationwide documentary project to... read more
    Developed over the past 10 years, "Butterflies & Buffalo" is a nationwide documentary project to capture the faces and stories of our country's... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Two North Riverside Plaza, Chicago
    2013-10-17
    1 PM

    Stop by CIW Headquarters for MER's Music Showcase, a singer/songwriter circle with four of Chicago's... read more
    Stop by CIW Headquarters for MER's Music Showcase, a singer/songwriter circle with four of Chicago's premiere front-men performing in a round... read more
    120 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-17
    2 PM

    From grocery lists to shopping carts, get a glimpse inside the art and science of... read more
    From grocery lists to shopping carts, get a glimpse inside the art and science of today’s supermarket shopping experience. In an interactive game... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Dominick's
    2013-10-17
    4 PM

    DRIFT is pioneering a new era in product innovation and customer experience... read more
    DRIFT is pioneering a new era in product innovation and customer experience. Their award-winning designs and renowned craftsmanship have allowed... read more
    120 Minutes Lab DRIFT Eyewear's Studio and Workshop
    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
    2013-10-17
    7 PM

    Who's on the ballot? It's all politics. In redistricting, the process of creating district boundaries,... read more
    Who's on the ballot? It's all politics. In redistricting, the process of creating district boundaries, politicians draw the maps, constraining your... read more
    120 Minutes Lab CivicLab
    2013-10-17
    7 PM

    Have you ever tried to analyze and improve your sleep, happiness or mood? With the... read more
    Have you ever tried to analyze and improve your sleep, happiness or mood? With the help of self-tracking tools, Quantified Self will show you how... read more
    60 Minutes Lab 1871
    2013-10-17
    7:30 PM

    Reinvention is necessary for any successful career, but it can quite literally be a deal... read more
    Reinvention is necessary for any successful career, but it can quite literally be a deal breaker in the music industry. How do musicians evolve... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-17
    7:30 PM

    Flying jet pack, anyone? It may not be as impossible as you think... read more
    Flying jet pack, anyone? It may not be as impossible as you think. In this session, forward-thinking scientists, inventors and innovators from... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Friday, October 18, 2013

    2013-10-18
    8:30 AM

    CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types with over fifty chapters around... read more
    CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types with over fifty chapters around the world. This month, the Chicago... read more
    90 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-18
    10:30 AM

    Think ABC's "Shark Tank" is intense? Come watch four hand-picked fledgling businesses vie for a... read more
    Think ABC's "Shark Tank" is intense? Come watch four hand-picked fledgling businesses vie for a cash prize and the opportunity to work with some of... read more
    90 Minutes Special Event Lightbank
    2013-10-18
    12 PM

    Cities take up less than 1% of the earth's surface, and yet they're the home... read more
    Cities take up less than 1% of the earth's surface, and yet they're the home of over 50% of the world's population, consume 75% of global energy,... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-18
    1 PM

    The mission of Red Frog Events is to create great work culture and prioritize innovation... read more
    The mission of Red Frog Events is to create great work culture and prioritize innovation. At #9 on the Inc. 500 list, Red Frog will share how... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Red Frog Events
    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
    2013-10-18
    2 PM

    Featuring music, views and conversations from a fresh generation, Vocalo is changing the sound of... read more
    Featuring music, views and conversations from a fresh generation, Vocalo is changing the sound of public radio. Help the Vocalo team produce a... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Studio 11
    2013-10-18
    2 PM

    Create and capture pigment clouds alongside Professor Green Chen from the Beijing Film Academy and... read more
    Create and capture pigment clouds alongside Professor Green Chen from the Beijing Film Academy and the creative team from Columbia College Chicago... read more
    90 Minutes Lab The Project Room
    2013-10-18
    2:45 PM

    Electricity functions much like a train on a train track, which requires the circuit to... read more
    Electricity functions much like a train on a train track, which requires the circuit to be continuous for the train to complete its course. To... read more
    60 Minutes Youth Lab Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-18
    3 PM

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at Me So Far, a Chicago-based singles event designed to merge... read more
    Get a behind-the-scenes look at Me So Far, a Chicago-based singles event designed to merge efficiency and depth into the search for someone... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Me So Far
    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
    4:30 PM

    Have you ever dreamed of working in sports? Discover the business side of professional soccer... read more
    Have you ever dreamed of working in sports? Discover the business side of professional soccer and what happens on and off the pitch. From game day... read more
    120 Minutes Youth Lab Toyota Park
    2013-10-18
    5 PM

    Arrfscarf is a local company known for their specialty "baked ice cream" for pups and... read more
    Arrfscarf is a local company known for their specialty "baked ice cream" for pups and handmade treats. They use locally sourced and organic... read more
    75 Minutes Lab Chicago Ideas Week HQ

    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

    Join Intelligentsia Coffee buyers, roasters and baristas for an exclusive look into the journey of... read more
    Join Intelligentsia Coffee buyers, roasters and baristas for an exclusive look into the journey of one delicious coffee! Attendees will explore the... read more
    60 Minutes Lab Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Inc.
    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
    2013-10-19
    12 PM

    Hear from modern day Robin Hoods; advocates and unsung heroes who are fighting to build... read more
    Hear from modern day Robin Hoods; advocates and unsung heroes who are fighting to build a better world for the rest of us to thrive in. These are... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2013-10-19
    12:45 PM

    Have you ever dreamed of being on stage? How about backstage? Come see the inner... read more
    Have you ever dreamed of being on stage? How about backstage? Come see the inner workings of a world-class opera company and find out what really... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Lyric Opera of Chicago
    2013-10-19
    1:30 PM

    Step inside the purple and blue Big Top and witness the high-flying, gravity-defying acrobats of... read more
    Step inside the purple and blue Big Top and witness the high-flying, gravity-defying acrobats of the Midnight Circus. Then step backstage and see... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Margate Park
    2013-10-19
    2 PM

    Born twenty years ago in the Chicagoland area, Ultraslide continues to transform lives around the... read more
    Born twenty years ago in the Chicagoland area, Ultraslide continues to transform lives around the world. Go behind-the-scenes at this small but... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Varisport
    2013-10-19
    2 PM

    MakeItFor.Us allows anyone to get things Made and sell things you Make. Get... read more
    MakeItFor.Us allows anyone to get things Made and sell things you Make. Get inspired, meet some of our Makers, request things to be Made. Do you... read more
    180 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-19
    3 PM

    Join Intelligentsia Coffee buyers, roasters and baristas for an exclusive look into the journey of... read more
    Join Intelligentsia Coffee buyers, roasters and baristas for an exclusive look into the journey of one delicious coffee! Attendees will explore the... read more
    60 Minutes Lab Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Inc.
    2013-10-19
    4 PM

    We live in the age of the upgrade. Through groundbreaking research and new technology, we’re... read more
    We live in the age of the upgrade. Through groundbreaking research and new technology, we’re discovering the secrets of the human body and... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-19
    4 PM

    What began at a house party in the Bronx has swelled into an international cultural... read more
    What began at a house party in the Bronx has swelled into an international cultural movement influencing our music, fashion, advertising and... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Cadillac Palace Theatre
    2013-10-19
    4:30 PM

    Step inside the purple and blue Big Top and witness the high-flying, gravity-defying acrobats of... read more
    Step inside the purple and blue Big Top and witness the high-flying, gravity-defying acrobats of the Midnight Circus. Then step backstage and see... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Margate Park
    2013-10-19
    7:30 PM

    Satire, irony, caricature – all of these genres make us laugh because they hit so close to home... read more
    Satire, irony, caricature – all of these genres make us laugh because they hit so close to home. Have fun and be prepared to LOL as comedians... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Sunday, October 20, 2013

    2013-10-20
    11 AM

    Learn the process of creating spirits from scratch alongside Koval distillers... read more
    Learn the process of creating spirits from scratch alongside Koval distillers. With archaic liquor laws, 30+ products, global distribution and the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Koval Distillery
    2013-10-20
    12 PM

    Ignite Glass Studios is a state-of-the-art glass studio, artist community and educational facility. Come play... read more
    Ignite Glass Studios is a state-of-the-art glass studio, artist community and educational facility. Come play with fire and experience the creative... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Ignite Glass Studios
    2013-10-20
    12 PM

    Blur the lines between art, social media, and technology in a networking environment by creating... read more
    Blur the lines between art, social media, and technology in a networking environment by creating an interactive icebreaking medley. As guests are... read more
    60 Minutes HQ Event Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    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
    2013-10-20
    2 PM

    Learn how to laser cut and 3D print with Inventables! Inventables commissioned an industrial designer... read more
    Learn how to laser cut and 3D print with Inventables! Inventables commissioned an industrial designer to create a lamp that can be made in the GE... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Chicago Ideas Week HQ
    2013-10-20
    2 PM

    "The Hotel of the Future" Lab is a hands-on experience in re-thinking hospitality... read more
    "The Hotel of the Future" Lab is a hands-on experience in re-thinking hospitality. Including ongoing Hyatt innovation work and broader hospitality... read more
    120 Minutes Lab gravitytank
    2013-10-20
    2:30 PM

    Ignite Glass Studios is a state-of-the-art glass studio, artist community and educational facility. Come play... read more
    Ignite Glass Studios is a state-of-the-art glass studio, artist community and educational facility. Come play with fire and experience the creative... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Ignite Glass Studios
    2013-10-20
    3 PM

    Learn the process of creating spirits from scratch alongside Koval distillers... read more
    Learn the process of creating spirits from scratch alongside Koval distillers. With archaic liquor laws, 30+ products, global distribution and the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Koval Distillery
    2013-10-20
    4 PM

    Step into the shoes of these ordinary people who became key players in some of... read more
    Step into the shoes of these ordinary people who became key players in some of the most iconic moments of our history. How do these stories from... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2013-10-20
    5 PM

    Learn how to laser cut and 3D print with Inventables! Inventables commissioned an industrial designer... read more
    Learn how to laser cut and 3D print with Inventables! Inventables commissioned an industrial designer to create a lamp that can be made in the GE... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Chicago Ideas Week HQ

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