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Monday October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14
HQ Event

CIW Kickoff Breakfast

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Monday, October 14
Conversation

Guns - Solutions and Action

This summer, a grassroots movement called Living Rooms Across America visited some of America’s most dangerous cities, where they gathered intimate... read more
Speakers: Michael Skolnik, David Kennedy, Erica Ford, Cassandra Murff, Yusef Shakur
Morningstar 22 W. Washington St.
Monday, October 14
Talk

The Consumer: You May Also Like...

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
Presented by Edelman
Speakers: Rachel Shechtman, Jonathan Perelman, Mark Ellwood, Dr. Deana McDonagh, Linda Bartman
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Monday, October 14
Lab

University of Illinois: EVL

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
Electronic Visualization Laboratory 842 W Taylor St.
Monday, October 14
Youth Lab

Vosges Haut Chocolate Lab

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
Vosges Haut Chocolate 2950 N. Oakley Avenue
Monday, October 14
Youth Lab

Hebru Brantley: Mind Mapping

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
Speakers: Hebru Brantley and more speakers to be announced
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Monday, October 14
Youth Lab

Ignite Glass: Glass Blowing

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
Ignite Glass Studios 401 N. Armour St.
Monday, October 14
Talk

Middle East: After the Arab Spring

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
Presented by TIME
Speakers: Ayman Mohyeldin, Lara Setrakian, Ronny Edry, Eric Davis, Bobby Ghosh, Rula Jebreal
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Monday, October 14
Lab

Twist: The Joy of Solving

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Monday, October 14
HQ Event

Table XI: "My Worst Idea"

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Monday, October 14
Talk

Lessons: The Choice Is Yours

Listen as these CIW speakers share personal stories of struggle, perseverance and triumph. How has each experience influenced the person they are... read more
Presented by University of Illinois
Speakers: Ben Rattray, Catherine Hoke (Rohr), Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Tig Notaro, Malcolm Gladwell
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Monday, October 14
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Keeping Up Creativity at Nellcote

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
Nellcote 833 W. Randolph St.
 

Tuesday October 15, 2013

Tuesday, October 15
HQ Event

The Big Draw: IdeaPaint

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Tuesday, October 15
Talk

Scientific Breakthroughs: Infinite Possibilities

Today, humans have the ability to visit Mars, live alongside bionic robots and explore the very essence of our existence. With technologies... read more
Presented by University of Illinois
Speakers: Angelo Vermeulen, Dr. Mario Livio, Chris Lintott, Nick Cowan, Catherine Mohr
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Tuesday, October 15
Talk

Food: At the Chef's Table

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
Presented by Hyatt Gold Passport
Speakers: Cat Cora, Mollie Katzen, Graham Elliot, Melissa Clark, The Beekman Boys, Bun Lai
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Tuesday, October 15
Youth Lab

MSI: Future Energy Chicago

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
Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S Lake Shore Drive
Tuesday, October 15
HQ Event

Office Hours

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Tuesday, October 15
Talk

Chicago: Big Shoulders, Big Future

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
Speakers: Mark Peters, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, Heather Sperling, Steve Edwards, Thomas Dyja, Tom Ricketts, Norman Livingston Kerr, Michael Reinsdorf, Brandon Marshall
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Tuesday, October 15
Talk

Storytellers: The Written Word

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
Presented by Starcom Mediavest Group
Speakers: Ann Leary, Ryan Knighton, Terry McMillan, Michael Paterniti, Mike Walsh
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Tuesday, October 15
HQ Event

CIW Co-op Happy Hour

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Tuesday, October 15
Talk

Politics: State of the Union

Get the inside scoop as prominent newsmakers have a lively political debate regarding issues of the day and analyze our democracy at work.
Presented by Sterling Partners
Speakers: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Gregory, Jack Abramoff, Ramesh Ponnuru, Amy Walter, Cornell Belcher, Steve Schmidt, David Plouffe
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
 

Wednesday October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16
Lab

IDEO: Design Thinking 101

Since 1991, IDEO designers have been using "Design Thinking”—a human-centered, design-based approach to developing innovative ideas. In this... read more
IDEO 626 West Jackson Boulevard
Wednesday, October 16
Talk

Money: All About the Benjamins

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
Speakers: Alex Mittal, Yaron Brook, Tom Sosnoff, Kristi Ross, Adam Erlebacher, Nicole Sherrod
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Wednesday, October 16
Youth Lab

The Chicago Bulls Lab

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
United Center 1901 W. Madison Street
Wednesday, October 16
Talk

Privacy: How Safe Are You?

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
Speakers: Dr. Arvind Narayanan, Cole Stryker, Dan Tentler, Rebecca MacKinnon, Robert Vamosi, Parmy Olson
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Wednesday, October 16
Talk

Work: Fueling Performance

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
Presented by EY
Speakers: Keith Ferrazzi, Andy Stefanovich, Renetta McCann, Justin Rosenstein, Alison Wolf, Gary Sinise, Dan Black
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Wednesday, October 16
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Around the World at mk

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
mk 868 N. Franklin Street
Wednesday, October 16
Talk

Entrepreneurship: How I Did It

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
Presented by EY
Speakers: Eric Lefkofsky, Barry Nalebuff, Dan Gilbert, Slava Rubin, Ping Fu, Scott Case, Kelly Grier
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
 

Thursday October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17
HQ Event

CIW Member Breakfast

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Thursday, October 17
Edison Talks

Edison Talks

Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong event created to inspire, connect and cultivate action. World-renowned visionaries will fuel your... read more
Speakers: Kathy Reichs, Mark Hoplamazian, Yaron Brook, Tess Vigeland, Peter Himmelman, Bruce Perry, Charity Tillemann-Dick, Michael Shannon, Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm, Naveen Jain , Grant Hill, Capricia Marshall, M. Night Shyamalan, Joseph Jones, Donna Karan, Mike Wilbon, Malcolm London
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Thursday, October 17
Lab

DRIFT Eyewear: FrameWorks

DRIFT is pioneering a new era in product innovation and customer experience. Their award-winning designs and renowned craftsmanship have allowed... read more
DRIFT Eyewear's Studio and Workshop 1438 W Lake St
Thursday, October 17
Talk

Education: State of the Student

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
Presented by Sterling Partners
Speakers: Andrew Mangino, Chris Hoehn-Saric, Melanie Mullan, Briana Miller, Elizabeth Dozier, Imran Khan
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Thursday, October 17
Talk

Music: Evolution of the Artist

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
Speakers: Michael Fitzpatrick, Rachael Yamagata, Lin Brehmer, Mike Posner, Ed Romanoff, Marc Geiger
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Thursday, October 17
Talk

Next: Tomorrow, Today

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
Presented by Nielsen
Speakers: Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Bob Pittman, Josh Schonwald, Naveen Jain , Eesha Khare, Chris Vanderhook, Tim Vanderhook
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
 

Friday October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18
Talk

Cities: Concrete Solutions

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
Presented by Chicago Tribune
Speakers: Caitria O'Neill, David Bartlett, Zia Yusuf , Rana Foroohar, Carolyn Steel
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Friday, October 18
Talk

Tech Summit

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
Presented by New World Ventures & Fast Company
Speakers: Eric Lefkofsky, Bing Gordon, Harry Weller, Max Levchin, Reshma Saujani, Sallie Krawcheck, Ben Kaufman, Jason Harinstein, Vineet Singal, Beth Comstock, George Slessman, Chad Dickerson, Alexandra Chong, Chris Vanderhook, Mark Wilson, Tim Vanderhook, Chuck Salter
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Friday, October 18
Youth Lab

MC2STEM

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
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Friday, October 18
Talk

Explorers: Choose Your Own Adventure

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
Presented by Hyatt Gold Passport
Speakers: Francis Slakey, Edith Widder, James Ketchell, Jeb Corliss, Roberta Mancino, Gregg Treinish, Alison Wright
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Friday, October 18
Youth Lab

Chicago Fire Soccer Club

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
Toyota Park 7000 S. Harlem Avenue
 

Saturday October 19, 2013

Saturday, October 19
HQ Event

Dabble: Calligraphy 101

In this free-flowing activity center, you will be introduced to calligraphy, practice lettering, and create at will with calligraphy instructor Meg... read more
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Saturday, October 19
Talk

Environment: Conserve and Protect

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
Speakers: Peter Byck, Dr. Heather Tallis, Vicki Arroyo, Anne Thompson and more speakers to be announced
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Saturday, October 19
Talk

Instigators: The Good Fight

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
Speakers: Dan Savage, Kristin Davis, Ronny Edry, Elizabeth Smart, Sasha Fisher, Amber Lyon
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Saturday, October 19
Lab

Lyric Opera

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
Lyric Opera of Chicago 20 N. Wacker Drive
Saturday, October 19
HQ Event

MakeItFor.Us Maker's Showcase

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... read more
Chicago Ideas Week HQ 401 North Michigan Avenue
Saturday, October 19
Talk

The Body: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

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
Speakers: Dr. Bertolt Meyer, David Epstein, Paul Thacker, Leslie Ziegler and more speakers to be announced
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Saturday, October 19
Talk

Hip-Hop: Movement Beyond the Music

What began at a house party in the Bronx has swelled into an international cultural movement influencing our music, fashion, advertising and... read more
Speakers: FootworKINGz, Leida "Lady Sol" Villegas, Boogie McClarin, Reggie Osse, Mark Anthony Neal, Brother Ali, Ed Piskor, Toni Blackman
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Saturday, October 19
Talk

Comedy: It's Funny 'Cause It's True

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
Presented by WBEZ 91.5FM
Speakers: Brian Babylon, Kelly Oxford, Niecy Nash, Dr. Peter McGraw, Joel Warner, Susan Messing
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
 

Sunday October 20, 2013

Sunday, October 20
Lab

Ignite Glass: Glassblowing

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
Ignite Glass Studios 401 N. Armour St.
Sunday, October 20
Talk

Creative Process: A Method to the Madness

There is a unique process behind every beautiful performance, nostalgic ballad, complex production and breathtaking work of art. From innate... read more
Presented by Leo Burnett
Speakers: Dan Ariely, Danny Forster, Tracy Letts, Jenn Rogien, Hebru Brantley, Mario Batali
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Sunday, October 20
Lab

Ignite Glass: Glassblowing

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
Ignite Glass Studios 401 N. Armour St.
Sunday, October 20
Talk

Witness: I Changed History

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
Speakers: Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Clint Hill, Cheryl Brown Henderson, Lisa McCubbin, Bryony Evens, Estelle Laughlin
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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