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    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    5 PM

    Climate? Philosophy? War? The Art of Dance?  What should we be discussing at Chicago Ideas... read more
    Climate? Philosophy? War? The Art of Dance?  What should we be discussing at Chicago Ideas in 2017? Help us shape the stage programming for the... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Special Engagement Chicago Ideas

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    5 PM

    Climate? Philosophy? War? The Art of Dance?  What should we be discussing at Chicago Ideas... read more
    Climate? Philosophy? War? The Art of Dance?  What should we be discussing at Chicago Ideas in 2017? Help us shape the stage programming for the... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Special Engagement Chicago Ideas

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    10 AM

    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

    6:30 PM

    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 28, 2017

    10 AM

    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

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    11:30 AM

    Over the past decade, the fight for LGBTQ rights has made enormous strides in America,... read more
    Over the past decade, the fight for LGBTQ rights has made enormous strides in America, most notably with the landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Guess Who's Coming to Lunch Chicago Design Museum

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    4:30 PM

    Join us on March 9 for our first-ever Facebook Live event with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Jim Lovell... read more
    Join us on March 9 for our first-ever Facebook Live event with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Jim Lovell. They are eager to hear questions from the... read more
    15 Minutes Affiliate Event Venue TBD*

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    6 PM

    Dubbed “The Jon Stewart of Egypt,” comedian Bassem Youssef created the political satire show “Al... read more
    Dubbed “The Jon Stewart of Egypt,” comedian Bassem Youssef created the political satire show “Al Bernameg.” The weekly program quickly became the... read more
    150 Minutes Special Engagement University of Chicago: Max Palevsky Cinema

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    6:30 PM

    Bassem Youssef is a satirist, writer and TV host who has been dubbed “the Jon... read more
    Bassem Youssef is a satirist, writer and TV host who has been dubbed “the Jon Stewart of Egypt.” His TV satirical news program “Al Bernameg” ran... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    5:30 PM

    The problems that America—and the world—is facing today aren’t getting any easier... read more
    The problems that America—and the world—is facing today aren’t getting any easier. From reducing our carbon footprint to making a greater impact... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Lab Chicago Ideas

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    12 PM

    Join Chicago Ideas and Wayne Brady for a Facebook Live conversation that will take you... read more
    Join Chicago Ideas and Wayne Brady for a Facebook Live conversation that will take you behind the scenes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.... read more
    45 Minutes Affiliate Event Venue TBD*

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    3:30 PM

    Hone your storytelling skills at this interactive workshop at Victory Gardens... read more
    Hone your storytelling skills at this interactive workshop at Victory Gardens. Join Chicago Ideas Members and students from CIW YOU(th) to go on a... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Lab Victory Gardens Theater
    6 PM

    From Beetlejuice to “30 Rock” and Glengarry Glen Ross to “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin... read more
    From Beetlejuice to “30 Rock” and Glengarry Glen Ross to “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of the most... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation Athenaeum Theatre

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    4 PM

    Get a peek behind the scene at Cards Against Humanity’s headquarters and practice your improv... read more
    Get a peek behind the scene at Cards Against Humanity’s headquarters and practice your improv skills with Kevin Reader, the company’s artistic... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Lab Cards Against Humanity HQ

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    4 PM

    Discover how creativity can fuel your success at work at this Lab at the new... read more
    Discover how creativity can fuel your success at work at this Lab at the new Chicago headquarters of SRAM, the world’s second-largest bicycle... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Lab SRAM Headquarters

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    4 PM

    Since its installation, the Chicago Riverwalk has changed the face of the city's downtown area.... read more
    Since its installation, the Chicago Riverwalk has changed the face of the city's downtown area. Extending from Michigan Avenue all the way to Lake... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Lab City Winery at the Chicago Riverwalk

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    5:30 PM

    At Chicago Ideas Week 2016, the New York Times Bestselling Authors of Designing Your Life,... read more
    At Chicago Ideas Week 2016, the New York Times Bestselling Authors of Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, explained how using the... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Book Club ACME Hotel

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    5:30 PM

    Come celebrate the season with a Member-only Chicago Ideas Week preview party on the beautiful... read more
    Come celebrate the season with a Member-only Chicago Ideas Week preview party on the beautiful rooftop at Savage Smyth. Join our community of... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Party Savage Smyth

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    1:30 PM

    150 Minutes Youth Lab Navy Pier - Lakewood Terrace

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    4 PM

    Students will have the amazing opportunity to visit the world-renowned Chicago Recording Company (CRC), where... read more
    Students will have the amazing opportunity to visit the world-renowned Chicago Recording Company (CRC), where artists such as Chance the Rapper,... read more
    150 Minutes Youth Lab Chicago Recording Company

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    11 AM

    Join us at Google's West Loop headquarters for a sneak peek into some of the... read more
    Join us at Google's West Loop headquarters for a sneak peek into some of the latest technology they are developing. You'll get to explore new tools... read more
    90 Minutes Youth Lab Google, Inc.

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    8 AM

    Start Chicago Ideas Week with a light breakfast hosted by DIRTT in their green learning space... read more
    Start Chicago Ideas Week with a light breakfast hosted by DIRTT in their green learning space. Connect with Members, tour the space and get a... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Special Engagement DIRTT Environmental Solutions
    9:30 AM

    The Chicago Public Library offers a lot more than books... read more
    The Chicago Public Library offers a lot more than books. Discover the cutting-edge technology that CPL makes available to Chicago residents for... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Harold Washington Library, Innovation Lab.
    12 PM

    What happens when there isn’t an office, and your interactions with co-workers are relegated to... read more
    What happens when there isn’t an office, and your interactions with co-workers are relegated to online interactions? Can companies build loyalty... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    1 PM

    Since 2009, the nonprofit social enterprise the Rebuilding Exchange has diverted nearly 10,000 tons of... read more
    Since 2009, the nonprofit social enterprise the Rebuilding Exchange has diverted nearly 10,000 tons of building material from ending up in... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Rebuilding Exchange
    1 PM

    Ever wonder what the performers from Blue Man Group look like without their titular makeup?... read more
    Ever wonder what the performers from Blue Man Group look like without their titular makeup? At this Lab, attendees will gain insight into the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Briar Street Theatre
    2:30 PM

    Elsie Swopes loves viewing the city from high points—just take a look at her Instagram page... read more
    Elsie 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
    4 PM

    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
    4 PM

    Chicago’s riverfront contains some of the best architecture in the world—and it’s only growing... read more
    Chicago’s riverfront contains some of the best architecture in the world—and it’s only growing. At this Lab, join some of the nine world-class... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Expo 72
    5 PM

    In the age of leakers and stories being broken on social media, what’s at stake... read more
    In the age of leakers and stories being broken on social media, what’s at stake for the journalists whose job it is to explain these stories to the... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    6:30 PM

    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Conversation on journalism.... read more
    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Conversation on journalism. To purchase tickets for this... read more
    60 Minutes Meet-up Block 37
    7 PM

    Let’s not mince words—America's differences are real... read more
    Let’s not mince words—America's differences are real. It can be easy to to become disheartened and frustrated, but instead of dwelling on... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Harris Theater
    7 PM

    Listen, Chicago is a pizza town. The city is home to more amazing pizzerias than... read more
    Listen, Chicago is a pizza town. The city is home to more amazing pizzerias than one can even wrap their head around. One local chain, Dimo’s, has... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Dimo's Pizza - Wicker Park
    7 PM

    Get ready to question your senses. At this Lab, captivating magician Jeanette Andrews will serve... read more
    Get ready to question your senses. At this Lab, captivating magician Jeanette Andrews will serve as a magical guide through landscapes specifically... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Ambassador Chicago
    9 PM

    Join Chicago Ideas and Rockit Bar & Grill for an after party celebrating Chicago Ideas... read more
    Join Chicago Ideas and Rockit Bar & Grill for an after party celebrating Chicago Ideas Week’s seventh year. Connect with other CIW attendees... read more
    120 Minutes Party Rockit Bar & Grill

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    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
    9 AM

    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
    9 AM

    Did you know that in Chicago, there is a rich news ecosystem outside the mainstream... read more
    Did you know that in Chicago, there is a rich news ecosystem outside the mainstream outlets?At this interactive Lab, you’ll learn how the media can... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Public Narrative
    10 AM

    Violence in Chicago is at the forefront of national and local discussion, and elected officials... read more
    Violence in Chicago is at the forefront of national and local discussion, and elected officials and community members across the city are working... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Cook County Jail - Mental Health Transition Center
    10 AM

    Join Starcom USA’s Software Developer Bob Rzadzki as he shares the importance of how creating... read more
    Join Starcom USA’s Software Developer Bob Rzadzki as he shares the importance of how creating something tangible can spark creativity and... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Starcom
    11:30 AM

    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
    12 PM

    Historically, city governments have worked in very specific, regimented ways... read more
    Historically, city governments have worked in very specific, regimented ways. But what happens when they invite entrepreneurs and tech companies... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    1 PM

    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
    2 PM

    Using drama, humor and location technology, Statue Stories Chicago–developed in collaboration with the Chicago Park... read more
    Using drama, humor and location technology, Statue Stories Chicago–developed in collaboration with the Chicago Park District–breathes new life into... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Maggie Daley Park District Field House
    3 PM

    The Joffrey Ballet is a world-class ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic... read more
    The Joffrey Ballet is a world-class ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation. At this Lab,... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Lab Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
    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
    4 PM

    As science continually advances, yesterday’s limitations become today’s starting points... read more
    As science continually advances, yesterday’s limitations become today’s starting points. In this Talk, we’ll explore how breakthroughs in one field... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    4 PM

    Join us at World Bicycle Relief's Chicago headquarters for a hands-on bike building experience. Through... read more
    Join us at World Bicycle Relief's Chicago headquarters for a hands-on bike building experience. Through an interactive video, you'll learn about... read more
    150 Minutes Lab World Bicycle Relief
    5 PM

    Your hosts sound practitioner and owner of Anatomy Redefined, Liz Meador and SoulCollage® facilitator, Kathy Bresler... read more
    Your hosts sound practitioner and owner of Anatomy Redefined, Liz Meador and SoulCollage® facilitator, Kathy Bresler will offer a mind-body... read more
    180 Minutes Premier Lab Anatomy Redefined
    5:30 PM

    No matter where you live, education reform is a hot-button issue... read more
    No matter where you live, education reform is a hot-button issue. Whether it’s funding charter schools, opening the system through the voucher... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    6 PM

    Ashley Melillo is the talented author of “Blissful Basil” and “A Chicago local.” At this... read more
    Ashley Melillo is the talented author of “Blissful Basil” and “A Chicago local.” At this lab, attendees will uncover how food affects mental health... read more
    120 Minutes Premier Lab Whole Foods Market Cooking School at Lincoln Park
    6 PM

    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
    7 PM

    Interpersonal relationships aren’t the same as they were ten years ago, let alone a century ago... read more
    Interpersonal relationships aren’t the same as they were ten years ago, let alone a century ago. Today, the free love revolution of the sixties... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    7 PM

    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Conversation on the... read more
    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Conversation on the future of education. To purchase tickets... read more
    60 Minutes Meet-up Block 37
    7:30 PM

    The Dinner: Indulge in Bad Hunter’s vegetable-forward fare in the comfortable, convivial setting... read more
    The Dinner: Indulge in Bad Hunter’s vegetable-forward fare in the comfortable, convivial setting of their second floor event space, The Herbarium.... read more
    120 Minutes Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Bad Hunter

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    8 AM

    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
    10 AM

    Discover your inner-chef with Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky and the expert cooking instructors at... read more
    Discover your inner-chef with Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky and the expert cooking instructors at The Chopping Block. At this Lab, you'll... read more
    120 Minutes Lab The Chopping Block - Merchandise Mart
    10 AM

    Catharsis Productions presents Not Suitable For Work, a 90-minute interactive training on how to create... read more
    Catharsis Productions presents Not Suitable For Work, a 90-minute interactive training on how to create a workplace that’s welcoming and friendly... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Catharsis Productions
    11 AM

    When you think of Caterpillar, you probably imagine the massive pieces of yellow iron seen... read more
    When you think of Caterpillar, you probably imagine the massive pieces of yellow iron seen working on the side of the highway. But today the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab UIC Campus
    12 PM

    WeWork is redefining how—and where—creativity happens... read more
    WeWork is redefining how—and where—creativity happens. The company provides more than 130,000 members around the world with space, community and... read more
    90 Minutes Lab WeWork Kinzie
    1 PM

    At the Virgin Hotel Commons Club there are “Sometimes Enforced Rules of The House,” and... read more
    At the Virgin Hotel Commons Club there are “Sometimes Enforced Rules of The House,” and by rules they mean Stop. Collaborate. Listen Often.Join... read more
    120 Minutes Premier Lab The Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Chicago
    2 PM

    When you think of Caterpillar, you probably imagine the massive pieces of yellow iron seen... read more
    When you think of Caterpillar, you probably imagine the massive pieces of yellow iron seen working on the side of the highway. But today the... read more
    120 Minutes Lab UIC Campus
    3:30 PM

    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
    4 PM

    Learn how robust, cutting-edge software is designed at this Lab with Table XI (the company... read more
    Learn how robust, cutting-edge software is designed at this Lab with Table XI (the company behind the Chicago Ideas website). The Table XI team... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Table XI
    5 PM

    Chicago Ideas Week is an annual celebration of innovative ideas... read more
    Chicago Ideas Week is an annual celebration of innovative ideas. But putting together Chicago Ideas Week is no easy feat. The annual celebration... read more
    210 Minutes Lab Harris Theater
    5:30 PM

    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
    5:30 PM

    Mike's Hard Lemonade was recently named America's fastest growing beer brand... read more
    Mike's Hard Lemonade was recently named America's fastest growing beer brand. This Lab will give you an inside look at Mike’s Hard Lemonade’s... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Mike's Hard Lemonade Co
    5:30 PM

    The Dinner: There is little distinction between Roister’s open kitchens and its dining... read more
    The Dinner: There is little distinction between Roister’s open kitchens and its dining rooms. Experience Roister’s pre-fixe menu, served... read more
    120 Minutes Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Roister
    6 PM

    Finding Your Voice is an interactive workshop providing a space for participants to hone their... read more
    Finding Your Voice is an interactive workshop providing a space for participants to hone their voices by sharing their stories and experiences.... read more
    150 Minutes Lab WeWork Kinzie
    6 PM

    Working in groups with entrepreneurs from i.c.stars, attendees will participate in a business model canvas... read more
    Working in groups with entrepreneurs from i.c.stars, attendees will participate in a business model canvas activity. This design activity involves... read more
    120 Minutes Lab i.c. stars
    6 PM

    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation around big ideas... read more
    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation around big ideas. We're thrilled to partner with the Field Museum on... read more
    90 Minutes Meet-up Block 37
    7 PM

    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
    7 PM

    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Conversation on The... read more
    Join fellow attendees at this free meet-up to continue the conversation following the Conversation on The Fight for a Black Middle Class. To... read more
    60 Minutes Meet-up Block 37

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    8 AM

    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
    10 AM

    Jammber is a company dedicated to streamlining the process for emerging songwriters... read more
    Jammber is a company dedicated to streamlining the process for emerging songwriters. Recently, Jammber & Nielsen partnered to track songwriter... read more
    120 Minutes Lab 2112
    11 AM

    If you’ve ever eaten at Wicker Park’s Frontier, you’re probably aware that the restaurant is... read more
    If you’ve ever eaten at Wicker Park’s Frontier, you’re probably aware that the restaurant is known for roasting and serving entire animals. Since... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Frontier
    12 PM

    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
    2:30 PM

    Liberationist is a Change Leadership School, dedicated to helping individuals and teams embrace change and... read more
    Liberationist is a Change Leadership School, dedicated to helping individuals and teams embrace change and advance in ways both personal and... read more
    150 Minutes Lab 2112
    4 PM

    Meet Chrissy Cabay, Project Director of the Shedd Aquarium's Microbiome Project... read more
    Meet Chrissy Cabay, Project Director of the Shedd Aquarium's Microbiome Project. At this lab, she and expert Dr. Christian Edwardson will offer a... read more
    120 Minutes Lab John G. Shedd Aquarium
    5 PM

    Are you prepared to manage a crisis? In an age where markets and policies can... read more
    Are you prepared to manage a crisis? In an age where markets and policies can shift following a single tweet, the reputational risk environment is... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Edelman PR
    6 PM

    General Assembly is one of the leading organizations in the country when it comes to... read more
    General Assembly is one of the leading organizations in the country when it comes to teaching people key tech skills. At this Lab, attendees will... read more
    120 Minutes Lab General Assembly Chicago
    6 PM

    In this Lab, Conagra Brands will immerse you in its transformative approach to food industry... read more
    In this Lab, Conagra Brands will immerse you in its transformative approach to food industry innovation on some of its emerging and iconic food... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Conagra Brands
    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
    6:30 PM

    Join Flywheel Sports, a leading indoor cycling brand, for a high-energy, motivating fitness experience that... read more
    Join Flywheel Sports, a leading indoor cycling brand, for a high-energy, motivating fitness experience that combines performance-tracking... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Flywheel Sports - Old Town
    7:30 PM

    The Dinner: Eataly is the largest artisanal Italian wine and food marketplace in the world,... read more
    The Dinner: Eataly is the largest artisanal Italian wine and food marketplace in the world, full of treasures waiting to be discovered. Indulge in... read more
    120 Minutes Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Eataly Chicago

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    9 AM

    If you think note-taking is tedious, this Lab will certainly change your mind... read more
    If you think note-taking is tedious, this Lab will certainly change your mind. You"ve seen their large-scale visuals from all of the Chicago Ideas... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Ink Factory Studio
    10 AM

    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
    12 PM

    Don't miss this exclusive chance to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audiotree's state of the... read more
    Don't miss this exclusive chance to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audiotree's state of the art studio, which has hosted live sessions for... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Audiotree
    1 PM

    Since 2002, Growing Home has been providing farm-based training for people with employment barriers. The... read more
    Since 2002, Growing Home has been providing farm-based training for people with employment barriers. The South-side based company helps provide... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Growing Home
    2 PM

    Learn what it takes to be an on-air DJ at this Lab with iHeartMedia... read more
    Learn what it takes to be an on-air DJ at this Lab with iHeartMedia. Their 245 million monthly listeners give it the farthest reach of any radio or... read more
    120 Minutes Lab iHeart Media
    2:30 PM

    We’ve graduated into a new business age—one that demands human empathy and deep cultural understanding... read more
    We’ve graduated into a new business age—one that demands human empathy and deep cultural understanding in order to create powerful, emotional... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Fred and Adolph's Pub at MillerCoors
    3 PM

    Sometimes simple decision-making defies logic. As designers—and users of space, products and services—choosing the best... read more
    Sometimes simple decision-making defies logic. As designers—and users of space, products and services—choosing the best direction or the smartest... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Gensler

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    10 AM

    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
    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 Lab Farm on Ogden
    10:30 AM

    Sally Lou Loveman is a former Audience Producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show who knows... read more
    Sally Lou Loveman is a former Audience Producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show who knows a thing or two about engaging with an audience. In this Lab,... read more
    90 Minutes Lab The Lakewood
    11 AM

    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
    1 PM

    Estamos viendo un aumento de activismo en muchas comunidades, incluyendo la población latina... read more
    Estamos viendo un aumento de activismo en muchas comunidades, incluyendo la población latina. Contrario a la opinión popular, la comunidad latina... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Morningstar
    1 PM

    Flowers for Dreams makes sending your love ones flowers an act of charity, with each... read more
    Flowers for Dreams makes sending your love ones flowers an act of charity, with each bouquet of locally-sourced flowers from the organization... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Flowers for Dreams
    1 PM

    Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT) advocates for women’s economic equity by working to increase participation... read more
    Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT) advocates for women’s economic equity by working to increase participation in well-paid and skilled jobs that... read more
    105 Minutes Lab Chicago Women in Trades

    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    11 AM

    Beekeeping is a key part of keeping entire ecosystems afloat, and for The Hive, it's... read more
    Beekeeping is a key part of keeping entire ecosystems afloat, and for The Hive, it's an economic engine for the community and a resource for local... read more
    90 Minutes Lab The Hive

    Thursday, October 26, 2017