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    Monday, January 22, 2018

    2018-01-22
    7 PM

    Get Life-Changing Guidance on Unlocking Your Personal Healing Power
    It’s long been known by both Eastern and Western medicine that a person’s stress levels,... read more
    It’s long been known by both Eastern and Western medicine that a person’s stress levels, mood and mindset can affect their immunity to disease,... read more
    90 Minutes Special Engagement Harris Theater
    2018-01-22
    8:30 PM

    Continue the conversation at a community meet-up following "An Evening with Deepak Chopra: A New... read more
    Continue the conversation at a community meet-up following "An Evening with Deepak Chopra: A New Plan to Stay Well for Life" at the Park Grill in... read more
    120 Minutes Meet-up Park Grill

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    2018-01-25
    5:30 PM

    Discover more about yourself while connecting with a diverse community
    Get in touch with your creativity and use it as a jumping-off point for self-discovery... read more
    Get in touch with your creativity and use it as a jumping-off point for self-discovery with this life-affirming Lab that's as personal as it is... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Uptake

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    2018-02-07
    5:30 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 2018? Help us shape the stage programming for the... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Lab Uptake

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    2018-02-15
    6 PM

    Do you and your job need relationship counseling? Maybe it’s not your actual job, but... read more
    Do you and your job need relationship counseling? Maybe it’s not your actual job, but your career that’s not working. Career change is the new... read more
    Members Only 150 Minutes Lab Catalyst Ranch

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    2018-03-27
    7 PM

    Although it might not seem like it on first glance, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is groundbreaking television.... read more
    Although it might not seem like it on first glance, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is groundbreaking television. Created by Nell Scovell and written by... read more
    90 Minutes Special Engagement Logan Theatre

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    2018-03-28
    8:30 PM

    Join fellow attendees of "From the Hollywood Boys' Club to #MeToo: In Conversation with Nell... read more
    Join fellow attendees of "From the Hollywood Boys' Club to #MeToo: In Conversation with Nell Scovell" at this meet-up after the event. Continue the... read more
    120 Minutes Meet-up Chicago Athletic Association

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    2018-04-19
    12 PM

    Join Chicago Ideas and Worlds Collide for a member meal designed to foster genuine interactions between the Chicago Ideas Community.
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and... read more
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and professional life experiences... read more
    Members Only 60 Minutes Worlds Collide Venue TBD*

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    2018-04-24
    8 AM

    Join Chicago Ideas and Worlds Collide for a member meal designed to foster genuine interactions between the Chicago Ideas Community.
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and... read more
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and professional life experiences... read more
    Members Only 60 Minutes Worlds Collide Venue TBD*

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    2018-04-26
    7 PM

    How Tech Giants Are Designing Platforms to Meet the Ethical Demands of a New Era
    Social networks—and the way we use them—are evolving at such a rapid rate, even tech’s... read more
    Social networks—and the way we use them—are evolving at such a rapid rate, even tech’s top platforms have to fight to keep up. There have been... read more
    90 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    2018-05-03
    12 PM

    Join Chicago Ideas and Worlds Collide for a member meal designed to foster genuine interactions between the Chicago Ideas Community.
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and... read more
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and professional life experiences... read more
    Members Only 60 Minutes Worlds Collide Venue TBD*

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    2018-05-11
    12 PM

    Join Chicago Ideas and Worlds Collide for a member meal designed to foster genuine interactions between the Chicago Ideas Community.
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and... read more
    Worlds Collide is an organization that enables serendipitous interactions between people of diverse personal and professional life experiences... read more
    Members Only 60 Minutes Worlds Collide Venue TBD*

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    2018-05-15
    7 PM

    In addition to being a means of celebration and cultural expression, food is also a... read more
    In addition to being a means of celebration and cultural expression, food is also a system that moves everything from farm to table. The decisions... read more
    90 Minutes Special Engagement Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    2018-06-13
    6 PM

    The stories we share help us understand ourselves and the world around us—and the stories... read more
    The stories we share help us understand ourselves and the world around us—and the stories we don't share may tell us even more.Join us for a Lab... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Birch Road Cellar, Lincoln Park

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    2018-06-18
    7 PM

    Kenny Leon came from humble beginnings and didn't grow up with theater in his life. So, how did he become such a transformative figure in the field?
    Beloved Broadway director Kenny Leon has brought some of the most important plays of our... read more
    Beloved Broadway director Kenny Leon has brought some of the most important plays of our time to the stage, including originals like the Tupac... read more
    60 Minutes Conversation DuSable Museum

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    2018-06-20
    11:30 AM

    What does it mean to be a conscious leader—that is, leading with an awareness of... read more
    What does it mean to be a conscious leader—that is, leading with an awareness of oneself and the needs of the whole, including employees,... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Guess Who's Coming to Lunch 312 Chicago

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    2018-06-26
    5:30 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
    135 Minutes Lab World Bicycle Relief

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    2018-08-07
    8 AM

    On the March ballot referendum, Cook County voters overwhelmingly supported recreational marijuana. As Illinois further... read more
    On the March ballot referendum, Cook County voters overwhelmingly supported recreational marijuana. As Illinois further considers if and when to... read more
    90 Minutes Special Engagement Low Res Studio

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    2018-08-15
    6 PM

    Sofar Sounds transforms everyday spaces—like living rooms and retail shops—into captivating venues for secret, live... read more
    Sofar Sounds transforms everyday spaces—like living rooms and retail shops—into captivating venues for secret, live shows, creating an immersive... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Star Lounge Coffee Bar (Dark Matter Coffee)

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    2018-09-05
    5:30 PM

    Join us at Boleo's gorgeous rooftop bar for a Member-only preview party to celebrate Chicago... read more
    Join us at Boleo's gorgeous rooftop bar for a Member-only preview party to celebrate Chicago Ideas Week 2018. Come eat, drink, and be the first to... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Party Boleo

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    2018-09-11
    5:15 PM

    Simple, seasonal, healthy food, it's what our friends at sweetgreen are all about... read more
    Simple, seasonal, healthy food, it's what our friends at sweetgreen are all about. It's why their ingredients are locally-sourced and their recipes... read more
    135 Minutes Lab sweetgreen Fulton Market

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    2018-10-12
    10 AM

    Hear from world-renowned artificial intelligence expert Kai-Fu Lee, Ph.D., author of AI Superpowers: China, Silicon... read more
    Hear from world-renowned artificial intelligence expert Kai-Fu Lee, Ph.D., author of AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order... read more
    75 Minutes Special Engagement Uptake

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    2018-10-15
    12 PM

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

    Autotune, synthesizers, the Serato mixer. These were all music technologies that changed how we create... read more
    Autotune, synthesizers, the Serato mixer. These were all music technologies that changed how we create and consume music today. Chicago Ideas and... read more
    180 Minutes Lab mHUB
    2018-10-15
    4 PM

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

    Blockchain is rewriting the rules of how money, banking, and other systems have always worked... read more
    Blockchain is rewriting the rules of how money, banking, and other systems have always worked. With its possibility of changing the way we manage... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-15
    7 PM

    As the country faces a dearth of leadership from more traditional sources, “accidental leaders” are... read more
    As the country faces a dearth of leadership from more traditional sources, “accidental leaders” are stepping up and sparking change, often in... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Harris Theater
    2018-10-15
    7 PM

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

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    2018-10-16
    10 AM

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

    Nearly half of those released from prison in Illinois each year return within three years... read more
    Nearly half of those released from prison in Illinois each year return within three years. The state commits well over $1 billion to its Department... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-16
    12 PM

    EY’s dedicated global team of Forensic & Integrity Services investigators and technology professionals help organizations... read more
    EY’s dedicated global team of Forensic & Integrity Services investigators and technology professionals help organizations respond rapidly to... read more
    120 Minutes Lab EY Chicago Office
    2018-10-16
    2 PM

    If Chicago’s most famous statues came to life, what would they say? Statue Stories Chicago... read more
    If Chicago’s most famous statues came to life, what would they say? Statue Stories Chicago has partnered with professional writers and actors to... read more
    120 Minutes Lab American Writers Museum
    2018-10-16
    3 PM

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

    Get an in-depth look at the Chicago Riverwalk from Ross Barney Architects... read more
    Get an in-depth look at the Chicago Riverwalk from Ross Barney Architects. Start at the City Winery Riverwalk location (make sure to arrive at... read more
    120 Minutes Lab City Winery at the Chicago Riverwalk
    2018-10-16
    4 PM

    Music is a powerful medium. It’s shaped modern culture, behavior and ethos in ways that... read more
    Music is a powerful medium. It’s shaped modern culture, behavior and ethos in ways that go far beyond the spectacles of Woodstock or Lollapalooza.... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    2018-10-16
    4 PM

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

    At this Lab, join Table XI, a leading Chicago UX design and custom software development... read more
    At this Lab, join Table XI, a leading Chicago UX design and custom software development company, for a hands-on experience that introduces you to... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Tyson Foods
    2018-10-16
    4 PM

    Chicago has 193 different banks—are you banking with one that uses your money in alignment with... read more
    Chicago has 193 different banks—are you banking with one that uses your money in alignment with your values?  At this interactive workshop with... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    2018-10-16
    5 PM

    When it comes to dating in the 21st century, you need to be smart... read more
    When it comes to dating in the 21st century, you need to be smart. With all of the apps, websites and new forms of communication in the world,... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Kimpton Gray Hotel
    2018-10-16
    5 PM

    The Dinner: At the Commons Club, you’ll enjoy an eclectic menu from globally-inspired chefs, featuring... read more
    The Dinner: At the Commons Club, you’ll enjoy an eclectic menu from globally-inspired chefs, featuring reinvented takes on contemporary American... read more
    90 Minutes Ideas Over Dinner Fight Club Darts Chicago
    2018-10-16
    6 PM

    In the next 20 years, as much as 47 percent of all employment in... read more
    In the next 20 years, as much as 47 percent of all employment in the US might be automated. If that statistic strikes fear in your heart, meet... read more
    165 Minutes Lab Catalyst Ranch
    2018-10-16
    6 PM

    Taste some of the best pizza the West Loop has to offer at this walking... read more
    Taste some of the best pizza the West Loop has to offer at this walking tour with Hungry Hound Steve Dolinsky, author of the new book Pizza City,... read more
    Members Only 180 Minutes Lab Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
    2018-10-16
    7 PM

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

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

    Come celebrate Chicago Ideas Week's 8th year with Rockit Bar & Grill at our official... read more
    Come celebrate Chicago Ideas Week's 8th year with Rockit Bar & Grill at our official after party. Get to know other CIW attendees while you... read more
    120 Minutes Party Rockit Bar & Grill

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    2018-10-17
    9 AM

    Chicago’s most storied integrated printing studio, Printlab bridges the gap between the craftsmanship of analogue... read more
    Chicago’s most storied integrated printing studio, Printlab bridges the gap between the craftsmanship of analogue and the controlled speed of... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Printlab
    2018-10-17
    9:30 AM

    Explore the Chicago Public Library's main branch, the Harold Washington Library Center, at this Lab... read more
    Explore the Chicago Public Library's main branch, the Harold Washington Library Center, at this Lab that goes behind the scenes of the third... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Harold Washington Library
    2018-10-17
    10 AM

    Fake Shore Drive's Andrew Barber sits down with hop hop icon Snoop Dogg for a special Chicago Ideas Week interview.
    Chicago Ideas Week had a surprise guest this year, the one and only Snoop Dogg... read more
    Chicago Ideas Week had a surprise guest this year, the one and only Snoop Dogg. Snoop sat down with Chicago's own Andrew Barber to discuss the... read more
    60 Minutes VIDEO Chicago Ideas Video
    2018-10-17
    10:30 AM

    Discover the interactive experience everyone’s talking about at this mind-bending Lab just for Members. During... read more
    Discover the interactive experience everyone’s talking about at this mind-bending Lab just for Members. During this exploratory morning, immerse... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Chicago Ideas
    2018-10-17
    12 PM

    This Conversation is presented by Horizon Pharma with additional support from Cresset
    The support of worthy causes is not restricted to philanthropy—entrepreneurs across the globe are constantly... read more
    The support of worthy causes is not restricted to philanthropy—entrepreneurs across the globe are constantly finding ways to help people in need... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-17
    12 PM

    At mHUB, physical product development meets innovation, making sure Chicago’s manufacturing industry continues to accelerate... read more
    At mHUB, physical product development meets innovation, making sure Chicago’s manufacturing industry continues to accelerate and thrive. At this... read more
    120 Minutes Lab mHUB
    2018-10-17
    2:30 PM

    The world of personal finance technology is rapidly changing... read more
    The world of personal finance technology is rapidly changing. With investors demanding instant access to their advisors and portfolios through... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Envestnet
    2018-10-17
    4 PM

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

    Chicago Ideas Week is a one-of-a-kind festival: more than 150 speakers, almost 100 different venues,... read more
    Chicago Ideas Week is a one-of-a-kind festival: more than 150 speakers, almost 100 different venues, and tens of thousands of attendees. Find out... read more
    210 Minutes Lab Harris Theater
    2018-10-17
    5 PM

    Become a master at crisis management at this action-packed Lab with the Crisis and Risk... read more
    Become a master at crisis management at this action-packed Lab with the Crisis and Risk team at Edelman Chicago. They’ll lead you through an... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Edelman PR
    2018-10-17
    5:30 PM

    Plants and cows and puppies, oh my! fairlife’s headquarters isn’t your typical cubicle farm—this innovative... read more
    Plants and cows and puppies, oh my! fairlife’s headquarters isn’t your typical cubicle farm—this innovative company works in a space that mirrors... read more
    90 Minutes Lab Fairlife
    2018-10-17
    6 PM

    Artist Matthew Hoffman has won love and acclaim from critics and regular Chicagoans alike for... read more
    Artist Matthew Hoffman has won love and acclaim from critics and regular Chicagoans alike for his “You are Beautiful” murals around the city. At... read more
    120 Minutes Lab YAB HQ
    2018-10-17
    7 PM

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

    Game Night Out hosts immersive game night experiences for groups of friends, family, and colleagues.... read more
    Game Night Out hosts immersive game night experiences for groups of friends, family, and colleagues. Join this inventive group for a fun Member Lab... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Lab Game Night Out
    2018-10-17
    7 PM

    The Dinner:  You’ll enjoy an elevated Midwest menu by chef Kevin McAllister that features a... read more
    The Dinner:  You’ll enjoy an elevated Midwest menu by chef Kevin McAllister that features a community of local farms. The space is as sophisticated... read more
    120 Minutes Ideas Over Dinner Cafe Robey
    2018-10-17
    7:30 PM

    Discover the interactive experience everyone’s talking about at this mind-bending Lab just for Premier Members.... read more
    Discover the interactive experience everyone’s talking about at this mind-bending Lab just for Premier Members. At this awe-inspiring night, join... read more
    90 Minutes Premier Lab Chicago Ideas
    2018-10-17
    8 PM

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

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    2018-10-18
    9:45 AM

    The Trump Administration has broken historical precedent in a medley of arenas, but one of... read more
    The Trump Administration has broken historical precedent in a medley of arenas, but one of its most salient policies is in international trade.... read more
    75 Minutes Conversation Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    2018-10-18
    10 AM

     We’re witnessing a radical transformation in how people, goods, and services get from point A... read more
     We’re witnessing a radical transformation in how people, goods, and services get from point A to B. See the future at HERE Technologies, where... read more
    120 Minutes Lab HERE Technologies
    2018-10-18
    12 PM

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

    There’s hardly anything more liberating than facing your fears... read more
    There’s hardly anything more liberating than facing your fears. Some of the world’s most compelling discoveries and creative work were born out of... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10
    2018-10-18
    12 PM

    Often referred to as “the most powerful man in sports,” Roger Goodell is the Commissioner... read more
    Often referred to as “the most powerful man in sports,” Roger Goodell is the Commissioner of the NFL. His father-in-law, Sam Skinner, is a lawyer... read more
    60 Minutes Executive Engagement Venue TBD*
    2018-10-18
    1 PM

    The longest-running music podcast in Chicago, Dynasty Podcasts has produced more than 900 episodes, including... read more
    The longest-running music podcast in Chicago, Dynasty Podcasts has produced more than 900 episodes, including artist interviews, industry panels,... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Capital One Cafe - Lincoln Park
    2018-10-18
    2 PM

    Fewer than 50 percent of registered voters turned out for the last midterm elections; the... read more
    Fewer than 50 percent of registered voters turned out for the last midterm elections; the numbers for local elections are even lower. State Matters... read more
    105 Minutes Lab Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
    2018-10-18
    4 PM

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

    In 1924 Clarence Darrow staged an extraordinary defense of two University of Chicago students, Nathan... read more
    In 1924 Clarence Darrow staged an extraordinary defense of two University of Chicago students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, in what was then... read more
    120 Minutes Premier Lab Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
    2018-10-18
    7 PM

    In an era where everyone has a public opinion on seemingly everything, our culture still... read more
    In an era where everyone has a public opinion on seemingly everything, our culture still shies away from open, meaningful discussions on a wide... read more
    90 Minutes Talk Venue SIX10

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    2018-10-19
    9 AM

    Anyone who’s seen the artists from Ink Factory taking visual notes for display at Chicago... read more
    Anyone who’s seen the artists from Ink Factory taking visual notes for display at Chicago Ideas onstage programs knows that visual note-taking... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Ink Factory Studio
    2018-10-19
    9 AM

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

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

    If you want to learn more about turning your ideas into working models—or you just... read more
    If you want to learn more about turning your ideas into working models—or you just think using cutting-edge machines to make something new sounds... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    2018-10-19
    11 AM

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

    Anyone who’s seen the artists from Ink Factory taking visual notes for display at Chicago... read more
    Anyone who’s seen the artists from Ink Factory taking visual notes for display at Chicago Ideas onstage programs knows that visual note-taking... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Ink Factory Studio
    2018-10-19
    2:30 PM

    The Human Experience (HX) team at MillerCoors explores human behavior, culture, and the world of... read more
    The Human Experience (HX) team at MillerCoors explores human behavior, culture, and the world of commerce to create new business opportunities. Few... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Fred and Adolph's Pub at MillerCoors
    2018-10-19
    6 PM

    Artist Matthew Hoffman has won love and acclaim from critics and regular Chicagoans alike for... read more
    Artist Matthew Hoffman has won love and acclaim from critics and regular Chicagoans alike for his “You are Beautiful” murals around the city. At... read more
    120 Minutes Lab YAB HQ
    2018-10-19
    6:30 PM

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

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    2018-10-20
    10 AM

    At our first-ever Family Lab, climb inside the world of The Snow Queen with skilled,... read more
    At our first-ever Family Lab, climb inside the world of The Snow Queen with skilled, imaginative teaching artists from the Filament Theatre, a... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Filament Theatre
    2018-10-20
    10 AM

    At this Lab, get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative... read more
    At this Lab, get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes tour of the Farm on Ogden, an innovative food hub and jobs training center located in Lawndale.... read more
    120 Minutes Lab Farm on Ogden
    2018-10-20
    11 AM

    Julián Castro is a rising star in American politics... read more
    Julián Castro is a rising star in American politics. He served as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President... read more
    60 Minutes Special Engagement Instituto Cervantes
    2018-10-20
    1 PM

    Learn to construct a lamp from scratch in this super-tactile Lab that will be fun... read more
    Learn to construct a lamp from scratch in this super-tactile Lab that will be fun for electrical newbies and experienced home-improvement experts... read more
    150 Minutes Lab Chicago Women in Trades
    2018-10-20
    3:30 PM

    Taste some of the best pizza Bucktown has to offer at this walking tour with... read more
    Taste some of the best pizza Bucktown has to offer at this walking tour with Hungry Hound Steve Dolinsky, author of the new book Pizza City, USA:... read more
    180 Minutes Lab Bonci Pizzeria - Bucktown

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    2018-10-21
    11 AM

    Take part in a relaxing yoga class surrounded by fluffy cuteness at this Bunny Yoga session... read more
    Take part in a relaxing yoga class surrounded by fluffy cuteness at this Bunny Yoga session. Join Centered Studios at their cozy vintage space in... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Lab Centered Studios
    2018-10-21
    11:30 AM

    "I want to be a living work of art,” Marchesa Luisa Casati once said... read more
    "I want to be a living work of art,” Marchesa Luisa Casati once said. Learn more about her life through this unique and exclusive tasting for... read more
    Members Only 120 Minutes Premier Lab Marchesa

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    2018-10-29
    8 AM

    Ian Bremmer is one of the country’s leading political scientists who specializes in U.S... read more
    Ian Bremmer is one of the country’s leading political scientists who specializes in U.S. foreign policy and global political risk. His latest book,... read more
    60 Minutes Special Engagement Cushman and Wakefield

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    2018-12-11
    11:30 AM

    Help shape Chicago Ideas 2019. Join our community and our programming team for a brainstorm... read more
    Help shape Chicago Ideas 2019. Join our community and our programming team for a brainstorm about what is on your mind and who the changemakers are... read more
    Members Only 90 Minutes Brainstorm WeWork River North