Get Pumped: Preview of Chicago Ideas Week

October 13, 2013

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In your recent wanderings around the city (or maybe just on your commute to work), you may have seen the occasional yellow balloon here and there. What are these eye-catching balloons with intriguing key words and phrases promoting, you may ask? Prepare to be challenged, inspired and connected next week as Chicago Ideas Week makes its glorious return this year.

In its third year, Chicago Ideas Week is a platform for the presentation, the exchange, and the development of simply that: ideas. This inclusive week of events, discussions, and talks is rooted in the goal of stimulating new initiatives locally for global thought leaders, create new connections and collaborations, and establish a community of people who are driven to achieve great things across all fields.

Last year’s event attracted 25,000 attendees with 235 speakers and over 130 events, and this year will be no disappointment. With speakers ranging from Dr. Buzz Aldrin, to the Winklevoss twins, to Chef Cat Cora and director M. Night Shyamalan, the only question lays in which event will you attend first. Chicago Ideas Week will cover talks on a wide array of topics, such as entrepreneurship, scientific breakthroughs, hip-hop and the Middle East, and countless more.  That’s a lot to take in – here’s how to break it down and get the most out of Chicago Ideas Week.
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