Disrupt Stuff

Transformation never seemed more possible and Chicago Ideas Week (through October 26), with its talks, panel conversations, and hands-on lab excursions running the spectrum from business, civics, fashion & design, science & technology, and arts & culture is just the forum to inspire radical thinking. In venues across the city, listen to game-changing leaders discuss such provocative topics as viewing cities like innovative start-ups to sustainable beekeeping to the impact of producers and DJs on today’s music. Head to the Field Museum for an interactive immersion in natural history that fuses creativity and science, Cinespace to hear about the future of Chicago’s film industry, and the Farm on Ogden for a behind-the-scenes look at a food hub. Heavyweights like actress Jennifer Garner, Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey, and make-up maven Bobbi Brown will also share their expertise, adding an extra jolt of dynamism to the event.

CHICAGO, IL- OCTOBER 23 : CIW participants learn about Beekeeping and equipment during a lab for CIW. The Hive is a Chicago Beekeeping Supply store affiliated with the Westside Bee Boyz located at 3414 W. Roosevelt Rd. (Photo by Tamara Bell/Chicago Ideas Week)

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