Chicago Ideas Week - October 14-20, 2013

If you have been to Chicago these past couple of months, you may have seen these bright yellow signs all over the place:






That's right, this week is Chicago Ideas Week!  People from around the world gather each year to try to turn innovative ideas into reality.  What kind of things can you attend?  Here are the descriptions of this year's offerings, from the Chicago Ideas Week website:



Talks 
90-minute events featuring 4-6 exceptional speakers presenting compelling ideas around a particular theme
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Labs
Unique opportunities to explore what happens behind the scenes at some of Chicago's greatest organizations and businesses
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Edison Talks
A full-day gathering featuring 12-14 speakers and a curated audience of 900 leaders and innovators spanning all industries
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Master Classes
Dynamic, in-depth conversations between CIW speakers around specific topics led by leading journalists and challenged by audience Q&A
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90-minute events featuring 4-6 exceptional speakers presenting compelling ideas around a particular theme. - See more at: https://www.chicagoideas.com/#sthash.YHTzUPTr.dpuf
90-minute events featuring 4-6 exceptional speakers presenting compelling ideas around a particular theme. - See more at: https://www.chicagoideas.com/#sthash.YHTzUPTr.dpufCheck out a few of the exciting events:



Check out some of the exciting events for 2013:

Vosges Haut Chocolate Lab, where you can create your own chocolate truffle with exotic ingredients

Museum of Science and Industry: Future Energy Chicago, featuring interactive games where attendees compete to re-create cars, power grid, and even Chicago's transportation system

Arrfscarf: A Pizza Party for You and Your Pet offers pizza for the human attendees, and they have fresh ingredients from local farmers, for you to make a puppy pizza and take it home to your furry friends!

Next: Tomorrow, Today - Presented by Nielsen, the first line on the page is "Flying jet pack, anyone?".  That's pretty much enough to get my interest.
create your own truffle with exotic ingredients
Vosges Haut Chocolate Lab
Vosges Haut Chocolate Lab

Look at the schedule to see where events are taking place.  With the cost of tickets being just $15 and having the event open to everyone, people from the whole community get a chance to have their ideas heard.  Apparently, even the Twitter bird will be there!

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If you can't make it to Chicago Ideas Week 2013, check out their website, www.chicagoideas.com, to learn about the cool projects and talks happening this year!  Also, you can follow @chicagoideas on Twitter and share your thoughts with #WhatIfChicago.

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