In its seventh year, the world's largest affordable ideas festival brings a week's worth of talks, panels and hands-on labs to venues across Chicago. This year's program features 150 diverse events on topics ranging from life’s big questions and financial technology to foreign affairs and the future of football.
The annual event is known for hosting household names on its various stages, and 2017 is no different—Kim Kardashian West, writer Lena Waithe, Uber chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and fashion designer Zac Posen are among the talent attendees will encounter. With dozens of chats happening over the course of seven days, there's truly something for everyone.
Perhaps the best part about Chicago Ideas Week is that most events ring up at just $15, making it easy to experience a little bit of everything. Check out events at venues like Harris Theater, Morningstar and Venue SIX10.