Chicago Ideas Week

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Chicago Ideas Week
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Learn more about politics, technology, cannabis, creativity, leadership and other interesting topics at the latest edition of Chicago Ideas Week. The week-long event brings together hundreds of thought leaders representing a variety of fields for a series of discussions and panels that take place in front of a live audience. Plus, attendees can also take part in a series of lab experiences, where you can take a yoga class surrounded by bunnies, visit the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios or learn about screenprinting from streetwear pros.

This year's Chicago Ideas Week lineup includes former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, author Chelsea Clinton, director David Lynch, actress Jessica Lange, musician Liz Phair and comedian Pete Holmes. Discussions will revolve around topics like the state of the world in 2050, journalism in the age of disinformation and the rise of artificial intelligence. If you're looking for inspiration or enlightenment, this is the place to be.

You can find a complete schedule of events on the Chicago Ideas Week website.


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