Chicago Ideas is a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world. Chicago Ideas Week provides a platform for the world's thought leaders, creators, and doers to share their genius and inspire Chicagoans to co-create a positive future. In partnership with Chicago's leading institutions, museums and theaters, CIW hosts notable speakers and achievers as part of a concerted city-wide event that highlights innovation and provocation.
Many ideas-based events across the globe are exclusive, invitation-only and costs thousands of dollars to attend. CIW events are just $15 per event, helping our community put their ideas into action.