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Chicago Ideas Feb 14
How does the original ride-share stay at the top of the game? Innovation.
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Chicago Ideas Feb 12
"It is truly sad that many teenagers have had to rely on these phone diets in the first place. The way I feel when I do not get notifications—the emptiness—is truly sad and truly weird." Do phone diets work? Here's what on of our Youth Ambassadors thinks:
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Chicago Ideas Feb 11
For Int'l Day, we're looking back at the innovative women scientists who have shared their trailblazing ideas on the stage. Check out our playlist of the women redefining their fields at
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Chicago Ideas Feb 10
Make your life matter 💡After he lost his family in the civil war in Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah was forced into a life of violence as a child soldier. But he didn't let that define who he was. Just a reminder of the power of stories and second chances.
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Chicago Ideas Feb 10
"Change is the true nature of this world." Some to kick this week off. How are you embracing change these days?
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Chicago Ideas Feb 9
Good food starts at the source. Join us for a Lab with three Chicago chefs as they share their favorite ingredients to stock their pantries with and show you how to make them into easy, sustainable meals you’ll want to make over and over
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Chicago Ideas Feb 8
Objects tell stories of their own. Whether it's a basket (pictured in the video above) for separating rice or a ballast stone from slave ships, physical artifacts are illuminate the parts of history that get left out of the written record.
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Chicago Ideas Feb 7
Make your mark. Bring your vision to life 💡 What achievement are you celebrating as you head into the weekend?
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deray Feb 6
. delivered a word that I keep thinking about.
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Chicago Ideas Feb 6
to our first Chicago Ideas Week in 2011 when taped an episode on the stage.
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Chicago Ideas Feb 6
Thanks for telling the story of this powerful program
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Chicago Ideas Feb 5
As we sat down with to explore The 1619 Project, we asked some of our Chicago Ideas Youth Ambassadors to tell us about how history—and especially the history of slavery—was taught in their schools. This is what they had to say.
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Chicago Ideas Feb 4
How can entrepreneurship revitalize neighborhoods across Chicago? and are betting on leveling the business playing field. Get to know them; support them; and learn more about “Mind the Gap,” in partnership with
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Chicago Ideas Feb 3
Some motivational words to keep in mind as we take stock of the legacy of Leila Janah and the impact she had on the business world. Look back on her inspiring talk during our first Week in 2011:
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Chicago Ideas Feb 2
Idea: entrepreneurial solutions can break down the barriers that have historically stifled the accumulation of black wealth. Join us on February 18 as we explore how:
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Chicago Ideas Feb 1
Is it possible that language barriers can make us better artists? professor Aku Kadogo thinks that disconnections in language might actually just teach us more about what connects us as people. Here's how:
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Chicago Ideas Jan 31
For 40 years, David Lynch been practicing transcendental meditation (TM) every day as a way of tapping into powerful creative energy. More than just creative vitality, though, Lynch sees TM as a way to heal and unearth joy. Watch his Talk at CIW 2019 here
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Chicago Ideas Jan 30
Meet Rabiatu. She has more an incredible collection of earrings. As a social work consultant, she illuminates the experiences of people she works with. Want to learn more about how you can join Rabiatu in our community of curiosity? Explore Membership at .
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Chicago Ideas Jan 29
On the 11th anniversary of the Fair Pay Act, we're looking back to Chicago Ideas Week 2012, when Ledbetter herself shared the story of how her name become attached to one of the most well-known pieces of policy in the 21st century
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Chicago Ideas Jan 29
. sees the potential in communities to breath life into Chicago’s forgotten spaces. Get to know them; support them; and learn more about “Mind the Gap,” in partnership with :
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