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Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Threadless Think Lab

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Threadless Think Lab

Chicago Ideas Week presents the Threadless Think Lab. Read »

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Work: Fueling Performance

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Work: Fueling Performance

Chicago Ideas Week is coming back once again, and the third time around we’re all hopefully more savvy about the event and what it offers. But nobody’s an expert, and nobody can possibly be expected to catch... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Malcolm Gladwell

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Malcolm Gladwell

Chicago Ideas Week is coming back once again, and the third time around we’re all hopefully more savvy about the event and what it offers. But nobody’s an expert, and nobody can possibly be expected to catch... Read »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Inventables

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Inventables

Chicago Ideas Week is coming back once again, and the third time around we’re all hopefully more savvy about the event and what it offers. But nobody’s an expert, and nobody can be expected to catch possibly... Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Draftfcb: Beyond the Screen

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Draftfcb: Beyond the Screen

Chicago Ideas Week is coming back once again, and the third time around we’re all hopefully more savvy about the event and what it offers. But nobody’s an expert, and nobody can be expected to catch possibly... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Tickets On Sale For Chicago Ideas Week

Tickets On Sale For Chicago Ideas Week

It's time to reserve your spot at Chicago Ideas Week. Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week Returns in October

Chicago Ideas Week Returns in October

Hard to believe Chicago Ideas Week, the annual citywide festival that’s intellectually-minded but completely open to anyone and everyone is now in its third year. Even still, the events associated with it... Read »

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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By David Wolinsky
      

BuzzFeed's Founder on Evolution of the Media

This week, social news organization BuzzFeed's CEO and founder Jonah Peretti came to town as part of Chicago Ideas Week to participate in a talk at the Goodman Theater. The subject was "Future of News: What's... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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By Carla K. Johnson/ Associated Press

Ideas Week: Davos for the Everyman

Ideas Week: Davos for the Everyman

Attendance is up so far in the event's second year, with other big-name speakers including retired Gen. Colin Powell, author Deepak Chopra, journalist Tom Brokaw, designer Diane von Furstenberg, model Elle... Read »

Monday, Oct 8, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

How to Successfully Present at Ideas Week

How to Successfully Present at Ideas Week

Chicago Ideas Week kicks off on Monday with some of the world's most outstanding speakers who will present their ideas to inspire people to create their own innovations. Thinking up ideas are not the problem... Read »

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