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Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week 2012 Poised to Inspire

Chicago Ideas Week 2012 Poised to Inspire

Last year, Ideas Week was just an idea. This year, it’s a bar that’s been raised that will hopefully be vaulted over. There’s no shortage of big marquee names to dazzle the eye and entice the mind, and I know it... Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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By Jennifer Leon

Yellow Balloons Spread Across the City for Chicago Ideas Week

Yellow inspirational balloons are placed all throughout the city inspiring those... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Edward Norton

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Edward Norton

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Josh Nesbit

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Josh Nesbit

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Keywell

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brad Keywell

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Toni Maraviglia

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Toni Maraviglia

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Akshay Kothari

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Akshay Kothari

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Simon Majumdar

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Simon Majumdar

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Jonah Peretti

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Jonah Peretti

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brandon Boyd

Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Brandon Boyd

There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're... Read »

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