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Chicago Ideas Week – Events to attend for scientists and entrepreneurs

September 14, 2012

Inspiration motivation chicagoAttending Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) last year was one of the most entertaining and inspiring weeks of my life. A year after listening to & meeting Ami Vitale, Justin Dillon, Scott Harrison, and Agustina Woodgate, I still haven’t come down from the high. Here are 4 individuals who should be highlighted on TV instead of Housewives or Survivors. They are truly making the world a better place.

Between October 8-14 you can have your chance at meeting a new set of world changers at CIW 2012. Buy tickets now, and if you’re struggling to decide which events to attend, join me at these talks:

  • Social Entrepreneurship: My Venture Changes The World. Can Yours?
  • Giving: One Matters (excited to see Edward Norton speak) – examine the role philanthropy has in tackling and defeating some of the world’s greatest problems
  • (I really wanted to attend this talk, but is same time as Giving) Identity: What Makes Me
  • Disruptive Innovation: Reinventing The World – hear directly from disruptors on how they reinvent our world by taking risks, building new markets and challenging standards.
  • Water: The Ripple Effect – CIW examines all aspects of the coming water crisis
  • Scientific Breakthroughs: Quantum Leaps – a discussion of today’s most incredible scientific breakthroughs
  • Meaning Of Life: What’s It All About – world-renowned spiritual leaders, philosophers, scientists and artists explore the reason for human existence
  • Explorers: Seeking The Edge – Is there anything left to discover in the 21st century?

Posts from last year’s CIW:

Inspirational Quotes for Change – from speakers of the talks I attended

Death of Conversation – You only have seconds to minutes to enjoy a conversation before it dies.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2012 8:46 AM

    Great post! Thank you for reminding me of this event. I’m looking forward to a number of the talks. Especially the one on Disruptive Innovations. If I can, I’ll attend this one with you.

    Thanks

    • September 16, 2012 9:58 PM

      Thank you. Keep me in the loop if you decide to attend. Peace!

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