Chicago Ideas

The Ideas Platform for Everyone

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. We aim to be the world’s leading catalyst for inspiring, connecting, and empowering curious people in order to make the world a better place. To that end, we'll be bringing you stories from our speakers, programs, participants and Members. Chicago Ideas is a unique nonprofit platform designed to inspire action through entertaining and accessible events, grassroots initiatives and thought-provoking content. We foster connectivity that crosses industry and social boundaries to spark ideas into action. We invite you to join our mission by attending events, watching and sharing videos, getting involved in our community programs and, most importantly, acting on big ideas that light a spark within you. To learn more, visit