Chicago Ideas Week’s Most Exciting Labs According to Our Members

Chicago Ideas Week is next month and our Members have started purchasing their tickets and planning their week. You know what that means: It’s. All. Happening. Our Members are the foundation of everything we do here at Chicago Ideas, and in addition to supporting affordable, accessible year-round programming, Members receive many perks.

One of the most exciting rewards our contributing Members look forward to each year is early access to Chicago Ideas Week tickets to onstage programs and our always fast-selling Labs. Labs are an opportunity for our community go behind the scenes and have hands-on experiences with some of the most innovative brands and organizations right here in our city. The best part? These experiences are exclusive and intimate, with attendance to most capped at around 30 guests.

You could practically feel the excitement when tickets were made available to Members at 7am on the dot this Thursday, September 6. And we’re happy to report that the verdict is in and our Members have spoken (read: purchased). These are the six top-selling Labs—that you can still get in on—at Chicago Ideas Week this year:


Bunny Yoga

This Lab is exactly what it sounds like: you + bunnies + yoga = total bliss. It’s designed for all levels and all mats and supplies will be provided. Just come in your comfiest yoga wear.


Make an Impact through Design

Think of this Lab as a place where creativity and activism meet. You’ll walk away with the tools you need to develop your own impact through design.


If You See Something, Slay Something…

… like your next your next job opportunity! Sally Lou Loveman, a producer who’s worked for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Megyn Kelly TODAY, will share insights on how the power of visualization can help you figure out what’s next in your career.


Cut Your IT Investigator Chops

Take a deep dive into technology investigation. Learn how evidence is gathered from mobile devices, computers, human behavior patterns and more.


Inside the Mind of a Content Marketer

Learn how to put together all the pieces of the content-marketing puzzle in a way that enables and inspires innovation, collaboration, and most importantly, results. Then enjoy a cocktail reception to discuss your findings and network with other Chicago Ideas community members.


A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Chicago Ideas Week

Learn how the team at Chicago Ideas brings more than 150 speakers to nearly 100 different venues in front of tens of thousands of attendees each year. Our editorial director will be on site to give a look into how we ideate topics, find speakers, connect with Chicago youth and more.


You heard it here first: These hot-sellers are going fast and are primed to sell out well in advance of general ticket access on September 18. There’s never been a better time to become a Chicago Ideas Member and get the most out of Chicago Ideas Week this October 15-21.

Vanessa M. Buenger is the director of marketing & content at Chicago Ideas. She is passionate about storytelling and the power it has to change the world.

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