The CIW 5: Amy Walsh Wants the Answers to Life’s Big Questions

In The CIW 5, we ask you to tell us the five CIW events that cannot be missed. Today’s subject: Amy Walsh, director of booking, who is here to tell you—Entrepreneurs is going to be off the hook.

Amy Walsh is ready for CIW's in-depth looks at terrorism, heroin, gender and more.

Amy Walsh is ready for CIW’s in-depth looks at terrorism, heroin, gender and more.

1. The Talk You’d Skip Work to See

Terrorism: Behind the Headlines (Wednesday, October 14, 4 – 5:30pm) because it is such a complex, pressing topic. This will be part-history lesson, part-current events lesson from the top brilliant minds who study and report on this omnipresent issue.

2. The Evening Talk You Plan to Invite All of Your Friends To

Top of Their Game: Entrepreneurs & Their Startup Stories (Wednesday, October 14, 7 – 8:30pm). It’s off the hook.

3. The Conversation You’re Anxious to Be a Part of

I have a lot of questions about gender, gender fluidity and the way we define gender today. I know I’ll leave On a Spectrum: The Evolution of Gender As We Know It (Saturday, October 17, 1 – 2pm) with new questions and thoughts on the topic. I’m also curious to hear how states are conquering the increasing Heroin (Wednesday, October 14, 6 – 7pm) epidemic. Oh, and Food As Medicine (Monday, October 12,6 – 7pm), of course, because I love food, and I could always be healthier.

4. The Lab That You Can’t Wait to Explore

I’m a big fan of resale markets; I swap out my clothes regularly and sell them online, so I’m excited to learn the insider tricks to How to Sell Your Stuff Online with (Thursday, October 15, 1 – 3pm). Plus, what Reverb is doing in the music world is amazing.

5. The Speaker Whose Ideas Absolutely Fascinate You

Ken Feinberg (Life’s Big Questions, Tuesday, October 13, 7 – 8:30pm). He’s the former special master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, as well as the administrator of the compensation funds following Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and others. Could you imagine being responsible for identifying how much grieving families should be compensated for losing their loved one in a national tragedy? God bless him and his thankless work.

Erin Robertson is managing editor at Chicago Ideas.

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