DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > chicago ideas 2019
By Office of Public Relations and Communications /
September 10, 2019 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
For the third consecutive year, DePaul will serve as one of
the sponsors of Chicago Ideas Week, encouraging critical discussions and providing
DePaul’s civic-minded faculty, staff and students an opportunity to connect
with issues that are important to them.
Faculty and staff can use code DPU98DSC when buying
tickets at www.chicagoideas.com.
Tickets purchased with this code grant participants reserved seating and
exclusive access to Menlo Lounge at the Harris Theatre.
Students also will receive a 15 percent discount by using
the unique code DP89DSCG to book tickets to any of the stage programs.
While speakers for this year's events are still being finalized, noteworthy programs on the schedule include, "Should Policy have a Conscience?" with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, advocate and author Chelsea Clinton and author JD Vance; "Resilience is the Secret to Success" with a member of the now exonerated Central Park 5 Yusef Salaam; "Does Activism Make a Difference" with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas; and "An Evening with Jessica Lange."
Over the last two years, more than 750 members of the
DePaul community used their discount to attend Chicago Ideas events with
speakers such as International Rescue Committee President David Miliband,
former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, Parkland
shooting survivor and March for Our Lives co-founder David Hogg, Whole Foods
CEO John Mackey, Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth and actress and
Emmy-winning screenwriter Lena Waithe. Past speakers also have included President Bill Clinton, General
Colin Powell, Jack Welch, Bryan Cranston, Martha Stewart, George Lucas, Sandra
Day O’Connor, Mike Bloomberg, Rep. John Lewis and many others.
Organized by the nonprofit Chicago Ideas, the week of
programming is billed as "the world's most accessible ideas festival"
for its nominal cost to attend. Each year,
Chicago Ideas attracts nearly 30,000 attendees and 150 world-class speakers who
are engaged and passionate about the future. Each of the events happening
during the week provides a platform to educate, inspire creativity and allow for
new ideas to be discovered.
To learn more about Chicago Ideas Week and to see this
year’s schedule of events, visit www.chicagoideas.com.