For the second year in a row, DePaul will participate as a sponsor of Chicago Ideas Week to encourage critical discussions that affect our city, enhance global learning opportunities and provide DePaul’s civic-minded faculty, staff and students an opportunity to connect with issues and topics that are important to them.
Chicago Ideas Week, happening Oct. 15-21, 2018, is a seven-day festival featuring over 200 global thought leaders and innovators speaking on a variety of topics ranging from leadership to science and from technology to entertainment and the most pressing issues of the day. Each of the 150 engaging programs happening during the week provide a platform to educate, inspire creativity and connect.
As part of the university’s sponsorship, the DePaul community will receive a 15 percent discount on $15 tickets to any of the Chicago Ideas Week stage programs. Beginning Sept. 18 when tickets go on sale to the general public, faculty and staff can use code DEP74DSC
and students can use code DEP74DSCG
to book tickets to any of the available stage programs on the Chicago Ideas website
Last year, more than 550 people from the DePaul community used their discount to attend Chicago Ideas events with speakers such as International Rescue Committee President David Miliband, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth and actress and Emmy-winning screenwriter Lena Waithe.
While speakers for this year’s programs are still being finalized, here are some of the names you can expect to see this year: Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor David Hogg, actress and leader of the #TimesUp movement Amber Tamblyn, Former Secretary of State John Kerry and civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson. Past speakers have included President Bill Clinton, General Colin Powell, Jennifer Garner, Michael Strahan, Bryan Cranston, Buzz Aldrin, Martha Stewart, George Lucas, Sandra Day O’Connor, Mike Bloomberg, Padma Lakshmi, Rep. John Lewis and many others.
To learn more about Chicago Ideas Week and to see this year’s schedule of events, visit www.chicagoideas.com