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"Chicago Ideas Week is a way to bring a lot of energy and ideas and discussion around major topics most affecting the city, the country and global issues. It brings people into the city and it keeps that conversation going."

Rahm Emanuel
55th Mayor of the City of Chicago

"They provoke a discussion around new solutions, new ideas, new horizons, for every sector of society all the way from the private sector to the public sector and everybody in between."

Glenn Tilton
Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase

"My favorite part of Chicago Ideas Week is I get to meet really fascinating people and talk to them in a way that doesn't exist in a sort of normal environment. It's a much more intensified environment... The power of Chicago Ideas Week and the most fun part for me is to interact with the people who are here."

Richard Stengel
Managing Editor, TIME


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