Chicago Ideas is a unique public platform designed to inspire action through entertaining and accessible events, grassroots initiatives and thought-provoking content. Its banner event brings together incredible world-class speakers in Chicago for one week in October to enlighten the audience around compelling ideas. In 2013 the LFF supported the establishment of the Chicago Ideas YOU(th) program, which each year invites 1,200 Chicago high school students to connect and engage with Chicago Ideas speakers, influential businesses, their peers and the broader community. Students are empowered to seek new opportunities, make new connections and pursue their passions.

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