1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
The Field Museum and the Consulate General of France in Chicago are thrilled to present Chicago’s first ever Night of Ideas. This global celebration of thought will welcome bright minds from academic, artistic, scientific, and civic communities for a six-hour marathon of ideas on this year’s theme “Alive!”. Explore the museum after hours while engaging in intellectual talks, panels, and workshops on topics like climate change and biodiversity, urban sustainability, humans and technology, sex positivity, disability leadership and more.
It will also feature thinkers and specialists from the University of Chicago, a proud thought partner for Chicago's Night of Ideas.
Throughout the evening, museum spaces will also come to life with pop-up performances by French juggler Jérôme Thomas, Chicago’s ERA Footwork Crew, French harpist Isabelle Olivier and American guitarist Rez Abbasi, and interactive happenings including live music, poetry, motion capture, tai chi, yoga, and meditation classes, a philosophy corner led by students, and more.
Event Cost: Free, registration required.
Event Times: 6 p.m.-midnight.
Age recommendation: Teens