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  • Date & Time

    July 31st to August 3rd

  • Location


    222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor Chicago, IL 60654 (map)


Hub of Innovation

Chicago is a place where young entrepreneurs grow big ideas, transform industries, and shape technology and business as we know it. Attendees of ThinkChicago have the opportunity to meet Chicago innovators, technologists, and business leaders, to hear from Mayor Emanuel, tour companies, attend Lollapalooza, and more.

Innovation Launchpad

"There is nothing more important than attracting young leaders to our city."

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

We invite you to take a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s cutting-edge companies, like Threadless, Motorola, Gogo, Groupon, Orbitz, and Google. Great talent feeds the creative flame underlying innovation, which is why we want you to choose Chicago as the launchpad for your career.





Speakers & Hosts

Company Visits

Who's Attending?

  • 80%

    STEM Majors

  • 43%


  • 38%

    From Outside IL

Universities Represented

  • Babson College
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • DePaul University
  • DeVry University
  • Duke University
  • ESADE Business School
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • IIT
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • London School of Economics
  • Loyola University
  • MIT
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • The University of Chicago
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-
  • Champaign
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis

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