Bringing Chicago’s Technology and Business Leaders Across The Country

    Led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel with ChicagoNEXT of World Business Chicago, the ThinkChicago: Roadshow brings Chicago’s technology and business leaders to visit top business and engineering programs on college campuses across the country, showcasing career-building opportunities within Chicago’s vibrant innovation ecosystem.


    As Chicago becomes a national hub for innovation and technology, ThinkChicago brings local leaders together to tell the story of what’s growing here and paint a picture of Chicago’s future that encourages students to live and work here after graduation.


    2019 DATES



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    Leadership Talks

    By Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of Chicago’s top technology entrepreneurs

    Panel Discussions

    With Chicago leaders discussing the city's technology industry and business opportunities

    Interactive Sessions

    For students to meet with Chicago's leading business and civic leaders

    University Partnership Opportunities

    For members of the Chicago delegation to meet with university thought-leaders

  • Roadshow 2018

    Connecting Top Talent with Innovative Business

    University of Illinois

    Urbana-Champaign, IL

    University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor, MI


    Los Angeles, CA

    Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Cambridge, MA

    University of Wisconsin

    Madison, WI


    Purdue University

    West Lafayette, IN

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Chicago, IL

    Northwestern University

    Evanston, IL

    University of Iowa

    Iowa City, IA

    Carnegie Mellon

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Spelman College

    Atlanta, GA

    Morehouse College

    Atlanta, GA

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, GA