This October 27-29, ThinkChicago will invite 300 top-tier college students from across the country to take an (ALL VIRTUAL) behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s tech ecosystem and access to Chicago Ideas - the city's leading ideas platform. Chicago Ideas speakers will be sharing their thought leadership on a variety of topics ranging from leadership and life’s lessons to science and technology, to the most pressing issues of the day and the most creative insights in entertainment.



    • Talks and presentations featuring Chicago's leading technologists and entrepreneurs
    • Networking opportunities with local tech companies who are hiring
    • Access to Chicago Ideas programming. 

    Students are accepted into the program based on their interest in digital technology, computer science, innovation, entrepreneurship, and demonstrated commitment to excellence. Most students are in the junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, but students from other years are also encouraged to apply.


    Thank to our ThinkChicago 2020 presenting sponsor tastytrade!

    Learn more about one of Chicago's leading tech companies here.

    Thank you our to partner Chicago Ideas! Chicago Ideas is a year-round platform designed to make visionary ideas accessible to a wide audience, fostering meaningful connections to spark positive change in the world, learn more here.

    2020 DATES

    October 27, 28, 29

    *to note: this is an all-virtual event with no in-person meetings

    Student Application Deadline:

    October 9, 2020 - thanks for applying!