chicago-ideas-tagBrad Keywell is the founder and chairman of Chicago Ideas, a global platform for business, political, and social leaders to connect, collaborate, and put innovative ideas into action.  Each October, Chicago Ideas gathers over 27,000 individuals from across the world for Chicago Ideas Week, a dynamic line-up of over 160 speakers, behind-the-scenes Labs, and countless opportunities to connect.

Chicago Ideas is a movement built on one core belief:  When a wide spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world.  Chicago Ideas puts together interactive programming that alters perspectives, stretches academic curiosity and forces us all to look forward and reimagine the structures and beliefs that shape our community.  Electrifying Talks and hands-on Labs create critical bridges that stimulate cross-industry dialogue that furthers ideas on intellectual, technological and social frontiers.