Features leading national and international experts presenting a variety of perspectives on a specific theme for a series of public programs.
Offer Chicago’s business community access to U.S. and international government officials and experts who provide timely, relevant information on international trade, economics, and business challenges.
Identifies individuals who will equip Chicago to compete and thrive in the global era to participate in a two-year program, which culminates with a group report on a topic pertinent to Chicago’s future.
Focuses on enhancing Chicago’s strengths as a global city, and raises awareness – both here and abroad – of Chicago’s international connections.
Programs in the series offer exceptional educational opportunities for the general public and executives alike to make sense of pressing economic issues.
Forum programs focus on most important political, social, and economic issues affecting the rapidly chaning greater Middle East.
Feature prominent speakers in annual events or series funded by individual philanthropists, foundations, or corporations.
Provide unique opportunities for selected individuals to participate in small-format discussions with leading experts, corporate executives, and national and international policymakers.
Offer Council leadership members and top donors greater interaction and in-depth experiences with experts and leaders whose views help shape the world.
Cover a wide variety of topics including U.S. foreign policy, and critical global issues such as migration, economics and trade, and agricultural development.
Bring emerging leaders from around the world to Chicago to exchange ideas and share their insights with the city’s top civic, academic, nonprofit, and corporate leaders.
Explores the central role of women in international development efforts by governments, NGOs, philanthropies, and businesses.
Provides a nonpartisan forum in Chicago for world leaders to speak to public audiences about the critical issues of the day.
Bring together under-40 Chicagoans, from diverse academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds, who want to network and discuss current global issues.