World leaders, captains of industry and innovators of all stripes gathered in Chicago throughout the week for the first-ever Chicago Ideas Week."The talks and tours—or "labs"—were open to the public for $15. But for those who missed the opportunity to hear ideas from President Clinton or take a tour of Millennium Park with former Mayor Daley— all hope was not lost. Eight Forty-Eight asked listeners to share their ideas for how to make Chicago a better city. Expert Robert Wolcott, executive director of the Kellogg Innovation Network, was in studio to help develop ideas. Wolcott is also a senior lecturer of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Full disclosure—Professor Wolcott’s firm, Clareo Partners, is one of the many Chicago Ideas Week partners and WBEZ is a co-Media partner of the weeklong series.