Chicago Amplified

Chicago Amplified was created in 2006 to bring wider distribution to some of the most exciting and informative public programming happening throughout the Chicago region. Everyday throughout our communities there are lectures, conversations, panel discussions, forums, and other educational events taking place. They serve the purpose of inspiring public discourse about a vast array of topics, from recent scientific discoveries and important issues of the day to cultural connections and the importance of shared experience in both our personal and collective history.

Bringing these events together in a Web-based audio archive, this project aims to both increase access to this ongoing public discourse and encourage us all to join it. Here you have the opportunity to explore new topics and share others' experiences through educational events facilitated by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, policy makers, and community leaders.

Please note, the views and opinions expressed herein or as comments on this site are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago).

Chicago Amplified is a Partner-based program. Each event appearing in the Archive has been produced or sponsored by one of the Chicago Amplified Partners. If you would like to suggest an organization or institution for formal partnership, please e-mail us the following: the name of the organization or institution, its Web site address (note: if no Web site exists, please provide a name and phone number for the organization's primary contact), and a description of the types of educational events hosted, including those scheduled as upcoming. Chicago Amplified Partners are selected annually in the Fall of each year; 2012-2013 Partners have already been selected. Please note only organizations, not specific events, will be considered.

Access Living
Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
Alliance Fran├žaise de Chicago
American Friends Service Committee
Association for Women Journalists–Chicago
Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University
Chicago Architecture Foundation
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Chicago Council on Science and Technology
Chicago Cultural Alliance
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Public Library
Community Media Workshop
Community Renewal Society
Culinary Historians of Chicago
Donors Forum
Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts
Elmhurst College
The Encyclopedia Show
Goethe-Institut Chicago
Goodman Theatre
Illinois Humanities Council
Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Metropolitan Planning Council
Museum of Contemporary Art
Neighborhood Writing Alliance
The Newberry
Northeastern Illinois University
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Raven Foundation
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Society of Midland Authors
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Story Week Festival of Writers
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
UniVerse of Poetry
The University of Chicago
Woman Made Gallery

Young Chicago Authors

Affinity Community Services
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago State University
The Field Museum
Highland Park Historical Society
Hyde Park Art Center
Stop Smiling

MacArthur Foundation

Northbrook Public Library
Women of the World

Click here for more information on participating Partners, the Chicago Amplified program, and Chicago Public Media's Partnership Program.