Science in the City Annual Gala 2017

Science in the City Annual Gala 2017

Join Chicago Council on Science and Technology for Science in the City, our 7th Annual Fundraising Gala!

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Help C2ST foster connections across various industries as we celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary at this year’s gala! Our mission is to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of science and technology and their impact on society. Over the last 10 years, C2ST has produced over 160 programs, hosted more than 330 speakers and reached over 18,000 people. The proceeds from this year’s gala will help us continue to support C2ST’s mission and put on informative programs across the Chicago area. Exciting upcoming events include: a screening of “We Believe in Dinosaurs” by 137 Films, supporting women in STEM and challenging gender norms with TrueChild and a 50th anniversary event with Fermilab.

Science in the City will provide an opportunity for supporters to celebrate science and enjoy interactive sports museum exhibits; attendees will meet researchers and mingle with area business leaders and young professionals. The evening includes a cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and raffle, and will be hosted by Aaron Freeman, Artist in Residence at C2ST. Freeman is a writer/producer, science commentator and funnyman. He is the former host of both NPR's weekly talk show Metropolis and WTTW's Chicago Tomorrow, a weekly science-and-health half-hour magazine.


Also on the agenda, the recipients of Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s “Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award" will be fêted at the gala event. This year, we will be recognizing two awardees, in both the 'Lifetime Achievement' and 'Accomplished Young Professional' categories. C2ST created this award in 2012 to honor individuals who share in the passion and mission of the organization—to increase the awareness of the great R&D taking place in our region. Past recipients include several esteemed scientific community members like the ones listed below:


2013 Award Winner, Eric Isaacs, Ph.D., then the Director of Argonne National Lab and future Provost of University of Chicago. With Alan Schriesheim, president of C2ST.


Joe Feinberg accepting the 2014 award on behalf of Janice Feinberg, director of the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation.


2015 Award Winner, Gary Brinson, Founder and Chairman of the Brinson Foundation.


2016 Awardee, Lucianne Walkowicz, Ph.D., an accomplished young professional and an Astrophysicist at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.


Donations are vital!

We have various donation levels that include giving opportunities to help young professionals attend for half price! Please help us make this event a success with your support today! In-kind donations are also accepted for our silent auction and raffle.

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Are you a Young Professional who is interested in attending and have a discount code? Please register on the eventbrite page here. If don't have the code, please email us at

By: Anders Pollack
Date: Tue, 2017-02-28 11:32