C2ST Science in the City Gala

May 4, 2023
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Discovery Partners Institute
200 South Wacker Drive, South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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On Thursday, May 4th the Chicago Council on Science and Technology will hold our largest fundraising event of the year: the Science in the City Gala! Join us as we celebrate excellent public STEM outreach with academic and industry leaders, educators, community members, and young professionals from across Chicagoland.

Guests will engage with each other and C2ST’s leadership throughout the evening as we showcase new innovative research and science communication leaders from the area’s scientific institutions. 

This event includes the return of 2022’s popular Speed Networking activity, new research poster presentations from C2ST partner organizations, and our 2023 awards presentation. (In addition to heavy appetizers, beer and wine, and silent auction with the chance to win unique and priceless experiences throughout Chicago!)

The evening supports C2ST’s mission and full spectrum of programming.

Attire: Business

Young professional ticket rates are available, email info@c2st.org to obtain a discount code.

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology will honor two individuals with an “Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award” by awarding a “Lifetime Achievement Award” as well as a “Young Professional Award.” 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.

This year we are unveiling our Impact Awards! The Social Impact, Innovative Research, and Synergy Awards will go to outstanding organizations who have had a great impact in the last few years.

View past awardees here.

Want to support C2ST through an in-kind donation or sponsorship? Your contribution will support a vital STEM resource in the region and be acknowledged through all of our public-facing channels. Full details on sponsorship are located here. Please contact us at info@c2st.org with any questions.

Event Details

Gala Run of Show:

6:00pm: Food and drink available

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Alternate between Speed Networking & New Research Presentations 

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Awards Ceremony

8:30pm: Event concludes

Event Sponsors

Atomic Architects

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