Science in the City Annual Gala 2017

May 18, 2017

Chicago Sports Museum, Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA


Help C2ST foster connections across various industries as we celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary at this year’s gala. There will be an opportunity for supporters to celebrate science and enjoy interactive sports museum exhibits. Meet researchers and mingle with area business leaders and young professionals while you enjoy food and drinks. This fundraiser will provide C2ST with much-needed financial resources to help support its mission.

The evening includes a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffle, a chance to mingle with business and scientific leaders and young professionals, all while enjoying the sports museum exhibits and beautiful skyline.

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.

Event Details


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Self parking located in Water Tower Place on Chestnut Street. Available at a special rate of $12 per car for up to 5 hours with restaurant validation.

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.

Please see the sponsorship opportunities here

Please see sponsorship and in-kind donation forms here

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