C2ST achieves its mission by hosting relevant, independent, and credible public STEM programs across all scientific fields at locations throughout Chicagoland. With nine out of ten program attendees’ expectations fulfilled, our supporters agree that C2ST is accomplishing its mission of increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.
We are dedicated to providing a professional and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. Please be respectful of diversity in individuals and in cultures at our events.
Check out below what programs we have planned and discover what we’ve hosted in the past.
As a guest of Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), you agree to be photographed, videotaped, or filmed and grant C2ST permission to put the finished footage/photography to any uses that it may deem proper including marketing, advertising (print, radio, and television) and PR-related activities.
We only have access to/collect information when you sign up for our programs or that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contacts from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization.
May 2, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salt Flats Innovation House
113 North May Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Registration opens soon!
Save the date for Thursday, May 2nd. 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.
January 18, 2024
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV
Hormones help regulate various body processes such as growth, metabolism, mood, and reproduction. We can think of our body’s endocrine system as one that acts like a communication hub where hormones are used as messengers! Certain chemicals, which can be natural or human-made, can play tricks by either mimicking hormones, blocking them, or interfering with their production or breakdown; We call these sneaky trickster chemicals endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs can be found in things we use every day like certain plastics, pesticides, and some products like cosmetics or cleaning agents. In short, we are exposed to EDCs through the air, water, or food we consume. What are the potential effects of subjection to these disruptors, even in small amounts? What health concerns should we be looking out for as a result of exposure? Join C2ST and Dr. Jodi Flaws to learn more about the impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on reproductive health and more!
December 5, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes, West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, USA
C2ST is partnering with Instituto Cervantes for a conversation between María Blasco, Scientific Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group (CNIO); Human Cell Atlas leader Sarah Teichmann, and artist Daniel Canogar, renowned for his algorithm-based installations, as they discuss their collaboration at the intersection of art, science, and technology.
November 9, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
How will AI shape our world and what must be done to regulate its use? We’ve invited experts to share their thoughts with you. Read more…
November 2, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
1375 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Join us for a fun-filled evening at Fulton Labs for the C2ST Fall Social! This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow science enthusiasts, make new friends, and enjoy a night of engaging conversations. Whether you’re a scientist, a student, or simply curious about the wonders of science industry, this event is for you!
October 14, 2023
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA