C2ST works on achieving its mission by hosting critical, relevant and timely public programs on a variety of topics hosted in different locations throughout Chicagoland. Check out what programs we have planned for the upcoming season and discover what programs we’ve hosted in the past. Many of our past programs are recorded and are also available on our YouTube channel, C2ST TV.
May 7, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Alliance Française de Chicago
54 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
French Innovation Week is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in Chicago and the Midwest.
The 5th Annual French Innovation Week will take place in May 2018 with a variety of events throughout the Midwest that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation and more.
October 10, 2017
2375 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, USA
Over the past two decades, technology has had huge impacts on almost everything we do — everything except participate in our democracy. When it comes to the voting booths, things look a lot like they did in 1996, and changing that scene is really hard to do. Come talk about the role technology plays in our democracy: from campaigns to voter registration to election day, this space is ripe for innovation. The time is now. Read more…
September 12, 2017
Chicago’s Potemkin Village: Why Chicago’s innovation economy has failed, and how we can grow an innovation economy built around invention, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship
Since 2012, Chicago has built an estimated 1.5 million square feet of coworking spaces, and about 80 or 90 incubators and accelerators. Read more…
September 6, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Fermilab celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. What does the future hold for this world-renowned laboratory in Chicago’s western suburbs—and for physics itself?
June 7, 2016
What kinds of technology are involved with helping reduce and reuse food waste in an urban food production setting? Plant Chicago’s Farm Technology Coordinator, Eric Weber, will discuss some of the projects being explored at The Plant, and how they fit into the larger world. These projects focus on various parts of the circular economy as it relates to food production, from the actual production of food to the energy used in both production and processing, as well as how to handle the waste products generated. Read more…