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Chicago’s first-ever Night of Ideas will offer guests after-hours access to the Field Museum for a series of intellectual talks, panels, and workshops exploring this year’s central theme "Being Alive / Être vivant" on topics such as climate change and biodiversity, urban sustainability, humans and technology, sex positivity, disability leadership and more. Honored guest speakers will include Franco-Congolese novelist Alain Mabanckou; economist and former advisor under President Obama, Michael Greenstone; visual artist Amanda Williams; and WBEZ’s South Side reporter Natalie Moore. Throughout the evening, museum spaces will also host performances by French juggler Jérôme Thomas, Chicago’s ERA Footwork Crew, and interactive happenings including live music, poetry, group yoga, tai chi, and meditation.

Additional details and full program at this link: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/our-events/night-ideas-alive

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-of-ideas-alive-tickets-85271554515

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This event is free and open to the public. 

Night of Ideas in Chicago is presented by Field Museum and the Consulate General of France in Chicago. 

This event is made possible with major support from the Open Society Foundations.