Past Events

2014 CIA Recap

  • Best Advice I Ever Got

    Best Advice I Ever Got

    01/26/2016 at 1871


    A piece of good advice can change everything. Join business leaders from around the region for our first event of 2016, and hear accomplished CEOs and innovators share advice that changed their lives. It just may change yours, too!

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  • Innovators Connection Reception

    Innovators Connection Reception

    12/01/2015 at Park Grill


    Calling all start-ups and corporate innovators – find your next connection and celebrate Chicago’s evolving innovation community at the 2nd annual Innovators Connection Reception hosted by the Chicago Innovation Awards.

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  • Chicago Innovation Awards

    Chicago Innovation Awards

    10/27/2015 at The Harris Theater


    The largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Chicago’s business and civic leaders come together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market.


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  • Nominee Reception

    09/09/2015 at Park West


    Considered to be the premier networking event in Chicago’s innovation community, every type of organization is present at our Nominee Reception, as we celebrate all nominees who launched a new product or service in our region.

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  • The Innovation Doctor Is In

    08/27/2015 at UI Labs


    A small group of expert innovation “doctors” will be put to the test when they are confronted by entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for their business ailments and growth opportunities – all before a live audience.

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