Starting today, 100 of the world’s top speakers and the Midwest’s best thinkers – a group that includes former U.S. Pres. Bill Clinton – will address green technology and its role in the aging U.S. infrastructure as part of the first ever Chicago Ideas Week.
Taking place in Chicago – the home of U.S. Green Technology – the seven-day electrifying speaker conference also will feature speakers such as American businessman Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and even American film actress Fran Drescher additionally will serve as speakers this week at Chicago Ideas Week.
“By bringing together the top innovators, thinkers, creators and doers to America’s most dynamic city, Chicago Ideas Week will spark innovations, new initiatives and new businesses,” Emanuel said of the speakers.
Among the topics speakers will discuss at Chicago Ideas Week are entrepreneurship, education, global community development, media, the economy and architecture. Chicago Ideas Week on Tuesday will feature an interview of former Pres. Bill Clinton by TIME Magazine Managing Editor Richard Stengel. In addition, brief talks of up to 18 minutes regarding “ideas worth spreading” – called TEDxMidwest – will take place during the week. Labs also will give people the chance to learn the inner workings of Chicago businesses during Chicago Ideas Week.
In connection with the topic of green technology, urban theorist and speaker Naomi Davis specifically will talk about the importance of sustainable community initiatives specifically for black neighborhoods. Several social entrepreneurs also will be at this week’s conference of speakers, including Princeton University graduate Jason Aramburu – who believes climate change is one of the greatest global challenges the world faces today.
The Chicago Ideas Week conference will span multiple parts of the Windy City, including Wrigley Field, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago History Museum.
“One of Chicago’s great strengths is its ability to see the possibilities in things, which is another way of saying ‘innovation,’” Daley said. “As a result, the city has become a global center of intellectual capital that boasts an abundance of new product and technology advancements with some of the world’s leading companies. Chicago Ideas Week is a groundbreaking event that both builds on and will strengthen that tradition.”
For more information about the event, visit http://www.chicagoideas.com/
About U.S. Green Technology
U.S. Green Technology was established in January of 2009. U.S. Green Technology‘s mission is to share news and information about the latest advancements in green technologies and green jobs. U.S. Green Technology‘s areas of coverage include providing information on green social media campaigns, changes in green business, spread of the green movement throughout entertainment, green technological invention, new green start-ups, green manufacturing, green building, and green jobs. U.S. Green Technology recently launched a new free business directory for companies to promote their products and services. U.S. Green Technology also offers a green jobs board, powered by Simply Hired, for employers to post green jobs for job seekers interested in careers in the green jobs industries such as clean energy, renewable fuels, information technology, green building and green transportation.