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Chicago Humanities connects people to the ideas that shape and define us, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human.

We bring the world to Chicago while elevating Chicago on behalf of its citizens.

We share and shape culture through one-of-a-kind content. Welcoming leading figures from across disciplines and professions, we take our audiences beyond the headlines, exploring civic and cultural concerns and new ideas in pursuit of fresh perspectives that transcend personal experience.

We fuel creativity through inventive formats, frameworks, and programming that explores human ingenuity. Uniting art and science, technology and policy, literature and media, politics, and more, we bring a world of creativity and insight to Chicago stages while elevating and celebrating talent unique to the city we call home.

We cultivate connection through social gatherings and stimulating conversations. Giving audience members direct access to presenters, performers, and each other, we provide rich opportunities for fun, casual interaction before, during, and after events.

The City is the Site