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Learning Expedition Chicago


In the fall of 2019, leaders of global business districts, business districts managing companies, and urban planning authorities will gather in Chicago, Illinois, for a fast-paced trip focused on Placemaking issues.

October 17-19

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Three days of learning expedition will immerse you in the latest urban trends, meet the key players of Downtown Chicago—from innovative startups to the local authorities—to learn from their best practices, visit unique places of innovation, get in touch with the Global Business District (GBD) Innovation Club network, and exchange and benefit from immersion in the ecosystem. See Program (PDF)

Run of Show

Get a preview of the program itinerary and see how your business district can participate in Learning Expedition Chicago in the fall of 2019.

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While You're in Chicago

Whether you're drawn to shopping on State Street (“that great street”), dining in one American's best restaurant cities, seeing a performance in the Theatre District, being dazzled by our architecture or getting lost in the country's second-largest art museum, here in the Loop you'll experience the best of everything Chicago has to offer.