“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after Top Chicago Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”
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The Ethical Futurists is a unique pairing of two of today’s leading keynote speakers; Alison Burns and James Taylor. Together they have spoken on thousands of stages from London to Chicago – The Ethical Futurists, delivering tailored, insightful, entertaining and highly visual keynote presentations to clients including IBM, Cisco, GSK, Visa, EY, Apple, Intuit as well as various Governments. In their inspiring, entertaining and highly visual co-keynote they will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical and innovative companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth. Top Chicago Keynote Speakers
Alison Burns is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, future trends, diversity, inclusion and the ethical implications of technology. Full Alison Burns bio Top Chicago Keynote Speakers
James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. Full James Taylor bio Top Chicago Keynote Speakers
Chicago has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, on W 34th St.
AMA Conference Center New York City, on Broadway
Downtown Conference Center, on William St.
NYC Conference Center at Cornell ILR, on E 34th St.
Convene on Park Ave.
Magnuson Convention Center Hotel, on W 38th St.
General Information about Chicago for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Chicago is the third most populated city from the United States, after New York and Los Angeles. Its metropolitan area has almost 10 million inhabitants, being the third largest in the US. Positioned along Lake Michigan, Chicago is the region with the largest number of highways and railroads from the United States and is an international hub for commerce, technology, transportation, telecommunications and finance, having the fourth largest gross metropolitan product from the world (approximately $670.5 billion), after Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. Its major sections include the central business district (‘the Loop’) and the North, South and West Sides. Chicago’s most important sites include the Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Sears Tower, the Magnificent Mile and the Navy Pier. The Chicago area is also home to many universities and colleges, some of them, such as the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Northwestern University, being world famous, especially for their research. The city is a vibrant artistic culture, being renowned for its visual arts, theater (including improvisational comedy), film, and music (the most representative genres being blues, jazz, hip hop, house, and gospel).
The City as a Conference Destination
Chicago is a major international convention and conference destination, hosting events focused on business, management, industry and health. Its main convention center, the McCormick Place, is the largest conference center in the US and the third largest in the world. Chicago’s major business conferences include the AOA Annual Business Meeting, the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and the National Investment Center’s Annual Conference. Its most important industry conference is the AREMA Annual Conference & Exposition , and notable conventions focused on health include the Bank of America Marathon and Health & Fitness annual event, and the United Fresh Produce Association Annual Convention.
Chicago Food Options for Conference Delegates
Chicago is a great place to eat after your business conference, being one of the most important cities in which to try American cuisine in all its variety. Important restaurants include: Oriole (+1 312-877-5339), Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (+1 312-379-5637), and The Polo Inn Bridgeport U.S.A. (+1 773-927-7656), the latter being internationally famous for its brunches. Vegetarians and vegans also have choices in Chicago, such as the Chicago Diner (+1 773-252-3211). However, if you like steaks and barbecues, you should definitely visit the Smoque BBQ (+1 773-545-7427) to sample the most delicious meat meals from Chicago.