Chicago Title

Chicago Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services Chicago is a member of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies providing title insurance and related services for many of the largest and most prestigious commercial real estate transactions, from historic landmarks to modern skyscrapers, hospitals to hotels, and shopping centers to sports arenas.  We offer one-stop service to our commercial customers whose real estate transactions span North America.

Latham & Watkins LLp

Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to helping clients achieve their business strategies and providing outstanding legal services around the world. Clients depend on the firm to find innovative solutions to complex business issues, and Latham lawyers leverage the firm’s global platform to help clients handle these challenges.

Much Shelist pc

Much was established in 1970 with a focus on business counseling, transactional law and litigation. Today, we are a firm of approximately 100 attorneys who routinely handle large and complex transactions and litigation for businesses of all sizes. Clients include financial institutions, private equity groups, public and private companies with a global presence, middle-market businesses, families and high-net-worth individuals. Lawyers at Much have substantial experience representing a range of manufacturers, distributors and service companies in various industries, from technology startups to mature businesses with a focus on growth strategies, market penetration and succession plans.

jewell events catering

For over fifty years we’ve been serving the corporate, philanthropic, social and arts communities of Chicago. Jewell Events Catering is the premier caterer for creative cutting edge cuisine and seamless execution.


We create digital experiences, brands, and services that build relationships between companies and their consumers.

Linda Stehno Design

A multi-disciplinary design studio founded by Emmy-nominated art director, digital, and motion designer, Linda Stehno. Linda Stehno Design has created projects for McDonald’s, DDB/Chicago, Anixter, Baxter, Aveeno, Safeway, Komatsu, and the Tribune Company among other national and international brands. Linda spent 15 years as art director & lead motion designer for The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Standby and Go

Standby and Go Productions, Inc. provides live events, primarily for corporate clients, with producers, stage managers (callers), and assistant stage managers (deck managers). SB&Go has a wide range of experience in agency work, experiential marketing, music, automotive, television, video packaging and storytelling. Let SB&Go be your one stop for your live event needs!

Metropolitan Capital a universal bank

Metropolitan Capital is a Universal Bank providing Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Consulting services to small to medium-sized businesses and the founders and families who own or operate them. The breadth of our service offerings and ability to create innovative, thoughtful, and highly customized solutions enable our clients to grow their businesses and achieve their long-term financial goals. We believe in a relationship first approach and have successfully built our network to include clients in 46 states and 10 countries with physical presences in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. 


Entrepreneurs Eric Becker and Avy Stein founded Cresset with a vision to reinvent wealth management and with a firm belief that clients deserve better. With offices in Chicago, West Palm Beach, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Minneapolis, Cresset offers individuals and families access to a comprehensive suite of family office services, personalized wealth management, investment advisory, planning, and other services through Cresset Asset Management, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor with approximately $4 billion in assets under management. Cresset Partners, Cresset’s private investing affiliate, offers clients and other investors direct access to institutional quality real estate, private equity, and other investment opportunities.

Field Notes

Inspired by the vanishing sub-genre of agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers, and the simple, unassuming beauty of a well-crafted grocery list, the Draplin Design Company of Portland and Coudal Partners, a Chicago creative firm, have created Field Notes Brand, a collection of smartly-designed, vintage-styled pocket notebooks, calendars, and various office accoutrements.

United life insurance company

United Life Insurance Company is dedicated to providing quality products and personal service to its agents and policyholders. Leveraging its knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated team, United Life delivers a standard of service that is unsurpassed in the insurance industry.  Established in 1962, the Company has built an excellent reputation for offering high-value products that are simple and straight-forward.

Ella's flats

Ellen is an energetic woman with an appetite, always looking for delicious foods without added sugar or processed ingredients. And she never knew what to eat for breakfast until your very own Jessica Lederhausen introduced her to a recipe from northern Europe.  In one moment Ellen knew that everyone should have these amazing seed crisps and from there she personalized them and set to work. Enjoying others enjoying Ella's Flats™ and feeling great in the process is the ultimate joy, so enjoy!


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Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn, ranked one of the top 15 law firms in the nation at providing exceptional value to clients, is made up of attorneys who are dealmakers and problem solvers who provide practical, industry-driven legal advice that addresses each client’s unique needs. We’ve tried the longest jury trial and one of the largest civil suits in American history and closed deals coast-to-coast and around the globe. Supported by our firm's state-of-the-art technology, lawyers in our Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois and Washington, D.C. offices enjoy a nationwide practice.


UNREAL is on a mission to unjunk the world, starting with your favorite snacks. Unreal snacks made with all real ingredients... Nothing artificial, no GMOs. Good is back, and the taste is unreal.


roti was create for a reason: To share our love of the Mediterranean's delicious flavors, wholesome ingredients, and bright spices. This is food you'll love to eat that makes you feel great.

simple truth

Simple Truth believes that simplicity and truth have the power to transform business. For over 20 years, we’ve been helping companies uncover what makes their brands unique — what we call their simple truth — and communicate that idea in ways that provide clarity, create emotional connections and drive action. We love to simplify the complex, unravel knotty communication problems and design ways for people to engage with brands. Let’s chat! Visit us at


Articulation provides executive communication coaching, training and facilitation services for those who need to achieve more influence in their workplaces. From subject matter experts aiming to be leaders, to leaders aiming to be more concise or impactful, we have an effective approach to help you compete.


CBRE Group, Inc. a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2018 revenue). CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

whole foods market

Our purpose is to nourish people and the planet. We’re a purpose-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. Quality is a state of mind at Whole Foods Market.


see ya, stress 
incense-free modern meditation
no-need-to-get-naked massage
thoughtfully curated retail
a space designed for calm


S'well is the fashionable, reusable beverage bottle company that gives back. S’well bottles are beautifully crafted and composed of BPA-Free 18/8 stainless steel, keeping beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. On a mission to rid the world of single-use plastic bottles and help communities in need, S’well gives back with each bottle sold.

TEa squares

TeaSquares are superfood energy bites crafted to help support focus and productivity. Our performance driven superfood blends can help support the mind and body perform at it’s best to overcome fatigue and bring you one step closer to achieving your aspirations.


WTRMLN WTR is the pioneer in cold pressed juiced watermelon. It is made with 2 simple ingredients – watermelon and organic lemon – and its loaded with naturally occurring electrolytes, antioxidants, and Vitamin C. Watermelon Juice like WTRMLN WTR was named the #1 global food trend for 2017, following Beyonce’s investment in WTRMLN WTR in 2016.

oogies snacks

Oogie's Snacks has been creating delicious, healthy popcorn and seasonings since 2005. Our distinctive flavors include everything from traditional popcorn favorites to the latest on-trend flavors. Nothing Artificial Ever. Made in Denver, Colorado.Find us at FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD


Kitchfix is an emerging brand delivering grain-free products that are easy on your body and convenient for your life. Kitchfix granola, bars and waffles are crafted to incredibly high standards, limiting ingredients like grains and refined sugars that put stress on your body. Our chefs work harder so you can live easy. Enjoy your stress-free life!

Think jerky

Founder Ricky Hirsch was shocked to discover that most jerky products are pumped full of sugar, so he he set out to creat a jerky that is both healthy and delicious. By partnering with some of the world's best chefs, conscioulsy minimizing sugar and salt, and only using the healthiest ingredients, Ricky takes jerky from gas station to health food.

esp presents

ESP Presents is a boutique event production firm that creates purpose-driven experiential events. A full-service, special events company ESP Presents focuses on project management, planning, production, on-site activation, graphic design and communications. The company is inspired by the desire to deliver the highest quality of service to brands and organizations that are strengthening local communities and bettering the world we live in. Some of company they keep include NAMI, Lululemon, Art Institute of Chicago, and Boys and Girls Club of Chicago.

Boxed Water

Water is essential for good health. The process of bottling water isn’t. Packaging water in plastic bottles produces carbon emissions and greenhouse gasses, and clogs landfills. By using paper, a renewable resource, Boxed Water is more sustainable and better for the planet.


Esko technology is accelerating the product creation process by digitizing and automating tasks, while connecting the people, processes and tools involved. Software and hardware from Esko enable digital transformation throughout the go to market process for consumer goods, bringing products to life with accuracy, efficiency and speed to meet the needs of global brands and the people who trust them.


Frönen is a non-dairy “nice cream” made using only ingredients you know and trust. Inside every pint, fruit and coconut cream create a rich, creamy base for a guilt-free indulgence. Frönen contains no refined sugar, artificial ingredients, or additives.

skinny souping

From the beginning, our company was started with the idea of bringing soup back to its roots - the original health food - veggie & broth based, always fresh and absolutely no preservatives.

Number project

Number Project is a creative agency made up of artists and marketers with a focus on experiential marketing and events.

printable promotions

Unlike other promotional companies, we work as full-service consultative partners. Just tell us your budget, quantity and audience, and we'll do all the legwork for you, so you can focus on all your other marketing responsibilities. We began in 1993 with a simple plan: treat others the way you would like to be treated and you will be successful. Guess what? It worked. (Well, we did a few other things right along the way!)

Greater Than

Properly hydrated bodies feel and perform at higher level, with more muscular powder, endurance, and range of motion. Greater Than offers your body superior hydration with 2-3x the electrolytes than store bought sports drinks.

Exchange 312

Exchange 312 is an elegant, yet approachable, customizable event space located in the heart of Wicker Park. Built by event industry professionals, Exchange is the product of years of experience and deep understanding of best venue practices. Created for intimate gatherings and accommodating groups up to 150, the space, surroundings, and amenities are exquisitely crafted to make every experience distinctively one-of-a-kind. Offering flexible layouts, a luxurious built-in bar, and access to event planning pros, hosting events at Exchange is effortless, fun and tailored to your every need.

Simple Mills

Simple MIlls is a portfolio brand transforming the center store with delicious baking mixes, frostings, cookies, and crackers. Our products are made with only simple, nutritious ingredients that work harder for your body and nothing artificial, ever. And best of all, they taste great so there's no compromise! Our growth has been incredible. We are now the #1 natural baking mix brand, #2 natural cracker brand, and the #3 natural cookie brand. You can find us in over 16,000 stores nationwise including Kroger, Publix, Meijer, Costco, and Target.


BrewBike provides delicious coffee to college communities in the most convenient ways, every day. And by empowering students to run BrewBike at their school, we equip and enable the next generation of American entrepreneurs. BrewBike was founded by undergraduates at Northwestern University in 2016 and has since expanded to the University of Texas at Austin.

CH Distilleries

CH Distillery is a Chicago-based artisan spirits producer with an extensive portfolio including core and specialty spirits. Handmade from organic Illinois grains and using only the finest ingredients, our products speak to our core values: sourcing locally, drinkability, high quality, and value. Founded in 2013, the name CH refers to the great city of Chicago and the fundamental compounds in alcohol, Carbon and Hydrogen.


Integrative health practitioner Nicole Burdock is thrilled to have created GoPatch, the world’s first transdermal, homeopathic patches free of drugs and side effects. Crafted sustainably, our patches relieve nausea, anxiety, hangovers, vertigo, menstrual cramps, and other common ailments that keep you from experiencing life’s great adventures. GoPatch is safe for kids and pets too. Our patches optimize well-being, are worn discreetly and provide you with a natural, sustainable alternative to medications that leave you feeling drugged and drowsy. As innovators of products that strive to minimize ecological footprint, GoPatch donates a portion of its profits to The Climate Mobilization Project.


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Attend TEDxChicago 2019

Attending a live TEDx event is an interactive, engaging, and exciting experience with other TED-loving people.

Venue SIX10, 610 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago IL
May 1, 2019
1 pm - 6 pm (Check-in and Pre-Show 1-2 pm)