On the Table
On the Table, an annual forum of the Chicago Community Trust, is designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and create a unifying experience across the region. Thousands of Chicago-area residents gather in small groups to share a meal and discuss common challenges and opportunities, exploring new ways to work together to make communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic.
Chicago Humanities Festival
Every fall, some of the world’s most exciting thinkers, artists, and performers come to Chicago for a festival that celebrates ideas in the context of civic life. The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human. It fosters curiosity, celebrates creativity, and explores the boundaries of contemporary knowledge and culture.