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There will be beautiful people and smart people and interesting people (often the same people), and food and cocktails, and much science-y stuff in a most unique environment for your enjoyment.

Science of a Cocktail Party 2013

Illinois Science Council

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CST)

Chicago, IL

Science of a Cocktail Party 2013

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
I'm a TOTAL science geek! (Early bird price) Ended $60.00 $2.19
I'm a BIG FAN of science! Ended $75.00 $2.49
I DIG science but don't plan ahead (day of price) Ended $90.00 $2.79
A round for my friends! Group rate - buy 4, 5th is free! Ended $60.00 $2.19
Rats! Can't attend but will put my Money Where My Mind Is. Ended

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Event Details

 Science of a Cocktail Party

Saturday, November 9, 2013

8:00 - 11:00pm

D.I.R.T.T.* Environmental Solutions

(*"Doing It Right This Time")

Green Learning Center, 325 N. Wells Street

There will be beautiful people and smart people and interesting people (often the same people), sustainable seafood hors d’oeuvres, open bar with the signature pop-rock cocktail, plus science demonstrations all in the name of science and fun. This year’s amusements include 3-D Printing and psychological experiments in which you’ll play a video game with your eyes, your sense of touch and balance will be messed with, and you will be made temporarily color-blind.

You will absolutely be talking about this party afterward!


Special THANKS to our sponsors: 

DIRTT          American Science & Surplus      

Hogan Marren logo       Blommer Chocolate

  CH Distillery  Metropolitan Brewing Logo Terlato Wines      




Attire - Cocktail party but weather appropriate.  Meaning, if you want to wear your cute party dress or cool new shirt - fantastic.  But if it's rainy cold and you can't imagine changing out of flannel-lined jeans and a wooly sweater, that's fine with us!  Just no snuggies, please.  Ditch boots at the door - the drinks and conversation will warm you right up!

Parking Discount - A real $4 deal!!  We've arranged a big discount at Mart Parc Wells Self Park garage,  closest one to the event. Enter garage from either Wells Street or Kinzie, 1/2 block north of DIRTT, take your ticket and park. Before you leave our party, pick up one our tickets. Use that when you return to the garage to pay and your fee is reduced to $4.00!!!  No driving around the neighborhood or special reservation required.  Because ISC loves our friends

Wells Street is little confusing in the 300 block where DIRTT is because of the construction equipment for the Wells Bridge repair at the south edge of the building. Just walk up the sidewalk (south towards river) on Wells from Kinzie and you'll find building entrance on your left.

Public Transit - Easy!  Event is right across the street from southeast doors of Merchandise Mart.  CTA brown line stops on 2nd level of the Mart.  (Tip - there is no down escalator in the Mart; take the stairs next to the ATMs outside CTA turnstiles.)  Or, the #156 LaSalle bus stops one block east at 320 LaSalle.  Follow the narrow sidewalk on north side of the building west toward Wells, then turn left.

Dinner before? - If you want a special dinner before the party, there are lots of great restaurants in the River North area.  Nearby options include:  Fulton's on the River or Chicago Cut Steakhouse on LaSalle; or Kinzie Chop House, Moe's Cantina or John Barleycorn on Kinzie.  For many more options, and reservations, try here.   Check back; we'll see if we can find you any deals.

This is a 21+ event.
Handicap accessible - Yes, DIRTT is accessible.

Printed tickets - Don't print out tickets; it wastes paper.  Provide your name, and guest name(s), with your ticket purchase and we'll have a complete list at the door.

Bonus Quote - "In this house, we OBEY the laws of thermodynamics! - Homer Simpson

Have questions about Science of a Cocktail Party 2013? Contact Illinois Science Council

When & Where

DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Green Learning Center
325 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CST)

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Illinois Science Council

Illinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent 501c3 organization that engages, educates, and entertains the public about science, technology, engineering and math in our everyday lives. We showcase the scientists and research of those Chicago-area institutions and companies that make Chicago our nation's true "City of Science." 

We are inspired and motivated by this Carl Sagan quote: “The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous."

ISC explores all areas of science and technology and we do it with a fun, non-stuffy approach.  We don't care what's been forgotten since we were in school (or never learned in the first place). It's simply about continuing to exercise our inexhaustible human sense of curiosity.  Visit: for more info or to get involved.

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