Science in the City Gala 2023

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Science in the City Gala 2023

Join us to celebrate public STEM outreach and education!

By The Chicago Council on Science and Technology

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, May 4 · 6 - 8:30pm CDT


Discovery Partners Institute 200 S Wacker Floor 4 Chicago, IL 60606

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About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

On Thursday, May 4th the Chicago Council on Science and Technology will hold our largest fundraising event of the year: the Science in the City Gala. The evening supports C2ST’s mission and full spectrum of programming. We will be showcasing science communication leaders and new innovative research from The area’s scientific institutions.

Join us as we celebrate public STEM outreach with STEM community members, academic and industry leaders, educators, and young professionals from across Chicagoland.

Guests will engage with each other and C2ST’s leadership throughout the evening which includes the return of 2022’s popular Speed Networking activity, new research poster presentations from C2ST partner organizations, and our 2023 awards presentation, in addition to heavy appetizers, beer and wine, and silent auction, with the chance to win unique and priceless experiences throughout Chicago.

Attire: Business

Young professional ticket rates are available, email to obtain a discount code.

Event Schedule:

6:00pm: Food and drink available

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Alternate between Speed Networking & New Research Presentations

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Awards Ceremony

8:30pm: Event concludes

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology will honor two individuals with an “Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award" by awarding a “Lifetime Achievement Award” as well as a “Young Professional Award.” C2ST created this award in 2012 to honor individuals who share in the passion and mission of the organization—to increase the awareness of the great R&D taking place in our region. 

This year we are unveiling our Impact Awards! The Social Impact, Innovative Research, and Synergy Awards will go to outstanding organizations who have had a great impact in the last few years.

View past awardees here.

Want to support C2ST through an in-kind donation or sponsorship? Your contribution will support a vital STEM resource in the region and be acknowledged through all of our public-facing channels. Full details on sponsorship are located here. Please contact us at with any questions.

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