Catalyst Ranch is Chicago's most creative Meeting and Special Events Space.

Crafting a Brief & Brilliant Introduction With Leadership Story Lab

By | 2017-01-09T18:24:21+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leadership Storytelling 101 Crafting a Brief and Brilliant Introduction Question. After listening to a typical PowerPoint presentation, how much information do you recall? Chances are, not too much. No, there is nothing wrong with your memory. For over 25 years now, we have known that data is up to 20 times more likely to be remembered [...]

Ignite Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol

By | 2016-12-01T19:53:40+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

PRESENTS Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Ignite Theatre presents A Christmas Carol like you’ve never experienced before. This interactive, immersive new take on the holiday classic brings the audience along on a 1 hour tour through the unique and creative rooms of The Catalyst Ranch. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the beloved story from dancing [...]

The Creative World of Play with Corporate Event Interactive

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:28+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation, Interviews, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jodi Whitlock of Corporate Event Interactive tells us about how their team got started, where she likes to vacation (don't forget the wine!) and what's coming up for CEI. What made you get into this business? CEI began as a traditional event planning company. We quickly discovered an affinity for the teambuilding and interactive part of [...]

The Amazing Paper Sculptures of Chie Hitotsuyama

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:29+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Art, Create, December, Design, Innovation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

So you say you always wanted to see lifelike animals sculpted out of newspaper but never knew where to find them?  Well, look no further!  Paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama creates amazingly detailed three dimensional sculptures (the sleeping one above looks like Pogo's long-lost cousin!) out of everyday newspapers. By binding rolled and twisted wet newspaper, using the [...]

Ignite Theatre Presents Why Not Me

By | 2016-11-02T20:55:38+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presents Based on Chicago writer/actress Jen Bosworth's real-life experiences, the wry, energetic, comedic performance reveals the humorous gaffes and tribulations of her days as an actress living in Los Angeles and her return to Chicago as sickness and cancer engulf her family, while, at the same time, popular singer Jack White invades her nightly dreams as [...]

Ignite Theatre Presents the kates

By | 2016-10-24T18:18:51+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Presents   the kates provide an intimate night of comedy different from anything you’ll see at a typical Chicago club or late night bar.  Our mission is to showcase talented and hilarious female identified performers by creating inclusive and positive environments; This encourages artists to express their comic point of view in unique and non-apologetic ways - From darkly [...]

improve it!’s Q4 Business Improv Public Workshop

By | 2016-10-17T18:35:18+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]