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

improve it! Q4 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-10-18T17:29:24+00:00 November 7th, 2017|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? [...]

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Halloween Isn’t Spooky with Ignite Chicago. . .

By | 2017-09-28T20:01:01+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's Speaktacular! Ignite Chicago October is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. [...]

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End of Summer Means Ignite Chicago is Back!

By | 2017-09-01T15:24:50+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stand Up and Be Heard! Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood [...]

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Facilitator Spotlight: Meet The Rise Group!

By | 2017-08-01T19:32:54+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: August, Creative, Innovation, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Who are The Rise Group and how did you get started? Rise is a small but mighty consulting firm, founded in 2013 and based in NYC. We are all about helping people work better, together. We’re experts in making collaboration happen in organizations and teams.We partner with our clients in two ways: Moments and Movements. Moments [...]

improve it! Q3 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-06-28T15:39:21+00:00 July 26th, 2017|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? [...]

Ignite Theatre Presents Turn That thing Around

By | 2017-05-22T15:00:49+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Turn That thing Around: A Manic Narrators Longest Ride Turn That thing Around: A Manic Narrators Longest Ride follows a bisexual college freshman named Jack as he is experiencing a manic episode over the course of a three-day trip. Jack and the projections of his mind write this play before your eyes. This play raises awareness [...]

Don’t be an April Fool – Come to Ignite Chicago and Be Heard!

By | 2017-04-13T20:17:58+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. Your voice cracks for [...]

The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do

By | 2017-03-31T16:41:47+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do with Danny Schuman   Come join other Chicago entrepreneurs as we put together a list of tips and tools for entrepreneurial success. It'll be a fun and productive event to share what you know and learn what you don't. Each person will leave with his or her own [...]

3 Big, Easy Tips for a Green Meeting

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:27+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Events, Meeting Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Believe it or not, for an industry that is all about people and forging connections between them, the Meeting and Event industry generates a lot of waste. From all the handouts, to the food and even where all the furniture comes from, meetings and events leave a fairly sizable carbon footprint. At Catalyst Ranch, "green" [...]

Bring March in Like a Lion with Ignite Chicago!

By | 2017-02-28T18:58:31+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. Your voice cracks for [...]