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

Camp Boundless!

By | 2017-08-09T18:02:57+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  In celebration of Catalyst Ranch’s 15th Anniversary this year (yes, crazy, huh?), the people who made it okay to play while working – yes we did – now are going to teach you how to play during your free time. What? You know how to play? Well, we don’t think you do – or maybe [...]

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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 [...]

5 Ways to Brighten Your Work Space

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:27+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: March, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

5 ways to brighten your work space by Kim Jean Time and again we hear the bubbling excitement of voices approaching the elevator on their way out after a successful day of meetings at Catalyst Ranch. The sound of laughter, overhearing meeting attendees talk about the surroundings, how many ideas they’ve generated, how productive they’ve been [...]

improveit!’s Q1 Business Improv Public Workshop

By | 2017-02-08T19:17:45+00:00 February 28th, 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? [...]

Coffee & Conversation

By | 2017-02-01T17:59:39+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join C&C in February as we link up at Catalyst Ranch, an amazing event space in Chicago, to bring you another edition of community building over a cup of coffee! Saturday, February 18, 2017 Catalyst Ranch 656 W Randolph St 10:00am-1:00pm (drop in any time) Coffee provided! Coffee & Conversation is a Chicago-based community of entrepreneurs and [...]

Embers: Longing Never Fades

By | 2017-02-13T16:28:56+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

EMBERS: Longing Never Fades An intimate evening of voice and piano. Conceived, produced and performed by Anastasia Royal, EMBERS is a 90-minute show of original song woven into a story. It is an evening to revel in a unique and engaging experience. An evening to rekindle flames extinguished long ago. Come be immersed in one or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jen Bosworth on Love, Cancer, & Jack White

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:29+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Categories: Art, Creative, Ignite Theatre, One-Woman Show, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Death is scary. There is no other way to put it. It is. Even thought it is going to happen to all of us. And even though we “know” everyone we love will proceed or follow us, still death is scary. I know this. I do.   When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in [...]