The CNT Young Innovators board hosts a variety of educational, outdoor, and social activities throughout the year. To stay updated on Young Innovators events, subscribe to their mailing list below and join the Young Innovators group on LinkedIn.
Technology for Social Change
This year, we are exploring how technology can be used as a resource to improve urban sustainability in new ways. Our program covers topics such as:
- How can the urban shared economy be applied beyond its current models to in-demand resources such as parking spots?
- What affordable technologies can communities and individuals utilize to mitigate flooding risks and severe weather damage?
In 2016, we examined the Rockefeller Foundation’s City Resilience Framework, and featured topics ranging from the role of the Illinois Medical District in creating and maintaining a resilient Chicago, to closed-loop urban farming at The Plant.
We also have bi-monthly happy hours, our summer BBQ fundraiser, and holiday mixer.
Check back often and subscribe to our email list on this page!
Tuesday, June 6th, 5:30PM
Bi-monthly Happy Hour at Hopewell Brewing Company
Thursday, June 8th, 6:00PM
Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup Event at North Avenue Beach
Saturday, June 10th, 10:00AM
Floating Gardens Installation with Urban Rivers
Become a Member!
As a member of CNT’s Young Innovators, you’ll receive priority access to limited-attendance YI events, discounted admission to CNT events and talks, and most importantly, a voice within the leading group of emerging sustainability advocates in Chicago. Join us today!
Young Innovators Board
The current board members are:
Kristin O’Brien, Co-Chair
Test Manager, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Bo Peng, Co-Chair
Data Scientist, Datascope Analytics
Service Planner, Chicago Transit Authority
Annual Giving Manager, The Field Museum
Kevin Dunphy, AIA, AICP
Architect & Urban Planner, CannonDesign
Project Associate, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Experienced Consultant, West Monroe Partners
Associate, Related Midwest
Project Operations Coordinator, MSDSonline, a VelocityEHS company
Landscape Architect, RATIO
To learn more about the Young Innovators or inquire about partnerships, please email Kate Borghgraef.