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Chicago, located on the south of Lake Michigan in Illinois, is the third-largest city in the United States and is one of the world’s leading international financial centers, with its major commercial center and in the United States. It was rated as the city with the most balanced economy in the United States. Additionally, Chicago is well-known for many world-famous high-rise buildings, giving the city the nickname “hometown of skyscrapers”.

The city is a major international educational center, containing several of the world’s top universities, including The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the world-renowned Chicago School.

Technology and engineering also play major roles in the city’s economy. Chicago has plenty of world-famous technology companies, such as Salesforce, Google, Grubhub Inc, Sprout Social, SpotHero, Avanade, Groupon, and many others.

As the world’s leading data science community, IDEAS has hosted 6 conferences in Chicago so far, which were:

  • Chicago Data Science Conference 2017
  • Chicago AI & Data Science Conference 2018
  • Chicago Blockchain Week 2018
  • Blockchain Leadership Connect 2018
  • Chicago Blockchain Leadership Meetup 2018
  • Chicago AI & Data Science Conference 2019