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Chicago 20×2 – 20 Speakers, 1 Question, 2 Minutes Each

10/20/2017 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Chicago 20x2 - 20 Speakers, 1 Question, 2 Minutes Each

Chicago 20×2 – 20 Speakers, 1 Question, 2 Minutes Each

20×2 Chicago is a live event where 20 people from all different walks of creative life — writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants — are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word to music to film, and can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke. This edition’s question is “How does it work?” See the answers on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Hideout1354 W. Wabansia Ave., at 6:30pm, doors at 6pm. Tickets are $10 in advance online or at the door, and the show is 21-and-over. More information is available at http://20×


The show is hosted by Andrew Huff, and the speakers for this edition are, in alphabetical order:
• Aimee Barnas, personal trainer
• Emily Belden, HarperCollins author
• Jessi Chartier, educator and storyteller
• Regan Davis, writer, puppeteer, product developer
• Steve Dolinsky, food reporter and podcaster
• Elizabeth Gomez, writer and comedian
• Rayshauna Gray, coordinator of Harvard Business School’s Gender Initiative, historical researcher at Tufts University
• Katherine Hodges, photographer, writer, bar-hopper
• Keisha Howard, consultant and gamer
• Matthew Jorgensen, designer and printmaker
• Felix Jung, digital creative
• McKensie Mack, writer and host of The Monthly Show on YouTube
• Juan Martinez, author and Northwestern University assistant professor of English
• Edward Moses, musician and IT professional
• Sasha Neri, librarian and maker lab manager
• Jeremy Owens, writer
• Richard Thomas, podcaster and filmmaker
• Michael Tolva, entrepreneur and bar owner
• Michael Una, musical instrument designer
• Brenda Scott Wlazlo, actor


20×2 is a mainstay of after-hours programming at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, and Chicago is its first official offshoot. The last Chicago show was in April, and featured the question “WTF?” Responses included political rants,  a presentation about unusual numbers, and a video about an odd moment in James Bond history. Who knows what the speakers will come up with this time?

Chicago 20x2 20 Speakers, 1 Question, 2 Minutes Each

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