Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Lake County

Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills

Community Events

Lecture: "Why Illinois Was Ground Zero for Innovation"

Speaker: John Wasik

Join us for an informative lecture covering the following topics:

  • Which key innovations were seeded in the Prairie State changed the world.
  • The men, women and stories behind those key innovations.
  • How Illinois is still innovating and shaping our future in global business, technology, science and the arts.

Wasik has spoken at colleges and major venues across North America, including Wall Street (Museum of American Finance), LSU Center for Energy Studies, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina, Northwestern University, College of Lake County, SMU and libraries across Chicagoland.

The author of 17 books, he has also contributed to The New York Times, Forbes, CBS Moneywatch, AARP and other national publications. He has also been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, PBS and radio stations from Australia to Israel.

Event Sponsor: Illinois Humanities Council

Date/ Time: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 1:00-2:00PM

Location: Cuneo Mansion and Gardens- 1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 

Cost: FREE
This event is free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted at the door. The event is being produced in part by Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.

* No Advance Registration is required.