2013 Edison Awards
The highlight of the year is the annual Edison Awards program presented each spring, which encompasses several events over a two-day period. This year's event was held April 24-25, 2013 in Chicago, IL.
ENRICHED // Meet the Innovators Forum
April 25 - The popular program has been enriched with an exciting new format, including roundtable discussions, facilitated group case study exercises, organized networking, panel discussions, innovator presentations and more. We're designing an agenda that will stimulate your thinking and create opportunities for you to make new connections.
EXPANDED // Innovators' Showcase
April 24 & 25 - In response to your feedback, more space and more time is being allocated to the Innovators' Showcase, which will feature displays of dozens of 2013 Award-winning new innovations - explore the latest and enjoy one-on-one time with the innovators themselves.
ENHANCED // Edison Awards Gala
April 25 - An exciting new venue will create the backdrop to another outstanding evening of Award presentations as the winners of our 2013 Edison Awards will be announced. The 2013 Edison Achievement Award will also be presented during this black-tie reception and dinner overlooking Chicago's spectacular skyline and Lake Michigan.
The Chicago Cultural CenterVenue for the Meet the Innovators Forum & Innovators' Showcase
This stunning landmark building is one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. It's located on the fabulous Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) overlooking Millennium Park, the site of the stunning Pritzker Music Pavilion, which was designed by Frank Gehry. The Park is also host to "The Bean" (officially called "Cloud Gate") and the Lurie Garden, and is just steps away from the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago.
Navy PierVenue for the Awards Ceremony & Gala
Located on Lake Michigan, just East of Chicago's Downtown, Navy Pier has been a Chicago landmark since it first opened in 1916. The Pier showcases a unique collection of restaurants and shops in addition to its Grand Ballroom, where the Edison Awards Gala will be held. The ballroom features an 80 foot dome and offers some of the most panoramic views of Lake Michigan and Chicago's skyline to be found anywhere in the city.
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Ideally situated on the Chicago River, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is within walking distance of Navy Pier, the Chicago Cultural Center, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination. Each of the hotel's guest rooms and suites feature lake, river and city skyline views. The hotel also features five distinctive restaurants and bars.