Join us in an event to celebrate our fifth anniversary.

Participate directly alongside Hive Members to enable solutions and do the work needed to transform the learning landscape in Chicago. 


The Hive Chicago Learning Network envisions our city as a connected community where all learning counts. Achieving this vision will require all of us to spread and scale connected learning opportunities for teens by building upon resources that already exist or growing new seed ideas.


Attend The Events

Hive Chicago Buzz features two key events – attend one or attend both! You don't have to come to one to enjoy the other.

 DAY 1: Buzz Generator

Chicago History Museum | January 15 | 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a fun mixer and energizer to learn how YOU WILL transform learning. Hear from educational leaders in Chicago, mingle with folks doing the hard stuff every day and understand the main areas of focus for YOUR action and influence.

Activate, Enable or Do →

 Day 2: The Honeymaker

Blue 1647 | January 16 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ready to get working? Come back for Day 2 and roll up your sleeves to make an impact. Pick the challenge that you are most passionate about and dig deep. At the end of the day, we will have a dynamic community prepared to make change in 2015.

Activate, Enable or Do →

> You Must Register for both events separately. Make sure you don't skip Either <

 View Detailed Day 1 and Day 2 Agendas →

How You Can Help

Don’t worry about your day job, what matters at Hive Chicago Buzz is how you contribute, on this day or in the future.

The role we play can change depending on the needs or circumstances of a moment. Choosing a role here can help you to think about what specific contribution you can make at Hive Chicago Buzz. This also helps Hive strike the right balance of event participants. Choosing a role for our event doesn't change your experience – your role can change during the event too.

So go ahead, pick one!



I want to activate others!

Members of the Hive Network will lead others to explore the persistent challenges that face learners and passionate educators and limit the learning outcomes and connections possible for young people in Chicago.

Hive Chicago Buzz Activators are Moonshot Accountables, members of our Network who deeply understand our challenges and existing solutions.


I want to enable solutions!

Are you in a position to help make real change for Chicago's youth? Do you have resources, access to political or thought leaders, or direct influence that can help others make a difference?

Those who can enable are local politicians, business, infrastructure or organizational leaders, grant makers, investors, journalists or researchers.


I want to get stuff done!

Are you interested in innovative new solutions to persistent problems in education? Will you take this work to your students, organizations, and communities to test, iterate or spread solutions to our shared challenges?

Those who do are educators, parents, mentors, program directors, managers, designers, facilitators students and youth in programs.


Our Moonshots

A Moonshot is a call to action that describes where our community can make collective progress.

Scroll through the Moonshot gallery below to review the Hive Chicago Buzz challenge areas our network is working to address. Click on the images to visit our website and learn more.


What We Will Do

Our agenda is designed to connect anyone to people and issues where they can make a difference.