Science of Innovation Summit – Application

The goals of the Science of Innovation Summit are to expose participating journalists to the inventions likely to positively impact human life and our planet a decade from now. Such advances and discoveries include advanced batteries, quantum computing, immunotherapies, microbiome-based treatments, precision medicine and renewable fuels, among others.

The summit will not only accommodate today’s time- and cash-strapped journalists, participants will play a hand in designing the labs and seminars at the University of Chicago.

The summit is free to participants and will take place Oct. 28-31 in Chicago. Participants will arrive in time for a welcome dinner the evening of Sunday, Oct. 28, and depart on the evening of Oct. 31.

The 10 participating journalists will stay at the Hyatt Place, 5225 S. Harper Ave., Chicago. The University will cover all lodging as well as meals during the summit. In addition, summit participants will receive a $500 travel stipend to cover airfare and ground transportation to and from the airport.


To qualify, journalists must regularly write about science and technology, and submit the following form. Selected journalists will be notified by June 15. The deadline to apply is May 28.

Science of Innovation Summit - Application
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In 300 words or less, tell us about one question you have about science or technology that you think the University of Chicago can answer for you.

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