A recent event saw Wael Ghonim interviewed by the Chicago Tribune's culture critic Julia Keller at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium, in front of 500 people, followed by a reception and book-signing.
Other event series include Chicago Live, a comedy/discussion stage show which is also transmitted by radio, hosted by a well-known journalist, in partnership with The Second City. Chicago Forward presents 'conversations about the future,' moderated by the Tribune's journalists. TribU ('the university of you') events are held regularly at the paper on how to use social media, how to grow your blog, or how to start a successful book club, for example.
The newsroom will produce more than 100 events this year, with two to four happening in a week. Some are hosted at the Tribune, but larger ones are held at venues around the city.