What happens when you take 20 handpicked creatives and luminaries, give them each two minutes before a live audience and the same (fuzzy) question to unravel? That's the premise behind 20x2, the popular event staged since 2001 at SXSW Interactive — and live twice a year in Chicago since 2013!
Join us at 6:30pm on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Hideout as 20 speakers wrestle with the question "How does it work?" You'll laugh, you may cry, and it wouldn't surprise us if you came away inspired.
Scheduled To Appear
Lineup subject to change.
author with HarperCollins
educator & storyteller
writer, puppeteer, product dev
food reporter, podcaster
writer, comedian, dead inside
writer, researcher, ponderer
photographer, writer, bar-hopper
consultant, gamer, professional nerd
designer, printmaker, etc.
writer & professor
musician, IT dude, nerd
librarian, generalist, persistent
podcaster & filmmaker
musical instrument designer
Brenda Scott Wlazlo
What is This About?
A very brief introduction to 20x2.
20x2 is an ongoing project that exists to showcase the creativity that lurks in each of us. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants are asked to take two minutes each to answer the question of the day. The results can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke.
Launched in 2001 during SXSW Interactive, 20x2 has grown to an ever-expanding pantheon of participants. Founded in Austin by Kevin Newsum, Chicago's own Andrew Huff produced the first permanent satellite 20x2 Chicago show in 2013, with shows now happening twice annually.
Visit 20x2 Chicago here for the latest news on the next show, to connect with us on getting involved, or to pose a question of your own. And come see 20x2 live! It's the best way to enjoy two hours of dynamic originality you'll never forget.