Teach a workshop

Connect with our IoT community

One of the three pillars of the Chicago Connectory is to educate about the Internet of Things (IoT). We firmly believe that success in IoT relies not only on strong partnerships but also on sharing expertise, getting feedback about your product or exploring and validating business opportunities together.

This is why we are inviting you to teach a workshop in our IoT co-creation space! Whether you are a student or professional, work for a startup, enterprise, school, non-profit or civic body, our doors are open to host your workshop.

To apply for teaching a workshop or training, please fill out the form below. 

  • Teaching a workshop is a chance for you to:

    • Connect with the IoT community
    • Drive business opportunities for potential partnerships
    • Network and build new professional relationships
    • Gain exposure to one of the largest startup ecosystems in Chicago

  • By teaching a workshop you receive:

    • Usage of our workshop space (usage for up to 2 hours is included for community members; non-members may use the space for a price, which will vary depending on topic, size and duration of the proposed workshop)
    • Promotion and coverage of your workshop through our Chicago Connectory communication channels
    • Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided for host and attendees

Frequently asked questions:

Who can participate in the workshops?

Members of the Chicago Connectory and 1871 can participate in the workshops. Some workshops will be available to the general public at the discretion of the host and the Chicago Connectory.

Are the workshops and trainings free to attend?
Workshops and trainings are offered by subject matter experts from different areas such as corporations, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and more. Some workshops and trainings, depending on content level, may have charges for registration, but many are offered complimentary to members and to a broader audience.

How can I host a workshop or training?
To host a workshop, please fill out the form below. Designated workshop and general training time slots will be given to members and partners of the Chicago Connectory.

What is required to host a workshop or training?
Content preparation is the responsibility of the workshop or training facilitator. The Chicago Connectory team will review the workshop or training content created by the facilitator.

Teach a Workshop


Please note that the Chicago Connectory reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse to host a workshop in its space for any reason or no reason, including, without limitation, in the event the proposed topic does not fit the IoT vision and focus of the Chicago Connectory. The Chicago Connectory is a IoT co-creation space that provides startups and growth-based companies the support and resources to help them realize their ideas. It further has the aim of inspiring IoT enthusiasts to build innovative solutions. Further, the Chicago Connectory follows the values of our founding partners Bosch and 1871. The Chicago Connectory will not host workshops or similar offerings may not be contrary to those values.

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