TWC heard there was an exciting new event coming to town: Failure:Lab on August 18. We like to think of it as mini inspirational Ted Talks mixed in with killer entertainment, a sweet after-party, and now, an even more welcoming crowd. And did we mention it’s for a good cause? 

What is Failure:Lab?
Failure:Lab showcases the untold failures behind six successful people. This unique event brings communities together through powerful stories, crowdsourced lessons, and music. There is much to be learned from sharing our struggles -- everyone fails, the real question is how do we respond? 

Check out videos of their past performances here!

Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM performances; 8:00 - 9:30 PM after party
Location: Plumber’s Hall, 1340 West Washington Blvd Chicago, IL 60607
After Party: Plumber’s Hall basement, immediately following performances
Seating: No assigned seating, but TWC members will be sitting all together at designated tables.
Tickets: Your name will be on a list to check in that night

Storytellers:
Kirk Kicklighter, Storyteller
Brad Buxton, Health Care Consultant
Akela Stanfield, Author, Poet
Jim Bodman, CEO Vienna Beef
Kelly Burr, Communication Specialist by day, freelance writer by night
Danny Harris, 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist

Entertainers: 
Finley Knight
Platform 29
Drew Wittler 
Katie Streit 

Charity Partners: 
($5-$10 per ticket will be donated to these two organizations)
Girls in the Game
No Stigmas

The Mission of Failure:Lab
The goal of Failure:Lab is to eliminate the fear of failure, and encourage intelligent risk taking. By sharing struggles, we can learn from the failures of others, and crush the stigma around failure. In order to have honest conversations about success, we need to have honest conversations about failure.