Closed Loop Forum & Fest

Plant Chicagoʼs Closed Loop Forum & Fest 2018 is focused on cultivating local circular economies.

The Forum 9 am – 1 pm
Where experience and ideas on neighborhood production, consumption, and waste will be shared. It is a great place to collaborate with neighborhood businesses and local innovators, especially within urban agriculture and sustainability. Breakfast will be provided, $10 suggested donation at the door for entry. Full schedule of speakers and workshops coming soon.

Poster Session 1-3 pm
The poster session will highlight some of the circular economy research happening at The Plant, local universities, and within Back of the Yards businesses and schools. This portion of the event is free and open to the public.

The Fest 1-7 pm
The fest is a place to learn new DIY skills and share resources while enjoying music and food from all around Chicago. General admission is $15. Children 12 and under enter free of charge. $5 discount offered for Back of the Yards/New City residents (60609 zip) email Kassie at for promo code. Whiner Beer will be providing local brews for $5 to 21+ attendees.

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