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Chicago, IL - Wake Up Wired

  • SmithGroup Chicago 35 E. Wacker Street, Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60601 United States (map)

Wake Up Wired is a morning series presented by 18 Coffees, focused on exploring topics related to design, technology, and social impact from different perspectives, and powered by the talent of the 18 Coffees community.

General admission is $8.00, and free for 18 Coffees Community Partners.

"Hiking My Feelings"

This month's Wake Up Wired welcomes the founder of Hiking My Feelings, Sydney Williams. On Thursday, September 5, Sydney will talk about using the outdoors to process emotional trauma, and building an outdoor community using digital tools.

Sponsored by SmithGroup Chicago and Big Shoulders Coffee, join us for this month's Wake Up Wired to connect with new friends, have some breakfast, and learn from Sydney’s experience.

Featured Voices:

Sydney Williams is Founder, storyteller, hike leader, outdoor advocate, and feeler of feelings. While grappling with unresolved trauma from a decades-old sexual assault and Type 2 diabetes, she set out on a mission: turn her pain into power. Two hikes across Catalina Island and 80 miles later, she founded Hiking My Feelings to help others tap into the mind-body connection and healing power of nature that helped kick her self-limiting beliefs and disease into remission. Having more than 10 years of marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies and emerging brands, Sydney serves up her “truth juice” style of storytelling to break wide open tough conversations with practical, powerful content and experiences. Over the years, she’s been featured on the SXSW stage, as well as in Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and numerous other publications. Today, she travels across the country empowering others to summit their personal mountains on their way to becoming Well Beings.

Earlier Event: September 4
Chicago, IL - REI
Later Event: September 7
Vernon Hills, IL - REI