The Obama Foundation Summit was a two-day leadership gathering organized by former President Barack Obama at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena on October 31 and November 1. The summit brought together civic leaders from across the globe to exchange ideas and explore solutions to social problems, and closed with a concert headlined by Chance the Rapper.

Two Booth students — Nick Su of the Weekend MBA Program and Kelsey Zehentbauer of the Full-Time MBA Program attended the concert after receiving tickets made available by the Obama Foundation, Office of Civic Engagement, and the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation.

Nick and Kelsey shared their experiences in two blog posts.

Take a Break from Midterms, Get Inspired by Barack Obama and Chance the Rapper, and Know Why You Are Here by Kelsey Zehentbauer

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Nine years ago, Barack Obama returned to Hyde Park for a visit after being elected president of the United States. A lot has changed since then, but one thing remains constant: the change-makers Obama surrounds himself with.

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An Evening with Barack Obama and Chance the Rapper by Nick Su

I couldn’t be more thankful to be one of the two lucky Chicago Booth students to attend the closing concert of the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit. As an avid concert-goer, I was more than excited about this opportunity. Chance is enjoying a fantastic year, having won three Grammy awards and headlined at Lollapalooza, so this was an incredible time to see the musician as well as many other well-known performers.

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