Sean “Diddy” Combs participates in Chicago Ideas Week panel

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Entertainment mogul/rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs was in Chicago earlier tonight, participating in one of the many panels/talks that comprise Chicago Ideas Week, a gathering of global leaders and innovators.

Combs was part of the panel for “Lessons: Turning Points,” which took place at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph.

Among the many, MANY speakers, celebrities, innovators and business leaders scheduled to participate in talks/panels this week (topics cover everything from food and finance to science and business, and everything in between):

Capt. Richard Phillips (the subject of the Tom Hanks Oscar-nominated film, 4 p.m. Oct. 19)

Charlie Rose (author, news anchor, television talk show host, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17)

Desiree Rogers (CEO Johnson Publishing, 6 p.m. Oct. 16)

George Lucas (filmmaker, founder Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17)

Joan Cusack (actress, 7 p.m. Oct. 18)

Marilu Henner (actress, author, noon Oct. 19)

Mario Batali (celebrity chef, author, TV co-host “The Chew’), noon Oct. 15

Naomi Judd (singer, author, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17)

T.S. Monk III (jazz musician, arts educator 7 p.m. Oct. 18)

A complete list of all participants, schedule of the panels, talks and other events can be found at Tickets can be purchased on the website.

In addition, ABC7 Chicago (WLS-TV) is also live-streaming select events. Check them out at

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