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The Intersection of Technology & Taxidermy: Leading Lights at the Field Museum

No one throws a party like Light Reading, and the 2015 Leading Lights Awards bash was no exception.

Chicago's Field Museum set the perfect backdrop for this momentous occasion. Elephants took center stage while Sue the T-Rex roamed the main floor. On the wings (ha!), the birds watched over the goings-on of the evening. The food was incredible, and the dessert spread, sponsored by Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN), was quite the display.

While the award winners were the true stars of the night (and we'll have another slideshow on them soon), there was much to be seen at the museum itself. Click through the following slideshow to see some of our favorite scenes from the event.

Sue the T-Rex
Sue the T-Rex watched over the evening's proceedings. Sue is 'largest, best-preserved, and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found.' Pretty impressive specimen!
Sue the T-Rex watched over the evening's proceedings. Sue is "largest, best-preserved, and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found." Pretty impressive specimen!

— Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, Light Reading

ErynLeavens 6/17/2015 | 12:25:07 PM
Re: What an awesome set of exhibits! Thanks, nasimson! The venue was truly incredible. Closed museums are definitely my venue of choice for pretty much everything now. Wishful thinking, right?
nasimson 6/17/2015 | 11:49:18 AM
What an awesome set of exhibits! What An event! what a venue! and what an awesome set of exhibits. Looks like hell of a party. An event not to miss.
jhawk81 6/10/2015 | 2:31:52 PM
Appropriate attire for award event ! Nicely done boys. Vector, owner of the Bank of Evil, would approve!  Sorry I missed the occasion. 

 

Vector

 

 

 
Susan Fourtané 6/10/2015 | 10:26:05 AM
Re: Infinera desserts Thanks, Eryn. :) Well, not a description but something like how successful they were, maybe because they were as delicious as they looked?

Super. I'll wait for the Women in Tech Breakfast pics.

-Susan 
ErynLeavens 6/10/2015 | 10:16:29 AM
Re: Infinera desserts Hi Susan! I don't have descriptions of the desserts, but they were definitely spectacular. There were cupcakes for the Women in Tech Breakfast this morning that were the same design. I'll post pictures of those soon too!
Susan Fourtané 6/10/2015 | 6:21:07 AM
Infinera desserts Yes, yes, everything pretty. But just look at those Infinera desserts! :) Is there a description of the desserts available, Eryn? The awards look super pretty, too. 

-Susan
Susan Fourtané 6/10/2015 | 6:08:20 AM
Re: Susan mendyk, 

"Sue takes her name from the person who led the team that unearthed her bones."

How interesting. I didn't know that. Thanks. 

-Susan
mendyk 6/9/2015 | 5:16:47 PM
Re: Susan According to the display sign at the museum, Sue's gender is indeterminate -- which means she or he was way, way ahead of her or his time. Sue takes her name from the person who led the team that unearthed her bones.
ErynLeavens 6/9/2015 | 3:47:03 PM
Re: Susan Mine too! How awesome would it be if she showed up for the Women in Tech breakfast tomorrow? I bet she'd drink all the mimosas though.
Sarah Thomas 6/9/2015 | 2:31:15 PM
Susan Sue is definitely my fav woman in tech.
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