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Date/Time Event Partner
06/01/16
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ECONOMY OF NOW PANEL + STARTUP SHOWCASE
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
General Assembly
General Assembly is teaming up with 1871’s Economy of Now Forum for a panel conversation about the evolution of on-demand technologies and its impact on work, play, and local commerce. Join Chicago entrepreneurs, CEOs, and industry leaders as they to share their perspective on topics including business models, user experience, scaling, and fundraising.
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Date/Time Event Partner
06/01/16 - 06/03/16
All Day
Chicago Forum on Global Cities
Loop Locations, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
The Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, is the only international forum that brings together global leaders in business, education, civics, and the arts for an integrated, cross-sector dialogue on the power and limitations of global cities to shape the world’s future.
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06/01/16
7:15 am - 9:15 am
What do CEO's Want?
Discover Financial Services, Riverwoods IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
Beyond dashboards and metrics, learn what CEOs want from their senior executives to help drive culture and profitability. CEOs share their perspectives on key leadership and culture; how you can become a more valuable player; and what it takes to create a high performance organization
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06/01/16
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Future of Data
TechNexus Incubator, Chicago IL
TechNexus
The Future of Data program invites policymakers and business leaders to come together and explore the key issues around this emerging topic.
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06/01/16
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Juvenile Justice in Cook County: The View from Inside
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Juvenile justice needs to be reformed in Cook County. A Panel Moderated by Hon. Anne Burke, featuring Leonard Dixon, Candice Jones, and Hon. Colleen Sheehan will discuss.
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06/01/16
12:00 pm
How to Hack your Sales and Branding Strategy
2112 inc., Chicago IL
2112 inc
You'll learn: How to focus on channels which will bring sales How to get answers from experts for virtually any questions How to build your personal online assets which can take with you from job to job/each startup project A walkthrough of every area of sales you can follow - including how to use different channels of social media/email to bring traffic/leads.
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06/01/16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NVC@20: Female Entrepreneurs Panel
Charles M Harper Center, Room c25, Chicago IL
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
A panel discussion with successful female founders and Edward L. Kaplan, ‘71, New Venture Challenge alumni. Moderated by Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine, the conversation will cover the challenges and experiences of being a female entrepreneur. Panelists will include Jennifer Fried, MBA ‘15, cofounder and CEO of ExplORer Surgical, Nicole Farb, MBA ‘09, cofounder of Darby Smart, Katlin Smith, founder and CEO of Simple Mills, and Grace Lee, MBA ‘10, founder and CEO of Nine Naturals.
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06/01/16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Religions and Women and Children’s Rights in Zimbabwe
Northwestwern University, Evanston IL
Buffett Institute
The question whether religions are opposed to human rights has assumed a special significance. Although Zimbabwe as a member state within the United Nations has ratified many of the international human rights instruments and hence undertaken binding legal obligations, the Shona people of Zimbabwe’s dissatisfaction at what they perceive as the secularization and westernization of human rights is evident. Most Shona people in Zimbabwe seem not relate to the rights language and concepts emanating from certain human rights instruments, perceiving them as manifestations of cultural imperialism and euro centrism.
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06/01/16
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
A Conversation With Connie Hedegaard
University of Chicago - Saieh Hall, Chicago IL
EPIC
Connie Hedegaard, the former EU Commissioner for Climate Action, played a key role in international climate talks. Join us as EPIC’s Senior Advisor and former White House National Security Director for International Climate Policy Pete Ogden sits down for a conversation with Hedegaard.
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06/01/16
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
The Power and Limitations of Global Cities
Field Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
How is the rise of global cities changing global governance and international institutions, such as the United Nations? Panel discussion with Henry Paulson, Chan Heng Chee, Sukhumbhand Paribatra, and Gillian Tett.
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06/01/16
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Allstate’s Journey with Pivotal Cloud Foundry: Developing the Freedom to Disrupt
Allstate Insurance, Northbrook IL
Chicago Cloud Foundry User Group
Allstate's Director in the Technology Innovation group will discuss the company approach to disrupt and innovate.
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