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Date/Time Event Partner
05/03/16
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evolve of Die: How Conservative Ideas can win
Chez, Chicago IL
IPI
Reihan and Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman will discuss how the right must evolve in order to expand its base. As Americans rebel against the political establishment, conservatives have a unique opportunity to reframe why free-market policies are the best policies for all, especially groups that have been alienated. Reihan and John will share how free-market ideas can win the culture war and become law in Illinois and across the nation.
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Date/Time Event Partner
05/02/16 - 05/07/16
All Day
Small Business Week
Loop Locations, Chicago IL
Small Business Week
Be a part of the largest educational and business development event in the region—just for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and those who want to join this world. With more than 50 events throughout the week, there is an event for everyone.
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05/03/16
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
2016 design summit [CHI]
TBD, Chicago, IL
design100
Design affords both cultural and economic benefits to our community. This forum isn’t just about how the design creative process occurred but how the project was commissioned, project managed and the exploration of the business model behind and strategy of the project. Hear first hand the candid interviews with award winning projects and design leaders as we explore the themes of: Design Courage, Made for People, Design Economy and Future Now.
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05/03/16
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
A New Vision for Tourism in Chicago
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Lou Raizin, Broadway In Chicago, and Laurence Geller, accomplished businessman and entrepreneur, discuss the future of how to increase tourism in Chicago
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05/03/16
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
School Finance Reform and the Distribution of Student Achievement
University of Chicago - Saieh Hall, Chicago IL
Becker Friedman Institute
The Institute hosts a weekly presentation on Macroeconomics and their real world impact. New topics every week are presented by world-leading researchers.
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05/03/16
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Startup Advising Workshops (SAW) - Startup 101
DePaul University Loop, Chicago IL
DePaul Coleman Center
These workshops focus on addressing initial startup questions.
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05/03/16
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
A Rising Tide Does Not Lift All Boat: A Tale of Two Cities
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
We will examine a few places that are trying intentionally to create jobs and develop workforce retraining targeted at lower income populations. But is it enough, and are we still creating two different cities in the process? // Special Guest: Errol Louis, Host of NY1’s Inside City Hall and CNN Political Commentator, New York City
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05/03/16
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Corporate Governance in an Era of Shareholder Activism
Charles M. Harper Center, Chicago IL
Stigler Center
Why is shareholder activism so prevalent right now? What systematic changes could improve corporate oversight? What are the options for a dissenting director when he/she is in a minority position on fundamental issues? Join us for a lively discussion as Karla Scherer (Chairman, The Karla Scherer Foundation), Nell Minow (Vice Chair, ValueEdge Advisors), and Paola Sapienza (Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management) discuss this topic together with Jeff Gramm (hedge fund advisor and author of Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism).
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05/03/16
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evolve of Die: How Conservative Ideas can win
Chez, Chicago IL
IPI
Reihan and Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman will discuss how the right must evolve in order to expand its base. As Americans rebel against the political establishment, conservatives have a unique opportunity to reframe why free-market policies are the best policies for all, especially groups that have been alienated. Reihan and John will share how free-market ideas can win the culture war and become law in Illinois and across the nation.
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05/03/16
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
For the past year, the Personalized Bicycle Routing (PBR for short) breakout group has been working to help Chicagoans navigate their city by bicycle. Zane Blanton will demonstrate a prototype system that crowd-sources the measurement of pavement quality via smartphones mounted on bicycles. This is Project Pavement!
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05/03/16
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
FIRE Debate: Should the Second Amendment be Amended?
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Please join the IOP for a debate on the Second Amendment. Getting to the heart of issue surrounding “the right to bear arms,” two debaters will argue both sides of the motion, “The Second Amendment should be amended.”
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