Featured Events

FEATURED EVENT

Date/Time Event Partner
02/21/18
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Style: The Soda Tax
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP and Paul Douglas Institute (PDI) for an off-the-record panel conversation on soda taxes. Bringing together soda tax experts and building on research conducted by the PDI, the panel will focus on lessons learned from the Cook County tax, the health issues surrounding soda consumption, and the future of soda taxes in Chicago and elsewhere.
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Date/Time Event Partner
02/20/18
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
GROWING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Loews Chicago, Chicago IL
SCORE
The SCORE Business Forum sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of Score brings together 400 small business owners on February 20th, 2018 to learn, network, and grow. The 2018 forum will host 3 panel discussions to teach usage of digital marketing, social media, and digital data to grow sales and increase profitability.
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02/20/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ask a Web Developer Panel
Polsky Center, Chicago IL
Polsky Center
This panel presentation will discuss how to evaluate what you need and how to get started building it. We'll cover how to choose a platform, how to decide what to outsource, and how to maximize limited financial and time resources.
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02/20/18
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in Mexico
Social Science Research, Chicago IL
University of Chicago
By uncovering the varied motivations behind the Mexican government’s decision to use invasive technologies despite knowing they were unsustainable, the book tells a cautionary tale of the long-term consequences of short-sighted development policies.
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02/20/18
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pitch + Catch @25N Arlington Heights
25N Coworking - Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights IL
25N Coworking
25N's Pitch + Catch connects developing professionals in our coworking community with a diverse audience of thought leaders, advisors, peers, and collaborators. Open to the public, presenters have the opportunity to deliver a 5 minute pitch to both 25N members as well as professionals from surrounding business districts—followed by 20 minutes of engaging and constructive feedback.
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02/20/18
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
No Time For Gridlock: American Cities in 2018
University of Chicago, Assembly Hall, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome a panel of mayors from cities across the United States. Together, they’ll discuss the ways in which their city governments have adapted to federal gridlock by creating innovative solutions to public problems – while waiting for Washington to catch up.
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02/20/18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tales From the Trenches: Will West, Co-founder & CEO of SilverVue
Chicago Matter, Chicago IL
MATTER
Will West is a prolific tech entrepreneur with a long track record of success. In 2013, he took Control4, the leading whole-home automation company, public. Before that, he co-founded iBAHN (originally STSN), the worldwide leader in broadband services for business travelers. He has personally raised close to $400 million in private capital for his last three companies.
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02/20/18
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Red and Blue: America and the Millennial Agenda
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
First of all, if you are a millennial, grow up (you call it adulting, but do it for real). Then attend this talk.
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02/20/18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fabian Elliott, Black Tech Mecca
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
Fabian Elliott, CEO of Black Tech Mecca, will discuss Black Tech Mecca’s groundbreaking research report, Unleashing Chicago’s Black Tech Ecosystem: Assessing, Defining, and Growing Chicago’s BTE.
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02/21/18
11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Making Boardrooms Better: Sourcing and Selecting Diverse Directors
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
Hear from a panel of seasoned corporate directors on best practices for recruiting a diverse board. The panel also will tackle whether a more sophisticated evaluation can be used to achieve a deeper diversity in the boardroom.
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02/21/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
What employers want, we do: Liberal arts and workforce development in Illinois
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Dr. Teresa Amott, President, Knox College & Dr. Patrick E. White, President, Millikin University discuss education and jobs.
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