Featured Events

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Date/Time Event Partner
05/27/15
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Reporting From the Frontline: A Discussion with War Correspondents Richard Engel and Jon Lee Anderson
Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel and The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson discuss the nature and challenges of conflict reporting.
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Date/Time Event Partner
05/27/15
12:00 am
Challenging the Motherland: Religion, Terrorism, and the Violence of non-Violence in Western China
Northwestern University- Norris Center, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
His research focuses on Buddhism in contemporary Tibet, religion and the state in the People’s Republic of China, violence and self-immolation, and Chinese ethnic minorities and religious policies, particularly as they pertain to Uyghur Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists in China
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05/27/15 - 05/29/15
All Day
Chicago Forum on Global Cities
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
It will bring together global city leaders of the four pillars vital to urban life—business, education, arts and culture, civics—for a multidisciplinary discussion on how they can collaborate to make their cities more economically vital, socially inclusive, and environmentally livable. The future of global cities will be defined by the mayors and maestros, the scholars and CEOs, who will attend and participate in this unique global forum in a unique global city.
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05/27/15
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sunrise Executive Series w/ Liz Ross, Global CMO, IPG Mediabrands
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago IL
Chicago AMA
The Sunrise Executive Series brings top executive thought leaders to share their thoughts on the latest trends in marketing. Liz Ross, Global CMO, IPG Mediabrands shares her thoughts at this networking event.
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05/27/15
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Rand: Unleashing the American dream
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Illinois Policy Institute
Unequal economic opportunity, failing schools and a broken criminal-justice system – these are some of the most pressing issues facing Americans today. But for too long, and with little success, political energy surrounding these injustices has been forged by opponents of our nation's founding principles. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul joins the Illinois Policy Institute at 1871 for a discussion about how to transform Chicago, the state of Illinois and the U.S. with liberty-based public policy solutions.
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05/27/15
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
LZ Granderson: "Beyond the Box Score"
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
At first glance, sports are an escape from the “real world”. But upon closer inspection, they can be seen for what they really are—a reflection of the real world. In this seminar series, Granderson will look at some of society’s most pressing issues of the day and show how professional and amateur sports are shaped by them.
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05/27/15
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
"Thinking At the Edge" of Technology
Serendipity Labs, Chicago IL
WomenTech Chicago
Thinking at the Edge is a method created by Professor Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago to support the development of ideas. Simple steps help us to become very articulate and precise in what we mean. At the same time we learn how to work together in ways that open up fresh pathways and bring clarity. This way, we begin to cultivate the conditions that nurture and protect our creative processes.
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05/27/15
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A Conversation with Slava Rubin founder of Indiegogo
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Illinois Humanities Council
Slava Rubin, co-founder and CEO of pioneering "crowdfunding" website Indiegogo, and Lisa Yun Lee, Director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, talk about the role of entrepreneurship and technological change in our society and culture.
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05/27/15
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cigna-MATTER Healthathon: Pitch Contest!
Chicago Matter, Chicago IL
Matter
We’re organizing a healthathon to help you design products that can help patients better utilize their insurance plans. It’s going to happen in MATTER during three evenings spread out over five weeks. You’ll get access to Cigna’s experts and MATTER’s mentors - and you’ll pitch your products on the final day to a panel of judges.
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05/27/15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Author Julia Tang Peters Discusses Pivot Points with John Rogers, Glen Tullman, Al Golin and Bud Frankel
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago IL
Chicago Public Libraries
Do you need to pivot and energize your leadership? Whether you are in the midst of leadership challenges or career decisions, or simply want an inspiring experience, you will enjoy meeting these four exceptional leaders as they talk about how they made the difficult decisions that propelled their success.
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05/27/15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Build a Business in One Night! Yeah, that's right, it's going to be AWESOME!
Catalyze Chicago, Chicago IL
Brainstorm Chicago
At Brainstorm Chicago we believe that if you get a bunch of diverse people together, focused on finding solutions, following a structured problem solving process we can solve any problem there is. Our sessions are extremely interactive and participatory. You will learn a lot through hands on interaction and share your ideas with others. There is always a fun team building exercise to kick things off as well.
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