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Date/Time Event Partner
02/18/16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
Park Community Church, Chicago IL
C.S. Lewis Institute
Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Can Christians love their Muslims neighbors without embracing Islam? How do the Qur’an and the Bible compare? Answers from Andy Bannister, PhD in Islamic Studies
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Date/Time Event Partner
02/16/16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Discover Your Inner Awesome
Groupon, Chicago IL
Geekfest
You're good at your job. Heck, maybe you're great at your job. But are you NECESSARY to your field? In a sea of thousands doing similar work as you, how do you go from being one of many to THE one of many? Join Idea Lemon for a fun talk on how to Discover Your Inner Awesome and create remarkable work.
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02/16/16
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Australia and Asia in the 21st Century
The Chicago Club, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
How can the Trans-Pacific Partnership reshape trade relations between Australia, Asia, and the Americas? His Excellency Andrew Robb, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, will explain.
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02/16/16
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
The University of Chicago Law School, Room II, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Senator Klobuchar will discuss her work in the Senate, and her new book, The Senator Next Door, which chronicles her life in public service, and her journey from high school prom fundraiser to the United States Senate.
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02/16/16
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Juliet Macur:The Geopolitics of the Olympics
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
When China hosted the 2008 Beijing Games, winning gold medals became a national obsession, as their athletes were tasked to win, win, win — sometimes at any cost. China wanted to prove the strength of its country on a global stage. Why do sports offer such an enticing venue for countries to show off?
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02/16/16
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Alex Castellanos & Patti Solis Doyle "Messaging Madness: Reaching Voters in the Brave New World"
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Discuss the communication tools used in campaigns today, and how social media and new technologies are changing the game. Patti and Alex will review the basic communications principles that have governed campaigns for decades. They also will discuss how technology is changing candidates’ branding, organizing, policy development and ad spending strategies, as well as how technology is changing the media’s role in vetting candidates and covering campaigns.
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02/16/16
5:45 pm - 8:15 pm
What to Do About the Security Issues IoT Creates for Big Data - Hear from Big Data Company - Uptake
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Connected Intelligence Foundation
Big Data and Security are top of mind in the world of Internet of Things especially in understanding where the threats lie and what can be done to keep Big Data systems locked down. Uptake, Chicago’s fastest growing Big Data Company comes face to face with security everyday. Hear from Uptake’s security leadership how they view security, hacking and privacy in today’s Internet of Things world.
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02/16/16
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good. Hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!
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02/16/16
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program Design and Evaluation Master Class
Spertus, Chicago IL
Spertus
Business strategist Sarina Gerson will guide you through the detailed process of strategic program design. In this three-part master class, you’ll learn about environmental scanning, goal and mission alignment, logicmodeling, metrics, and evaluation methods to help you develop programs that add value for stakeholders and growth potential for your organization.
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02/16/16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Dark Matter--The Dark Path to our Being" with Dr. Ritoban Basu Thakur
Geek Bar Beta, Chicago IL
C2ST
We have yet to “see” dark matter directly. This talk will discuss how we came to know about dark matter and the multitude of concordant observations. Next, we will discuss our best ideas regarding the nature of dark matter and detection strategies being pursued world-wide.
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02/16/16
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bioethics Colloquium: Sexual Choices and Treatment Decisions
Trinity International University, Deerfield IL
TIU
Christian leaders in bioethics discuss: Facilitating Authentic Consent When Challenges such as Cognitive Impairment Make Informed Consent Hard to Achieve. There will be a presentation and discussion time, followed by refreshments.
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