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Date/Time Event Partner
03/31/15
6:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Technori Pitch - Travel
Chase Tower, Chicago IL
Technori
Travel start-ups are making it easier to find cheap fares, book unique stays (a treehouse or a yurt, anyone?), take the scenic route, and share a selfie with the world's most interesting backgrounds. Whether you're 50 or 5,000 miles from home, some of today's hottest technologies are focused on helping you plan, book, navigate and explore, communicate, and document your travels.
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Date/Time Event Partner
03/31/15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
XRay: Transparency for the Web by Marshall Shen
Groupon, Chicago IL
GeekFest
This talk covers the following: 1. An overview of XRay architecture: how we make it service-agnostic, provide targeting correlation across users. 2. Some interesting findings my team revealed across popular services–Gmail, Google Search, Amazon, Youtube, etc. 3. Future goals in our research.
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03/31/15
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Post-Design: Finding beauty in the invisible and the changing role of the designer
IIT Institute of Design, Chicago IL
IIT
With a new period of design dawning, previous notions of strategy and craft are blurring. We have been given permission to do meaningful work; at this prime moment we must clarify ourselves to establish the continuous integrity of our field. We must articulate the difference between practicing responsible design and simply making. Through stories of what “design” has come to mean in her work, Lauren Serota will share her thoughts, followed by a conversation on how we can make the future of our industry.
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03/31/15
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Upper Caste Racism: The Marked and Unmarked Across the Globe
University of Chicago Social Science Room 122, Chicago IL
CIS
Historian Gyanendra Pandey analyzes the dynamics of racism worldwide
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03/31/15
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venture Connects: VC Insights - Rishi Shah
Polsinelli Shughart, Chicago IL
Venture Connects
This is an opportunity to gain insight on the entrepreneurial journey, fundamentals of funding, and what the process is really like from innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, who have made their way through.
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03/31/15
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WTTW Mayoral Candidate Forum
WTTW Studios, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
This unique opportunity allows you to be a part of the studio audience for one of these historic candidate forums. Catch all of the action live and see Chicago Mayoral Candidates Hon. Rahm Emanuel and Hon. Jesus Garcia participate in what may be their final joint apperance of the campaign. A reception with refreshments takes place before and after the forum. Sign up to be a part of history today.
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03/31/15
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open Gov Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Open Gov Hack Night
Come join a group of passionate folks working at the intersection of open government, cities, and technology. This will be an evening of civic tech hacking, collaboration, learning and networking.
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03/31/15
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Power Forward: From the Basketball Court to the White House
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the Institute of Politics as Reggie Love shares the lessons he has learned from serving the President and as captain of Duke’s basketball team. IOP Fellow and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson will lead the discussion.
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03/31/15
6:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Technori Pitch - Travel
Chase Tower, Chicago IL
Technori
Travel start-ups are making it easier to find cheap fares, book unique stays (a treehouse or a yurt, anyone?), take the scenic route, and share a selfie with the world's most interesting backgrounds. Whether you're 50 or 5,000 miles from home, some of today's hottest technologies are focused on helping you plan, book, navigate and explore, communicate, and document your travels.
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03/31/15
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UX Careers 2015: Where is the field headed and how do you stay current?
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Aquent
If you’re an experienced UX professional wanting to keep your knowledge up-to-date, this is the place to be! Hear perspective from leading UX professionals: Tanarra Schneider, Michael Faddis, Nicole Maynard, and Shay Howe with Moderator Amanda Stockwell
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04/01/15
12:00 am
Randi Weingarten President American Federation of Teachers
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Randi Weingarten is president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. She'll talk about common core, eduction funding, teacher strikes, and, of course, school closings.
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