Events

FEATURED EVENT

Date/Time Event Partner
12/01/14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Please join the Institute of Politics in welcoming U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to campus for an armchair conversation with Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod. Secretary Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on June 26, 2013. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire.
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Date/Time Event Partner
12/01/14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Please join the Institute of Politics in welcoming U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to campus for an armchair conversation with Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod. Secretary Pritzker has served as the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce since being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on June 26, 2013. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire.
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12/01/14
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kurt Summers Treasurer-Designate City of Chicago
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Kurt A. Summers is a son of Chicago and a pragmatic problem solver who is passionate about serving the people of Chicago. A legacy of service is rooted in everything Kurt does. Before answering the call to serve as City Treasurer, Kurt was a Senior Vice President at Grosvenor Capital Management and a member of the Office of the Chairman. In this role, Kurt was a leader of the Emerging and Diverse Manager business, which invested over $2 Billion with minority- and women-owned firms. Now how the heck is he going to balance Chicago's budget, fund pensions, and find money to improve education?
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12/01/14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Social New Venture Challenge Information Session
University of Chicago: School of Social Service Administration , Chicago IL
Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative
Do you have an idea for a start-up that addresses a social issue? Think your experience in community development and public policy would be a boon to a social entrepreneur just starting out? Believe entrepreneurship done right can make a difference in the world?
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12/01/14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
General Assembly & Tech Cocktail Holiday Party
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
General Assembly
It’s that time of the year, where we look back at the successes and achievements in our tech community this year and celebrate them! Our event will include a GA & Tech Cocktail All-Star Award Ceremony, recognizing Chicago’s startups’ big wins!
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12/01/14
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Founder Therapy @ The Living Room
Polymathic, Chicago IL
Polymathic
Entrepreneurship can be a real drag. Don't be sad - join us for our free monthly roundtable. No judgment or BS, and you can whine/vent as much as you want to open ears, peer support, beer and cupcakes.
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12/02/14
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Public Policy Luncheon: Hon. Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Recorder of Deeds
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Recorder Yarbrough, in her continued pursuit to institute new laws to protect taxpayers and as a chief advocate for property owners in Cook County, advanced three bills through the legislature in 2013. HB 2832 empowers county recorders to help property owners fight property fraud; HB 2905 raises the penalty for knowingly filing false claims of interest or attempting to cloud a property title from a misdemeanor to a felony; and HB 2269 requires Cook County notaries who validate transfers of property to maintain detailed records of each and forward them to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds office.
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12/02/14
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Sky Innovation: Launch Your Blog in Less Than a Day
Tribune Tower, Chicago IL
Trib Nation
This popular Blue Sky Innovation Digital Skills Class with ChicagoNow community manager Jimmy Greenfield and Blue Sky Innovation presentation editor Nick Tann will teach eager aspiring bloggers the ins and outs of WordPress. This intense, focused and hands-on workshop will have participants up and blogging by the end of the session.
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12/02/14
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fellows Seminars | Kevin Bleyer: Politics in Satire - The Art of the Political Op-Ed
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Is it compelling form to read, and a difficult one to write. What comprises the ideal political opinion piece? And is there an art to saying something provocative without saying something stupid? Special Guest: John Avlon, editor-in-chief, The Daily Beast; editor, Deadline Artists
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12/02/14
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
INVENTORS, HACKERS, GENIUSES, GEEKS AND THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
The Fairmont Chicago, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Innovation may not be a loner’s endeavor. What lessons can we learn from the uber-successful few inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks that may help the next generation of innovators turn their visionary ideas into disruptive reality?
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12/02/14
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Breaking into Chicago's Startups: How to Get a Job - Tips & Tricks
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Startup Institute
Learn how to get involved with startups and discover the skills that they’re searching for. You’ll also get a chance to hear the stories of an exceptional panel of founders, hiring managers, and alumni. By the end, you’ll be able to break into the Chicago startup scene and even begin a new adventure at your dream job.
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