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Date/Time Event Partner
07/07/15
8:30 am - 10:00 am
'An Economy for A New American Century.' Marco Rubio for President
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
1871
The new economy has the potential to bring a century of prosperity and a thriving middle class, but first we must replace the policies of yesterday with new ideas designed to capture the promise of the 21st century. Together, we can overcome our economic challenges by fostering the American innovation that will create high-paying modern jobs and by equipping all our people to fill them. Please join Senator Marco Rubio at 1871 as he discusses policy points on 'An Economy For A New American Century.'
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Date/Time Event Partner
07/02/15 - 07/05/15
All Day
Socialism 2015
Hyatt Regency McCormick, Chicago IL
Socialism 2015
Socialism 2015 is a four-day conference bringing together hundreds of socialists and radical activists from around the country to take part in discussions about Marxism, working-class history, and the debates and strategies for organizing today.
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07/07/15
8:30 am - 10:00 am
'An Economy for A New American Century.' Marco Rubio for President
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
1871
The new economy has the potential to bring a century of prosperity and a thriving middle class, but first we must replace the policies of yesterday with new ideas designed to capture the promise of the 21st century. Together, we can overcome our economic challenges by fostering the American innovation that will create high-paying modern jobs and by equipping all our people to fill them. Please join Senator Marco Rubio at 1871 as he discusses policy points on 'An Economy For A New American Century.'
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07/07/15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
GEEKFEST
Groupon, Chicago IL
Geekfest
Geekfest is a gathering of software development geeks every Tuesday at noon.
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07/07/15
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BNC Venture Capital Group
Polsinelli Shughart, Chicago IL
BNC Venture Capital Group
The BNC Venture Capital Group introduces exciting investment opportunities to professional investors (angels, early stage venture capitalists, and private equity firms seeking add-ons) and fosters the growth of entrepreneurial activity. Come and pitch your idea or just listen and learn from others as they seek venture capital.
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07/07/15
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Founder Institute Chicago Information Session
VentureShot, Chicago IL
Startup Founder 101
Join us for a informational event where you can meet the local Director, mentors, and graduates to ask questions, and learn how you can launch a startup with the Founder Institute's help
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07/07/15
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open Gov Hack Night - How to generate buzz and media coverage with no budget
Braintree, Chicago IL
Open Gov Hack Night
How do Chicago activists generate buzz and media coverage with no budget? Rachael Perrotta, Media Relations Activist, will give a look behind the scenes at the social media and public relations tools and strategies used by local groups like the Trauma Care Coalition, fighting for level 1 trauma care on the South Side of Chicago since 2010. This presentation will track the group’s progress — in just one month — from a coalition with no branding and little social media presence to a viral campaign targeting the University of Chicago that took over Twitter and made it into the pages of The Guardian and The Nation.
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07/07/15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website Strategy and Growth
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts, 111 W. Washington Chicago
Digital Professional Institute
Your website is a crucial part of any company, but just having one is only the first step. Websites need to go through constant changes and iterations in order to effectively market to the right audience. But how do you make sure you're actually making the right changes? What types of tests can you run to understand what type of marketing your customers would react to?
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07/07/15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Neuroscience of Addiction
Geek Bar Beta, Chicago IL
C2st
The use and abuse of substances that change the way we feel is a human tendency documented throughout history. This tendency was often explained from viewpoints of spirituality, will-power and morality. Modern science is reshaping this dialogue, bringing the neurobiology of emotion, judgement and reward to this conversation. Dr. T. Celeste Napier will show the contributions that science has made to this topic, discussing such questions as why do people take drugs in the first place?
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07/08/15
9:00 am - 10:00 am
1 Million Cups Chicago
NextDoor Chicago, Chicago IL
1Million Cups Chicago
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.
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07/08/15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How Will Illinois' Turnaround Agenda Impact You?
The Parthenon, Chicago IL
CYR's
The Chicago Young Republicans will host radio talk show personality Dan Proft along with experts from The Illinois Policy Institute and Illinois Opportunity Project to discuss Illinois’ budget and how it will affect our families and communities.
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