Science in the City Annual Gala 2018

Date(s) - 05/03/18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

mHub Chicago

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Science in the City Annual Gala 2018

Thu, May 3, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

You are invited to celebrate 10 years of Science in the City with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology at mHUB. Join us for a night of activities where science community and industry leaders come together to support our ongoing efforts in providing science education to the city of Chicago. We will serve drinks and hors-d’oeuvres and guests will be able to tour mHUB’s innovative manufacturing facility and learn more about 3D printing. This fundraiser will allow C2ST’s to continue to provide free and low-cost events throughout the city. Your support is critical to our mission.The evening includes a cocktail reception with heavy hors-d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffle, and a chance to mingle with business and scientific leaders and young professionals.


Chicago Council on Science and Technology will also be honoring two individuals with an “Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award” by awarding a “Lifetime Achievement Award” as well as a “Young Professional Award.” C2ST created this award in 2012 to honor individuals who share in the passion and mission of the organization—to increase the awareness of the great R&D taking place in our region.


Lifetime Achievement Award to be announced soon!


Young Professional Award:

Emile Cambry, Jr. is a business professor, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur born, raised and still calling Chicago home. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Emile gained experience in Investment Banking for J.P. Morgan Chase as well as teaching as he was a Professor at North Park University and recognized as one of the Top 50 Business School Professors. Perhaps Mr. Cambry’s largest project to date was founding the technology and entrepreneurship incubator, BLUE1647, expanding to several different locations across the Midwest. Emile has Produced films that have been licensed by HBO and Cinemax, as well as Showtime. Emile is the President of the Chicago International Social Change Festival which showcases films that heighten public consciousness. Rounding out Mr. Cambry’s experiences include being named on Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, The Root Power 100, Chicago Crains Tech 50, a Top 100 Innovator in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, Techweek 100, and a 40 Game Changer Under the Age of 40 awarded by Verizon Wireless, and awarded the Community Service Award by the South by Southwest Conference. Emile is also a recipient of the 2014 Impact Award by the Social Enterprise Alliance, and sits on the boards of Depaul University’s Social Enterprise Collaborative, a Commissioner for the Cook County Social Innovation Commission, the Forbes Nonprofit Council, and a Board member for Accion International. Emile is also a Global Services Association Fellow, to increase entrepreneurship and innovation around the Globe. Emile is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

The event will be hosted by Aaron Freeman, Artist in Residence at C2ST. Freeman is a writer/producer, science commentator, and funnyman. The former host of both NPR’s weekly talk show Metropolis and WTTW’s Chicago Tomorrow, a weekly science-and-health half-hour magazine.

ATTIRE: Business


  • Early Bird Tickets available until March 23rd
  • Are you a young professional? Email us at to receive Gala tickets at a discounted rate!
  • Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued up to a week after the Gala if you do not attend.


Urban Leaders:
Magellan Corporation

Community Connectors:
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

Career Builders:
John and Patricia Anderson

In-Kind Donors:
CH Distillery
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Dovetail Brewery
Empirical Brewery
Escape Artistry
Escape Reality
FEW Spirits
Gene Siskel Film Center
The Great Escape Room- Chicago
I/O Theater
John Batdorff Photography
Kovall Distillery
Magellan Corporation
Makey Makey
​Pinot’s Palette