CityPoint Loft

110 E 23rd St

United States

“Now What?” Digital Manufacturing and the Midwest’s Economic Future

6:30pm – 8:00pm
The City of Big Shoulders. The Hog Butcher for the World. Chicago’s legacy has been built on its longstanding role as a national industrial hub.

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is a new collaboration among government, education, and business that will revitalize this legacy and propel Chicago and the Midwest to the forefront of 21st century manufacturing research and innovation. As Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said, “This is where the brains and brawn will come together; patents, research and new ways of manufacturing.”

Two of the Institute’s biggest proponents and experts, Chicago Deputy Mayor Steven Koch and Dr. William P. King, chief technology officer for the Institute, join the Illinois Humanities Council’s Angel Ysaguirre for an enlightening conversation with the public.

How exactly will the DMDII for Manufacturing revitalize manufacturing? What does this mean for our local, regional and national economy? How does government shape policies and initiatives to improve the economy and how does such an ambitious collaboration with a diverse set of partners operate?

Come learn and take part in this free discussion, part of the IHC’s ongoing Now What? series,bringing together some of the country’s most interesting thinkers talking about today’s front-page issues.

Help shape the conversation!
Use hashtag #nwIHC and ask questions of William, Steve, or Angel before and during the event.

CityPoint Loft
110 E 23rd St
Chicago, IL, 60616


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