Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
04/25/17 - 04/26/17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Path Ahead: Building An Economy That Works For All
The Union League of Chicago, Chicago IL
Big Path Capital
The Impact Capitalism Summit is the largest convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return.
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Date/Time Event Partner
05/17/17 - 05/18/17
All Day
MedCity INVEST 2017
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Chicago IL
MedCity News
Join the best of the Midwest’s healthcare venture capital and startup communities at the destination healthcare investing conference in the Midwest. INVEST unites active investors with corporate business development executives to syndicate investment opportunities with promising Midwest-based healthcare start-ups.
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Legislative Interference in the Doctor-Patient Relationship and Physician Advocacy
P-117 (Billings Hospital), Chicago IL
MacLean Center
Dr. Hal C. Lawrence III, is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
The American Economy Under President Trump
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Join the Council on Global Affairs for a conversation on the current state and future prospects for the US economy. Conversation with Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum. Moderated by Phil Levy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Vault Series: Doug Ramsey, CFA
CFA Society Chicago, Chicago IL
CFA Society Chicago
Doug Ramsey, CFA, CMT is the Chief Investment Officer of The Leuthold Group, LLC, and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Leuthold Core Investment Fund and the Leuthold Global Fund. In addition to his CIO and Portfolio Management responsibilities heading both the asset allocation and investment strategy committees, Ramsey maintains the firm's proprietary Major Trend Index, a multi-factor model which evaluates the underlying health of the markets, both domestically and globally.
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4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Is the route to human-level intelligence paved with Big Data? One Book One Northwestern
. The success of these machine learning techniques – particularly "deep neural networks" – has led many to predict that they will lead to both radically improved technology, and a better understanding of the human mind and brain. Do these models present a qualitative, or merely quantitative, shift in the ability of thinking machines? And what do their successes (and limitations) tell us about the nature of human thought?
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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Our School II - What the City's Done, What It Can Do
Union League Club, Chicago IL
Illinois Humanities Council
The culminating event of Illinois Humanities’ yearlong, statewide series Continuing Ed. will be a roundtable at the Union League Club with a panel of thirteen local elected officials, journalists, nonprofit leaders, students, and community leaders that uses a short text by Robert Hutchins to ask: What should we expect from public education and what can families do to help their local schools achieve that promise? Be Advised, weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers will be on the panel. If you disagree with him, you might not make it out.
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8:30 am - 10:00 am
Bootstrappers Breakfast Chicago
foodjunky.com HQ, Chicago IL
Bootstrappers Breakfast
Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or thinking about starting something from your garage, come on out for a great conversation.
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Greg Bedalov, Executive Director Illinois Tollway
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
The Illinois Tollway maintains and operates 292 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I‐88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I‐355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I‐90), the Tri‐State Tollway (I‐94/I‐294/I‐80), and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway. As Executive Director, Bedalov is responsible for managing the agency's day-to-day operations, overseeing its $1.3 billion annual budget, and leading the nearly 1,600 employees in providing a safe, effective, and efficient toll highway system and ensuring the highest possible level of customer service for the Tollway's 1.6 million daily drivers.
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12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bunker Labs 3rd Annual Muster Across America
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Bunker Labs
Bunker Labs, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to veteran entrepreneurship is excited to announce the 3rd annual "Muster" conference. This year we invite veterans, corporate partners and innovators to come, bring their best ideas and develop new connections and insights. Last year's event drew over 350 participants and won praise as "the most exciting innovative veterans' event I have ever been to." This year's program will bring together over 400 participants and partners for a full day of veteran entrepreneurs networking, keynote speakers, and will feature our Launch Lab where we'll build an entire business in ONE day.
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chicago Science Festival 2017
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Illinois Science Council
Illinois Science Council invites you to the third annual Chicago Science Festival — a celebration of the wow-inspiring, mind-expanding, human-benefitting awesomeness that is STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) in the Chicago area.
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