Featured Events

FEATURED EVENT

Date/Time Event Partner
01/22/18
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
President Trump: Year One
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome a panel of distinguished journalists to discuss the first year of covering the Trump administration: Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent for CNN McKay Coppins, author and staff writer for The Atlantic, Visiting Pritzker Fellow at the IOP for the Winter 2018 quarter Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief for the Associated Press Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post
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Date/Time Event Partner
03/15/18
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
What If Early Chicago Was Not “Preeminently a Man’s City?”
Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago History Museum
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College What If Early Chicago Was Not “Preeminently a Man’s City?”
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03/15/18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CWD Hack Night
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Chicago Women Developers
This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you're just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there's a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop!
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03/16/18
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crypto Happy Hour
Celtic Crown Public House, Chicago IL
Chicago Blockchain Project
Our once a month Friday Happy Hour is simply to hang out with other crypto hodlers! We provide free apps from 5 to 7pm. This is a casual event with no formal presentations. Just hang out, enjoy some food, and talk about Bitcoin with someone who wants to hear about it!
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03/16/18
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Frugal Science – Lecture by Dr. Manu Prakash
Fermilab, Batavia IL
Fermilab
With our planet literally teeming with problems, it’s time to take cost constraints into serious consideration. As physicists and engineers, we know how to make stuff. We use these skills (and field work) to design solutions for extremely resource constrained settings, especially in the field of global health. Our work in this area extends from field diagnostics to hands-on science education. Dr. Prakash leads a curiosity driven research group working in the field of physical biology. Their approach brings together experimental and theoretical techniques from soft-condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, theory of computation and unconventional micro and nano-fabrication to open problems in biology: from organismal to cellular and molecular scale.
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03/16/18
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing
Dearborn Observatory, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
The Dearborn Observatory is open for public observing with the historic 18.5" refracting telescope every Friday night!
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03/18/18
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Critical Conversations
Spertus, Chicago IL
Spertus
Former Governors Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) and Mike Huckabee (R-AR) debate hot-button issues from gun rights to immigration reform
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03/19/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Farber on 50 years after “Chicago ’68”
Francis W. Parker School , Chicago IL
Francis Parker School
Fifty years have lapsed since the historic 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago Farber reconstructs in his classic book Chicago ’68. At this gathering, Farber will talk about what 1968 meant to both the progressive and conservative political movements in the U.S. and the potential effect of a 50-year perspective on our political culture today and in the future.
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03/20/18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good. Hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!
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03/21/18
11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Global Leaders Series: Oscar Munoz, CEO, United Airlines
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
More info TBD
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03/21/18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective - Monthly Meetup
TBD,
Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective
The CBREC is a meetup focused on the technology driving innovation and decentralization within the Real Estate ecosystem. We will feature talks from blockchain researchers, software developers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and public officials.
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