Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
C2ST Social at Lagunitas
Lagunitas Tap Room, Chicago IL
The event will take place at THE TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Company, where guests can enjoy food as well as a selection of Lagunitas locally brewed beers. Mingle and network with young professionals and business leaders in a casual setting, all while you check out the facilities from the second-floor catwalk.
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Date/Time Event Partner
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colonel John House, Wolfhounds and Polar Bears: The American Expeditionary Force in Siberia 1918-1920
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Col. John House, USA (Ret.) visits the Museum & Library to to discuss his book on the United States' actions in Siberia during WWI. Sponsored by the United States World War One Centennial Commission.
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Neglected C.S. Lewis: The Personal Heresy and an Experiment in Criticism
Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College
In The Personal Heresy, C.S. Lewis debated E.M.W. Tillyard in print. Their debate wrestled with whether or not understanding an author's personality was necessary to understanding the author's work. In an age where discourse is so uncivil, this is a model for us. It is an academic debate that produces light, not heat.
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11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Technology and Innovation Series
The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
Panelists include: Jim Robinson, President, Americas Operations, Astellas Pharma Ramona Sequeira, President, United States Business Unit, Takeda Tim Walbert, Chairman, President and CEO, Horizon Pharma
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11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Gubernatorial Candidate State Senator Daniel Biss
The Union League of Chicago, Chicago IL
State Senator Daniel Bill, candidate for Illinois Governor, shares his vision for Illinois.
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Clear Path to Clients: 5 Simple Steps to Attract Your Ideal Clients
2112 inc., Chicago IL
If you're an entrepreneur who has ever struggled to find the right clients for your business, this talk is for you! You'll learn how to attract more of the right clients to your business, inspire more high-quality referrals, and find the freedom you desire while serving your clients from the highest level as only you can. You'll leave knowing how to clearly explain what you do to the people you meet, and how to ask for referrals in a way that makes it easy for your contacts to clearly understand who you work with a what a good referral looks like for you.
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fermilab colloquium: James Webb Space Telescope
Fermilab, Batavia IL
The Fermilab colloquium introduces staff, users, students and members of the public to a wide range of scientific and science-related topics presented by notable speakers from across the country and around the world. An integral part of Fermilab's academic culture, "orange" colloquium talks are aimed at a broad scientific and technical audience, while "green" talks are of general interest to all laboratory staff, users and members of the public.
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5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
DNC Chair Tom Perez
International House Assembly Hall , Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. He previously served as Secretary of Labor and civil rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Obama administration. Mr. Perez will address the state of American politics, the future of the Democratic Party, and the upcoming the 2018 midterm elections.
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Reality / Augment Reality
FinTank, Chicago IL
Each month we present a mixed panel of experts who are currently working directly with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology, including Technologists, Business Analysts, Visionaries, Content Creators, Investors, and more. We make the panel available to anyone who wants to attend, with a particular focus on business and community leaders and investors in Chicago who are interested in learning how to make practical use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology. The group at each meetup directs the discussion, and it is followed by networking and hands-on technology demonstrations so that everyone can gain practical experience with the technologies.
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago (UASC)
Chicago Maritime Museum, Chicago IL
The UASC conducts shipwreck site surveys which employ field drawings, underwater photography and video. Field survey work is augmented by academic historical research. The Society attempts to preserve sites by sting the effects of natural and biological forces as well as the impact of human activity on shipwrecks. It advocates responsible use of submerged cultural resources.
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7:30 am - 9:45 am
Crain's 40 Under 40 Breakfast
Revel Motor Row, Chicago IL
Breakfast with Chicago's top young entrepreneurs.
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