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02/21/18
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Style: The Soda Tax
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP and Paul Douglas Institute (PDI) for an off-the-record panel conversation on soda taxes. Bringing together soda tax experts and building on research conducted by the PDI, the panel will focus on lessons learned from the Cook County tax, the health issues surrounding soda consumption, and the future of soda taxes in Chicago and elsewhere.
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02/21/18
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Illinois Elections 101
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Local political reporters discuss the 2018 state elections. Panel w/ Tony Arnold, state politics reporter for WBEZ Natasha Korecki, senior reporter for POLITICO and writer of the POLITICO Illinois Playbook Dave McKinney, state politics reporter for WBEZ
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02/21/18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ethical and Regulatory Considerations of Life-Threatening Research
MacLean Center, Chicago IL
MacLean Center
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, discusses when research become unethical.
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02/21/18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Is MLK Jr.’s 20th Century Voice Relevant in the 21st Century?
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst IL
Elmhurst College
As senior pastor and teacher of the faith family of West Point Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, the Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes serves as a consultant to policymakers on statewide issues such as sensible gun laws, same-gender marriage and education funding reform.
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02/21/18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bitcoin and Blockchain Discussion
Park District of La Grange, La Grange IL
Blockchain, Bitcoin...The Future is Here Meetup
This meetup is for anyone that is interested in the Blockchain, Bitcoin, and other cybercurrency. If you were a late adopter of the Internet and email, this is a chance to be part of the inception of a new technology that will change our lives.
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02/21/18
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Style: The Soda Tax
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP and Paul Douglas Institute (PDI) for an off-the-record panel conversation on soda taxes. Bringing together soda tax experts and building on research conducted by the PDI, the panel will focus on lessons learned from the Cook County tax, the health issues surrounding soda consumption, and the future of soda taxes in Chicago and elsewhere.
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02/21/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Podcasting Social
2112 inc., Chicago IL
2112
Politicians are increasingly entering the world of podcasting. Come hear from City of Chicago Digital Director Grace Cheung as she shares more about Mayor Emanuel’s foray into podcasting, “Chicago Stories.” Each week, the Mayor invites a Chicagoan or special guest to City Hall to share his or her Chicago Story.
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02/21/18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago Fintech Mix Mingle Network
The ROOF at The Wit Hotel, Chicago IL
Chicago Fin Tech
A group for entrepreneurs involved in financial technology (FinTech). The industry is changing very rapidly from the p2p lending, private equity, bit-coin, cryptocurrencies, crytpo-ledgers, mobile apps/ payments, laws, micro debt, real estate, secured debt, to alternative assets. Meet like minded individuals exchange ideas, find partners, programmers, and network.
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02/22/18
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Distinguished Speaker Series: Donald Wilson
W Chicago City Center, Chicago IL
CFA Society Chicago
Donald R. Wilson, Jr. is the founder and CEO of DRW, a principal trading firm with more than 800 employees at its Chicago headquarters and offices in Austin, Houston, London, Montreal, New York and Singapore.
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02/22/18
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sinai Forum: Lunch Series featuring Sinai's own Shelley Stern Grach
Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago IL
Chicago Sinai Congregation
Shelley Stern Grach is the Director of Civic Engagement for the Technology and Civic Engagement group at Microsoft. Come and hear her story!
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02/22/18
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blockchain in Chicago Kickoff 2018 at Venue610
Venue SIX10, Chicago IL
Chicago Blockchain Project - Bitcoin, Ethereum, & Altcoin
Blockchain focus will be 5:30-8pm. Crypto focus will be throughout with a coins Q&A crowd sentiment game from 8-10pm. There are two rooms, 450 seats in the great hall with speakers, panels, and presentations and 200 on the landing with our $1,000 crowd choice contest for blockchain entrepreneurs, ICOs, and free learning station workshops.
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