Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Innovation Summit 2017
Westin Chicago River North, Chicago IL
The Economist Events
The Economist’s Innovation Summit will gather leading thinkers and practitioners to explore the opportunities and challenges of making this transition. Economist editors will ask the searching questions as Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers and disruptive entrepreneurs share their insights and strategies for successful digital transformation.
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Date/Time Event Partner
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Banking on DNA: Globalizing Selective Reproductive Technology
P-117 (Billings Hospital), Chicago IL
MacLean Center
Rayna Rapp is professor of anthropology, New York University. Her research, writing and teaching focus on the politics of reproduction; medical anthropology and science studies; gender, kinship, and disability.
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: Designing a Pitch that Resonates
SPACE by Doejo, Chicago IL
This workshop will educate participants about four basic personality styles, the specific words and behaviors that resonate with each style, and strategies for fine-tuning elements of a pitch so that it makes the desired impression. Further, participants will learn strategies for observing audience behavior and adapting a pitch on the spot to communicate with influence and authority!
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MPC Roundtable Pullman Pulling Ahead
Metropolitan Planning Council , Chicago IL
Metropolitan Planning Council
Pullman’s story of community vitality, economic development and thoughtful planning is one that can inspire many Chicago neighborhoods. Join MPC to hear from some of the leaders instrumental to Pullman’s recent growth, and be part of an important and timely conversation about what comes next.
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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tracing a Black Feminist International
CSRPC, Chicago IL
This panel takes up the question of internationalism from the perspective of Black women’s intellectual and political history as well as from a black and third world feminist theoretical lens.
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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education
The Heartland Institute, Arlington Heights IL
Heartland Institute
In The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education, Dr. Richard Bishirjian exposes how the higher education establishment imposes tuition costs that force parents and students into crippling debt.
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Effective Data Visualization
Microsoft Technology Center, Chicago IL
Chicago City Data User Group
Microsoft's David Giard will explain some of Tufte's most important guidelines about data visualization and how you can apply those guidelines to your own data. You will learn what to include, what to remove, and what to avoid in your charts, graphs, maps and other images that represent data.
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elliot Ackerman, Dark at the Crossing
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
In his latest work, Elliot Ackerman explores how the Syrian War created loss and the destruction of a cause in his novel of raw urgency and power.
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6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
One China 101: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Trump's Gambit
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
On the heels of the 45th anniversary of the 1972 Shanghai Communique—which marked the beginning of the rapprochement of US-China relations—what does the Trump presidency protend for US-China relations and the fortunes of Hong Kong and Taiwan? Could Taiwan be part of a bargain between the US and China? How would Hong Kong fare in the event of a possible Sino-US trade war?
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7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Persepolis Through Images
Oriental Institute, Chicago IL
Oriental Institute
The earliest extant illustrations of Persepolis are from the seventeenth century. Between 1840s and 1860s the first reliable illustrations appeared in the form of engravings, sketches or photographs. The historical illustrations and photographs of have always been praised for their artistic graphic documentation and dramatic visualization of the ruins. However, we often overlook their impact on the development of archaeological exploration, which is the focus of this presentation.
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Chicago M&A Conference
Gleacher Center, Chicago IL
Transaction Advisors
This technical conference will provide private equity investors, middle market business owners, and corporate executives with perspective and practical insights on the latest strategies for evaluating and structuring corporate transactions.
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