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Date/Time Event Partner
07/17/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
57th Street Books, Chicago IL
Seminary Coop Bookstore
The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.
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Date/Time Event Partner
10/23/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Newberry Library
How did a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advance the status of all women through acts of philanthropy?
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10/24/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Collective Thought: Chicago Clubs & Their Patrons
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Newberry Library
Explore the proliferation of clubs and small arts organizations in Chicago from the 1890s through the 1920s to consider what clubs and “club-ability” contributed to Chicago art and design in the first decades after the Great Fire.
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10/24/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tech in Motion Chicago's 4th Annual Timmy Awards
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Tech In Motion
While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation.
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10/25/18
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Convergence Chicago
W Chicago City Center, Chicago IL
MapR Technologies
Big data comes with big myths. Convergence, a full-day seminar, focuses on busting through those myths and getting to the truth so you can make informed decisions. Learn from executives, practitioners, myth busters, and technical experts how to solve real-world problems by harnessing disruptions in data, artificial intelligence, cloud, containers, and edge technologies.
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10/25/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Seminar Series
IIT Stuart School of Business, Chicago IL
FinTank
Meet other invested in and creating the blockchain scene in Chicago. Join FinTank's Monthly Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Seminar in Partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business.
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10/25/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Public Newsroom
Build Coffee, Chicago IL
City Bureau
Every Thursday night we turn our newsroom on Chicago's South Side into an open space where journalists and the public can gather to discuss local issues, share resources and knowledge and learn to report and investigate stories.
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10/25/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College
The Center for Urban Engagement presents a lecture by Kathy Edin, sociologist and professor at Princeton University, about this country’s low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America’s extreme poor.
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10/26/18
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
CRFC's 2018 Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, & Government
Holiday Inn Chicago West, Itasca IL
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
The conference features: content-intensive concurrent workshops focused on the civil rights movement, the U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Disobedience & Civil Discourse, and Teaching Methodologies, including dynamic workshops with content experts on legal and political issues, interactive teaching methods, and innovative materials for the classroom.
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10/29/18
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards
Harris Theater, Chicago IL
Chicago Innovation Awards
Join 1500 people as Chicago’s innovation community comes together to shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in the Chicago region.
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10/30/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poverty, Inc. Film Screening
Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College
We will be presenting the award winning documentary film, Poverty, Inc., a challenging look at the uncomfortable side of a multi-billion dollar industry—charity. Poverty, Inc. asks an important question: is the charity industry as we know it actually alleviating poverty in the long term? The screening will be followed by a conversation with Michael Matheson Miller, Producer and Director of Poverty, Inc. Michael lectures internationally on such themes as political and social philosophy, economic development, ethics and entrepreneurship.
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