Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Robert Schillerstrom, Chairman Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
As Tollway Chairman, Schillerstrom has championed economic growth and innovative ideas that provide a better experience for customers and all those who do business with the Tollway. He has begun implementation towards an entire cashless, all electronic system that saves customers both time and money. Schillerstrom has doubled down on increasing contracts and training for minority, women and veteran owned firms with the tollway awarding over 1 billion in DBE contracts.
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Date/Time Event Partner
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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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
Author Thomas W. Lippman visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book on the impact of Anwar Sadat's presidency.
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3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Space: Open For Business
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
As the US government’s budget for space exploration has decreased, so has ended its monopoly on access to space, paving the way for commercial operators to launch satellites and supply research missions. In the years ahead these private endeavors are likely to push the envelope further, sending tourists into orbit, mining asteroids, and, perhaps one day, colonizing the cosmos.
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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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10:00 am - 11:30 am
Life Design 101
evolveHer, Chicago IL
Creative Women's Co.
Design Thinking is a powerful tool to ease uncertainty and navigate transitions. So why don’t apply it to our lives? Pilu Sanchez, we'll talk about some of the most common assumptions that get us stuck. We’ll do some exercise together to help you understand where you are and how to design a way forward. You'll leave with tools to reframe your challenges in the future by using a design thinker mindset.
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2112 Immersive Tech Summit
2112 inc., Chicago IL
The day-long Immersive Tech Summit will include Industry leaders and experts in immersive tech presenting cutting-edge case studies, workshops and demos exploring virtual, augmented and mixed reality conceptualization, production & post production, branding & marketing case studies, trends, best practices & standards, and market adoption.
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
21st-Century Jim Crow Schools
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, Chicago IL
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Liberals favorite terrorist Bill Ayers in conversation with author David Stovall, blame charter schools for displacement of experienced African American teachers; the rise of a rigid, militarized pedagogy; and community disruption, despite the fact that there is a continual waiting list for student placement in Chicago charter schools due to the corruption and failure of CPS.
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Technology For Women Inc
Consumer Cryptocurrency Expo™ (CryptoExpoCHI) is an educational event designed to inform consumers and main street investors about cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings (ICOs), blockchain technology and more.
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11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte
Hyatt Regency McCormick, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte discusses business in the current environment.
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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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