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Date/Time Event Partner
02/26/18
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
05/02/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Telling the "Truth" About Climate Change
Northwestern University - Harris Hall, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
Naomi Oreskes rails against scientists and politicians who dare offer scientific challenges to the scientific global warming consensus.
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05/02/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Can Genetic Technologies Advance Sustainable Agriculture?
Northwestern, Lurie-Baldwin Auditorium, Chicago IL
Northwestern University
This discussion will explore the successes and future opportunities that genetic technology can bring to the agriculture industry.
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05/02/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Reflecting on an Academic Life
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Newberry Library
An Academic Life speaks to the fundamental issues of purpose, academic freedom, and governance that arise time and again in higher education, and that pose sharp challenges to the independence and scholarly integrity of each new generation.
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05/02/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Reality / Augment Reality
FinTank, Chicago IL
FinTank
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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05/02/18
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park IL
Spertus
Israel expert Dr. Keren Fraiman addresses important questions about how these two separate ideals have co-existed through Israel's history and how they function in Israel today. Come away with a more nuanced understanding of how Jewish and Democratic values are expressed in Israeli society, how they interact, and the relationship between them.
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05/03/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Can Genetic Technologies Advance Sustainable Agriculture?
Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
This discussion will explore the successes and future opportunities that genetic technology can bring to the agriculture industry.
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05/03/18
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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05/03/18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science in the City Annual Gala 2018
mHub Chicago, Chicago IL
mHUB
You are invited to celebrate 10 years of Science in the City with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology at mHUB. Join us for a night of activities where science community and industry leaders come together to support our ongoing efforts in providing science education to the city of Chicago. We will serve drinks and hors-d'oeuvres and guests will be able to tour mHUB’s innovative manufacturing facility and learn more about 3D printing. This fundraiser will allow C2ST’s to continue to provide free and low-cost events throughout the city.
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05/04/18
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Astro-Overnights
Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL
Adler Planetarium
Explore our Solar System—and beyond—at an Astro-Overnight! Designed for families with kids ages 6-12, Astro-Overnights are a great way to experience the museum after-hours, and with new, hands-on programming, special sky shows, and the chance to spend the night under the stars or in an exhibit next to a planet (or spacecraft). There’s something for the whole family to enjoy!
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05/04/18
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Art & Science Behind Pixar Films – Danielle Feinberg
Fermilab, Batavia IL
Fermilab
In this insightful talk, Danielle Feinberg of Pixar Animation Studios will show how art and science come together to create the magic of Pixar films. You will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the various problems they have encountered and how they have solved them.
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