Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
President Trump: Year One
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome a panel of distinguished journalists to discuss the first year of covering the Trump administration: Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent for CNN McKay Coppins, author and staff writer for The Atlantic, Visiting Pritzker Fellow at the IOP for the Winter 2018 quarter Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief for the Associated Press Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post
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Date/Time Event Partner
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Can Non/Humans Tell the Truth?
Northwestern University
This talk will explore and challenge the exceptional status given to human beings in the arena of truth by bringing to the fore three interrelated perspectives.
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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
When Law is Not Enough: Controversies over Muslim Rights in the US Northwestern University
Examine public controversies about Islam in Europe and the United States and debates about religious freedom and democratization in North Africa.
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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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04/26/18 - 04/27/18
All Day
2018 Economics of Media and Communications Conference
University of Chicago - Saieh Hall, Chicago IL
Becker Friedman Institute
Understanding the changing media environment and its impact on our society and political climate is complex, requiring analysis from multiple viewpoints. This conference brings together scholars across fields to examine critical questions of how the media shapes our lives today.
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7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Brand Smart 2018—Brand Reinvention in the Age of Disruption
Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower, Chicago IL
AMA Chicago
In this one-day branding event, attendees will participate in a series of conversations with CEO’s, CMO’s and brand leaders who are responding to the digital shift.
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Seminar Series
IIT Stuart School of Business, Chicago IL
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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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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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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