Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Style: The Soda Tax
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP and Paul Douglas Institute (PDI) for an off-the-record panel conversation on soda taxes. Bringing together soda tax experts and building on research conducted by the PDI, the panel will focus on lessons learned from the Cook County tax, the health issues surrounding soda consumption, and the future of soda taxes in Chicago and elsewhere.
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Date/Time Event Partner
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Bootstrappers Breakfast Chicago
foodjunky.com HQ, Chicago IL
Bootstrappers Breakfast
Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or thinking about starting something from your garage, come on out for a great conversation.
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hon. Dan Cronin, Chairman DuPage County Board
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Dan Cronin was first elected DuPage County Board Chairman in November 2010 and reelected in 2014, after serving in the Illinois General Assembly for 20 years. He brings his passion for fiscal accountability and efficient government to DuPage County, where he has reduced the budget by more than $40 million and reformed costly employee benefits that will save $20 million over the next two decades. He has accomplished these significant cost-savings without raising property taxes or compromising service.
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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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11:30 am - 1:15 pm
A Discussion with Victor Reyes: Latino Politics in Chicago
Union League Club, Chicago IL
The former assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley talks Latino politics in Chicago.
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crypto Happy Hour
Celtic Crown Public House, Chicago IL
Chicago Blockchain Project
Our once a month Friday Happy Hour is simply to hang out with other crypto hodlers! We provide free apps from 5 to 7pm. This is a casual event with no formal presentations. Just hang out, enjoy some food, and talk about Bitcoin with someone who wants to hear about it!
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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
So What, Do it Scared
evolveHer, Chicago IL
Creative Women's Co.
Join Success Coach, Heather Vickery for a workshop that empowers you to take control of your life and the path toward your vision by offering practical tools to help you become more proactive creators of your own success, despite the fear you may be feeling.
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05/21/18 - 05/24/18
All Day
Moody Pastors' Conference 2018
The Moody Church, Chicago IL
Moody Bible Institute
Enjoy a week of invigorating Bible teaching from today’s foremost Christian leaders and teachers, including Alistair Begg, Charlie Dates, Skye Jethani, and H. B. Charles. Choose from dozens of workshops highlighting innovative ministry strategies and a variety of topics, like urban ministry, spiritual self-care, youth ministry, women’s ministry leaders, church management, and much more.
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05/22/18 - 05/23/18
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
2018 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar
The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca IL
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
World-class speakers provide valuable technical advice on solving protein formulation challenges; insights into emerging ingredient technologies and consumer trends, as well, as regulatory updates.
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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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