Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sanctuary Cities: Yes or No?
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Hon. Jesus Garcia, Brian McCann, Joe Walsh discuss the pros and cons of sanctuary city (state) laws.
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Date/Time Event Partner
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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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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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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