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Date/Time Event Partner
01/18/18
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
05/01/18
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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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 - 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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05/03/18
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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05/04/18
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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05/04/18
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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05/07/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Religious Freedom in Arab States: Who Is Free and What Are They Free to Do?
Evanston Public Library, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
Most Arab states have an official religion and make some provisions for religious law in some areas. But they also proclaim religious freedom. To what extent, and in what ways, are these two sets of commitments — seemingly very much in tension — met in practice? Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, will address these and related questions in this free program presented in partnership with the Evanston Public Library and One Book One Northwestern.
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