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11/17/17
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Dean Murphy, Associate Editor of the New York Times: Journalism of a Businessman President
McCormick Tribune Center, Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
Medill Alumus (BSJ80) and Associate Editor of the New York Times, Dean Murphy, will visit to discuss journalism of a businessman president and the opportunities and responsibilities that combination creates. Dean took on the new role in enterprise journalism at the NYT last March, with a focus on investigative and enterprise reporting driven by the new administration.
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11/27/17
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Russia and the West: Handling the Clash of World Views
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Russia and the West have increasingly experienced divergent views on democracy, human rights, and international law. Many in Europe and Russia also feel a greater sense of mutual insecurity, particularly after the different attitudes toward Russian intervention in Ukraine. What steps should be taken by Russia and the West to deter future conflict and promote cooperation?
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11/28/17
7:30 am - 9:00 am
It’s All About Culture
IA Interior Architects, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
In an engaging session, John Burdett offers his listeners some lasting insights and thoughts about effective implementation that will improve even the best organizations.
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11/28/17
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
The Seventh Sense: Power and Profit in the Age of Networks
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
From the financial system to politics to education, ours is a networked society—always on, open, and linked. The digital revolution and the instantaneous connections it enables has resulted in sprawling networks of people, data, and money. From borders to governments to banks, they bypass the traditional gatekeepers of power and authority—all at the seeming speed of light. Cropping up like the heads of a hydra, networks may be ushering in a societal shift on the scale of the Industrial Revolution. Are networks unstoppable and if so, what must companies and business leaders know about the promise and risks of their transformative power? How can the "seventh sense" prepare leaders for the age of networks?
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11/28/17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Digital Marketing Workshop
Polsky Center, Chicago IL
Polsky Center
This seminar introduces basic digital marketing and advertising tools. We'll discuss best practices for Google Adwords tools and how to register your new business on Google Maps. We'll also cover Facebook advertising, and you'll learn about conversion tracking, targeting ads, and how to choose the best platforms for your business.
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11/28/17
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DPELC Trademark Workshop
2112 inc., Chicago IL
2112
We will discuss how to conduct a trademark search to identify other company’s existing trademark rights in a proposed mark. We will then discuss how to determine the strength of a proposed trademark and how best to protect trademark rights on a federal level.
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11/28/17
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Beyond the Plough: The New Faces of Food
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Join the Chicago Council for a conversation with the next generation of agriculture managers who are charging well-beyond the plough to introduce new ways we think about what we eat. Panel with: Mark Kaplan, Global Vice President, Sustainable Solutions, Unilever Riana Lynn, CEO and Founder, FoodTrace Marc Oshima, Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer, AeroFarms Moderated by Alesha Black, Director, Global Food and Agriculture Program
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11/28/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the atomic age"
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago , Chicago IL
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
In their revealing book, The Pope of Physics, Gino Segré and Bettina Hoerlin bring this scientific visionary to life. An examination of the human dramas that touched Fermi’s life as well as a thrilling history of scientific innovation in the twentieth century, this is the comprehensive biography that Fermi deserves.
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11/28/17
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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11/28/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ignite Chicago
Catalyst Ranch, Chicago IL
Ignite Chicago
Ignite Chicago is a high-energy evening of five minute presentations by people who have an idea - and the guts - to get onstage and share it with fellow creative folks. Each presentation is composed of 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.
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11/29/17
11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Tales from the Top: Breaking Barriers in STEM
Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
Leaders from Girl Scouts USA, Shedd Aquarium and Mars Wrigley Confectionery discuss what barriers need to be broken to bring more women into STEM's top jobs.
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