Featured Events

FEATURED EVENT

Date/Time Event Partner
04/25/17 - 04/26/17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Path Ahead: Building An Economy That Works For All
The Union League of Chicago, Chicago IL
Big Path Capital
The Impact Capitalism Summit is the largest convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return.
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Date/Time Event Partner
04/28/17 - 04/30/17
All Day
FinTech Startup Weekend
TechNexus Incubator, Chicago IL
FinTEx
Startup Weekend provides superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs eager to catapult their idea into a reality; all while being surrounded by Chicago’s FinTech thought leaders who will be on hand to help you build and execute your idea including support in compliance, banking, payments, and trading.
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04/28/17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Epidemic Projections and the Politics of Reckoning
Buffett Center, Evanston IL
Buffett Institute
This talk will address the various ways ‘projection’ — statistical, psychoanalytic, cartographic — mattered for developing responses to the 2013–15 West Africa Ebola outbreaks.
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04/28/17
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as it welcomes Senator Tom Cotton to campus for a conversation with David Axelrod. Senator Cotton is a member of United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Senator Joint Economic Committee. Prior to joining the Senate, Senator Cotton served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. As instability and hostility grow in the Middle East and with Russia, Senator Cotton sheds light on the relationship Congress has with the Trump administration and explore some of the most pressing issues facing America and its allies.
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04/28/17
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant: Option B
Harris Theater, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Council
Join Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound. Option B combines Sandberg’s emotional insights and Grant’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity.
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04/28/17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IFI Forums: Climate Change & the Christian
Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria IL
IFI
Join us as we have Dr. Calvin Beisner, the founder & national spokesman for The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation discuss the Christian responsibility to the environment as we learn how to discern truth and myth in the climate change controversy.
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04/28/17
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Doane At Dusk 04.28.17
Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL
Adler Planetarium
Home to the largest aperture telescope available to the public in the Chicagoland area, the Adler’s Doane Observatory provides visitors a unique opportunity to see a variety of celestial objects like the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and more! At Doane at Dusk, our guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.
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04/29/17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Geoffrey Stone: Sex, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival
In his new book Sex and the Constitution, legal scholar and CHF favorite Geoffrey Stone explores the historical evolutions of religious, social, and legal approaches to sex and the surprising role American constitutional law has played in contemporary debates over all manner of sexual mores: obscenity, contraception, abortion, and homosexuality. These issues have been at the core of what Stone deems a “constitutional revolution,” and will likely remain controversial topics under the new administration and the current—and future—line-up on the Supreme Court. Don’t miss this wide-ranging conversation on the past, present, and future of sex, the role of the Court, and the evolution of constitutional law.
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04/29/17
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Immersive Tech Summit
2112 inc., Chicago IL
French Innovation Week
The Immersive Tech Summit is a gathering event for regional professionals working in the VR, AR, Mixed Reality, 3D Mapping & Drone space.
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04/29/17
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Keeping Our Water Safe
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival
How do we share the stuff that nobody owns but everyone needs? Water is one of our most precious and finite resources, but it’s also under threat from climate change, overzealous development, and inconsistent governance. Join Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, which advocates for a “one water movement,” and Kim Wasserman-Nieto, executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, for a conversation about local and national approaches to water security and sustainability. Michael Tiboris from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs joins them in conversation.
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04/29/17
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WTF?! - 20x2 Chicago
Schubas, Chicago IL
20x2
20x2 is an ongoing project that exists to showcase the creativity that lurks in each of us. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants are asked to take two minutes each to answer the question of the day. The results can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke.
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