Featured Events

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Date/Time Event Partner
02/28/17
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Innovation Summit 2017
Westin Chicago River North, Chicago IL
The Economist Events
The Economist’s Innovation Summit will gather leading thinkers and practitioners to explore the opportunities and challenges of making this transition. Economist editors will ask the searching questions as Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers and disruptive entrepreneurs share their insights and strategies for successful digital transformation.
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Date/Time Event Partner
03/02/17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The New Silk Road
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
In 2013, President Xi Jinping launched the New Silk Road Initiative as a centerpiece of China’s global strategy. This initiative can be seen as China’s first concerted effort to lead global development while simultaneously strengthening its influence on the world stage. What has China achieved so far and what kind of impact is the initiative having? What are the implications for the US as the Trump administration embraces a more isolationist policy?
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03/02/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Road Less Traveled Panel Program
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
TAP-Chicago
Featuring a panel of prominent Chicagoland Asian Americans, this program features (5) panelists who will speak upon their own personal experiences in non-traditional career paths, and fields that are not generally associated with Asian Americans. These careers include law enforcement, music, drama, the culinary arts, and politics.
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03/02/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CWDevs Hack Night
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
CWDevs
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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03/02/17
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Haki Madhubuti: The Black Arts Movement and Beyond
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP Leaders of Color for a conversation with poet, author, and educator Haki Madhubuti. The event will feature a reading of Dr. Madhubuti's poetry and a discussion on topics including the Black Arts Movement, political engagement on the South Side, and more.
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03/02/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The First 30 Days: A Presidential Discussion
Forest View Educational Center Theater, Arlington Heights IL
District 214 Community Education
panel of journalists and an experienced college professor for a free, conversational review of the first 30 days of the new American presidency. The panel-style, non-partisan event, part of a continued effort to engage the community on topics of importance, will discuss upcoming presidential priorities and achievements and potential changes and ramifications at the state and local levels resulting from the new leadership and a highly divisive election. Confirmed guests include Madeleine Doubek, publisher of Reboot Illinois; Natasha Korecki, senior reporter for POLITICO and author of Illinois Playbook; Kerry Lester, ‎columnist and senior writer at the Daily Herald; Michael Puente, WBEZ Chicago Public Media reporter who covered the Trump/Pence ticket in the presidential election; and Gary Midkiff, a college professor and guest lecturer who specializes in the American Presidency.
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03/02/17
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Return of the Natural Law
Wheaton College, 339 Blanchard Hall, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College
For centuries, the natural law tradition held that the most basic principles of how to live are not only knowable, but actually known: Even the thief, the adulterer, and the God-mocker know the wrong of theft, the good of fidelity, and the duty of honoring God. Many modern thinkers spurned this tradition, holding that so-called natural law is neither truly natural nor truly law. The story might have ended there, yet as a Roman poet wrote, "You can drive nature out with a pitchfork, but it always returns." Today the theory of the moral truths that we can't not know is experiencing a renaissance.
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03/03/17
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
16th Annual Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company Private Equity Conference
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago IL
Chicago Booth
The Chicago Booth Private Equity Conference (PEC) is an annual event that brings together financiers, students, and entrepreneurs to network and share insights into the dynamics of investing in a constantly changing economy.
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03/03/17
11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Janet Yellen, Chair, U.S. Federal Reserve System
Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
Fed Chair Janet Yellen talks monetary policy.
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03/03/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hon. Bill de Blasio, Mayor City of New York
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Mayor Bill de Blasio holds for on the liberal blueprint on how to run a city.
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03/03/17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Journalism and Censorship in Mexico
Buffett Center, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
Mexico is currently ranked 149th in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index, the lowest in Latin America. By this algorithm journalists from Afghanistan, Russia, and Zimbabwe all enjoy greater liberties to publish and be damned. This talk combines historical research with current analyses to explore why press freedom does not inevitably correlate with democratization.
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