Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
06/07/17 - 06/09/17
All Day
Chicago Forum on Global Cities
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
The Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted annually by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, raises provocative questions about the influence of global cities and how they can solve pressing global challenges. Participating thought leaders and decisions makers make new connections and develop innovative solutions to advance in their own cities.
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7:30 am - 9:00 am
Downtown Futures Series - Get Outside!
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Chicago Loop Alliance
Baby Boomers and Millennials are moving back to urban areas, but are expecting to keep their active outdoor lifestyles. Learn how outdoor amenities such as the Chicago Riverwalk and Maggie Daley Park give the city a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining residents, visitors, and businesses.
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Big Data & Analytics for Retail Summit
The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago IL
Innovation Enterprise
Join us to discuss refining internal operations & culture, streamlining your supply chain, creating omnichannel strategies. Our experts will also give your insights on pricing e-commerce strategies, proactive and reactive real-time analytics & much more.
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
David Reifman, Commissioner Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
A native Chicagoan, Reifman is responsible for leading the department's Housing, Economic Development, and Planning & Zoning bureaus while fostering community-improvement projects and initiatives throughout the city. As Commissioner of DPD, he serves on the Chicago Plan Commission, Community Development Commission, and Commission on Chicago Landmarks, among other public agencies. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Development Fund.
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Beyond Branding: Crafting Unified Visual Branding for your Creative Business
Space, Chicago IL
SPACE by doejo
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing at the Speed of Change
Morningstar, Chicago IL
Chicago AMA
Join some of Chicago’s most dynamic marketing leaders and learn about the best practices and effective resources that are already working to drive success in the marketplace and working across the C-Suite.
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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with Andrew & Thomas Parkinson of Peapod
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Chicago Founders' Stories
Andrew and Thomas Parkinson talk with Pat Ryan about where the idea came from, their background in entrepreneurship and technology, achieving product/market fit, getting liquidity, two-sided networks, raising venture capital, scaling, and more.
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7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Changing the Face of Archaeology
Oriental Institute, Chicago IL
Oriental Institute
In this talk Chicago House director Ray Johnson discusses the Epigraphic Survey's current documentation, conservation, and restoration programs in Luxor, and how recent digital innovations - including 3-D imaging - are changing the face of archaeology.
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11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fundamentals of Sales & Use Tax — Local and Out-of-State Taxes
The Hatchery, Chicago IL
Hatchery Chicago
This presentation covers the basic concepts of sales and use tax with a focus on Illinois’ rules. We will discuss return requirements (nexus), taxability of receipts, and when to pay use tax on purchases. This event is applicable to start-ups and established companies, as well as those that sell to wholesalers and end-consumers.
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner with Aaron Bjork: Building an Agile Culture that Scales
Microsoft Technology Center, Chicago IL
Polaris Solutions
Everyone accepts that agile methods and practices work… but how do you apply them at scale without stifling the creativity, autonomy, and energy of your teams? Listen as Aaron Bjork describes how Microsoft has undergone radical changes in recent years to build a culture of “Aligned Autonomy”. Aaron will share stories from before and after, and talk about some of the key changes that have contributed to the new Microsoft
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