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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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Date/Time Event Partner
11/30/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A.J. Baime, The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
Pritzker Military Museum and Library
Bestselling author A.J. Baime tells the dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely, small-town Washington outsider had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
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11/30/17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Augmenting Reality
TechNexus Incubator, Chicago IL
We Are Wearables
WWCHI is at the TechNexus office and we are looking at technologies that are augmenting our reality including AR, VR, MR, haptics and augmented audio.
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12/01/17
7:30 am - 11:30 am
The Fall 2017 University of Chicago Innovation Fund Finals
Polsky Exchange, Chicago IL
Polsky Center
Applicants from across the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Fermilab, and the Marine Biology Laboratory will compete for up to $250,000 in proof-of-concept capital. Please join us for the final pitches of these fantastic teams to the Innovation Fund Advisory Committee, an esteemed group of judges made up of investors, serial entrepreneurs and industry experts.
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12/01/17
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Think Tank @25N
25N Coworking, Geneva IL
25N Coworking
Think Tank is challenging public workshop that uses a diverse group of entrepreneurs, investors, and experienced business leaders to boldly dissect a specific barrier faced by a local independent professional in the “Spotlight Seat.”
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12/01/17
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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12/03/17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ending the Gender Gap
Spertus, Chicago IL
Spertus

Ending the Gender Gap

Spertus Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00 pm
  Purchase tickets below.  $18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni Advance tickets recommended. Call 312.322.1773 if you have ticketing questions.
 
Ending the Gender Gap Achieving the Power of Workplace Equity Justice and equality are core Jewish values. We like to believe we carry these values into our work lives, with meritocratic environments where all employees can fulfill their professional potential. Yet in reality, only a minority of our workplaces have policies and practices that foster equity in leadership and opportunity. Statistics show that many Jewish organizations — where women are 80% of the workforce — lack parity in leadership, retain a gender-driven salary gap, and judge leadership behavior differently for men and women. Many women continue to feel that as leaders, they are constrained by gender biases. We are missing opportunities to recruit and retain key talent. And by not creating environments that support work-life balance, we are not reflecting the real-world needs of women or men. Discover the advantages of value-aligned workplace policies from Social Change Strategist Shifra Bronznick in a program presented by Spertus Institute’s Center for Jewish Leadership. Learn to champion, craft, and implement policies that bring value to employees and the organizations, businesses, and communities they serve. Gain insight into new ways to expand the capacity of both women and men. Bronznick will be joined by Gender Policy Expert Anne Weisberg.
Shifra Bronznick has led the charge for gender equity in the Jewish community, launching the organization Advancing Women Professionals in response to the gap between the number of women in top positions and the percentage of women employees. Repeatedly on the Forward’s list of 50 most influential Jews, Bronznick has consulted for organizations including American Jewish World Service, Catalyst, the White House Project, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She is coauthor of Leveling the Playing Field. Currently, she is designing a new philanthropic curriculum for Women Moving Millions, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Anne Weisberg is Director of the Women’s Initiative at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. She teaches at the NYU-Stern School of Business and is coauthor of the Harvard Business book that coined the phrase “corporate lattice.”   REGISTER HERE

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12/04/17
11:15 am - 12:50 pm
The Age of Accelerations - Thomas Friedman
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Today’s is a world of rapid and bewildering change. Globalization, climate change, and, above all technology, are transforming societies in ways that would have seemed unimaginable only a generation ago. Thomas Friedman discusses his new book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimists Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.
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12/04/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Raja Krishnamoorthi, Representative 8th District,
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi represents the 8th District of Illinois, which includes Chicago’s west and northwest suburbs, and serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Krishnamoorthi’s policy platform focuses on growing and strengthening the middle class by supporting small businesses, making college more affordable, rebuilding our infrastructure, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.
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12/05/17
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Amazon: The $2.25 Billion Question
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Discuss if winning Amazon HQ2 is "worth it". Panelits include: Andrea Zopp, John Tillman, Leslie Munger, and Greg Hinz
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12/05/17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Your Questions Answered
2112 inc., Chicago IL
2112
Receiving funding is one of the most challenging parts of independent filmmaking. Many foundations, corporations and governmental grant making organizations restrict funding of independent projects to tax-exempt organizations (aka not-for-profits or 501(c)(3) organizations). IFP Chicago's Executive Director Nicole Bernardi-Reis will speak on fiscal sponsorship and answer your questions.
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