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
03/06/17
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
US-Mexico Relations Under the Trump Administration
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
The US-Mexico relationship is at a crossroads. President Trump’s vows to renegotiate NAFTA, crack down on immigration, and to create physical and economic barriers between the two countries, portend disruption in longstanding commercial, political, and social ties. Moreover, diplomatic relations have deteriorated rapidly—culminating in President Peña Nieto’s recent decision to cancel a visit to Washington. Join the Council on Global Affairs for a discussion on US-Mexico relations in the Trump era.
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03/06/17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City
57th Street Books, Chicago IL
Seminary Coop Bookstore
Refinery Town chronicles the ten years of successful community organizing in Richmond that raised the minimum wage, defeated a casino development project, created a municipal ID to aid undocumented workers, reduced crime through “community policing,” challenged home foreclosures, and took on a big oil giant. This compelling story of a city remade provides a model for citizens engaged in local politics and community building anywhere.
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03/07/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Our Great Rivers: What’s Next for the Chicago and Calumet
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
MarySue Barrett, Hon. Mariyana Spyropoulos, and Hon. Patrick Thompson talk discuss the historic roles and future of the Chicago and Calumet rivers.
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03/07/17
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
The Future of the EU
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
With major elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany set for 2017—and creeping authoritarianism threatening the liberal order in many Western countries—can the EU survive what many say has become an existential crisis?
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03/07/17
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Weekly Astrophysics Seminar - Jon Miller - UMichigan
Northwestern University Technological Institute, Evanston IL
CIERA
CIERA hosts top Astrophysicists as they discuss groundbreaking research.
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03/07/17
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Africa: Democracy and Insecurity
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Many African countries are experiencing an ebb in confidence regarding their governments’ capacity to improve living standards and reduce insecurity—often as a consequence of corruption and dysfunctional institutions. How can Africa overcome obstacles to democratic governance? And what does the future hold for the continent?
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03/07/17
6:00 pm - 10:00 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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03/07/17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Solving the Biggest Problems of Humanity
The Nerdery, Chicago IL
Startup Founder 101
At the "Frontier Founders Forum", you can meet and hear from entrepreneurs tackling the major problems of humanity, and maybe even learn how you can start harnessing your passion and ambition to do the same.
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03/07/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
How do Baby Fish and Other Marine Species Find Forever Homes?
Pint, Chicago IL
C2ST
You will hear about breakthroughs and technologies during the past decade that have enabled marine biologists to better study the small and often transparent larvae as they disperse through the waters. Modern approaches often involve bringing the laboratory directly into the ocean: observing behavior in the wild and removing the veil that has long obscured our views of this critical but cryptic life stage.
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03/07/17
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Jewish-Muslim Relations Past and Present
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park IL
Spertus Institute
Trace the origins of Muslim attitudes toward Jews and Judaism, providing a nuanced and historically rooted view of Muslim tolerance and intolerance, and exploring whether there might be an Islamic solution to the Arab-Israel problem.
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