Featured Events

FEATURED EVENT

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
03/08/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Rising Out of the Pits: A Dynamic Message of How Women Can Capitalize on Their Strengths to Create Their Financial Futures
The Union League of Chicago, Chicago IL
PWCC
Carolyn Leonard, CEO DyMynd, presents. The Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s monthly facilitated luncheons and other events provide every member the opportunity to make new friends and professional contacts who share a commitment to personal and professional growth.
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03/08/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Collateral Damage: Forgotten Casualties of the Left’s War on Coal
The Heartland Institute, Arlington Heights IL
Heartland Institute
Through a compelling series of brutally honest interviews, Collateral Damage exposes in stark detail the devastating impact that punitive environmental regulations have had on the hardworking American families of Appalachia.
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03/08/17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bone Mineral Disease
Northwestern University –Lurie Medical Center, Chicago IL
Northwestern University
John Hawks, PhD is a paleoanthropologist. He studies the genes and bones of ancient humans, and his work spans nearly every part of our evolutionary story, from the very origin of our lineage among the apes through the last 10,000 years of our history.
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03/08/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
International Women's Day Lightning Talks
Space, Chicago IL
GA
During these engaging, interactive lightning talks, get inspired by female leaders who are spearheading local innovation in tech, culture, social media, and politics. They’ll discuss how they’ve pioneered gender equality in their industries, the challenges they faced, and provide key tips and strategies on taking action.
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03/09/17
7:15 am - 9:15 am
Dr. John Noseworthy, President & CEO of Mayo Clinic
Standard Club, Chicago IL
Executive's Club of Chicago
Learn about the future of healthcare, cutting edge research, and the future of the world-famous Mayo Clinic.
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03/09/17
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban History Seminar | Detroit Reimagined
Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago History Museum
Heather Barrow, Independent scholar discusses Detroit Reimagined: Past, Present and Beyond. Scholarly presentation followed by a lively discussion.
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03/09/17
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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03/09/17
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
How do we know what education reforms work?
UChicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus , Chicago IL
Illinois Humanities Council
Last July Illinois did away with the highly touted PARCC exam for high school students after teachers, parents, and students from across the state boycotted it. How should communities respond to new educational initiatives like the PARCC exam? How can good reforms be distinguished from bad ones? Join Frederick Hess (AEI), Charles Payne (University of Chicago), Charles Tocci (Loyola University), and Mariela Estrada (Brighton Park Neighborhood Council) for a conversation on how communities can put public education reforms to the test.
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03/09/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tweets, Speeches, and Storytelling: Messages from the 2016 Election
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst Il
Elmhurst College
As chief speechwriter and senior aide to President Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 elections, Jon Favreau was at the center of the storm for two successful presidential campaigns. Drawing on his unique perspective and ability to “get behind the words we speak,” Favreau explores the messages and moments that had the biggest impact on the 2016 election, with insights into Donald Trump’s rise, Hillary Clinton’s challenges, and the effects of the media and the national mood following one of the most unusual races in American history.
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03/10/17
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Global Health Symposium 2017
Standard Club, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
The 2017 Global Health Symposium will bring together leaders, the next generation, and stakeholders from across sectors to explore how innovation, storytelling, and immersive technologies are improving the lives of women and children globally.
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