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09/06/17
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2017 Nominee Reception
Park West, Chicago IL
Chicago Innovation Awards
Join us and hundreds of the region's innovators who have been nominated for the 2017 Chicago Innovation Awards. This annual celebration brings together those who are pioneering innovation with brand new products, services and processes -- meet them all at the Nominee Reception.
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09/06/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dante Lecture, "JFK's Dante"
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Newberry Library
John F. Kennedy was a voracious reader and he put his reading to work in his speeches. His favorite quote was from Dante: “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in times of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.” This lecture traces Kennedy’s deployment of this quote in different political contexts, explores the afterlife of the quote, and examines his reading habits more broadly. Kennedy employed famous authors like Dante in a campaign of persuasion.
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09/06/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fermilab and the New Frontiers of Physics
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago IL
C2ST
In this special panel discussion moderated by Fermilab’s chief operating officer Tim Meyer, three of Fermilab’s top researchers will introduce the breadth of physics and technology research taking place at the laboratory today, focused on the discoveries ahead at the frontiers of particle physics.
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09/07/17
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
From Protestant Reformation to Christian-Jewish Reconciliation: A 500 Year Journey AJC Chicago
Please join AJC's Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, Rabbi Noam Marans, for a special First Thursday Program honoring longtime AJC Board Member, Jerry Beiderman.
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09/07/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Data Analytics + Business Intelligence
FinTank, Chicago IL
FinTank
Data Analytics + Business Intelligence, covers the process of collecting, analyzing, and telling stories with data to help businesses see farther into the past so they can make better decisions in the future.
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09/07/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How to Raise Venture Capital Hyde Park Angels
We are demystifying the venture capital fundraising process to give you the tools you need to raise your next round. Hear from entrepreneurs and investors who understand venture capital from the inside out to learn: • Where to find investors • How to prepare for a fundraise • How convertible debt stacks up against equity • The timeline for the investment cycle • The mechanics of closing a venture capital deal • What happens after the deal is closed
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09/07/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How to Raise Venture Capital
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Hyde Park Angels
We are demystifying the venture capital fundraising process to give you the tools you need to raise your next round. Hear from entrepreneurs and investors who understand venture capital from the inside out.
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09/07/17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Protect Your Food Business: Understanding & Choosing the Right Insurance
ICNC, Chicago IL
The Hatchery Chicago
Have you been avoiding looking into protection for your business? Insurance is essential to food and beverage businesses, but many times entrepreneurs are over-quoted or provided with the wrong coverage information. This presentation will help you understand the basics of insurance and some of the coverage options available – it will take the “mystery” out of insurance. Anna Maria Viti-Welch of Guy Viti Insurance will help you determine the right insurance for your business.
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09/09/17
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Predatory Journals: What can legitimate journals do?
Swissotel, Chicago IL
Centre for Journalology
Peer review and publication is predicated on trust. Journals must work harder than ever to ensure the scientific and methodological legitimacy of what they publish and to better separate themselves from the expanding morass of illegitimate publications. These sessions call for universally higher standards and demands delivery of such standards is done through fully transparent, and legitimate, processes.
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09/11/17 - 09/14/17
All Day
The American Dream Reconsidered
Roosevelt University, Chicago IL
Roosevelt University
Join the conversation about what it means to be an American in these interesting and exciting times.
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