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Date/Time Event Partner
04/23/18
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus (2009 - 2017)
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy. During his tenure, Secretary Mabus advocated for and oversaw the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the full integration of women in the military, and the military’s move toward reliance on alternative sources of energy.
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Date/Time Event Partner
05/02/18
7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park IL
Spertus
Israel expert Dr. Keren Fraiman addresses important questions about how these two separate ideals have co-existed through Israel's history and how they function in Israel today. Come away with a more nuanced understanding of how Jewish and Democratic values are expressed in Israeli society, how they interact, and the relationship between them.
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05/02/18
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Exploring Artificial Intelligence, Humanity, and Faith
Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston IL
NU Veritas Forum
Can artificial become human? Does it matter how we treat artificial intelligence? What does it mean to be human? Join three scholars as they discuss artificial intelligence, humanity, and faith. You will hear from Dr. Nathan Matias (Princeton), Dr. Ágnes Horvát (Northwestern), and Dr. Kristian Hammond (Northwestern) as they each share answers to these questions and then engage in a riveting discussion. Come with questions ready as the night will end with the scholars answering audience questions on the topic.
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05/03/18
7:30 am - 9:45 am
Crain's Small Business Forum
Standard Club, Chicago IL
Crain's Small Business Forum
This high-energy breakfast includes a panel discussion on how to foster and sustain women-led business across a range of business sectors. Crain's Editor Michael Arndt will moderate the conversation and audience Q&A.
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05/03/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Open-Government Movement
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Today, OpenTheBooks.com is the largest private repository of U.S. public-sector spending. With Honorary Chairman Dr. Tom Coburn, OpenTheBooks.com has one ultimate goal: post "every dime, online, in real time." To date, OpenTheBooks.com has captured 4 billion government-spending records, including nearly all disclosed federal government spending since 2000; 47 of 50 state checkbooks; and 16 million public employee salary and pension records across America.
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05/03/18
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Refiguring the Future, A NetGain Event
Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago IL
MacArthur Foundation
Please join us for a unique public program hosted by the NetGain Partnership that will explore the role of artists in critically examining the social impacts of artificial intelligence and related technologies, and highlight how the arts can help us refigure the future.
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05/03/18
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DePaul's Second Annual Purpose Pitch Competition
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
DePaul
DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is hosting the second annual Purpose Pitch Competition at 1871 to explore the ideas of purpose driven startups in Chicago. The Purpose Pitch will be a unique pitch session where startups pitch their greater purpose and how they plan to fulfill that purpose through their business objective, instead of pitching investors on the business itself.
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05/03/18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Future of Infrastructure in Illinois
Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago IL
Lincoln Forum
With large deficits, lack of capital and federal funding, how will Illinois fund road and bridge maintenance and repair in the future? Will the state continue its plans for high-speed a rail between Chicago and St. Louis? And how do smart roads and autonomous cars fit into Illinois' future? Bob Schillerstrom, Chairman of the Illinois Tollway Board and Randy Blankenhorn, Illinois Secretary of Transportation Moderated by Jon Hilkevitch
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05/03/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Can Genetic Technologies Advance Sustainable Agriculture?
Pancoe-NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
This discussion will explore the successes and future opportunities that genetic technology can bring to the agriculture industry.
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05/03/18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CWD Hack Night
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Chicago Women Developers
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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05/03/18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science in the City Annual Gala 2018
mHub Chicago, Chicago IL
mHUB
You are invited to celebrate 10 years of Science in the City with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology at mHUB. Join us for a night of activities where science community and industry leaders come together to support our ongoing efforts in providing science education to the city of Chicago. We will serve drinks and hors-d'oeuvres and guests will be able to tour mHUB’s innovative manufacturing facility and learn more about 3D printing. This fundraiser will allow C2ST’s to continue to provide free and low-cost events throughout the city.
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