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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
03/10/17
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Tech Talk Live
College of DuPage, Glen Ellen IL
College of DuPage
Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO of CompTIA speaks about the importance of soft skills, the IT skills gap, IT workforce placement as a national challenge, and the importance of finding the right education. Join fellow colleagues in a discussion that addresses how our technology workforce must not only keep up, but also prepare for the future.
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03/13/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Trump Presidency and the Media
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Greg Hinz, Clarence Page, and Lynn Sweet talk fake news, alternative facts, the liberal media, and President Trump.
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03/13/17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Urban Waterways in the Global City
Gleacher Center, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Urban waterways—whether on rivers, lakes, seas, or oceans—are natural centers of gravity for cities around the world. However, as transportation and manufacturing have evolved, old industrial waterways have turned into unused land ripe for new design, development, and purpose. Mayors of major global cities worldwide are rethinking how best to harness the opportunities urban waterways can have for cities. Mayor Emmanuel, chicago, and Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Paris France, discuss the importance of waterways in the city.
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03/13/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Obama Effect? Reflections on the Experiences of Hawai'i's Black Residents
Evanston Public Library, Evanston IL
Northwestern Humanities
As President Obama’s home state, Hawai'i has earned global recognition beyond its status as an island paradise. Yet what do Black residents say about their experiences in the islands? This talk speaks to a possible “Obama effect” that has led increasing numbers of African Americans from the U.S. continent to seek refuge in the Pacific, where they find a “respite” from racism. Yet the stories of Hawai’i-born and raised Black people reveal an underside to more sunny depictions.
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03/14/17
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
President Trump and the EU: A New Era of Transatlantic Relations
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
In an interview a few days before his inauguration, Donald Trump called NATO “obsolete” and said Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome more than a million refugees to Germany was “catastrophic.” He has also praised Brexit and spoken out in support of other countries leaving the European Union—at a time when the EU is facing serious questions about its future. Is President Trump imperiling the strong transatlantic relations that have served as an anchor of stability for the continent since the end of World War II? What can the EU expect from the US over the next four years—and vice versa?
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03/14/17
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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03/14/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Antikythera Mechanism: A Masterpiece of Ancient Astronomy and Engineering
Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL
Adler Planetarium
This talk will explain our current understanding of the Antikythera mechanism, with emphasis on its relationship to several aspects of Greek culture, including science, philosophy and art. Who might have built such a thing and why?
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03/14/17
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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03/15/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hon. Kimberly Foxx, State's Attorney, Cook County
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
As State’s Attorney, Foxx has promised to improve public safety, increase transparency, and restore public faith in a criminal justice system that has failed so many families.
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03/15/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vaping: How Government Regulation Can Kill Innovation
The Heartland Institute, Arlington Heights IL
Heartland Institute
Join Pamela Gorman and Mark Block for a discussion about what vaping is and how we can stop government from further controlling our lives.
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