Featured Events

FEATURED EVENT

Date/Time Event Partner
04/25/17 - 04/26/17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Path Ahead: Building An Economy That Works For All
The Union League of Chicago, Chicago IL
Big Path Capital
The Impact Capitalism Summit is the largest convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return.
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Date/Time Event Partner
05/06/17
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
‘Scopes in the City: St. Clement Church
St. Clement Church, Chicago IL
Adler Planetarium
Adler astronomers and educators are bringing the museum—and the Universe—a little closer to you! With ‘Scopes in the City, Adler astronomers and staff lead free telescope observing programs in Chicago neighborhoods.
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05/08/17
7:30 am - 8:45 am
From Main Street to Wall Street: Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, and the Federal Reserve
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time in a decade this March—and may do so again at the next rate-setting meetings. What is the US economic outlook given the potential shifts in economic policy signaled by the new US administration? What role should the Fed play in fostering long-term economic growth? Join the Council on Global Affairs for a discussion on the role of the Federal Reserve and the outlook for the US economy.
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05/08/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dr. John Jay Shannon, CEO, Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Under Dr. Shannon’s leadership, CCHHS is continuing on a transformative journey, developing an innovative and integrative approach to the fulfillment of the system’s mission by aligning its role as a provider of care, both in traditional and correctional settings, a public health authority, and a health plan. In addition to fulfilling the health system’s mission to protect the health of all Cook County residents, Dr. Shannon is steadfast in his commitment to ensure CCHHS is a good steward of taxpayer funds. While the system had traditionally operated in the red, for the first time in modern history CCHHS increased its net position by more than $20 million in fiscal year 2014.
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05/08/17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
War & Society Working Group: Guest Presentation by Vipin Narang – MIT
Northwestern University - Scott Hall, Evanston IL
Buffett Institute
Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation, which explores how states pursue nuclear weapons, will be discussed.
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05/08/17
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Future of News: Covering the Capital
Statehouse Inn, Springfield IL
BGA
The BGA will host an Idea Forum about legacy approaches to Statehouse coverage colliding with nonprofit and digital news sources. BGA President and CEO Andy Shaw will discuss that dynamic and its effect on public dialogue about the state of our state with a panel of reporters, editors, media executives and nonprofit news funders.
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05/08/17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Protect Your Food Business: Understanding & Choosing the Right Insurance!
ICNC, Chicago IL
The Hatchery
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.
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05/09/17
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
2017 Clean Energy Trust Challenge
Venue SIX10, Chicago IL
Clean Energy Trust
This event brings together venture capitalists, industry executives, civic leaders, the media and the public to watch startups pitch their businesses and hear keynote addresses by prominent thought leaders. By combining access to capital with access to premier mentorship and national exposure, Clean Energy Challenge finalists receive value beyond funding.
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05/09/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Immigration: The American Dilemma
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Panel discussion on Legal & Illegal immigration with Hon. Jesus Garcia, Sylvia Puente, Juan Rangel, and John Rowe.
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05/09/17
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Weekly Astrophysics Seminar - Desika Narayanan - Haverford
Northwestern University Technological Institute, Evanston IL
CIERA
CIERA hosts top Astrophysicists as they discuss groundbreaking research.
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05/09/17
6:00 pm - 8:30 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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