Featured Events

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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
05/10/17 - 05/11/17
All Day
BABC Annual Transatlantic Conference 2017 - Navigating the New World
University Club of Chicago, Chicago IL
BABCC
Dedicated to promoting a robust dialogue between the United States and United Kingdom, the British-American Business Council draws upon the thought leadership of its 2,000 member companies across 22 Chapter cities.
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05/10/17
9:00 am - 10:00 am
How is the UK Gearing up for the Future of Tech?
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
1871
Discover how the UK is preparing for future technology innovation and how Greater Birmingham is a growth tech hub within the country. Featuring speakersTom Chothia, Senior Lecturer in Computer Security, University of Birmingham and Nicola Hewitt, Commercial Director, Business Birmingham.
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05/10/17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sterilization in Women with Intellectual Disabilities
P-117 (Billings Hospital), Chicago IL
MacLean Center
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist, clinical medical ethicist and disability studies scholar. She is on the medical staff at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital on Chicago’s West Side and on the faculty at the University of Illinois in the Department of Disability and Human Development, and the Department of Medical Education. She is one of the founding partners of the Community Care Alliance of Illinois, a new not-for-profit health plan serving seniors and adults with disabilities in Medicaid and Medicare Advantage.
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05/10/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Robert Genetski: Rich Nation, Poor Nation
The Heartland Institute, Arlington Heights IL
Heartland Institute
Rich Nation, Poor Nation: Why Some Nations Prosper While Others Fail is intended for anyone who cares about people and their country. Economic policies are powerful. They can impoverish people or help them create enormous wealth.
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05/10/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What You Need to Do Before Raising Capital
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Hyde Park Angels
Before you raise capital, you have to understand the market, core customer, and growth trajectory of your business, in addition to your other funding options. Hear from some of the city’s most successful operators and investors to learn: • How to set the right expectations with Co-Founders and early team members • How to identify the problem in the market • How to build an advisory board • When is the right time to raise capital • The pros and cons of bootstrapping, bank loans, and more • The basics of terms
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05/11/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Purpose Pitch
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Purpose Pitch
We believe purpose is innate within any company and has to be accessed to reach its full potential. We want you to pitch us; not on what you do but why you do it. We believe your purpose can be summed up into three words: simple, genuine, and aspirational. We want to see what your company can bring to the table to inspire others and lead a transformative movement throughout the interactions you have.
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05/11/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How Advanced Reactors will Change Nuclear Power and the World
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont IL
Argonne
Global energy demand is expected to grow nearly 50 percent by 2040, with most of that from fossil fuels. Yet nuclear energy is still the only carbon-free power that can satisfy our electricity-hungry world at the scales that most towns and factories need. New advanced reactors, such as fast reactors, offer other advantages that can also address environmental, fuel availability, and used-fuel storage issues. But just what are these advanced reactors?
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05/11/17
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Indigenous Metropolis: Chicago’s Urban Indians
Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago History Museum
Patricia Marroquin Norby, director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library, presents “Indigenous Metropolis: Chicago’s Urban Indians,” which is followed by a lively discussion
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05/11/17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Future of Intelligence: Human, Machine and Extraterrestrial
Chicago Ideas, Chicago IL
Chicago Ideas
At this onstage program presented by the Dartmouth Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement, we’ll join a group of thought leaders for a thought-provoking conversation on what extraterrestrial intelligence might look like, the implications of a transhumanist society and humankind’s greater quest to understand the universe.
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05/11/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst Il
Elmhurst College
In her book One Nation Under Contract, international relations scholar (and Elmhurst College alumna) Allison Stanger documents in stunning detail the extent to which the U.S. has outsourced national security and foreign policy functions to private contractors. Retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni calls the book "a superb work … for those who want to get past the myths and truly understand this hot topic.” Stanger, a professor of international politics and economics at Middlebury College, also is the author of the forthcoming Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Leaks: The Story of Whistleblowing in America.
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