Featured Events

FEATURED EVENT

Date/Time Event Partner
03/27/17
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Workplace of the Future - Real Estate
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
EX3 Labs
The event will demonstrate how mixed reality, virtual reality (VR) and holographic technology is changing the way real estate is designed, bought, sold and furnished.
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Date/Time Event Partner
04/11/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Making Things Meaningful in the Ice Age
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL
C2ST
In this lecture we will review some of the evidence and analysis of how our ancestors of the later Ice Age used the material and visual world to create meanings, to develop and solidify social relationships, and to become “effective world settlers.” The scope of what we call “Paleolithic art” will be a focus because it is such a well-preserved collection of material and so many new and exciting ways of studying it have developed over the past years.
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04/11/17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What If Chicago Were NOT Broke
Catalyst Ranch, Chicago IL
Catalyst Ranch
This presentation will introduce you to the authors and ideas from "Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve." A team of civic experts have written short articles outlining how we can save and generate major, sustainable and progressive revenues to make Chicago work for EVERYONE. Tom Tresser and other authors will tell us how Chicago is so NOT broke.
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04/11/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Creativity/Connectivity: Music and the Humanizing of Technology
Elmhurst College Hammerschmidt Chapel , Elmhurst IL
Elmhurst College
Eric Whitacre is a Grammy-winning composer and conductor whose concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike. Whitacre draws on this experience to talk about the possibilities that emerge when people are invited to contribute creatively and share their talent with their peers.
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04/12/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Authors Group Presents Chris Whipple
Union League Club, Chicago IL
Union League Club of Chicago
Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chief of staff to the president of the United States and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker’s expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution—and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might have been prevented by a more effective chief.
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04/12/17
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Women's Perspectives on Receiving Care in Religiously Affiliated Institutions
P-117 (Billings Hospital), Chicago IL
MacLean Center
Dr. Freedman investigates the ways in which reproductive health care is shaped by our social structure and medical culture. Her book, Willing and Unable: Doctors’ Constraints in Abortion Care, is a qualitative study of the challenges to integrating abortion into physician practice. Unexpected findings from those physician interviews led her to research and write about the intersection of religion and health care, especially in the case of Catholic-owned hospitals.
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04/12/17
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cubs Catharsis
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
. In an era when our athletic heroes and teams seem to be mired in scandal as often as they are covered in glory, the Chicago Cubs’ success at the 108th attempt resonated with jaded sports fans across the world. What qualities enabled the young Cubs team of 2016 to triumph where their predecessors had so consistently faltered? Could this epic home town victory inspire change beyond the world of sport, and across Chicago’s communities?
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04/12/17
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Globalizing Racial Capitalism
CSRPC, Chicago IL
CSRPC
Slavery created capitalism? Probably not, but these panelists give it a go and try to tie the origin of capitalism to slavery.
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04/12/17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Deterring Revisionist Powers with Admiral Harry Harris
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Please join Harry B. Harris, Jr., the commander of US Pacific Command, for a public program at the Council in which he will share his insights on how the United States military can deter threats and ensure security in the Asia Pacific region
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04/13/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Jeff Schmitz; CMO ; Zebra Technologies
Standard Club, Chicago IL
Business Marketing Association
Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications
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04/13/17
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dallying with Debt: Credit Hijinks in Premodern England
Northwestern University Hall, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
Susie Phillips (English/Northwestern), currently working on Polyglots and Pocketbooks, will present "Dallying with Debt: Credit Hijinks in Premodern England."
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