Top 5 Events

Check out the top Intelligent Events in Chicago this week.  Go to an event, meet some new people, and increase your intelligence.

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1) Fixing the Illinois School Funding Formula
August 15
Hon. Jason Barickman and Hon. Andy Manar fix the school funding mess. Moderated by Amanda Vinicky
11:30AM, City Club of Chicago

2) How Can Civility be Restored in Politics?
August 16
Former US Congressman and Chair of the National endowment for the Humanities Jim Leach is completing his 50 state “Civility Tour”.
Noon, ICPR

 3) Chicago Inno’s Chicago Fest 2017
August 16
Chicago is one of the best cities in the world to live, work and play. Which is why, we’re bringing together Chicago’s most innovative companies and coolest professionals for a night of fun at Chicago Fest. Come out and connect with the companies who are finalists for Chicago Inno’s 2017 Coolest Companies and join us as we announce the top 10 Coolest Companies in the city.
5:30pm, ChicagoInno


4) Operationalizing Diversity and Inclusion
August 17
Greg Jones, Chief Diversity Officer at United Airlines, discusses the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive culture in the workplace and shares key best practices on how to do it. In this program, Greg will highlight why direct, transparent and courageous conversations about diversity and inclusion should not be considered too sensitive for the workplace.
11:15AM, Executives Club of Chicago

5) Adler After Dark: Solar Eclipse (of the Heart)
August 18
The summer ’17 American eclipse is not to be missed, so make sure to get your gear early! Try your hand at making a pinhole projector and get #EquippedToEclipse with a pair of eclipse-viewing glasses for safe solar observing. Then attend a special talk on the science of cosmic phenomenon or one of our breath-taking sky shows.
6:30PM, Adler Planetarium



Building a New Chicago: 21st Century Infrastructure for a 21st Century Chicago
August 14
Dorval Carter & Rebekah Scheinfeld talk building new infrastructure, roads, bridges, water, sewer, and the L in Chicago.
11:30AM, City Club of Chicago

How to Make Money with Music: Digital Edition
August 17
This session covers where musicians should register their music to get all of the royalties they are owed, improve their chances of getting their music licensed by TV & Movies, plan their releases, and covers the new tools to promote music and get discovered. Includes info on how to get started from 0 subscribers and 0 views through growing an existing fanbase by covering over 20 categories of places to get their music discovered and heard and the strategies on how to use them.
 6PM, 2112 inc.


Chicagoland United in Prayer
August 19
Faith leaders from around the city will convene in Douglas Park on th West side to pray for the peace of Chicago.  Many streams of prayer in Chicago will be joining together for a united city-wide prayer gathering.
10AM, Pray Chicago




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