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) The Continuing Case for an Open Internet w/ Tom Wheeler
September 18
In this speech, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will ask a simple question: What has happened in the past two years to justify a 180-degree reversal of Open Internet policy? He will lay out the continuing case for an Open Internet, based on law and facts: protecting consumers and innovators; safeguarding free expression and economic opportunity; learning the lessons of the past and anticipating the importance of future developments, like the Internet of Things.
8AM, 1871

2) Jim Durkin: Republican House Leader
September 19
Want to know what is really going on in Springfield? This talk will explore Illinois politics and the ongoing fallout from the budget deal.
11:30AM, City Club of Chicago

 3) Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder & COO at BenchPrep
September 19
Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder at BenchPrep, one of the fastest growing startups in Chicagoland. His story, his journey is really quite extraordinary, and not to be missed.
6PM, Startup Grind


4) How the Jesuits are Reinventing Education (Again)
September 20
Fr. Stephen Katsouros, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, discusses innovation in education.
7:30AM, City Club of Chicago

5)CampaignTech Chicago
September 21
Ahead of the hugely competitive 2018 midterm elections, CampaignTech Chicago is a one day conference focused on the technology, tools, digital strategy and tactics that will shape the most competitive races up and down the ballot.
8AM, Campaigns & Elections



Peter Mansoor, Surge: My Journey with General Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War
September 21
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) visits the Museum & Library to discuss his service in Iraq as the executive officer to General David Petraeus during the period of the surge in the Iraq War.


Creating A Winning City: The Team. The Town. The Region.
September 22
Please join Metropolitan Planning Council for an inspiring keynote address by Tom Ricketts, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, on the team’s extraordinary journey and the turnaround lessons that we can apply to Chicago’s pressing problems.



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