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 Future of FinTech is Female
December 11
Come hear from leading women in Chicago’s FinTech Ecosystem where they will share their stories and examples of how they have taken steps to either position themselves or their colleagues as subject matter experts, and how certain actions have led to leadership positions and the ability to help others in the FinTech community.
5pm, FinTech Women

2) Distinguished Speaker Series: James Donald, CFA
December 12
James Donald, CFA, is a portfolio manager/analyst on the Emerging Markets Equity team and head of the Emerging Markets Group. He is also a member of the International Equity Select with Emerging Markets team. Since joining Lazard in 1996, Donald has been instrumental in developing and coordinating the emerging markets activities at Lazard.
11:30am, CFA Society Chicago


 3) In Awe of the Northern Lights
December 12
Just in time for the Holidays, you will get to experience the magic of the Northern Lights set to music while learning about the science behind these spectacular celestial displays–and what it takes to capture these awe-inspiring images. ‘Tis the season for science-inspired art!
7pm, C2ST


4) Hatchery Networking—At the Forefront of Food Innovation
December 14
You won’t want to miss our final networking event of the year featuring celebrity chef and Hatchery partner, Rick Bayless. Learn from one of Chicago’s most prized entrepreneurs and what to expect in 2018. Dive into the entrepreneurial spirit and mingle with fellow food industry professionals.
5pm, The Hatchery

5) Blockchain: The New Digital Trust
December 14
Learn more about the blockchain, potential applications, and surprising industries set to be revolutionized by this disruptive technology.
5:30pm, Chicago Council



MATTER Workshop: The Future of 3D-printing in Medicine
December 15
In this workshop, Adam Jakus will give an overview of the three categories of 3DP in medicine: (1) models, guides, and inert materials/implants; (2) emerging, advanced, aceullar biomaterials; and (3) bioprinting (3D-printing of living cells, tissues, and organs)
2:30pm, Matter



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