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Date/Time Event Partner
12/19/19
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Bootstrappers Breakfast Chicago
Merchandise Mart Food Court, Chicago IL
Bootstrappers Breakfast

Join other attendees who are in early stage technology startups, it will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers.


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12/14/19
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Startup Bootkamp
1871 – Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
1871

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or an early stage founder? Do NOT miss this buzz heavy traveling workshop on startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital returning to 1871 on Dec. 14th!


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12/17/19
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good.


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12/19/19
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Bootstrappers Breakfast Chicago
Merchandise Mart Food Court, Chicago IL
Bootstrappers Breakfast

Join other attendees who are in early stage technology startups, it will be a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers.


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12/20/19
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Doane at Dusk
Adler Planetarium, Chicago IL
Adler Planetarium

Home to the largest aperture telescope available to the public in the Chicagoland area, the Adler’s Doane Observatory provides visitors a unique opportunity to see a variety of celestial objects like the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and more! At Doane at Dusk, our guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.


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01/09/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Martha Nussbaum’s new book, The Cosmopolitanism Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal, explores the idea of a ‘citizen of the world.’ First articulated by Greek Cynic Diogenes, this perspective prioritized a moral approach to ethics and highlights the equal worth of all humans, rather than association by nation, class, gender, or race. Nussbaum calls this idea “noble, but flawed” and explores the concept from ancient Greece, to Rome, and through the present day. How can the cosmopolitan ideal be updated to include essential shortcomings such as material aid, mass migrations, and the concern we owe to animals and the environment?


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01/14/20
8:30 am - 11:00 am
O’Hare Barnabas Group Gathering
The Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago IL
Barnabas Group

The mission of The Barnabas Group Chicago is to connect marketplace leaders to ministries needing particular business discipline support. We do this so that marketplace leaders can use their God-given career expertise and market-place talents to grow ministry impact and ultimately Gospel impact. You are high impact professionals and we want to give you opportunities to engage in high-impact projects with ministries. We are to make sure you can have impact in a simple way.


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01/15/20
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Chicago Loop Barnabas Group Gathering
Civic Opera House, Chicago IL
Barnabas Group

The mission of The Barnabas Group Chicago is to connect marketplace leaders to ministries needing particular business discipline support. We do this so that marketplace leaders can use their God-given career expertise and market-place talents to grow ministry impact and ultimately Gospel impact in a simple and effective way.


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01/21/20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Assessor Fritz Kaegi Cook County
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Fritz Kaegi is the Cook County Assessor. Are your property taxes going up or down?


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01/26/20
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
"National Geographic Live" — On the Trail of Big Cats
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago IL
National Geographic

From trekking India’s Himalayas in search of rare snow leopards and tracking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to pursuing the American cougar throughout Hollywood Hills, award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has ventured far and wide to come face-to-face with his subjects. This is no easy task – many of these species are in danger of extinction. Follow Winter into the endangered, wild, and unpredictable world of these creatures as he reveals some of his most memorable experiences from working with big cats and discusses the work that is being done to save them.


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02/05/20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Crime and Poverty in Chicago
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Jens Ludwig is Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy. He helped found the Crime Lab 10 years ago to work closely with local government to reduce both crime and the harms of the criminal justice system. The Crime Lab is, among other ongoing projects, working with the Chicago Police Department to reduce gun violence and strengthen police-community relations in the city’s most impacted neighborhoods,


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