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Date/Time Event Partner
09/11/19
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
General Jim Mattis on Learning to Lead
Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

From Marine recruit, to Four Star General and Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis has witnessed the transformation of the United States’ national security outlook since the end of the Cold War. Protecting the nation and its global interest in this rapidly changing threat environment has required that the US military continually evolve its training, technology, and tactics, and Mattis’ career at the heart of this process has shaped his leadership philosophy. He joins Council President Ivo Daalder to share these lessons, and his perspective on the nation’s national security priorities.


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09/19/19
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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09/19/19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Current Foreign Affairs and Policy
Cantigny Park, Wheaton IL
LWV

Craig Kafura is the assistant director for public opinion and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, and will explain the world to you.


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09/20/19
11:30 am - 1:10 pm
Legalization of Marijuana in Illinois with State Senator Heather Steans
Union League Club, Chicago IL
CAPAG

Senator Steans will discuss cannabis legalization in Illinois and the revenues generated by new taxes, expunging past convictions for related crimes, and the effort to get minorities engaged in the business.


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09/20/19
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing
Dearborn Observatory, Evanston IL
Northwestern University

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public observing with the historic 18.5″ refracting telescope every Friday night!


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09/23/19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Living Room Conversation
Cantigny Park, Wheaton IL
LWV

The goal of these conversations is to bring local citizens together to discuss topics of mutual interest from multiple perspectives. The topic will be The America We Want to Be.


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09/24/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Z Scott in conversation with Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Debt. Pensions. Crime. Murder. Deficits. Mayor Lightfoot.


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09/24/19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"National Geographic Live" — Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago IL
National Geographic

National Geographic explorers shed light on the myriad environmental threats that the National Park currently faces and share stories from their trek, accompanied by McBride’s stunning photos and videos that showcase the beauty of the landmark canyon.


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09/26/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Alderman Brian Hopkins, City of Chicago, 2nd Ward
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

2nd ward Alderman Brian Hopkins was first elected to Chicago’s City Council in May 2015 and was re-elected in February 2019 after running unopposed.

Prior to being elected into office, Hopkins worked in the Cook County Commissioners office, where he served as Chief of Staff to the Finance Committee Chairman John P. Daley, under the tenure of President Toni Preckwinkle.


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09/27/19
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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10/01/19
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BNC Venture Capital Forum
Freeborn & Peters, Chicago IL
BNC Venture Capital

Three entrepreneurs make their pitch for capital. Each presentation lasts 10 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A. The BNC Venture Capital Group introduces exciting investment opportunities to professional investors (angels, early stage venture capitalists, and private equity firms seeking add-ons) and fosters the growth of entrepreneurial activity.


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