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Date/Time Event Partner
10/29/19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The God Who Saved Me from the Nazis, a lecture by Walter Blass
Barrows Auditorum, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College

We invite you to hear first-hand from holocaust survivor Walter Blass, participate in a Q&A session, and enjoy refreshments with us afterward.


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Date/Time Event Partner
11/07/19
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Your Logo’s Great, But How’s Your BRAND?
The Hatchery Chicago, Chicago IL
The Hatchery Chicago

When you hear the word “brand”, what comes to mind? Is it a logo, a color, a name? The most impactful and successful brands consider elements far outside this basic scope. In this seminar, we’ll pull back the curtain to look at what the big brands know about activating loyal customers. Discover how to fully capitalize on your brand and how you can effectively communicate your brand identity to customers, buyers, and investors by using crafty and affordable methods. Attendees will have a first-hand look at what other companies are doing to achieve branding success in the food space.


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11/12/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Jim Derwinski CEO/Executive Director Metra
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Jim Derwinski was appointed CEO/Executive Director by the Metra Board of Directors in 2017. He began his railroad career as a locomotive electrician with Chicago & North Western Railway, which later became part of Union Pacific Railroad. He joined Metra as an electrician in 1997 and rose through the ranks in the Mechanical Department, serving in progressively responsible senior leadership positions, including Chief Mechanical Officer. In that role, he oversaw 650 employees responsible for the repair, inspection, cleaning and maintenance of the railroad’s 1,164 pieces of rolling stock used in commuter service.


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11/12/19
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Celebration of Entrepreneurship: Drinks, Food & Experience Sharing
Moonlight Studios, Chicago IL
EO

EO Chicago cordially invites you to celebrate the city’s best and brightest entrepreneurs! Last year, our inaugural Celebration of Entrepreneurship attracted over 400 professionals and entrepreneurs. Some notable participants included the founder of @properties, Cards Against Humanity and Boka Restaurant Group, along with the heads of 1871 and Sterling Bay. This year, you’ll hear the stories of RXBar, Groupon and Conor McGregor, along with Howard Tullman, Rick Bayless, Troy Henikoff and many more.


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11/12/19
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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11/12/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How to Prepare Your Company to Raise $30 Million
The Hatchery Chicago, Chicago IL
The Hatchery Chicago

Attendees can expect to gain relevant insights that will help them position themselves to raise capital and grow their business. The panel discussion will follow with a Q&A section open to the audience as well as refreshments provided.


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11/12/19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elections 101 –Learn how campaigns decide their voter outreach
Cantigny Park, Wheaton IL
LWV

The 2020 elections are on the horizon, learn how campaigns make decisions on voter outreach and advocacy.


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11/12/19
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Philosophizing by Listening to the Past
Wheaton College Blanchard Hall, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College

Vessey writes: “Hans-Georg Gadamer argues that it is impossible to do work in the history of philosophy without philosophizing. Others too hold the view that there is no sharp distinction to be made between doing the history of philosophy and doing philosophy; what makes Gadamer unique is his view applies not just to philosophical texts, but to philosophically relevant works of literature or of non-philosophical disciplines. That is because according to Gadamer what matters is the specific way we engage in dialogue with the texts and listen to what they have to tell us. I will use historical debates in homiletics—in the theory of preaching—to illustrate Gadamer’s point and to raise a concern about Gadamer’s own emphasis on listening as the model for engaging philosophically with the past.”


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11/14/19
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Women’s Leadership: In Charge with Diane von Furstenberg
Radisson Blu, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago

Fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg shares highlights from her career in fashion and philanthropy. Joined by moderator, Kristina O’Neill, WSJ. Magazine., Editor and veteran of the New York magazine industry, Diane shares her most recent philanthropic work as chair of the fund-raising for the much anticipated Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in New York City. Diane and Kristina discuss the importance of utilizing one’s voice, knowledge and connections to uplift liberties and freedoms in this country.


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11/14/19
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
You Destroy the Rule of Supply & Demand: Power and Profits in Chicago’s Cattle Market
Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago History Museum

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion. Joshua Specht of Monash University will present “You Destroy the Rule of Supply & Demand: Power and Profits in Chicago’s Cattle Market.”


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11/14/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Donald Miller, Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
PMML

Author Donald Miller visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book which provides a richly revealing portrait of Ulysses S. Grant within the enthralling story of the Civil War.


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