Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Reforming the Machinery of Criminal Justice
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago IL
Federalist Society of Chicago

Stephanos Bibas is a United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, who previously was a professor of law and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Date/Time Event Partner
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
New Directions in Strategic Energy Analysis
Perlstein Hall – IIT, Chicago IL

Digitalization, data sets, computing, technology, and analytics are all rapidly advancing. Our energy analytics approach and collective tool kit of models and capabilities have advanced considerably over the past decades. Today, we are at yet another precipice of change, with exponential increases in data availability, advanced analytics, and scalable computing power. The presentation will highlight new and emerging capabilities that offer us new, unprecedented capabilities for robust insights for scientific research, energy economics, planning, infrastructure, and related decisions.

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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago
IIT Institute of Design at Kaplan Institute, Chicago IL
Chicago Innovation

Connect with other innovators! Panel discussion w/
Brian Krause of Molex
Matt McCall of Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Linda Mallers of FarmLogix
Jodi Navta of SMS Assist

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Michael Neiberg: The Treaty of Versailles
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Author Michael Neiberg visits the Museum & Library to detail the events that took place surrounding the Treaty of Versailles.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Architect Talk: An evening with Stanley Tigerman
Chicago Architecture Center, Chicago IL
Chicago Architecture Center

Join us for an evening with with legendary Chicago architect and activist Stanley Tigerman as he reflects on his career and his impact on Chicago and architecture and design.

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AI, Spirituality, and Human Flourishing
Trinity International University, Deerfield IL

What happens when an electrical engineer and computer scientist starts to give AI the skills of emotional intelligence? This talk will highlight cutting-edge capabilities being given to technologies, such as robots that appear to have emotion, and wearable technologies that can measure and in some cases, forecast human mood and stress. Where is this technology taking us? What are the implications for our future? As AI technology rapidly develops, what are the challenges that the church needs to prepare for related to our humanity and the promotion of human flourishing?

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03/01/19 - 03/03/19
12:00 am
Amnesty International USA's 2019 Annual General Meeting
The Fairmont Chicago, Chicago IL
Amnesty Int'l

Join us for Amnesty International USA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting.

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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age – Lecture by Dr. Susan Landau
Fermilab, Batavia IL

Susan Landau is Bridge Professor of Cyber Security and Policy in the
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering,
Department of Computer Science, Tufts University. Landau works at the
intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy. She will
discuss our most serious threats and what’s needed to protect against

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon
Kresge Hall, Evanston IL
Northwestern University

In this lecture, Sami Hermez will argue that the country’s political leaders have enabled the continuation of violence and will examine how people live between these periods of conflict. What do everyday conversations, practices, and experiences look like during these moments? How do people attempt to find a measure of certainty or stability in such times? Hermez’s ethnographic study of everyday life in Lebanon between the volatile years of 2006 and 2009 tackles these questions and reveals how people engage in practices of recollecting past war while anticipating future turmoil.

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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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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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