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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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Date/Time Event Partner
10/29/19
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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11/05/19
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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11/06/19
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
444 Days: Voices of the Iran Hostage Crisis
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Nearly forty years have passed since the world was gripped by events in Iran, as revolutionary students seized the United States Embassy and began the longest hostage crisis in history. Some American diplomats and officials escaped with the help of the Canadian government and the Central Intelligence Agency, others were released early by their captors, but 52 were held hostage for 444 days. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis the Council will convene former US officials who lived through those tense days in Tehran to recount their experiences and reflect on how those events set the tone for the brittle relationship between the US and Iran in the decades since.


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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
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
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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11/18/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Brendan Kelly Acting Director Illinois State Police
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Brendan Kelly was nominated by Governor JB Pritzker to serve as the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) this January. Prior to beginning his leadership of the ISP, Kelly served as the elected State’s Attorney of St. Clair County from 2010 to 2019 and previously as an Assistant State’s Attorney prosecuting everything from drug cases, to crimes against children, to the most heinous murder cases.


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11/19/19
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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11/21/19
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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11/22/19
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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