Featured Events


Date/Time Event Partner
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A Free-Market Approach to Environmental Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago IL
Federalist Society - Northwestern Student Chapter

Vice President, External Relations, The Heritage Foundation, Becky Norton Dunlop, discusses trends in environmental law.

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Latin America's Populist Revival
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Twenty years after Hugo Chavez took power with a populist democratic socialist agenda, Venezuela is in turmoil. Will this new wave deliver on their promises to tackle the region’s corruption and inequalities? And how will these elections affect relations with the Unites States?

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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mastering the Business Presentation: Turning Data Into Compelling Stories
Mid America Club, Chicago IL
Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago

Mastering the Business Presentation: Turning Data Into Compelling Stories

Mon, November 5, 2018 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Creating and delivering tight, focused presentations is a core business skill, but all too many people struggle with it. Join us for an exciting presentation with Professor Tim Calkins, author of the curiously titled new book How to Wash a Chicken – Mastering the Business Presentation, for a fun and interactive session in which Tim will highlight why presenting is so important and will provide some specific recommendations.

Price is $25. Ticket includes 2 drink tickets and light appetizers. There will be also be a cash bar.

All attendees receive a copy of Professor Calkins’ book How to Wash a Chicken – Mastering the Business Presentation. You must be present at the event to receive your copy of the book.

The event is in partnership with the Mid-America Club, a private club on the 80th floor of the Aon Center. Bring ID for building entrance.

Guests are welcome.

5:30 – Registration and Networking
6:00 – Presentation
7:00 – Networking

Please contact Ziad Azzi ’13 at ziad@kelloggclubchicago.com with questions.

Tim Calkins’ Bio

Tim Calkins is a marketing professor, author, speaker and consultant.

He is Clinical Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He teaches courses including Marketing Strategy and Biomedical Marketing in the full-time, part-time and international executive MBA programs. He is co-academic director of the Kellogg on Branding executive education program. Tim won the Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, the top teaching award at Kellogg, in 2006 and 2013, making him one of just four people in the award’s more than forty year history to have won it twice. Poets & Quants included him on its list “Favorite MBA Professors of 2016.” He also received the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award, two Kellogg Faculty Impact Awards and the Kellogg Executive MBA Program’s Top Professor Award four times.

He is the author of the new book, How to Wash a Chicken – Mastering the Business Presentation. Tim also wrote Defending Your Brand: How Smart Companies Use Defensive Strategy to Deal with Competitive Attacks (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Expert Marketer Magazine named Defending Your Brand the 2013 Marketing Book of the Year. He also wrote Breakthrough Marketing Plans (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 and 2012) and was co-editor of Kellogg on Branding (John Wiley & Sons, 2005).

In addition to teaching at Kellogg, Tim works with major corporations around the world on strategy and branding issues. His recent clients include Pfizer, PepsiCo, Lifelock and AbbVie. He is managing director of Class 5 Consulting, a marketing strategy firm.

Tim began his career at the consulting firm Booz Allen and Hamilton, where he worked on strategy projects. He joined the marketing team at Kraft Foods in 1991. During his almost 11 years at Kraft, he led brands including Miracle Whip, Taco Bell, Parkay and DiGiorno. He was responsible for the launch of more than two dozen new products.

He received his BA from Yale and his MBA from Harvard.

Tim lives in Chicago with his wife and three children, and no chickens.


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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Residential Architecture: From Mansions to Modernism
Gand Lecture Hall, Chicago IL
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Many of Chicago’s most luxurious residential buildings are located along the lakefront. In this four-part series, historian Julia Bachrach will illuminate the fascinating story of Chicago’s residential lakefront architecture from the 1870s through the 1970s.

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn : Sex, Money and Power
HTC Office, Chicago IL
Faith & Work

Check out this lunch for a guided discussion around topics related to faith and work. Discuss a variety of topics related to how we live our faith in pluralistic work environments.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nathan K. Finney and Tyrell O. Mayfield, Redefining the Modern Military: The Intersection of Profession and Ethics
Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Chicago IL
Pritzker Military Museum + Library

Authors Finney and Mayfeild visit the Museum & Library to discuss their book about ethics and professionalism in today’s military.

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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
2018 Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Conference
Hyatt Regency McCormick, Chicago IL
Polsky Center

The Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Conference is an annual event that brings together search fund entrepreneurs, investors, MBA students, faculty, and other participants in the entrepreneurship through acquisition ecosystem to meet one another and share insights into this rapidly-growing area. This year’s conference will highlight ETA models employed by graduating students and young alumni, including traditional, self-funded, and incubated search funds. For experienced executives, the conference will spotlight operator-focused strategies, including Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Management Buyouts (MBOs), ESOP transactions, and operator lead initiatives at private equity firms.

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Law and Culture of Religious Liberty
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago IL
Chicago Student Chapter - Federalist Society

Jim Sonne is a professor at the Stanford law school and founding director of its Religious Liberty Clinic, the only full-time academic program in the country where students can learn the practice and profession of law through supervised litigation in that field.

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Female Founders Meetup - November 2018
Polsky Exchange, Chicago IL
Polsky Exchange

Are you a woman at the helm of your enterprise? You may have noticed you are not alone here at the Polsky Exchange. Please join this member-driven session to convene female founders and supporters! Let’s explore how we can take our ventures to the next level with the support of fellow female founders.

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Twila Brase: 'Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records'
The Heartland Institute, Arlington Heights IL
Heartland Institute

There are serious dangers lurking behind the government’s $30 billion electronic health record (EHR) experiment. This omnipresent technology turns doctors into data clerks and shifts attention from patients to paperwork–while health plans, government agencies, and the health data industry profit. PatientIPAA

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5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Space, Chicago IL
GA Chicago

Step into the world of digital marketing with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more.

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