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April 2017

Lake FX Creative Industry Conference

April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Free

What is it about Chicago that drives such creativity and innovation? From the invention of retail mail order to the first skyscraper, from improv comedy to house music, Chicagoans have so often defined what’s coming next.

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Global Cities, Culinary Soft Power

April 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vermilion, 10 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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$95.00

Feast on Highly lauded indian-latin cocktails & appetizers while spending an evening with leading food, television and business experts to learn about the nexus between culinary platforms and the strength of a global city. Discussion topics include: The importance of a dynamic culinary scene to tourism The importance of award winning dining establishments to the marketing of a city How cities effectively build their brand and market themselves based on their culinary strength Partnering with James Beard Foundation for this…

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September 2017

Chicago Venture Summit

September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Google, 320 N. Morgan St. #600
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The Chicago Venture Summit will host some of the most influential venture capitalists, corporate V.C.’s, and angel investors in the country as they connect with high-potential start-up companies from around the Midwest. The Summit will uniquely curate exclusive networking among Chicago’s Fortune 500 leadership, its local investor community, and the influencers of its burgeoning innovation ecosystem. For more information, see www.chicagoventuresummit.com.

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December 2017

2017 Chicago Consular Corps Gala

December 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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Join us as Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners. Proceeds from this special evening will support the work of World Business Chicago and Chicago Sister Cities International and fund Chicago Consular Corps scholarships to the University of Illinois at Chicago. Honoring: 2017 Global Citizen Award Cardinal Blase J. Cupich National Dress and Black Tie Preferred

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April 2018

The Role of Media in Building a Better Chicago, with Chicago Sun-Times CEO Edwin Eisendrath and columnist Mary Mitchell

April 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Metropolitan Planning Council, Suite 1400,140 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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$15

Earlier this year, it seemed almost inevitable that Chicago would become a one-newspaper town. The Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader were up for sale, which Tronc, Inc. (the parent company of the Chicago Tribune) was poised to buy. Edwin Eisendrath—native Chicagoan, former Alderman and HUD official, former technology and consulting executive, and now CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times—led the effort to protect Chicago’s two-paper status. Though the media landscape is cut-throat, the role of journalism is now more important than ever to uncovering news and telling…

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Leadership Breakfast: The Intersection of Profit and Inclusion

April 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Northern Trust, 50 S. La Salle St.
Chicago, IL United States
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$25

Join us for an unplugged conversation with President of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson as she shares her perspective on economic inclusion and community impact. While we may be making strides in diversifying our workforce, how are organizations driving economic inclusion across the spectrum of large to small businesses, and how does that impact investment in our communities? How does leadership at the top and diversity in the boardrooms impact the case for economic inclusion? Learn about the next frontier of inclusion and the role and…

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Blue|1647 Meet and Greet Chicago

April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Lacuna, 2150 Canalport
Chicago, IL 60620 United States
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Blue1647 Meet and Greet Chicago is the place where startups come to prove their mettle in three rounds of head to head battle. Winner takes all in this regional-wide pitchoff, as we find out which Startup has what it takes to go head to head with the best and brightest. Win over our all-star panel of judges and be crowned Blue1647 Meet and Greet Chicago champion. To the victor go the spoils the winner will get a table at the…

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2nd Annual Chicago EntrepreneurshipU Awards

April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Chicago Connectory, Suite 570, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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$5 – $10

Welcome to the 2nd Annual EntrepreneurshipU Awards! To recognize the work and effort of the most entrepreneurial universities in Illinois, including students and faculty, this awards event will celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation! Nominations cover a diverse group of award categories, including: Student Leader of the Year, Entrepreneurship Club of the Year, Social Entrepreneurship Initiative of the Year, Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year, Student Startup of the Year, and more! There will be pizza and drinks included with…

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May 2018

Rendr Pop Up

May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1871, 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, United States
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Free

Rendr Pop Up is a hosting its inaugural exhibition of local artists and their artwork featuring the advancing interactive technology platforms that are providing opportunities to question the reality of the world we experience through our senses: exploring what it means to be human in a world that is increasingly virtual. The evening will consist of immersive experiences, a brief artist panel, and light refreshment.

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Smart City: How To Make Your Citywide Services Citizen-Centric Using Smart Technology

May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
mHub, 965 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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Join Smart City for a panel exploring IoT-powered smart city solutions and how they can benefit citywide services. Attendees will also learn about Smart City's IoT platform. This free event is sponsored by Smart City and mHUB. Food and drinks provided.

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