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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 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Metropolitan Planning Council, Suite 1400,140 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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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 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Northern Trust, 50 S. La Salle St.
Chicago, IL United States
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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1871, 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago, United States
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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 @ 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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Financial Times Future Of Manufacturing Summit USA

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:45 pm
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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The Financial Times will bring together senior business leaders and policy makers for a unique, high level discussion on the particular opportunities and challenges facing U.S. manufacturing. The conference will identify, analyze, and propose solutions on the key areas impacting the sector, including industrial policy, technological advancements, skills and talent improvement and innovation development.

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The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, And Us Leadership In The Twenty-First Century

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 130 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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$10 – $20

Panel discussion with James Coleman, Partner and Senior Managing Director, Chicago Office, Accenture; Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners; Former US Secretary of Commerce; Juan Salgado, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago.

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June 2018

Inclusion and Industry 4.0

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
University of Illinois-Chicago, Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Inclusion and Industry 4.0 Forging a High-Wage Future for Chicagoland On June 6, labor, workforce, community, business, and political leaders will come together to develop an action plan to revitalize manufacturing in the Chicago region and support the needs of diverse communities. Hear remarks from Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, other major regional leaders, and new research presented by The Century Foundation and the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that examines the untapped potential of…

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Bronzeville Summer Nights is BACK!

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bronzeville, Bronzeville
Chicago, Illinois
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QCDC is very excited to announce the 6th season of the Bronzeville Summer Nights event series! Join us in Celebrating & Promoting Commerce in Bronzeville and its surrounding neighborhoods. The lineup is heating up... Our headliner for June will be the one and only Dante Hall! Who always delivers an unbelievable performance. There will be TWO retail pop-ups each month - a Vintage fashion experience curated by aplomb and for bargain shoppers, Sassy Thrifters is joining us! While we recommend walking the corridor to take in all the Beautiful of the community and activities, the TROLLEY returns to…

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