November

November CryptoParty Chicago

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TechNexus
20 North Upper Wacker Drive #1200
Chicago, IL
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CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web, and general security advice regarding computers and smartphones.

Cost: FREE

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Meet & Greet Jesse Babbra - IOTA Ecosystem Engineer @ The Chicago Connectory

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The Connectory (5th floor)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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We are delighted to welcome Jesse Babbra to the Chicago IOTA Ecosystem. Let's give her a warm welcome.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @newmobilitylab

ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer

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Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S Michigan Ave, Floor 22
Chicago, IL
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Founders, Starters, enthusiasts, subject matter experts in the tech field, investors, and community leaders who seek to support and celebrate the growth and expansion of a Chicago-based community of founders of color in the tech start-up ecosystem.

Cost: FREE

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Coding Bootcamp Prep Course @ Fullstack Academy

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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Bootcamp Prep will take you from beginner to intermediate level programmer in 4 weeks. At the end of this course, you'll have a strong grasp of JavaScript fundamentals and be prepared to pass selective bootcamp admissions processes. If you're accepted to Fullstack Academy's immersive program, all tuition will roll over.

Cost: $650

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Tech After Hours: Elevate Your Networking at I/O Roofscape

IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge
127 W Huron Street
Chicago, IL
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Enjoy a sponsored welcome drink, indulge in some of I/O Roofscape’s appetizers and network with a terrific group of professionals!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @TalenerHQ

James Weaver Presents: Quantum Computing Exposed - The Fundamentals

Pivotal Labs (Suite 1305)
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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In this session, James Weaver will give a gentle introduction to quantum computing, including: • A brief history of quantum computers • Visualizing superpositions • Composing quantum algorithms with quantum gates • Understanding Shor's potentially RSA encryption busting algorithm • Current status of quantum computers

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

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Hyperledger Jump Start | Blockchain Training

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Regus
Union Station Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Who should attend? Business and tech pros who want to learn about Enterprise Blockchain, architects and developers interested in blockchain fundamentals and students with interest and passion to explore blockchain.

Cost: $499 - $699

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HN Chicago #27: M1 Finance - How to Make Kubernetes Useful

M1 Hosting
222 W Merchandise Mart Plz 12th Floor in 1871
Chicago, IL
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How to work with Docker, Kubernetes and Helm. Grub: Pizza, drinks and beer will be provided.

Cost: FREE

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Boeing HorizonX: Unlocking the Next Generation of Innovation

TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Drive, #1200
Chicago, IL
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Formed iv 2017, HorizonX, as it is also known, leverages the power of the world’s largest aerospace company to bring new business ventures to the market to unlock the next generation of game-changing ideas, products, and markets. Join us 11/29 for an enlightening panel discussion.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @heartlandmobile

"Getting Started with Redux and Redux-Saga" by Jhankar Mahbub

WeWork Kinzie
20 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL
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In this talk we will get familiar with redux core concepts with a simple example and will discover accidentally that Redux is not very good at asynchronous side effects.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Insurance IoT USA Summit

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Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel
221 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL
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As the only conference in North America exploring IoT from a carrier perspective, Insurance IoT USA is the best place to get strategies for designing business models delivering value to customers, converting IoT data to valuable insights & building successful partnership ecosystems & tech.

Cost: $1699 - $2499

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On Twitter: @insurancenexus

Insurance IoT USA Summit

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL
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As the only conference in North America exploring IoT from a carrier perspective, Insurance IoT USA is the best place to get strategies for designing business models delivering value to customers, converting IoT data to valuable insights and building successful partnership.

Cost: $1499

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November Business Model Canvas Workshop + Dinner

Table XI
328 S. Jefferson St, Suite 670
Chicago, IL
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At our next workshop + dinner, we are inviting 10 business leaders to learn more about their organization, spot opportunity for investment, and learn to tell better stories. This kind of activity is perfect before the Design Sprints and rapid prototyping phase.

Cost: $100

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Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories - Second Act! - with Dag Kittlaus of Viv Labs and Siri

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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We'll be taking things back with our very FIRST "Second Act" featuring 2013 Founders' Stories guest Dag Kittlaus, who will tell us about all he's accomplished since he first sat down with us including founding Viv Labs which sold to Samsung in 2016.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chifounders

Evolve Security: Puppet Workshop

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MakeOffices at River North Point
350 N. Orleans Street Suite #9000N
Chicago, IL
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Puppet is a configuration management tool used to help set up one or multiple environments. In this workshop Jeremiah Tillman, Evolve student, is going to take you through the steps needed to add security to your manifests and provide other useful tips to create secure ec2 machines and on site environments.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @TheEvolveSec

Women @ Work

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Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Women @ WorkHear inspiring stories and best practices to support and promote women in design from a curated group of Chicago startups, agencies, and studios.

Cost: $30

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December

BuiltWorlds Hackathon 2017

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mHUB
965 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
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A week-end long competition where all-star developers, makers, and designers gather to hack creative solutions to burning AEC industry problems, using the world’s most cutting-edge technologies.

Cost: $0 - $49

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Advanced Beginner Coding Workshop: Solve Coding Challenges

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Fullstack Academy
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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In this three-hour workshop, you will learn how to solve coding challenges similar to those seen in technical interviews and selective coding bootcamp admissions processes. This workshop will be lead by a Fullstack Academy instructor. Participants are encouraged to know programming fundamentals before attending.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Home Energy Savings Workshop

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The Plant
1400 West 46th Street
Chicago, IL
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Interested in learning about how you can reduce your utility bill costs as well your carbon footprint? Join the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Plant Chicago at The Plant for our Home Energy Savings Workshop!

Cost: FREE

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#MeToo: Furthering the Discussion

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Avant
222 North LaSalle Drive #1700
Chicago, IL
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As active members of Chicago’s tech community, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Avant believes this is a timely topic to tackle. We hope that by bringing the subject of workplace harassment to the forefront, we can create a conversation that drives change.

Cost: FREE

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Code & Coffee at eSpark

eSpark Learning
833 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL
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We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours with some friendly fellow coders.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

The Chicago Tech Community’s Guide to Onboarding

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Uptake
600 W. Chicago Avenue Suite 620
Chicago, IL
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A series of short TED-style talks and a compelling panel discussion around how to successfully onboard any new employee. Tech industry leaders share insider tips for effective employee training that empowers individuals and strengthens teams.

Cost: FREE

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It’s Time to Signal Queer Tech Club

Signal
222 N LaSalle St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL
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Join the QTC gang for a night of networking with Chicagoland LGBTQ tech professionals while enjoying food and drinks and hearing about the latest marketing technology innovations from Signal, this month’s sponsor.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @queertechclub

Entrepreneurship & The Growth of Something Great

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MakeOffices at River North
350 North Orleans Street #9000n
Chicago, IL
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We teamed up with some amazing local Chicago entrepreneurs who have committed some much of their time to build something great. Entrepreneurship & The Growth of Something Great has invited 5 entrepreneurs at different stages of their businesses to participate in an informative and exciting panel.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Visualfizz

Virtual Reality / Augment Reality

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FinTank
333 South Wabash Avenue #Suite 2700
Chicago, IL
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VRAR Chicago is about connecting people with technology. Each month we present a mixed panel of experts who are currently working directly with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology, including Technologists, Business Analysts, Visionaries, Content Creators, Investors, and more.

Cost: FREE

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Is a Coding Bootcamp for you? Fullstack Academy Information Session

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Swing on by Fullstack Academy at the Merchandise Mart to learn how you can become a software engineer, update your current professional skill set, or simply learn about coding in general. At this free info session, we will cover Fullstack Academy's structure, curriculum, admissions process, and career outcomes.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Tales From the Trenches: Deborah Kilpatrick, CEO of Evidation Health

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MATTER
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL
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Deborah will join MATTER for the next Tales From the Trenches to discuss how Evidation Health has upended the conventional approach to measuring the effect of health interventions and predicting patient outcomes.

Cost: FREE

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Digital Accessibility Lightning Talks 2017

The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren #700
Chicago, IL
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This event will be a hybrid lightning talk, social networking meetup. Between 6-8pm, join us for a mix of formal talks and holiday merrymaking.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @a11ychi

Listen &UX Presents – Richard Ekelman @ Allstate

Merchandise Mart (Allstate 8th Floor)
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Rich Ekelman will discuss how service design has evolved out of a need for a competitive advantage, the core flexibilities required to practice service design, and ways to start evolving your skills and abilities if you want to do more service design.

Cost: FREE

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Built In Brews at Trustwave

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Trustwave
70 W. Madison St. Suite 600
Chicago, IL
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Trustwave invites you for a night of networking with Chicago's tech professionals for December's Built In Brews.

Cost: $5

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Got Funding? Now What?

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MHub
965 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a night of fun. Discover the process of taking on investments from experts. Explore the Do’s and Don’ts of properly allocating capital. Identify how to save resources your otherwise might waste. Network with founders, institutional investors, and professionals while enjoying music from Chicago’s best DJ’s

Cost: $15-$20

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On Twitter: @Cre8tiveCapital

How to Break into Product Management by VP at Product School

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Product School Chicago
WeWork State Street - 100 S State Street Chicago IL 60603
Chicago, IL
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Are you trying to break into Product Management, or looking to stay on-top of your Product Management game? Come hear insights on how to be a successful Product Manager.

Cost: FREE - $10

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Try Coding Weekend - Chicago

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Basecamp HQ
30 N Racine Ave #200
Chicago, IL
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Try Coding is a two-day program that will expose you to the basics of programming.

Cost: $50

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How Am I Building This: FinTech

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CoGen Coworking
1132 South Wabash Avenue 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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Network with some of the most brilliant Chicago-based business owners, entrepreneurs and startup founders, learn about their inspirational entrepreneurial stories, and meet up with a group of like-minded dreamers.

Cost: $11 - $14

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The Future of FinTech is Female

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Morningstar
22 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Come hear from leading women in Chicago's FinTech Ecosystem where they will share their stories and examples of how they have taken steps to position themselves and their colleagues as subject matter experts, and how certain actions have led to leadership positions and the ability to help others in FinTech.

Cost: $15 - $25

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On Twitter: @FinTExChicago

The Future of FinTech is Female

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Morningstar
22 W Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Come hear from leading women in Chicago's FinTech Ecosystem where they will share their stories and examples of how they have taken steps to either position themselves or their colleagues as subject matter experts, and how certain actions have led to leadership positions and the ability to help others in the FinTech community.

Cost: $15 - $25

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Social Media Growth Hacking Masterclass

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WeWork Grant Park
332 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Badass Marketers & Founders (BAMF) is Chicago's first-ever growth hacking community. Our kickoff event will feature a panel of top marketers who got up to 448x ROI on Facebook ads, run Instagram campaigns for top rappers, have Facebook networks of 475M , created viral videos w/ 50M+ views and more.

Cost: FREE

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High Heel Conversations: Winter Series

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Relativity
231 S. LaSalle St., 8th Fl.,
Chicago, IL
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It's AnitaB.Chicago's last event of the year! Stop by for their new professional talk series targeted to mid-level managers through Presidents & CEOs. Each event will feature speakers discussing the problems in our industry as well as the issues affecting our daily lives. Appetizers, wine, and beers will be served.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @visuals4u

PyLadies Chicago Book Club - Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil

Revival Food Hall
125 South Clark
Chicago, IL
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As a send off for 2017, PyLadies Chicago is hosting a book club to discuss - "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" by mathematician and data scientist activist Cathy O'Neil.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @PyLadiesChicago

January

Mobile Screen Readers 101 - Hands On for Developers & Designers

TEKsystems
111 N Canal Suite 305
Chicago, IL
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For this meetup event, learn the basics of using a mobile screen reader. Bring your smartphone or tablet for this interactive workshop and get hands-on experience that will allow you to test your web pages and apps effectively.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @a11ychi

Chicago Design Systems Meetup: Morningstar

Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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Learn about the Morningstar Design System and meet the team behind it.

Cost: FREE

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The Future of Blockchain

mHub
965 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Featuring a panel of cryptocurrency experts who will discuss the future of a non physical currency and it's effect on a physical market.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

April

Blockchain Developer Conference 2018

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Hyatt Fishermans’ Wharf
555 North Point St
Chicago, IL
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The Blockchain Developer Conference is the largest convergence of Blockchain developers.

Cost: $299 - $1059

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May

Connected Claims USA Summit 2018

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Sheraton Grand, Chicago
SHERATON GRAND CHICAGO 301 E North Water St, Chicago, IL 60611,
Chicago, IL
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Embed Speed & Accuracy for Cost-Efficient and Customer-Centric Insurance Claims. At the Connected Claims USA conference, join claims visionaries and leaders to gain inspiration and tools for immediate implementation from innovative insurance case studies.

Cost: $1199+

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On Twitter: @InsuranceNexus