February

Technori Startup Showcase

Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W 35th St
Chicago, IL
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Technori is where the world’s emerging startups come to showcase!

Cost: $20 - $30

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On Twitter: @technori

Tales From the Trenches: Will West, Co-founder & CEO of SilverVue

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MATTER
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230
Chicago, IL
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Will West is a prolific tech entrepreneur with a long track record of success. He will discuss his entrepreneurial journey from broadband services and home automation technology to tackling one of healthcare’s most complex challenges.

Cost: FREE

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NodeSchool Chicago: JavaScript Best Practices

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WeWork Kinzie
20 W Kinzie St 17th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Join us to learn about coding Best Practices in JavaScript. Coding can get confusing, but it doesn't have to! Best Practices are patterns that developers have learned over years of working with a programming language that they have found lead to faster, cleaner, and easier-to-read code.

Cost: FREE

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Out in Tech Chicago | Kickoff Social Mixer

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Instructure
130 E Randolph Street Suite 1800
Chicago, IL
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Come connect with other members of the tech and LGBTQ+ communities, learn about Out in Tech, and contribute your ideas as we start to plan upcoming events in Chicago.

Cost: FREE / Donation

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Personal Finance Tech Meetup

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WeWork Grant Partk
332 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Swish.com is hosting a personal finance tech meetup. We'll discuss budgeting apps, investing and savings apps, and other topics in the personal finance tech startups space. Drinks & Networking will be followed by a talk by Director of Product Design Tim Noetzel and CTO Jeff Whelpley.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @swishmoney

Designing decent(ralized) social networks with secure-scuttlebutt with Ev Bogue

Cars.com
300 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Secure-Scuttlebutt (ssb) is a social network for boaters and other people without steady internet access. We will use Decent to configure a decent testnet + serve connect to the decent testnet to communicate over local wifi by posting messages and editing our avatars + edit css to demonstrate how we can change the UI.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

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Code & Coffee at Jellyvision

Jellyvision
811 W Evergreen Ave, Floor 2
Chicago, IL
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Come hang out for a couple of hours with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

DevOps & Product Thinking - Improving the Whole Value Stream

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565 W Adams St
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL
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In this 2-day, hands on workshop you will experience how to visualize your complete value delivery (value stream).  From there you will understand how to optimize not only your operational aspects of your products but also the creative side.

Cost: $999

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Blockchain in Chicago Kickoff 2018

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Venue 610
610 Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Current closed $36 million & CEO Dan Novaes is the headliner. Other guests include Kim Parnell CEO of Blank Build apps in under 5 minutes without writing any code, Coin Artist $50,000 of bitcoin hidden in her painting solved after 3 years & more!

Cost: $69 - CHITECH for 20% off

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On Twitter: @disruptionjoe

Built In Brews at Vivid Seats

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Vivid Seats Corporate Headquarters
111 North Canal Street #800
Chicago, IL
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Vivid Seats is opening up their doors and inviting you for a can't miss Built In Brews.  Come see inside Chicago's best sports themed office and get to know the Vivid Seats team who work hard to be the leading destination for live event enthusiasts.

Cost: $5

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Data Science 101 presented by UPTAKE & BLUE1647

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Blue Lacuna
2150 South Canalport Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Careers in Data Science are the fasting growing & most highly sought after jobs in the Tech Industry. Join us for a discussion on a day-in-the-life of a data scientist; at Uptake & their job progression, career opportunities in Data Science & the most popular hot topics in DS right now such as AI & Machine Learning.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Blue1647

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

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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 3.5 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 rollover

Cost: $750

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On Twitter: @fullstack

StoryBuilders 101: Stacked! The Art of Advertising.

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Blue Lacuna
2150 South Canalport Avenue
Chicago, IL
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Kick your story into overdrive, from start to finish, through a series of workshop exercises & projects. Learn how to build stories from rough idea & concept stages, to drafts, editable manuscripts and to final product. Remember a story can take any form, so get creative with your art and writing.

Cost: $35 or Free for Blue Lacuna Members

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On Twitter: @Blue1647

Girls Who Code Campus Information Session at DePaul University

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DePaul University - Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building
247 S. State Street Room #214
Chicago, IL
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Girls Who Code Campus offers beginner to advanced courses for middle and high school girls in a condensed 2-week timeline for busy summer schedules.

Cost: FREE

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Digital Transformation Now

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Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center
2100 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL
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The Road Show for Digital Transformation and Low-Code Development: Picture a world where IT projects take 6 weeks instead of 6 months. Where your developers are waiting for marketing to finish design and not the other way around. Where the UI/UX heavy lifting is done for you.

Cost: FREE

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Scaling for Steady Revenue and Profitable Growth!

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Pazzos
825 S. State
Chicago, IL
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Growth Stage Tech mini-workshop and networking event on: Scaling for Steady Revenue and Profitable Growth!

Cost: $0 - $45

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Building Your First Javascript App Using Docker

Enova
175 W Jackson, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In this talk, we'll go through the process of running a full-stack javascript application using Docker. We'll use Node, Express, and Postgres to build and run our application locally, and we'll briefly look at some options for hosting containers.

Cost: FREE

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Innovation Through Technology: Panel Discussion & Networking

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Discover Office
350 N. Orleans, 6th Floor – Suite 606
Chicago, IL
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Join Discover for an evening and hear from our CIO Glenn Schneider and other technoloy leaders in AI, Advance Analytics, App Development and Enterprise Architecture and learn about the impact they've had in financial services.

Cost: FREE

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Building Augmented Reality Apps With JavaScript

1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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With the recent introductions of ARKit on iOS and ARCore on Android, developers are using augmented reality to create a new wave of innovative applications.

Cost: FREE

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Accessibility Clinic

The Nerdery
1033 W Van Buren #700
Chicago, IL
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Attend this accessibility clinic and get your diagnosis, along with a solution path. We'll talk through your challenges and propose some solutions.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @a11ychi

5 Talks: React for Beginners / ArkhamJS / Semiotic / Pup / React Component Types

Raise
11 E Madison, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Hear from five different speakers at the next React Chicago meetup.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Brews+Startups @ On Tour Brewing Company

On Tour Brewing Company
1725 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL
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Join us for our next Brews+Startups tour at the On Tour Brewing Company -- Chicago's latest and very artful brewery. This is a great opportunity to unwind and network with Chicago's leading entrepreneurs and innovators. The price covers the tour, three (3) samples, a souvenir glass and pizza.

Cost: $15

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On Twitter: @heartlandmobile

March

Brave Initiatives' Brave Bash 2018

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Uptake Chicago
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join us for a night of stories, games, and drinks! Learn what women in Chicago are doing with tech, meet our students, see their project work, and be inspired by women who are swimming upstream. We are inviting you to invest in the future of the girls who will create social change with the technology they build.

Cost: $50

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On Twitter: @BraveCamps

BuiltTech Labs Info Session

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WeWork National Building
125 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL
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This is the first cross-discipline meetup in the built environment, connecting the top minds in the spaceindustry innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs. BuiltTech Labs focuses on innovative technology, data-driven decisions, and attracting world-class talent.

Cost: FREE

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API integrations with Vue.js using Axios

Morningstar
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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We can use Axios as HTTP library to fetch contents from server side. In this talk we explore the concise API of Axios by showcasing the source code of a production application Chefy.

Cost: FREE

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Codepen Chicago: Web Animation API

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ActiveCampaign
1 N Dearborn, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Learn about the 12 foundations of animation techniques, the Web Animation API, polyfills and learnings.

Cost: FREE

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Women's History Month Breakfast

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Northwestern University, Wieboldt Hall, Rms 703-705
340 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL
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Join AnitaB.Chicago's prominent CEOs & CIOs for inspiring & enlightening conversation. They’re going to recognize what women are accomplishing in our community and you’ll hear about their journeys & challenges. They will also explore the theme “Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders”.

Cost: $20

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The Rails Testing Mindset (Half Day) Workshop

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Table XI
328 S. Jefferson St, Suite 670
Chicago, IL
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Does your team struggle with writing automated tests for your Rails application? In this hands-on workshop, Noel Rappin, author of Rails 5 Test Prescriptions and host of the Tech Done Right podcast, will guide you in how to write high-value tests for your Rails application using RSpec and Capybara.

Cost: $400

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Tech & Family Care Panel

Make Offices
1 North State Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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A panel of experts will talk about interesting trends involving tech and family care, and how advances in technology are revolutionizing the way we build and live our lives.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Women Entrepreneurs and Tech Startups in Creative Industries Networking

2112inc
4245 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL
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A morning of power networking with inspiring and motivating women business leaders. Esteemed guest speakers are leaders in their respective fields and eager to share their insight on overcoming challenges and advice on building an inspired career in the creative sector.

Cost: FREE

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2112 Creative Tech Entrepreneurs & Startups Hack Night

2112inc
4245 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL
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A quarterly gathering for problem-solving, innovation and building a tech-savvy community Anyone who has ever been interested in creative tech, becoming a co-founder, a CTO, a problem solver, a troubleshooter, a startup developer and more.

Cost: FREE

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April

TDD Hands-on Workshop: Chicago

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Holiday Inn Chicago - Elk Grove
1000 Busse Road
Elk Grove, IL
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Two-day training class on Test-Driven Development for Swift developers taught by Jon Reid of Quality Coding (qualitycoding.org).

Cost: $999 (includes two-nights hotel)

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On Twitter: @swiftxnw

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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Chicago CEOs Power the Connected Family

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Make Offices
1 N. State St. Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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Sittercity, the pioneer in tech-enabled child care, is proud to partner with Tech in Motion to host “Chicago CEOs Power the Connected Family,” a panel highlighting how technology is radically simplifying and improving the way families manage their everyday lives.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Startup Exchange

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL
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For 2018, FinTech Exchange is expanding even further with the addition of Startup Exchange Competition \u2014 a half-day event dedicated exclusively to first-stage fintech startups offering innovative technology relevant to financial markets and trading.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @FinTechChicago

FinTech Exchange

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan
Chicago, IL
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Designed to highlight the latest innovations within financial markets and trading, FinTech Exchange (FTX) aims to connect leaders within the industry. Since its inception in 2015, this one-of-a-kind event brings together over 500 attendees and world-class presenters.

Cost: $299 (Save $100 until 4/1)

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On Twitter: @FinTechChicago

May

SpringForward

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House of Blues
329 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Two days of learning and networking in Chicago! Attendees will have access to hands-on training, deep product insights, best practices, and networking opportunities with the SpringCM team, customers and partners. If you are looking to maximize your investment in SpringCM, this is a must-attend event.

Cost: $199 (early bird) $299 (full price)

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Science in the City Annual Gala 2018

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mHUB
965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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You are invited to celebrate 10 years of Science in the City with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology at mHUB. Join us for a night of activities where science community and industry leaders come together to support our ongoing efforts in providing science education to the city of Chicago.

Cost: $130 - $150

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Digital Psychology & Emotional Design Training Week

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DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd. 8th floor
Chicago, IL
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Upgrade your skills in user centered design through a series of 3-workshops, covering the essentials skills in applying digital psychology and emotional design neuroscience. With plain-language lessons and hands-on exercises, you'll learn how to use psychology and neuroscience to design websites, apps and campaigns.

Cost: $559 - $699

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On Twitter: @cugelman

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

June

Hak4Kidz 2018

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TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Drive Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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Hak4Kidz is an event by ethical hackers and Information Security professionals dedicated to bring the educational and communal benefits of white hat hacking conferences to children and young adults.

Cost: $25 - $40

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DigiMarCon Chicago 2018 - Digital Marketing Conference

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon Midwest 2018’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts.

Cost: $597

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On Twitter: @digimarcon

TECHSPO Chicago 2018

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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As part of TECHSPO Chicago is a limited attendance event, DigiMarCon Midwest 2018 Digital Marketing Conference. If the conference is where the learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes place.

Cost: FREE

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DigiMarCon Midwest 2018 - Digital Marketing Conference

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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"DigiMarCon Midwest 2018 is your chance to hear from the most audacious and provocative speakers in the digital marketing industry. Attend to gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices, network with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

Cost: $597

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On Twitter: @digimarcon

Insurance AI and Analytics USA

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 N Columbus Dr, 60601
Chicago, IL
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Carriers are looking to meet customer demands and deliver continuous business growth without dramatically increasing costs. Insurance AI & Analytics USA will explore how carriers can take advantage of AI, machine learning, chatbots and more to deliver both operational efficiency and a seamless CX.

Cost: $1599

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On Twitter: @insurancenexus

September

NYC CNC and mHUB Present: Manufacturing Entrepreneurship Summit

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mHUB
965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join John Saunders of NYC CNC and mHUB for the Manufacturing Entrepreneurship Summit for an afternoon of inspiring workshops, tours, networking, and celebration.

Cost: FREE

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