May

Chicago Museum Technology Get Together

Wabash Tap
1233 S Wabash
Chicago, IL
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We will be heading to the Wabash Tap to share some beers, meet other people interested in technology and museums and to talk about what people want this group to be. Bring yourself and any fun gadgets you want to show off and let people play with.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @stuart_lynn

Technori: Retail & eCommerce

Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn, Lower Lobby
Chicago, IL
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A roundtable discussion of some of the sharpest minds in retail and eCommerce and five up and coming Chicago startups. Featuring Raaja Nemani, CEO and cofounder of BucketFeet

Cost: $15 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

A Conversation with Slava Rubin

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1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Join Illinois Humanities for an exciting conversation with Slava Rubin, co-founder and CEO of pioneering crowdfunding website Indiegogo, and Lisa Yun Lee, Director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about the role of entrepreneurship and technological change in our society.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ilhumanities

Music & Tech Demos and Drinks

Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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Summer brings to mind long days, finally enjoying open windows and patios and outdoor music festivals! Tech In Motion thought it would be the perfect time to meet some of the really innovative music companies from around the Chicago area.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @Tech_in_Motion

Hack GBM: Finding Support Solutions for Glioblastoma Community Challenges

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Space
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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An Ideathon to create innovative approaches to supporting the GBM community. Teams will engage in brainstorming and developing concepts for novel solutions that will culminate in pitch presentations. Up to $17,500 will be awarded in cash prizes!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @health2con

Built In Brews at Avant

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Avant
640 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL
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Head on over to Avant for a Built in Brews happy hour at their River North office. There will be craft beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, wine and food served.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @AvantCredit

Website Bootcamp for Nonprofits

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Chicago Public Library
733 N Kedzie
Chicago, IL
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Learn and discuss current website trends that impact your nonprofit/social impact website. The necessity of a mobile-ready site, changes in Google search algorithms, and new and exciting tools all warrant a fresh look at your existing site and online strategy.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @net2chicago

Getting Digital: Web and Mobile Development

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Digital Professional Institute
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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The process of creating a successful product is more than just coding. Join Digital Professional Institute as they welcome a panel of experts who will walk you through the entire process of developing for web and mobile, from start to finish.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiDPI

Women In Tech Panel: Ask Us Anything

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Featuring trailblazing women in tech, we'll hear the stories of highly successful women from different fields within the tech industry. Afterwards, we'll open up the floor for an hour of networking with panelists and attendees.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Bryan Johnson (Braintree & OS Fund)

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Chicago Innovation Exchange
1452 E 53rd
Chicago, IL
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Networking and a fireside chat with Bryan Johnson, entrepreneur, investor and adventurer. He is the Founder of the OS Fund and Braintree.

Cost: $10 - $25

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On Twitter: @tomdenison

Google I/O Remote

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Headquarters Beercade River North
213 W Institute Place
Chicago, IL
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Play arcade games and pinball while watching the live stream of Google I/O's afternoon schedule.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @hq_chicago

June

Storytelling for Entrepreneurs: Presentations to Elevator Pitches

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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In this class, you’ll learn how to utilize storytelling techniques in business settings. You’ll begin with the three types of business stories, then learn tips for telling them effectively, relaxation techniques for performing them, ways to become a better listener, and much more.

Cost: $40

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Fireside Chat with Seth Kravitz

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1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL
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An informative and chat with Seth Kravitz, who has spent the last decade building and selling technology companies. Seth is heavily engaged in Chicago’s startup community via founding a publishing and events company called Technori, which has been instrumental in growing the Chicago startup community.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Finding Your Next Customer Using Location-Based Marketing

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Digital Professional Institute
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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This workshop will cover a brief intro to location-based marketing, how its evolving, use cases of how its successfully been used by marketers and some tangible ways you can use this new marketing model for your business or next marketing strategy.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChiDPI

UX Camp

Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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UX Camp is a full day of UX Goodness–we’ll leave few topics uncovered and you’ll learn current topics and improved upon standards in one of the hottest fields today!

Cost: Only $60

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On Twitter: @ChicagoCamps

Social Media: Brand Building Tools and Trends

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After-Words Books
23 E Illinois
Chicago, IL
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Join General Assembly and the Social Media Club of Chicago for an expert panel event discussing tips and techniques for successful social media campaigns!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Build Tour Chicago

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The Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore
Chicago, IL
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A one-day event featuring Microsoft experts, key announcements, demos, and Windows 10 deep dives for app and web developers.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @bldwin

The Fourth Annual Moxie Awards

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Park West
322 W Armitage
Chicago, IL
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The Moxie Awards will gather Chicago's most innovative digital entrepreneurs for an evening of celebration. Join Built In Chicago as they recognize outstanding individuals and companies, including Headline Awards for Best New Startup, Breakthrough Digital Company of the Year, Best Company Culture and CEO of the Year.

Cost: $60

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On Twitter: @builtinchicago

Product Camp 2015

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Serendipity Labs
1 S Wacker, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
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It’s an “unconference” because there are no fees, no pre planned agenda and absolutely no selling, ProductCamp is a set of round table discussions with product managers, marketers and whoever else is interested in the discipline. It’s all about learning and expanding your horizons.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @pcampchicago

Startup Founder 101: Lessons Learned from Successful Entrepreneurs

Serendipity Labs
1 S Wacker
Chicago, IL
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Hear candid talks by successful entrepreneurs and Founder Institute mentors, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @founding

Techweek Chicago

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Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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5 days of events culminating in a 2-day conference and technology expo. Events include the LAUNCH startup competition, FashionTECH Runway Show, Techweek GT Office Tours, and music, film, and food festivals.

Cost: $50 - $495

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On Twitter: @techweekchi

CoFoundersLab Matchup Chicago

1871 Chicago
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL
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Discover the perfect co-founder to round out your team. You’ll meet other entrepreneurs who are as energized as you are about launching a new business and who possess a wide range of unique experiences, ideas, and skills.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @cofounderslab

July

Lightning Talks

National Association of Realtors
430 N Michigan #4
Chicago, IL
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This CHIHTML5 Event will feature speakers with maximum of 10 minutes each to present on there favorite dev, design or UX topic.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @mattienodj

August

Prototypes, Process & Play

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Columbia College Film Row
1104 S Wabash, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
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2 days that will help you hone and focus your design leadership skills. Come ready to learn, and leave ready to drive the future of design in your organization!

Cost: $300 - $350

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On Twitter: @ChicagoCamps

An Event Apart Chicago

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for.

Cost: $499 - $1390

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On Twitter: @aneventapart

September

WebVisions Chicago

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Siskel Film Center
164 N State
Chicago, IL
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WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.

Cost: $275 - $500

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On Twitter: @webvisions

November

Big Data TechCon

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Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL
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Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including data and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers.

Cost: $995 - $1495

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On Twitter: @bigdatatechcon