April

Evolution of Font Management Symposium

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University Center
525 S State
Chicago, IL
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During this free symposium, industry experts and a panel of your peers will share practical font management tips. Featuring content by VSA Partners, Publications International, Schawk, and Frank Martinez Esq.—the premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property

Cost: Free, including lunch

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On Twitter: @extensis

Social Media Strategies Summit

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Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
600 N State
Chicago, IL
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This year’s Chicago SMSS will be a full three days - offering relevant case study examples, interactive workshops and engaging sessions to boost your social media marketing efforts and reach your company’s business goals.

Cost: $495-$3180

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On Twitter: @GSMIonline

Technori Pitch: Social Impact

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Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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April's event will feature five early-stage organization (both non-profit and for profit) focused on positively impacting Chicago, the US and the world.

Cost: $15 - $20

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On Twitter: @technori

May

Chicago Uncubed

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Moonlight Studios
1446 W Kinzie
Chicago, IL
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New faces like Seamless | Grubhub, Tongal, MediaMath, and Enova will join over over 20 familiar Uncubed companies to showcase the best gigs in Chicago, with entry level on up to senior level opportunities.

Cost: $25 - $50

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On Twitter: @getuncubed

Mobile Camp Chicago

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Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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Mobile Camp Chicago gets you up to speed on the mobile issues you need to know! Spend a Saturday with us and then spend your Monday applying what you’ve learned!

Cost: $50

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On Twitter: @ChicagoCamps

CHIHTML5: Brunch with Panache

Trunk Club
325 W Ohio
Chicago, IL
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At this CHIHTML5 Meetup, Josh Habdas, a Front-End Engineer at Trunk Club, will demo his development pipeline for single page applications.

Cost: Free

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On Twitter: @mattienodj

MySQL 5.7 - What Is New and What We Are Breaking

iCrossing
333 W Wacker, Suite 950
Chicago, IL
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Dave Stokes, The MySQL Community Manager from Oracle will speak to the Chicago MySQL User Group about MySQL 5.7.

Cost: Free

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UX Design Essentials

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Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown
165 E Ontario
Chicago, IL
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A three-day course targeted at software professionals who aren’t experienced designers covering the practical essentials to make good design decisions quickly and confidently to create designs that are intuitive, simple, and delightful.

Cost: $1000-$1800

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On Twitter: @UXDesignEdge

GOTO Chicago

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Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Place
Chicago, IL
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A conference created by developers, for developers, where the emphasis is placed on presenting latest developments as they become relevant and interesting for the software development community.

Cost: $950-$2700

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On Twitter: @GOTOchgo

A Community of Makers: Exploring Print in the Digital Age

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Palmer Printing
739 S Clark
Chicago, IL
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If you value craftsmanship, pride in the details and being part of a community of makers, please join Mohawk and AIGA Chicago for an evening of inspiration.

Cost: $5 - $20

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On Twitter: @AIGAChicago

September

Prototype Camp

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Harrington College of Design
200 W Madison
Chicago, IL
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Prototype Camp Chicago delivers a full day of bringing together people who are interested in putting a bit more “build and create” into their craft. Clearly-thought and nearly-there are great places to be!

Cost: $50

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On Twitter: @ChicagoCamps

WebVisions Chicago

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Siskel Film Center
164 N State
Chicago, IL
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A 2-day conference exploring the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy in an event that inspires learning, collaboration and entrepreneurism.

Cost: $275-$375

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On Twitter: @webvisions

October

Story Conference

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Harris Theater
205 E Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Fuel your greatest work with captivating talks, meaningful connections and unforgettable performances. The theme of the 2-day conference is “Creators, Dreamers and Storytellers”

Cost: $399 - $549

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On Twitter: @storychicago