Thu 26 Apr
  • 06:30 PM
  • The Loop
  • Nikki Giovanni

    Writer, poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni is one of America's best-known poets. She is the recipient of 7 NAACP image awards and has written more than 30 books. She will be reading from new and previous works.

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  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SCORE Chicago (500 West Madison Street, 1150)
  • SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
    SBA

    This interactive workshop series will take participants through an idea assessment, marketability of the idea, the financials, and the Go/ No Go decision making process. The facilitators will be available to participants, as mentors, following the workshop session, to further develop participant...

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  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Chicago Literacy Alliance (641 W Lake St)
  • The Next "Right" Question
    Umoja Student Development Corporation

    Have you ever been asked a question that really made you think about something in a new and deeper way? That made you feel like the person asking cared about your learning and growth? That helped you feel powerful because it connected you to the wisdom inside yourself? That was askedjust the "rig...

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  • 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • SCORE Chiago (500 W. Madison ST)
  • Simple Steps for Starting your Business - city - 4-26/27/28
    SCORE Association

    This is a Hands On (includes individual and group exercises) workshop requiring (3) days commitment (2 weekdays+ Half Saturday), from participants who are ready to start a business in the next (6) to (12) months time frame.

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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Polsinelli (150 North Riverside Plaza)
  • PopUP Education: Preparing for GDPR
    Association of Legal Adminsitrators - Greater Chicago Chapter

    Effective in May 2018, the European Commissions General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) represents an extraordinary shift in the way businesses around the world will beexpected to operate when they gather, process, maintain, and protect customer data.Unlike past European Union (EU) privacy manda...

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  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • SCORE Chicago (500 West Madison Street, 1150)
  • How to Avoid Scams and ID Theft
    SBA

    Businesses lose billions of dollars to scammers every year. Learn how your business can avoid these criminals.
    Resource Partner Event

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  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • 651 W Lake St (651 West Lake Street)
  • Open Books New Volunteer Info Session - April 26th
    Open Books

    Our incredible corps of talented volunteers make everything we do possible. Whether you want to help middle-schoolers write slam poetry, become a reading partner to an eager-to-learn 2nd grader, or surround yourself with piled-high bookshelves in our two retail locations, we can't wait to meet yo...

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  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • IIT Institute of Design (565 W Adams St)
  • Design, Materiality and Artificial Intelligence
    IIT Institute of Design

    This panel celebrates the publication of two recent MIT Press books Paul DourishsThe Stuff of Bitsand Molly Wright SteensonsArchitectural Intelligence that are important for understanding the intertwined histories and futures of design and computing. Specifically, in contrast to many claims abou...

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  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Catalyst Ranch (656 West Randolph Street)
  • Chicago Women in Digital OPEN April Meetup
    Chicago Women in Digital

    Chicago Women in Digital OPEN April Meetup

    Heard ofWomen in Digitalbut unsure what it means to be a member? Come out to this OPEN meetup to learn what we are all about. The event is FREE to attend, and we do not hold open events often so make sure to gather the squad, and come hang out with the ...

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Fri 27 Apr
  • 11:00 AM
  • The Loop
  • River Photobomb!

    In celebration of our beloved Chicago River we want you to join members and friends for the largest Chicago Riverwalk group photo with us! Last year we had close to 200 people come out!

    Meet us at The River Theater between Clark and LaSalle to see if we can break a world record for people stan...

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  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SCORE Chicago (500 West Madison Street, 1150)
  • SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
    SBA

    This interactive workshop series will take participants through an idea assessment, marketability of the idea, the financials, and the Go/ No Go decision making process. The facilitators will be available to participants, as mentors, following the workshop session, to further develop participant...

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  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Union Station (225 South Canal Street)
  • Get Funky with Funkadesi
    Arogya World

    Arogya World is a local non-profit working to prevent chronic diseases in India.

    Chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, impacts nearly half of the population and is largely preventable. Arogya World has implemented sustainable prevention programs where people live, learn and work. We...

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  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Union Station (225 South Canal Street)
  • Fight Chronic Diseases in India
    Arogya World

    Arogya World is a non-profit working to prevent chronic diseases in India. Join us for an evening of dancing and celebration as we raise money to end chronic diseases.

    Live music provided by the famous Funkadesi!http://www.funkadesi.com/home/

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Sat 28 Apr
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (565 W Adams St)
  • WordCamp Chicago 2018
    Chicago Northside WordPress Meetup

    Our yearly weekend of WordPress goodness is coming! If you've never been to a WordCamp, this is the meetup on steroids - tons of interesting presentations, opportunities to learn and the best way to get to know this awesome community.

    Speaker submissions are due very soon, apply here.https://201...

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  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • First Stop on the Donut Tour (131 N Clinton St)
  • Underground Donut Tour / April 28th
    Underground Donut Tour

    Thanks for checking out the Chicago Donut Tour. Onthis tour, we'll make 4 stops at some of the best donut spots in the city. We hope you can join us. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, so don't miss out!
    Thanks - Jeff

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  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • SCORE Chicago (500 West Madison Street, 1150)
  • SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
    SBA

    This interactive workshop series will take participants through an idea assessment, marketability of the idea, the financials, and the Go/ No Go decision making process. The facilitators will be available to participants, as mentors, following the workshop session, to further develop participant...

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  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • IIT Stuart School of Business (565 W Adams St)
  • Py101 Bootcamp - IIT Stuart School of Business
    ChiPy: Chicago's Official Python User Group

    The IIT Stuart School of Business will host a Py101 session on Saturday, April 28th. Joe Cursio, professor of finance and friend of Chipy will lead the workshop. Come with your laptop and let's start programming together.

    The classroom is #270 - on the second floor towards the back and right. It...

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  • 9 a.m.
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Chicago WordCamp
    Greater Milwaukee Area WordPress Meetup
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  • 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (565 W Adams St)
  • Chicago WordCamp
    Greater Milwaukee Area WordPress Meetup

    WordCamp Chicago, 2018. A whole bunch of WordPress talks and discussions spread over 2 days.

    Website with schedule and TICKETS (buy them in advance) here - https://2018.chicago.wordcamp.org/

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Tue 01 May
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Haymarket Square (N Desplaines St, Chicago, IL 60661)
  • May Day @ Haymarket Square
    Illinois Labor HIstory Society

    This Year's Plaque Sponsor isKILUSANG MAYO UNO, OR MAY FIRST LABOR MOVEMENT (KMU)

    Our guest speaker this year is Raymond Palatino, a Filipino activist and youth leader. He represents the Kabataan (Youth) Party in the 14th Congress of the Philippines.

    Tuesday May 1, 2018
    2:30 PM
    AT RANDOLPH DES...

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  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • PNC Bank Community Room (1 N. Franklin St (Ground Level))
  • South Loop Speak Freaks Toastmasters Club #7079 Club Events!!!
    Valerie Smith, VP of Education

    Celebrating Over 25 Years as a Toastmaster Club in Chicago

    Distinguished Club Award- 2015-2016

    Mission

    South Loop Speak Freaks mission is to develop great communicators and leaders!

    South Loop Speak Freaks ClubOverview

    South Loop Speak Freaks Toastmasters Club #7079 is a Distinguished Club, ...

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  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • SBA Illinois District Office (500 W Madison)
  • Doing Business with the Federal Government
    SBA Illinois District Office

    Are you interested in learning more about the government procurement process? Meet representatives from the Small Business Administration, the Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration to learn what is being purchased and how you can make your proposals competitive. We'll shar...

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Wed 02 May
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SBA Illinois District Office (500 West Madison Street, 1150)
  • National Small Business Week: Federal and Local Contracting Resources
    SBA

    Welcome to government contracting! U.S. federal government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses because:The U.S. Government is the worlds largest customerIt buys all types of products and services in both large and small quantitiesIt is required by l...

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  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • US Small Business Administration (500 West Madison Street)
  • 8(a) Orientation
    SBA Illinois District Office

    8(a) Business Development Program

    The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individu...

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  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SBA Illinois District Office (500 West Madison Street, 1150)
  • Federal and Local Contracting Resources
    SBA

    Attend this event for an overview of government contracting regulations and procedures, and learn how your small business can begin the process of becoming a government contractor. We'll have representatives from both federal and local agencies on hand to share insights and answer questions on ho...

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  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • National Able Network (567 West Lake Street)
  • IT Career Lab | Information Session: Chicago Location
    IT Career Lab

    Are you interested in a career in the growing field of information technology? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, IT Career Lab can help you find your tech career fast! Earn globally-recognized Cisco and Microsoft certifications with our accelerated program in just 16 weeks. Attend our upco...

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  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • US Small Business Administration (500 West Madison Street)
  • Federal and Local Contracting Resources
    SBA Illinois District Office

    Welcome to government contracting! U.S. federal government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses because:

    * The U.S. Government is the worlds largest customer
    * It buys all types of products and services in both large and small quantities
    * It is req...

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  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 150 N Riverside Plaza (150 North Riverside Plaza)
  • Price f(x) Downtown Wine Down!
    PRICE FX INC

    Price f(x) Downtown Wine Down!

    Dont miss the best Pre-PPS networking event of the year and enjoy delicious appetizers, wine, and beer from the 42nd Floor of our Price f(x) Headquarters overlooking the beautiful Windy-City skyline!

    There will be plenty of networking opportunities with friends an...

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  • 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • SCORE Chicago (500 W Madison)
  • Digital Marketing to Grow Your Small Business - city 5/2
    SCORE Association

    You will leave with a strong understanding of: what keywords are and how you can research them, how Google evaluates and ranks websites, what SEO is (and isnt) and if it makes sense for your business, and what advertising options there are for small business and do they make sense for you.

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  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • TableXI (328 S. Jefferson St., Suite 670)
  • Lightning & Storms
    Write/Speak/Code Chicago

    As we welcome spring to Chicago, join us for an evening of Lightning talks and CFP Brainstorms! Well spend time building our CFPs in preparation for 2018 conference deadlines including the Write/Speak/Code CFP (Due May 5).

    Have a talk youd like work-shopped? Sign up for select slots to give your...

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  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cara Chicago (237 South Desplaines Street)
  • How you can benefit from Cook County's Procurement Ordinance
    Social Enterprise Alliance-Chicago Chapter

    Think your business or organization can't benefit from the Cook County Social Enterprise Preferred Vendor Procurement Ordinance? Think again! You may be more qualified than you first thought.

    What does Cook County procure? Cook County procures goods and services for hospitals, schools, prisons, ...

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