How can we make our communities stronger?

How can we make our communities stronger?

On the Table at the City Club of Chicago

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:30 a.m. reception/8:00 a.m. breakfast

Location

Maggiano's Banquets
111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
Map and directions

Event Information


Please join the City Club of Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust for a dynamic conversation where every attendee is a guest speaker. In the tradition of On the Table, attendees will take part in conversations with their tablemates about issues facing our communities and how we can collectively address them. City Club board members and other civic leaders will act as pre-designated table captains and lead the conversation at each table. These On the Table conversations will be just some of thousands taking place across the region on May 16, engaging tens of thousands of Chicagoans. While we encourage you to host and/or attend additional On the Table events throughout the day, we hope you’ll start your day with us. 


About On the Table and The Chicago Community Trust


The issues facing our region don’t often have a “quick fix.” On the contrary, progress will only result from residents and organizations working to make contributions that add up to a greater solution that helps unite the place we call home.

What you do matters – and when we come together as a community to learn from and with each other, we have the power to impact both neighborhoods and lives.

At The Chicago Community Trust, as strongly as we believe that what you do matters, we also believe that your voice matters. On the Table is an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and create a unifying experience across the region. Thousands of Chicago-area residents will gather in small groups on one day to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face. These conversations can inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.

Since the initiative launched on the Trust’s 99th anniversary in 2014, more than 40,000 area residents have participated in these civic-minded conversations.

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Upcoming events

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John A. Canning, Jr., Steve Solomon, and Liz Thompson
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Acting Secretary
Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT)
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon

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