Past events - City Club of Chicago

Past events

Press Forward Chicago: Strengthening Local News Press Forward Chicago: Strengthening Local News
featuring remarks from The Chicago Community Trust President and CEO Andrea Sáenz and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation President John Palfrey, Panelists: Sarah Conway (City Bureau), Jacqueline Serrato (South Side Weekly), Trina Reynolds-Tyler (Invisible Institute) & Mackenzie Warren (Medill Local News Accelerator). Moderated by Olivia Obineme (Public Narrative)
Monday, Jun 10
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Chicago on a Global Stage: How NASCAR Chicago Drives Tourism Chicago on a Global Stage: How NASCAR Chicago Drives Tourism
moderated by NBC Chicago 5's Leila Rahimi, Julie Giese (Chicago Street Race), Jeff Behnke (Motorsports, NBC Sports Group), Marty Snider (Pit Reporter, NBC Sports) and Kara Bachman (Chicago Sports Commission)
Wednesday, Jun 5
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Water Innovation: Turning Waste into Health and Wealth Water Innovation: Turning Waste into Health and Wealth
moderated by Michael Hawthorne of the Chicago Tribune., Alaina Harkness (Executive Director of Current and CEO and principal investigator (PI) of Great Lakes ReNEW) and Junhong Chen (Crown Family Professor of Molecular Engineering in the UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Lead Water Strategist at Argonne National Laboratory)
Tuesday, May 21
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Elevation of the Conversation with Governor J.B. Pritzker Elevation of the Conversation with Governor J.B. Pritzker
This event promises to be an evening of inspiration and insight as we delve into the Governor's "why" and explore ways to elevate the conversation in our civic community, all while enjoying drinks, hors d'oeuvres and amazing views from Chicago Cut’s brand-new Private Dining Room
Friday, May 17
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Joseph Kennedy III Joseph Kennedy III
Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Friday, May 3
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Building Equity: Strategies for Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Housing Policies Building Equity: Strategies for Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Housing Policies
Moderated by WBEZ's Erin Allen, Panelists: UChicago's Dr. Robert J. Chaskin, Housing Commissioner Lissette Castañeda, Chicago Community Trust's Marisa Novara
Wednesday, May 1
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Next Stop Chicago: Promoting Investments in Infrastructure Beyond the DNC Next Stop Chicago: Promoting Investments in Infrastructure Beyond the DNC
Abby Pucker, Anton Seals Jr., Devon van Houten Maldonado
Monday, Apr 29
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Decriminalizing Adult Consensual Sex Work: Ensuring Safety, Rights, and Dignity Decriminalizing Adult Consensual Sex Work: Ensuring Safety, Rights, and Dignity
moderated by Senator Celina Villanueva, Panelists: Brian C. Johnson (Equality Illinois) and Reyna Ortiz (TaskForce / SWAG)
Thursday, Apr 25
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Collaborating for Equitable Development in Chicago Collaborating for Equitable Development in Chicago
featuring remarks from the Chicago Community President & CEO Andrea Sáenz, Panelists: Kendra Freeman (MPC), Kevin Goldsmith (JPMorgan Chase), Christen Wiggins (We Rise Together), Andraya Yousfi (By The Hand) / moderated by Brandis Freidman (WTTW, Chicago Tonight)
Tuesday, Apr 23
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Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords understands what it’s like to face overwhelming barriers. She also understands what it takes to get past them. From her scrappy Arizona childhood, to her bridge-building politics, to her remarkable recovery from traumatic injuries, Gabby personifies courage. Today she leads Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization she co-founded. Giffords is a nonprofit organization that shifts culture, changes policies, and challenges injustice, inspiring Americans across the country to fight gun violence.
Wednesday, Apr 17
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Getting It Right: Civilian Oversight & Accountability of the Chicago Police Department Getting It Right: Civilian Oversight & Accountability of the Chicago Police Department
Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten (COPA) and President Anthony Driver (CCPSA)
Tuesday, Apr 9
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Intergenerational Insights: A Philanthropic Fireside Chat Intergenerational Insights: A Philanthropic Fireside Chat
Join John Palfrey, Andrea Sáenz and Dion Dawson for an insightful discussion on executive leadership and strategies for future-proofing the philanthropic sector
Monday, Mar 18
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Marie Lynn Miranda Marie Lynn Miranda
Chancellor, University of Illinois Chicago, In conversation with Michael Fassnacht
Thursday, Mar 14
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Eileen O'Neill Burke Eileen O'Neill Burke
Candidate, Cook County State's Attorney
Monday, Mar 11
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Clayton Harris III Clayton Harris III
Candidate, Cook County State's Attorney
Thursday, Mar 7
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Stacy Davis Gates Stacy Davis Gates
President, Chicago Teachers Union
Tuesday, Mar 5
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The Magnificent Mile: Beyond the Headlines The Magnificent Mile: Beyond the Headlines
Panelists: Nichole Benolken (M56 - 360Chicago), Oscar Gomez (Starbucks), Stan Nitzberg (Mid America Real Estate Corporation), Logan Lenker (David Yurman) and Kimberly Bares (The Magnificent Mile Association)
Wednesday, Feb 28
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Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis
Illinois Supreme Court
Tuesday, Feb 27
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The Economic Ripple of Learning Loss and its Impact on Chicago's Future The Economic Ripple of Learning Loss and its Impact on Chicago's Future
Moderated by Lorraine Forte (Chicago Sun Times), Panelists: Jens Ludwig (University of Chicago's Crime and Education Labs), Pedro Martinez (Chicago Public Schools), Laura Thonn (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Tuesday, Feb 20
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The Humanities' Impact: Fostering Economic Development in Chicago and Beyond The Humanities' Impact: Fostering Economic Development in Chicago and Beyond
Moderated by Gabrielle Lyon (Illinois Humanities), Panelists: Shelly Lowe (National Endowment for Humanities), Vickie Lakes-Battle (IFF) and Bernard Loyd (Urban Juncture & Build Bronzeville)
Wednesday, Feb 14
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Tánaiste Micheál Martin TD Tánaiste Micheál Martin TD
Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defense
Thursday, Feb 8
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Navigating the Future: Civic Leaders and the AI Landscape Navigating the Future: Civic Leaders and the AI Landscape
moderated by Sylvia Ewing (Elevate), Panelists: Jhmira Alexander (Public Narrative), Marianne McMullen (Chapin Hall) and Jon Powell (Salesforce)
Tuesday, Feb 6
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President Toni Preckwinkle President Toni Preckwinkle
Cook County Board
Tuesday, Jan 30
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Operationalizing Equity Neighborhood by Neighborhood Operationalizing Equity Neighborhood by Neighborhood
Moderated by Former Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Panelists: Craig Chico, Ayesha Jaco and Jaye Stapleton
Thursday, Jan 18
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Commissioner Jamie Rhee Commissioner Jamie Rhee
Chicago Department of Aviation
Thursday, Dec 14
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Upcoming events

Ellen Alberding

President & CEO, The Joyce Foundation
In conversation with Laura Washington
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024
Doors Open at 11:30 am / Event Begins at 12:00 pm

Illinois’ Abortion Reality: Serving as a National Access Point and Model for Patient-Centered Care

moderated by State Senator Lakesia Collins
Panelists: Sarah Garza Resnick (Personal PAC), Megan Jeyifo (Chicago Abortion Fund), Chelsea Souder (Hope Clinic), Dr. Jonah Fleisher (UIHealth)
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024
Doors Open at 11:30 am / Event Begins at 12:00 pm

City Club of Chicago event tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are transferrable. 

Our venues are wheelchair accessible. To request any other accessibility, please contact Amanda Agosti at aagosti@cityclub-chicago.org

City Club of Chicago event tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are transferrable. 

Our venues are wheelchair accessible. To request any other accessibility, please contact Amanda Agosti at aagosti@cityclub-chicago.org