May

Microsoft Ignite

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McCormick Place South
2301 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Microsoft’s yearly big conference event comes to Chicago.

Cost: $300 (expo pass)

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On Twitter: @MS_Ignite

Web Development: How to Transition Careers

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Considering a career as a web developer? Come join us & learn more about the path to transitioning careers into the exciting world of web development!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

INTX: Internet & Television Expo

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McCormick Place West
2301 S Indiana
Chicago, IL
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INTX is a fresh new take on a live industry event, where you’ll learn, network and do business in the global Internet and Television economy. With attractions, events, presentations and surprises, it’s a bold new model for attaining access, making connections and building visibility.

Cost: $250 - $1200

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On Twitter: @intxNCTA

#Codefident- Tech For Entrepreneurs: Where To Start

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Belly HQ
600 W Chicago, Suite 290
Chicago, IL
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bring your brain, questions and a friend, and Ms. Tech and Belly will supply the drinks, food & education!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @bellycard

Build, Maintain, Grow

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Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart, Suite 800
Chicago, IL
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Three of Chicago's most successful tech companies, Enova International, Braintree, and Sprout Social, are coming together to launch a new event series for tech and business professionals looking to discover new technology-driven solutions and further their careers. Build, Maintain, Grow will offer first-hand knowledge,

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @braintree

Celebrating Women in Innovation

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Red Frog Events
320 W Ohio
Chicago, IL
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Join the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Women's Business Development Center, ARA (Attract, Retain, & Advance Women in Tech), and Blue Sky Innovation as we collectively celebrate women who are paving new paths.

Cost: $20

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On Twitter: @Chi_Innovation

Become a Pro in Search Engine Optimization

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Tribeca Flashpoint Academy
111 W Washington
Chicago, IL
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Whether you’ve heard of it or not, Search Engine Optimization (or “SEO”) is a powerful technique that can help make your website more noticable online. Leslie Herskowitz, SEO Expert at Performics, for a workshop will show you how to use SEO in order to increase online search traffic and visibility to your website.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chidpi

GOTO Chicago

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Westin Chicago River North
320 N Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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GOTO Chicago is 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

Identity & Mobility Forum

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City Winery
1200 W Randolph
Chicago, IL
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Learn how to securely connect your employees, customers and partners to more applications, simplify and accelerate the development of cloud and mobile apps and make mobile apps and devices as easy to manage and secure as web apps on PCs.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @okta

Intro to React & Web Components

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FCB (Hancock Building)
875 N Michigan, (entrance on Chestnut), Floor 21
Chicago, IL
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Michael Lancaster (@weblancaster) and Zeno Rocha (@zenorocha) will each present a short talk and host some Q&A.

Cost: FREE

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ALM Chicago

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Viper Alley
275 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL
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One of the premier conferences on helping organizations take steps forward into modern business. Attendees will be provided a unique opportunity to network with peers at other leading companies, to share best practices and learn from experts.

Cost: $299 - $399

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CHI-NOG 05

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Conference Chicago University Center
525 S State
Chicago, IL
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Chicago based Network Operators Groups presents CHI-NOG 05, a one-day conference featuring a rich set of topics with latest technical trends from the technology leaders throughout the country.

Cost: $65 - $85

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On Twitter: @_CHINOG_

Break Into UX

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GA Chicago @ SPACE
444 N Wabash, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Want to be a UX Designer? Join General Assembly for a panel to learn more about what a UX Designer does day-to-day, and what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

Data in the City of Chicago

Blue 1647 Innovation Center
1647 S Blue Island
Chicago, IL
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BLUE 1647 will host Tom Schenk, the Chief Data Officer of Chicago.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @chicagodata

Startup Law Summit

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IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law
565 W Adams
Chicago, IL
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Bringing together Chicago’s top startup attorneys to give you candid, high quality advice on your toughest startup law issues. Following our usual intimate and informal “unpluggd” style, attendees will hear no BS legal advice on issues ranging from intellectual property to fundraising.

Cost: $20 - $40

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On Twitter: @entunpluggd

Chicago Innovation Lab

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Microsoft Technology Center
200 E Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, IL
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Join United Cerebral Palsy, Smart Chicago, and Microsoft Chicago in a 2-day event that brings together technologists, designers, engineers, and caregivers to collaborate on building prototypes of products and services for people with disabilities using universal design concepts.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @UCPLifeLabs

Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Desiree Vargas Wrigley (GiveForward)

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Pivotal Labs
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Fireside chat with Desiree Vargas Wrigley, the CEO and Co-Founder of GiveForward.com, the world’s only crowdfunding website dedicated to fundraising for medical expenses.

Cost: $10 - $25

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On Twitter: @tomdenison

Fireside Chat with Maria Katris

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After-Words Books
23 E Illinois
Chicago, IL
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An informative fireside chat with Maria Christopoulos Katris — Chicago entrepreneur and influencer — on her trajectory from consulting to founding her own company to running TiE Midwest and Built In.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @GA_Chicago

DBCx: Drew Olson

Dev Bootcamp
351 W Hubbard, Suite 700
Chicago, IL
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In this talk, Drew Olson will explore functional programming fundamentals using familiar languages: ruby and javascript.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @devbootcamp

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

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

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

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

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

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