September

Next Money Chicago 2017

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Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join global fintech and banking leaders at Next Money’s flagship North American event September 26, 2017 in Chicago. Next Money fosters an inspiring and creative forum for discussion centered around three timely themes: capabilities, compliance and collaboration. Keynote speakers include Brett King and JP Nichols.

Cost: $325 - $795

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On Twitter: @nextmoney_

TDD Like You Mean It!

Groupon, 3rd floor, Corky Romano
600 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
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This session will be an hour of TDD-powered live coding. We will iteratively work through the design, testing, and implementation of a feature, discussing the choices we make along the way.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @geekfest

Writing Your First App for Google Home

Gogo
111 N Canal, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
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In this session we will go through the steps to make Google Home even smarter by building your own app for it and publishing that app to the world, including how to tune the AI, starting from a blank slate.

Cost: FREE

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Technori Showcase: Chicago Tech Rocks

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Chase Auditorium
10 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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An incredible night rocking out to some game-changing tech, a keynote from Chicago-based Reverb.com founder David Klatt, then a roundtable chat with CTR Director Jeremie Bacon, 2112 founder Scott Fetters, David and a special guest!

Cost: $15

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MarketingTech Smart: Navigate the Crossroads of Marketing and Technology

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Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University
16 East Pearson Street Wintrust Room
Chicago, IL
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AMA Chicago’s half-day, one-track conference will make you a pro at navigating the junction of marketing and technology.

Cost: $60 - $160

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Autumn 2017 Chicago Design System Meetup

Sprout Social
131 S Dearborn
Chicago, IL
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Quarterly gatherings of designers, developers, and designer/developers to share and compare experiences and techniques to deliver effective design systems. Speakers: Jon Donmoyer and Jennifer Stern

Cost: FREE

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Relativity Tech Talks

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Relativity
231 S. La Salle St. 8th Floor
Chicago, IL
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Roger Liew, CTO of ShopRunner and former CTO of Orbitz will discuss ways to build an impactful engineering career, influence your company products, and more.

Cost: FREE

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Three Awesome Short Talks on Vim, MobX & Deployments

Raise
11 E Madison, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL
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The next React Chicago Meetup features React.js + Vim by Jake Worth, MobX by Arthur KayAutomatic and React SPA Delivery by Joshua Beckman

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ReactJSChicago

Lunch and Learn: Close Encounters with IOT

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Tech Nexus
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 1200
Chicago, IL
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A small experiment to unpack and discuss the current context of IT. Great networking and conversation.

Cost: FREE

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The Resourceful Pentester: Resources, Tools, and Targets for Pentesters

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WeWork River North
111 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
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This workshop will focus on demonstrating how pentesters can utilize numerous publicly available resources in order to practice implementing the Penetration Testing Execution Standard in simulated or safe lab environments.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @TheEvolveSec

ChicagoRuby: BLUELacuna - Hackathon

Blue Lacuna
2150 Canalport Ave
Chicago, IL
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Come on out and hack! We'll get together to work on a small Ruby project in pairs or small groups. All are welcome, including beginners.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoRuby

Intro to Web Concepts

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iLoan, a OneMain brand
100 South Wacker Drive Suite 400
Chicago, IL
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In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of the web in layman terms. We won't be writing code, this is intended as a lecture to take you through various components of the web and how they work together.

Cost: $25

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

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Startup Weekend Chicago Latinx

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1871 and mHUB Chicago
965 West Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
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Join 100 entrepreneurially-minded Latinxs and allies to develop your business idea with mentorship by some of the most talented technologists, business innovators, and prominent investors in Chicago. Breathe life into your startup ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to business plan.

Cost: $25 - $99

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On Twitter: @SWchicago

Creative Tech Expo

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Venue One
219 N Paulina
Chicago, IL
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Enjoy Software Demos, Hands-on tutorials, Technology and Business Discussions, Virtual Reality experiences, The latest in Media technology, Local Game developers, Robotics Teams and more!

Cost: FREE - $50

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October

Coding Bootcamp Prep Course @ Fullstack Academy

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL
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Bootcamp Prep will take you from beginner to intermediate level programmer in 4 weeks. At the end of this course, you'll have a strong grasp of JavaScript fundamentals and be prepared to pass selective bootcamp admissions processes. If you're accepted to Fullstack Academy's immersive program, all tuition will rollover.

Cost: $650

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On Twitter: @fullstack

Sensors Midwest

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Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL
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As the growth of the sensors market continues to rapidly expand, Sensors Midwest will bring together thousands of engineers in the Midwest marketplace looking for access to the latest sensor & IoT advancements and will provide an opportunity to connect with technology leaders and suppliers,

Cost: $25

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On Twitter: @#SensorsMW17!

Spark User Summit Chicago

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TechNexus
20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL
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Join Palo Alto Networks Fuel User Group at Spark User Summit Chicago. On October 3, Fuel will host a one-day technical education event for security professionals featuring sessions to enhance your skills, including hands-on workshops and collaborative sessions with actionable strategies for key security issues.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fuelusergroup

Preparing Your Startup For Growth

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Discover Financial
350 N Orleans, 6th Floor
Chicago , IL
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Growing your startup from launch to operational profitability is a big step. Learn key success factors for growth and ensuring your strategy is scalable from FinTech expert Chris Bell.

Cost: $5 - $10

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Under-Represented in Tech Legal Workshop

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MakeOffices at the Loop
1 North State Street #1500
Chicago, IL
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This event is focused on empowerment and confidence building for those under-represented in technology through education about employment law. It will cover at will employment, 1099 v employee status, an overview of applicable laws, handling discipline/conflict, and how to create a paper trail to protect yourself.

Cost: $0 - $10

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Is a Coding Bootcamp for you? Fullstack Academy Information Session

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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Swing on by Fullstack Academy at the Merchandise Mart to learn how you can become a software engineer, update your current professional skill set, or simply learn about coding in general. At this free info session, we will cover Fullstack Academy's structure, curriculum, admissions process, and career outcomes.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @fullstack

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ImBlackInTech :: The Founders Series | vol.2 (BETA LAUNCH) 10/4/17- CHICAGO

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The Blue Lacuna
2150 S Canalport Ave
Chicago, IL
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Once a quarter, ImBlackInTech features “The Founders Series,” a 60 minute “behind the red curtain” talk from a panel of all-star minority Founders from all over the country. From Ideation (vol.1), to Beta Launch (vol.2), to Growth (vol.3), to Exit (vol.4), to Legacy (vol.5).

Cost: $15 - $50

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All Things Web Tech: Unit Testing with AVA

DeVry University
225 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL
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AVA is a javascript unit testing tool that supports es6 that it is simple to install, configure, and execute. In this meetup we'll set up a unit test for a Vue project and will show how to utilize this tool in a variety of different ways.

Cost: FREE

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Women In Technology Workshop

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College of Computing & Digital Media
243 S Wabash Ave CDM building, 9th floor, Room 924
Chicago, IL
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College of Computing, UPE, the PhD Student Council and HerCDM are hosting a Women in Technology event. The event will begin with lunch and a keynote speaker from General Electric, who is also the CEO of her own company, and founded the Women in Big Data Chicago group.

Cost: FREE

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Developing for the Blockchain at ChicagoRuby: North Shore

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Chicago, IL
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We'll discuss the build out of the internet as a road map for blockchain's growth path.  We'll also discuss developing with Solidity.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoRuby

Code & Coffee at eSpark

eSpark Learning
833 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL
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We're all learning to code, whether you've just decided to get started or you've been at it for years. Come hang out for a couple of hours with some friendly fellow coders. All languages and skill levels welcome.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @gdichicago

FinTank's Global Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit

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IIT's Downtown Campus
565 W. Adams
Chicago, IL
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FinTank has brought together over 40 speakers from large and innovative startup organizations along with recognized experts in the field.

Cost: $299-$349

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On Twitter: @FinTankChicago

Java in the 21st Century: Are you thinking far enough ahead?

8th Light Chicago
25 E. Washington, Suite 509
Chicago, IL
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What are the consequences of Java 9 modularity, of moving JEE to Eclipse, of running your application in the cloud? All questions that are important now, but what are the important questions for tomorrow?

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

ABI.Chicago GHC Viewing Party

Morningstar
22 W. Washington St., 7th Fl.
Chicago, IL
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See & hear inspiring women in technology who attended this year’s event in Orlando talk about their experiences, events attended, and connections they formed. The viewing party will highlight area residents as well as a GHC Keynote speaker via video. It's also their 2nd anniversary!!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @#ABIdotCHI

Digitalization Forum - Navigating traditional businesses into the digital world

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1871 Auditorium
222 W Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL
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On Friday, October 13, 2017, GACC Midwest joins 1871 for the 2017 Digitalization Forum. Digitalization offers countless opportunities to disrupt traditional processes and optimize business operations. Meet companies from the German American Business community in Chicago.

Cost: $60, contact for discount

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On Twitter: @gacc_midwest

JavaScript 101 - A beginner's intro to coding

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Fullstack Academy
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, IL
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JavaScript 101 is a pure-beginner's intro to coding. In this workshop, you will learn JS fundamentals, become more familiar with JavaScript Syntax, and write a script that sends email well-wishes to your friends. If you've thought about learning to code but need help taking the first step, this workshop is for you.

Cost: $10

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On Twitter: @fullstack

NewFounders Conference

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UIC
1200 Harrison St
Chicago, IL
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NewFounders is bringing together the biggest and baddest leaders in the political, tech, and social justice fields. Join us for a day filled with inspiring speeches, breakout sessions, and brainstorming groups.

Cost: FREE

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Cyber Security Chicago

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McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL
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Cyber Security Chicago offers invaluable security insight for both IT managers & security specialists. Hear from cyber securities finest on how you can build stronger defenses against cyber-attacks & how to recover if your systems are breached.

Cost: Not specified

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On Twitter: @CyberSecChicago

Fourth Revolution Awards

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Wintrust Grand Banking Hall
231 S LaSalle
Chicago, IL
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The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution.

Cost: $300

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On Twitter: @4RevAwards

Chicago Node.js: Incremental Software Development with Microservices

Braintree
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Floor 8, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago, IL
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In this talk we'll take a look at some real-world projects where startups I've worked for have used microservices and distributed architecture to incrementally improve and change their product over time.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @ChicagoNodeJS

The 2017 HealthTECH Startup Competition

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Insight Product Development
4660 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL
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Insight Product Development, MATTER, and PROPEL at the iBIO Institute co-host the 5th annual HealthTECH Startup Competition on 10/19/17. Our team of judges will select ten leading early stage medical device and digital health startup finalists from the Midwest to compete for $35,000 in cash and prizes.

Cost: 20.00

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On Twitter: @insightpd

Science Cocktail Party 2017

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D.I.R.T.T. Environmental Showroom
325 N Wells
Chicago, IL
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There will be smart people and beautiful people and interesting people (often the same people), food, open bar with our signature "Pop-Rock Cocktail," virtual reality experiences, raffle prizes, plus very cool science experiments you can participate in, all in the name of science and fun.

Cost: $60 - $100

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On Twitter: @IllinoisScience

GOTO NIGHTS with Brian Goetz - Java Language & Platform Futures: A Sneak Peek

IMC Financial Markets
233 South Wacker Drive #4300
Chicago, IL
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We are very excited to be partnering with GOTO Nights Chicago for this meetup, and bringing you a special guest speaker: the Java Language Architect from Oracle, Brian Goetz!

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @cjug

Future of the Data Economy

Institute of Design
565 W Adams St
Chicago, IL
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Define a broad base of issues and challenges facing data-smart innovation teams (design, business, tech teams). Bring together people from multiple disciplines and a diversity of cultures to explore new ways to practice-the methods, techniques and tools-that ultimately shape the outcomes of the data economy.

Cost: FREE

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On Twitter: @#dataecon

November

Dare Mighty Things

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The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL
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Listed by Inc. as one of “8 Top Tech Conferences You Can’t Miss”, Dare Mighty Things is the place to hear inspiring stories from 9+ pioneers who never gave up on their quest to build world changing innovations. Go on a journey you'll never forget & change the way you see the world.

Cost: $499

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On Twitter: @daremightythngs

4th Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition and Showcase

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1871
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL
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Join Future Founders on Thursday, November 16 for the 4th Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase. During the event, top students from universities all over the nation will compete in the ultimate elevator pitch competition for incredible exposure, connections, and part of a $10,000 prize pool.

Cost: $10 - 20

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On Twitter: @futurefounders

2112 Creative Tech Entrepreneurs & Startups Hack Night

2112inc
4245 N. Knox Ave.
Chicago, IL
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Anyone who has ever been interested in music tech, becoming a co-founder, a CTO, a problem solver, a troubleshooter, a startup developer and more. We are an entertainment tech incubator looking for developers, graphic designers and tech savvy people who want to help our startups in launching, development, beta testing and focus group studies.

Cost: FREE

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2017 Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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Navy Pier Festival Hall A & B
840 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
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We showcase the best toys and games from around the globe. Build towers, play in tournaments, meet characters and more! The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is the destination to discover "what's hot for the holidays" and try out toys and games before you shop for Black Friday Specials throughout the holiday season. You are certain to find some great additions to your family collection of toys and games. We are working on events for 2017 - our 15th Anniverary. Here is what happened in 2016!  Walk inside the World's Largest PomPomWow! Super Power Sensory Hour 9:00 am – 10:00 am hosted by The National Lekotek Center providing early access to families of children with special needs  Inventor Meet and Greet throughout both days!! Want to meet the inventor of BopIt? Operation? Jenga? Nerf? Twister? You can say “hello” and get inside knowledge from all – they’ll at the Fair. Also meet upcoming inventors and try their products out. You’ll be able to say you knew them before they were hot! Yo-Yo Championship - Contestants from Coast to Coast Attend the Star Wars Lunch Enter the Young Inventor Challenge & Young Tech Challenge (free!) Amazing Prizes & Meet Toy and Game Executives and Inventors Test drive vehicles from Razor, Peg Perego and RadioFlyer Mini Tesla!!  Mommy & Gracie Show Unboxing! Did you catch last year’s unboxing?? https://youtu.be/wslvGlPjDQs  IllumiCraft STEM-based Craft Party with Gift Upon A Craft Line Holiday Project Be entertained by Ben’s Giant Bubble Show Test out New Products Before They Hit Retail Shelves Shop for the Hottest New and Classic Toys for the Holidays  Interactive Exhibits Giveaways, Stage Events, Magic Shows, Contests, Laser Tag, Crafts, Characters, GameTruck, Knockerball and much more!  Young Inventor Challenge participants, Young Tech Challenge participants, Scouts in uniform, educators & librarians, firefighters, police, active military and military veterans are admitted as our guests. Check out our ticketing page for more information on qualifying for free admission. The Star Wars Luncheon is a special event during the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Please visit the Star Wars Luncheon page on our website for more details. Fair admission is includes with a Star Wars Lunch ticket.  Tickets good either Saturday or Sunday. Check out other events happening at ChiTAG Week:Young Inventor Challenge ($0 Free)More details: http://www.chitag.com/yic Young Tech Challenge ($0 Free)More details: http://www.chitag.com/ytc Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs) ($250)More details: http://www.chitag.com/tagies

Cost: $7 - $15

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Insurance IoT USA Summit

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Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel
221 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL
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As the only conference in North America exploring IoT from a carrier perspective, Insurance IoT USA is the best place to get strategies for designing business models delivering value to customers, converting IoT data to valuable insights & building successful partnership ecosystems & tech.

Cost: $1699 - $2499

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On Twitter: @insurancenexus

Insurance IoT USA Summit

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL
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As the only conference in North America exploring IoT from a carrier perspective, Insurance IoT USA is the best place to get strategies for designing business models delivering value to customers, converting IoT data to valuable insights and building successful partnership.

Cost: $1499

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