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2016 Event Lineup

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  • The Innovation Doctor Is In

    The Innovation Doctor Is In

    08/25/2016 at TBD

     

    Think “Shark Tank” meets a trip to the doctor’s office… A small group of expert innovation “doctors” will be put to the test when they are confronted by entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for their growth challenges – all before a live audience – and you get to be the “physician’s assistant!”

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  • Nominee Reception

    Nominee Reception

    09/07/2016 at Park West

     

    Join us and hundreds of the region’s innovators who have been nominated for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. This annual celebration brings together those who are pioneering innovation with brand new products, services and processes — meet them all at the Nominee Reception.

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  • The Practical Innovator

    The Practical Innovator

    09/29/2016 at Kellogg School of Management

     

    We invite you to join us on Thursday, September 29th for The Practical Innovator, a day-long executive education program hosted at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, one of the world’s foremost centers for executive education. The Practical Innovator will feature senior Kellogg faculty members who teach the practical skills of innovation, along with a few special guests.

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  • 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

    15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

    10/25/2016 at The Harris Theater

     

    Join 1500 people as Chicago’s innovation community comes together to shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in the Chicago region.

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  • Innovation for the Ages

    Innovation for the Ages

    12/06/2016 at Chicago History Museum

     

    The Chicago Innovation Awards, Lincoln Park Village, and the Retirement Research Foundation will host Innovation for the Ages, a celebration of “ageless innovators” who have successfully launched a new product, service, business or non-profit after the age of 60. The event will shine a spotlight on 60+ year old innovators who have reinvented themselves and defied the stereotypical path to retirement; rather, their focus is on “un-retirement” and making unique contributions to society.  The event will include a panel discussion featuring the “ageless innovators”. Seating is limited to the first 300 guests.

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