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2016 Event Lineup

See below for events on the horizon, or click here to view the entire lineup of 2016 events

  • 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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  • Innovators Connection Reception

    Innovators Connection Reception

    11/14/2016 at Park Grill


    Calling all start-ups and corporate innovators – find your next connection and celebrate Chicago’s evolving innovation community at the 3rd annual Innovators Connection Reception hosted by the Chicago Innovation Awards.

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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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