Civic Tech in Chicago — June’s Top Events

| MSFT Chicago Staff

Summer in Chicago is our brief respite from the Chicago chill — with plenty of plans on deck to enjoy the good weather while it lasts, we’ve gathered some of June’s top events to keep you on track with civic tech:

June 6, 13, 20, 27

Chi Hack Night
Braintree Office 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 8th Floor, Chicago

The Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good.

Join us every Tuesday from 6-10pm on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart to hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!

June 7

Chicago City Data User Group
The Microsoft Technology Center Chicago
Aon Center 200 E. Randolph Ste 200, Chicago

You don’t have to be a developer to use Chicago’s rich sets of data! The Chicago City Data users group is for end users, business users, enthusiasts, students, entrepreneurs, anyone interested in how to use City Data. Our goal to promote civic engagement, innovation, and economic opportunity leveraging The City of Chicago’s data.

2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities Pre-reception and Opening Night
Art Institute of Chicago 230 S Columbus Avenue, Chicago

Save the date for opening night of the 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times.

Ahead of the program, join us for a special discussion with other business, civic and public sector leaders on the role of global cities in addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including through IMPACT 2030 – the only private sector-led initiative with the UN to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to help advance the global goals.

June 7-8

Chicago Forum on Global Cities
130 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago

The inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, convened in Chicago May 27-29, 2015. Each year, the forum brings together global leaders in business, education, civics, and the arts for an integrated, cross-sector dialogue on the power and limitations of global cities to shape the world’s future. The role of global cities in our world will be defined by the mayors and maestros, the scholars and CEOs, who attend and participate in this unique annual global forum in a unique global city.

June 14

Chicago’s Big Challenge: Neighborhood Safety
Standard Club 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago

On Wednesday, June 14th, ICPR will host a luncheon titled, “Chicago’s Big Challenge: Neighborhood Safety” from Noon – 1:30pm at The Standard Club in Chicago.

The event will feature local experts sharing their perspectives on how to increase safety in Chicago neighborhoods.

June 19-23

Techweek Chicago 2017
Various locations downtown Chicago

Techweek is an integrated media company creating and curating engaging media, dynamic events and disruptive content on web, digital and interactive technology, bringing together diverse communities of entrepreneurs, corporate professionals and thought leaders.

June 24

Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon

We’re a city of 77 diverse neighborhoods, each with its own unique assets. And while we’re North Siders, South Siders and West Siders, we’re also Chicagoans.

That’s why on June 24, we’ll gather 5,000 Chicagoans to volunteer side by side at Chicago Cares’ Serve-a-thon, the city’s largest day of service.

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