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Upcoming Events

August 31, 2016
Bicycle Safety Laws Presentation (12:00 p.m.)
Join a small group of Chaddick representatives attending this lunchtime presentation by SPS graduate student, Jenna Caldwell, at Active Transportation Alliance's HQ. Email​ if you're interested in attending.

September 13, 2016
​"Windy City in Motion" Exhibit Opening Reception (4:45 - 6 p.m.)

Our all-new exhibit, Windy City in Motion: Movies + Travel in Chicago, is now on display at Chicago Union Station! This opening reception will feature brief rema​rks at 5:00 and 5:45 on the exhibit's fascinating portrayals of our city's transportation system and neighborhoods - many of which have been prominently featured on the silver screen. Please RSVP to​.

September 19, 2016
Chaddick Institute Open House (5 p.m.)
New graduate students are invited to learn about Chaddick Institute events and programs for this academic year, which will include study trips, research opportunities and the Chaddick Scholars program. Meet the entire Chaddick team!  Email​ to RSVP.

September 23, 2016
Chaddick, SPS & SUD Pub Night  (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Come out and mingle with current and new School of Public Service & Sustainable Urban Development graduate students, alumni, staff, and friends at Matilda/BabyAtlas in Lakeview, and join a game of Chicago-themed trivia starting at 6:15! Register here​, or email​ for more details.

October TBA
Chaddick Institute Study Trip to Madison, WI 
Join our delegation to the Wisconsin capital to see remarkable urban planning initiatives underway!  Delegates arrange their own travel to Madison on Thursday evening and take part in a full day of visits and meetings on Friday.  Cost is $25 and includes double-occupancy hotel, breakfast and lunch.  Open to students and alums.  This trip is co-sponsored by the School of Public Service. Email​ to be added to the interest list. 

Wednesday, November, 2, 2016   
Annual Aviation Luncheon (Noon - 1:30 p.m.)
Our widely anticipated luncheon with the International Aviation Law Institute at DePaul University.  Held in Room 8005 in the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson.  Speaker to be announced in late August.  Email​ for details. 

Friday, December 9, 2016
Annual Conference:  The Implications of Airbnb for Real Estate & Development
Our widely-attended annual conference with DePaul's Real Estate Center will focus on the many implications of the rise of Airbnb, Flipkey, and other online room-sharing services for urban development and real-estate. Additional details to be announced in September - we expect strong demand for this morning program! 

May 21-23, 2017
Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference
The Chicago chapter for the Transportation Research Forum (TRF)​, which is housed at the Chaddick Institute, will host this widely-anticipated gathering of transportation experts from across the country. The conference will be held in the downtown area. If you would like to be kept informed of this event, including the call for papers, email