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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, April 25 from noon to 1pm
Lunch Lecture | Electric Deregulation: Has It Failed to Deliver on the Promised Benefits to Consumers?
Join utilities expert Kenneth Rose for an hour-long brownbag lecture on electric deregulation in the US. Rose is a lecturer at DePaul University, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University, and Research Fellow at the Chaddick Institute. The talk will take place at DePaul University's School of Public Service, located at 14 E. Jackson, 16th Floor. Email Chaddick@depaul.edu to RSVP today.  

Monday, May 7th from 8:30am to 5pm
2018 Illinois Bike Summit
Join the Chaddick Institute at the 2018 Illinois Bike Summit for a day of learning and networking with bicycle advocates, planners, engineers, agency staff, and government officials, and others from around the state. The Summit offers a range of session topics -- from bikeway design and tips to advocacy and community engagement -- and breakout sessions organized in three tracks including (docked and dockless) bikesharing. Continuing education credits will be available for professional planners and engineers. The Chicago Department of Transportation's Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld and Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn will participate as keynote speakers. Explore session topics, speakers, and event details on the Summit web page or take a look at the Summit schedule-at-a-glance here. The Summit registration page is open and offers special student discounts. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 8th at 4:30pm 
Insights on "O'Hare 21" Airport Expansion Plan with Chicago's Aviation Commissioner, Ginger S. Evans
Join us for this special one-hour event, co-hosted by the Transportation Research Forum's Chicago Chapter and DePaul University. This exciting event will feature Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans as she shares insights regarding the just-approved "O'Hare 21" terminal expansion plan at O'Hare International Airport. Commissioner Evans will discuss the scope of the project, as well as strategies being employed to bring it to a timely completion. The event will also include Q&A after her presentation, as well as a networking reception at the conclusion of the program.  |  Program  4:30-5:30pm, Networking Reception 5:30-6:15pm. |  Tickets are $20; click here to register today. (Students and current TRF-Members click here​.)

Saturday, May 19th
Chaddick Spring Study Trip |  Aurora, IL
Join the Chaddick Institute for our biannual Study Trip on Saturday, May 19th, this time to neighboring Aurora, Illinois. Aurora is currently experiencing a revitalization of its riverfront and downtown, expanding commercial growth, and a bustling cultural scene.  Fir this trip, Chaddick will cover the cost of train tickets to and from Chicago’s Union Station, as well as group dinner. A complete agenda is still being finalized, but like all Chaddick Study Trips, we will have a packed schedule boasting meetings with several municipal leaders. Head to the Eventbrite page here to find out more and reserve your sport today!

May 2018 from noon to 1 pm - Date TBD

Municipal Innovations in Environmental Policy Webinar
Chaddick will host a webinar entitled, "Municipal Innovations in Environmental Policy: Case Studies in Composting and Forestry Management" drawing from research published in the second issue of the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. Presenters will include Lindsay Darling of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) and C. Scott Smith, Joseph Schwieterman, and April Janssen Mahajan of DePaul University. The webinar will be of special interest to communities and stakeholders who are interested in maximizing natural resources and be co-hosted by DePaul's Sustainable Urban Development Program.
June 9 & 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Printer's Row Lit Fest  |  Chicago, IL
Drop by the Windy City Historians' tent for a conversation with Joe Schwieterman, author of Terminal Town: An Illustrated Guide to Chicago's Airports, Bus Depots, and Train Stations: 1949-Present, and Christopher Lynch, author of Now Arriving: Traveling To and From Chicago by Air, 90 Years of Flight. Both authors will be signing books and discussing the latest news on intercity air, bus, and rail travel. Check back in later this month for specific times for personalized book signings.