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Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, November 13, 2024, 5:45 - 7 pm
End-of-Term Outing to Chinatown for DePaul students
Meet us in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood for a celebration of the end of the term.  Brief walking tour of the neighborhood prior to dinner.  Email to learn more or to receive the registration link. ​

Wednesday, December 6, 5:00-6:30 pm
Chicago Central Area Plan Feedback Session & Celebration
Take part in this festive after-work outing, replete with music, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall (78 E. Washington Street) with others from Chaddick.   This is an excellent opportunity to explore the 20-year vision for the Loop District with others.  Group led by Chaddick Scholar Mayra Shuja. Email to RSVP for our group or click here to learn more about the event.  Free.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 10:30 - noon
Municipal Design Review Network "Idea Exchange"​
​Take part in this popular annual event exploring municipal "best practices" pertaining to planning and design issues.  Attendees participate in small group discussions with practicing professionals, who provide insights about the strategies to improve neighborhoods and downtown districts.  Free.  Light lunch to follow.  To register, click here​.​​

Thursday, December 14, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
Chaddick Institute Year-End Mixer and Reception
Check back in early December for details of our annual gathering before the holidays.  Invite a friend!   Brief remarks by the Chaddick team at 6 pm. Email to be notified about our RSVP link.  Beverages, snacks and flatbread served.

Monday, January 9, 2024, 5:30 - 6:15 pm 
Chaddick/Transportation Research Forum Mixer at "TRB"
If you are attending the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, swing by the Marriott Marquis Washington lobby pub (901 Massachusetts Avenue) to converse with the Chaddick and "TRF" communities at this annual gathering.   Free.   Optional RSVP to

Late January, TBD, 9 - 11:30 am
Chaddick Institute/Real Estate Annual Symposium
We are pleased to once again partner with the DePaul Real Estate Center to explore high-profile development issues affecting our city. Check back after November 15 for the registration link or email to be notified of the release of our program. ​​

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 6 pm
Chaddick Scholars Reunion Banquet 

Check back in mid-December for details of our second Chaddick Scholars Reunion Banquet at the DePaul Center.  The Saturday night gathering will begin with a mixer in the Chaddick Institute.

Thursday, April 4 - Friday, April 5, 2024
65th Transportation Research Forum, Arlington VA
Join our delegation attending the annual "TRF" conference, which will be held at the George Mason University campus in Arlington, VA.  We were proud to host the 64th Forum at our campus last year, which attracted more than 120 to our campus. 

Friday, May 3, 2024, 1 - 7:30 pm
Chaddick Study Trip to Chicago Neighborhoods for DePaul Students
Visit Chicago neighborhoods and community organizations along with the Chaddick team, with travel on both CTA and Metra.   Our day will end with a group meal.  The cost is $15, inclusive of transportation and dinner.  Email if you would like to receive more information when it becomes available