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Upcoming Events

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 9-11am
MDRN & APA-CMS Event: Creating Local Character: Tools to Find and Enhance Community Design
Join us for the fourth year of a collaboration between the Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN) and the Chicago Metro Section of American Planning Association’s Illinois Chapter. This session is intended to give planners ideas and tools to engage stakeholders, including residents, boards, commissioners, and policy makers, in conversations about design. Establishing a shared language and vision for the character of a corridor, a downtown, or a streetscape can result in community pride, political support, and a stronger end product. Topics at the session will include outreach strategies to engage stakeholders, as well as graphics and tools to facilitate meaningful conversations about local design. Networking Breakfast: 8:30am, Program 9 - 11am.  Location: 243 S Wabash Ave, Suite 9000. CM: 1.5 CM Credits. Click here to register. For program questions, email​

Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 12-1pm
Lunch & Learn with Fulbright Visiting Scholar Zhyldyz Tegizbekova, PhD
Join us for an exciting presentation entitled "Sky High Sustainability: Aviation’s Lofty Role in Reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals"Our speaker is Zhyldyz Tegizbekova a Fulbright Scholar from Kyrgyzstan who is spending this year at the Chaddick Institute and the School of Public Service.  She will draw upon her vast international experience and show how aviation adds to the international economy and urbanization and affects the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Check out the flyer here​. Program will begin promptly at 12:05 and end at 1pm to accommodate lunch schedules. Location: 14 E Jackson, Suite 1600. Email​ to RSVP.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5pm
Chaddick Institute Grand Opening Event
Come celebrate with us as we dedicate a new space for the Chaddick Institute at 14 E Jackson, Suite 1600. Our new space features Chaddick Hall, a conference room with seating for 90+, and a spacious reception area.  Details on this event will be made available on March 8. Email​ to be put on the invitation list or for sponsorship information.

​​Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm
Chaddick Hall Inaugural Lecture
Join us for “Leading the Way to a Better O’Hare” a presentation by Jamie L. Rhee, Chicago Aviation Commissioner. This event, the first in the new Chaddick Hall, will also feature Kristie LaFleur, President & CEO, Ascend Infrastructure, and past Executive Director of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, and we will formally recognize the achievements of Rosemarie Andolino, President & CEO, Manchester Airport Group/USA, and past Chicago Aviation Commissioner.  After the presentation concludes, all guests are welcome to join a catered networking reception on-site. Check out the flyer here​​. Location: Chaddick Hall (formerly the Dublin Room), 14 E Jackson Blvd, Suite 1600. Registrations will begin March 5. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, email

Friday, May 10, 2019
Chaddick Spring Study Trip
Join the Chaddick team on its 16th semi-annual study trip! The group will meet at one of the downtown Chicago train stations and spend the day exploring a nearby city, meeting with local elected and municipal officials, planners, and professionals. We'll cap off the day with an optional dinner before returning to the city that evening. Email to be put on the interest list.

Check back in late February for details on the grand opening for our brand new space at
14 E Jackson, Suite 1600!