A RECORD OF THE RESPECTED SPEAKERS AND ENGAGING CONVERSATIONS WE’VE HOSTED.

2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

ANNUAL FAMILY DINNER
6:00PM – 9:00PM
THE FOUR SEASONS
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Walter Isaacson

President and Chief Executive Officer | The Aspen Institute

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB
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Annual Veterans Recognition Program

 

SPEAKER:


William McNulty

Co-Founder, Team Rubicon Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Team Rubicon Global

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB

John J. Cullerton and James B. Durkin

SPEAKERS:


John J. Cullerton

Illinois Senate President

James B. Durkin

House Republican Leader

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB

Working Together to Reduce Gun Violence

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB
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Thomas S. Ricketts

Executive Chairman | Chicago Cubs

Thursday, April 6, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB
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Madeleine K. Albright

Former U.S. Secretary of State Chair | Albright Stonebridge Group

Thursday, March 16, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB
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Tom Kartsotis

Founder | Shinola

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB
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Austan D. Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Thursday, January 12, 2017

LUNCHEON
12:00PM – 1:30PM
THE CHICAGO CLUB

Dr. Larry J. Goodman and Rev. Dr. Michael Pfleger

 

SPEAKERS:


Dr. Larry J. Goodman

Chief Executive Officer | Rush University Medical Center President, Rush University

Rev. Dr. Michael Pfleger

Senior Pastor | St. Sabina Church

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