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Canright Calendar


Collin Canright

Apr 5, 2024

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Embracing simplicity.

Embracing simplicity.
Alexandra Sulack

The Canright Calendar is a weekly email of networking events in Chicago. View all of our events here. Sign up for the list here. If you have any other suggestions you’d like us to consider, send them to Alexandra at

WEEK OF 4-08-2024

At our featured events, navigate sustainable supply chains, connect with other business professionals, celebrate Earth Day, and consider cannabis innovation.

Grow Your Contacts: Spring Progressive Networking
Wednesday, April 10, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

Get connected with other professional women during this fast-paced and exciting program hosted by the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, featuring a three-course lunch during which attendees switch tables after each course. It is structured so that each participant will have an opportunity to introduce herself and describe her business, taking the stress and guesswork out of networking. This fun and lively event is a great way to meet new people and make new business contacts. Don’t forget to bring at least 40 business cards and marketing materials to pass out.

Navigating Sustainable Logistics
Thursday, April 11, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 320 S Canal St Suite 3300, Chicago

Discover the future of sustainable supply chains. Meet industry leaders, explore key transportation routes, and choose from practical workshops or business cases. Join the French American Chamber of Commerce-Chicago for a day of professional insights and networking, driving the eco-friendly logistics revolution forward.

Chicago Ornithological Society: Bird Photography at Big Marsh
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Big Marsh Park, 11555 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago

Local Chicago bird photographer and Openlands Birds in My Neighborhood Program Coordinator, J’orge Garcia, will lead a bird photography workshop at Big Marsh Park. The hands-on session will help you kickstart your adventures in bird photography with an overview of the basics, from choosing the right gear to setting up your camera to advice for capturing that perfect shot. After an introductory lesson, the group will explore Big Marsh Park on foot while putting their photography skills to the test. This free workshop is designed for beginners and budding photographers looking to elevate their skills.

Cannabis Innovation Summit
Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Ste. 1212, Chicago & ONLINE

Get ready for a full day of cannatech programming and networking. The agenda for the day includes: keynotes, breakout workshops, pitch showcases, networking breakfast and lunch, expert panels, startup expos, and happy hour. Presenters and speakers include Jim Belushi, Founder, Belushi’s Farm; Joanne Caceres, Cannabis Law Attorney, Dentons; Tim Schmitt, Chief Technology Officer, 240 Logistics; Christina Sansone, Community Engagement Manager, Discovery Partners Institute; Mika Stambaugh, Co-Founder & Director of Marketing and PR, Accanability, and more.

Global Cyber Security Initiative 2024
Thursday, April 18
The Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI), annual cyber security summit, co-hosted with Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Pan Asian American Business Council (PAABC) will bring together C-level executives, thought leaders, CISOs, Compliance Specialists, Regulators, Academicians and many more professionals. The conference will kick off with a high-energy Keynote followed by senior-leader panel discussions focused on digital assets, the rise of AI, cybersecurity strategy, risk & budgeting addressing current issues including labor shortages and supply chain challenges for highly regulated industries like Healthcare, Insurance and Finance.
Use code Canright2023 at checkout for discounted registration.

#CelebrateDifferences for Autism Acceptance Month
April 2024
 This April, the Autism Society of America is proud to continue its sixth annual #CelebrateDifferences campaign in honor of Autism Acceptance Month. Everyday, we work to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community to live fully. We believe that acceptance is creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. And by everyone, we mean every unique individual: the implacable, inimitable, and irreplaceable you. [continue reading…]


Arts Corner
Canright account manager Alexandra Sulack is an opera singer and voice teacher. She curates arts recommendations for you.

Self-Guided Tour: Chicago’s Atomic History
UChicago, Hyde Park Campus
You don’t see a whole lot of Chicago in Oppenheimer, the Oscar-nominated movie about the scientists who designed the first atomic bomb during World War II. As far as locations go, the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has the starring role. But pay close attention to the three-hour Christopher Nolan epic, and you’ll see the University of Chicago in cameos.

UChicago played an absolutely critical role in the Manhattan Project, the U.S. government’s top-secret initiative to develop nuclear weapons. The university’s Hyde Park campus is where scientists led by Enrico Fermi built the world’s first nuclear reactor in 1942, generating just a tiny amount of energy — half a watt — but proving that it could be done.

Take a self-guided tour through this historical route. 
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If you have any other suggestions you’d like us to consider, send them to Alexandra at