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Collin Canright

May 22, 2024

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Featured Events

The Canright Calendar is a weekly newsletter compilation of online and in-person networking and educational events around the Chicago area. Each week, we send an email with featured events. Subscribe to the Canright Calendar list here. View all events here.


January 25, 2021

At our featured events, unlock success and satisfaction, dive into sustainable energy, understand the economic impact of the COVID-19 vaccine, and discover your personal pandemic recovery toolkit.

3 Keys to Unlock Success and Satisfaction in Every Area of Your Life
Thursday, January 28, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
The world is inviting us to show up as our best self—not just in one area of life but in all areas, every day. As we face challenges or opportunities, we have the chance to rewrite the scripts that stop us from becoming who we know we can be and begin to help others do the same. In this interactive online webinar, Wright Foundation COO and Chief Vision Realization Officer, Barbara Burgess will invite you to explore the first three steps of the Evolating process: Yearning, Engaging, and Revelating. She will teach you how each phase creates a path for the next phase to rise, and how together, they build on each other in a way that increases authenticity, happiness, and effectiveness in every area of life.
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Polsky Entrepreneurial Outlook: Sustainable Energy 2021
Friday, January 29, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
At Sustainable Energy 2021, a panel of expert venture capitalists and entrepreneurs in the field of energy businesses will discuss the state of the industry in 2021, what changes have occurred in the industry due to COVID-19, and where they see opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation within the field this coming year. Speakers include: John Carlisle, Chain Reaction Innovations Director, Argonne National Laboratory; Seth Darling, Director, Center for Molecular Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory and Senior Scientist, Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory; Seyi Fabode, CEO and Co-Founder, Varuna Tech; Amy Francetic, Managing Director, Buoyant Ventures, and Grant Zimmerman, CEO, Amp Americas.
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The Fed’s 2021 Outlook as Vaccine Rollout Shifts into High Gear
Monday, February 1, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm CST – WEBINAR
After 2020’s initial US coronavirus outbreak and the US economic shutdown, the Federal Reserve stepped in to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to limit the damage. Now, with the rollout of promising COVID-19 vaccines, there seems to be hope of a better future ahead. Will 2021 see the US economy—and other global economies—roar back to life, or has COVID-19 wrought lasting structural damage? Robert Kaplan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Kathleen Hays, Global Economics and Policy Editor, Bloomberg Media, weigh in on the possibility of a global economic recovery.
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An Out-of-the-Box, Personal Pandemic Recovery Toolkit
Friday, January 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am CST – WEBINAR
What will the new workplace look like? What changes will be permanent? What should you prepare for? It’s time to re-energize and plan for this next phase! Dr. Sue Cain leads this fast-paced workshop to lay out what changes are on the horizon and examine attendees’ individual results from a new-to-market DISC assessment. Your DISC results will be used to identify emerging opportunities to give you a strategic jump-start into managing the next phase.
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January 11, 2021
At our featured events, hear annual economic outlooks, learn why traditional antitrust law falls short, reframe your 2021 goals, and discover your personal pandemic recovery toolkit.

This Week:
The U.S. Election, COVID-19, and the Future of the Global Economy – Booth School of Business
Wednesday, January 13, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
A panel of Booth School of Business experts will discuss issues facing the global economy today, including the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the COVID-19 pandemic, economic stimulus, fiscal and monetary policies, interest rates, and inflation. Speakers include Booth professors Austan D. Goolsbee, Randall S. Kroszner, and Raghuram G. Rajan, as well as globally renowned economists.
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2021 Economic Outlook – Global Midwest Alliance
Thursday, January 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am CST – WEBINAR
Global Midwest Alliance, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and sponsors, Polsinelli and Wipfli, present a program focused on the forces that are currently shaping the U.S. economy as it enters 2021. Keynote speaker David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will discuss the major sectors of the economy and provide the Federal Reserve’s forecast along with his perspective on economic activity.
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2021 Annual Economic Outlook – Executives’ Club of Chicago
Thursday, January 14, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CST – WEBINAR
Hear from a panel of financial experts on their forecasts for the economy, taxes, the markets, interest rates, and regulatory changes that are likely to impact your investments and business decisions. Terry Savage will moderate this conversation with panelists Dr. Bob Froehlich, Owner, Kane County Cougars Baseball Club & Former Vice Chair, Deutsche Asset Management; Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO & CIO, DoubleLine; James McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of Hercules Investments, and Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton LLP.
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Paul Romer on Why Traditional Antitrust Falls Short
Thursday, January 14, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
Join the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago for a conversation with Nobel Laureate and NYU professor Paul Romer (SB’77, PhD’83), moderated by Chicago Booth’s Luigi Zingales, on why traditional antitrust law may be inadequate for managing threats to competition and to the political system.
REGISTER

Looking ahead:
Re-framing Your Goals for 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
LEARN MORE & REGISTER

3 Keys to Unlock Success and Satisfaction in Every Area of Your Life
Thursday, January 28, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
LEARN MORE & REGISTER

An Out-of-the-Box, Personal Pandemic Recovery Toolkit
Friday, January 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am CST – WEBINAR
LEARN MORE & REGISTER


January 5, 2021
As we launch into the new year, we wish you a happy and healthy 2021. At our featured events, hear annual economic outlooks, and learn why traditional antitrust law falls short.

2021 Annual Economic Outlook – Executives’ Club of Chicago
Thursday, January 14, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CST – WEBINAR
Hear from a panel of financial experts on their forecasts for the economy, taxes, the markets, interest rates, and regulatory changes that are likely to impact your investments and business decisions. Nationally Syndicated Columnist Terry Savage will moderate this conversation with panelists that include Dr. Bob Froehlich, Owner, Kane County Cougars Baseball Club & Former Vice Chair, Deutsche Asset Management; Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO & CIO, DoubleLine; James McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of Hercules Investments, and Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton LLP. REGISTER

The U.S. Election, COVID-19, and the Future of the Global Economy
Wednesday, January 13, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
At Economic Outlook 2021 in Chicago, a panel of Booth School of Business experts will discuss some of the most talked-about issues facing the global economy today, including the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the COVID-19 pandemic, economic stimulus, fiscal and monetary policies, interest rates, and inflation. Speakers include Booth professors Austan D. Goolsbee, Randall S. Kroszner, and Raghuram G. Rajan, as well as globally renowned economists. REGISTER

2021 Economic Outlook – Global Midwest Alliance
Thursday, January 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am CST – WEBINAR
Global Midwest Alliance, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and sponsors, Polsinelli and Wipfli, present a program focused on the forces that are currently shaping the U.S. economy as it enters 2021. Keynote speaker David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since 1998, will discuss the major sectors of the economy and provide the Federal Reserve’s forecast along with his perspective on economic activity. REGISTER

Paul Romer on Why Traditional Antitrust Falls Short
Thursday, January 14, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST – WEBINAR
Join the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago for a conversation with Nobel Laureate and NYU professor Paul Romer (SB’77, PhD’83), moderated by Chicago Booth’s Luigi Zingales, on why traditional antitrust law may be inadequate for managing threats to competition and to the political system.
REGISTER


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Collin Canright

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 alexandra@canrightcommunications.com.

WEEK OF 5-20-2024

At our featured events, drive effective organizational change, celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, and explore the paradoxes and challenges of inclusion.

Transformation and Innovation Summit
Wednesday, May 22, 7:45 am – 11:00 am
WTW, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago

The Chicago business community is on the cutting edge of innovation and fostering meaningful organizational change. Join the Executives’ Club of Chicago, Bank of America, and BDO at the Transformation and Innovation Summit for impactful ideas, thought leadership, and insights from industry leaders who are driving effective organizational change through innovation in the Chicagoland area.
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The 27th Annual Asian American Showcase
Thru May 23
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago

Presented as an annual collaboration with the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media and now celebrating its 27th year, the Asian American Showcase (AAS) provides a platform for new work by established and emerging Asian American filmmakers.
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Exploring and Managing the Paradoxes and Challenges of Inclusion
Wednesday, May 29, 12:00 – 4:00 pm CDT – ONLINE
What makes diversity and inclusion so complicated and difficult to achieve? Bringing inclusion to life can sometimes feel quite challenging, especially when there seem to be forces pulling in many directions. In this session, participants will explore three key paradoxes or challenges of inclusion—those involving self-expression and identity, boundaries and norms, and safety and comfort—and consider their implications for engaging and building collective capacity for DEI. As a result, participants will be better able to address what is often experienced as resistance to DEI but may instead be a manifestation of one or more of these paradoxes.
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Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month
May 2024
 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month is observed annually in May to celebrate the contributions that generations of AAPIs have made to American history, society, and culture. The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is proud to announce the theme for the May 2024 observance of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is Advancing Leaders Through Innovation. This year’s theme is the culmination of the 2021-2024 series highlighting our nation’s efforts in “Advancing Leaders”. [continue reading…]

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Reading Recommendations
Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama by Diane C. Fujino
America Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan
I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib
Looking for books to read to young people? Shop Kido Chicago.

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 alexandra@canrightcommunications.com.