The New World of Networking Begins Now

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The New World of Networking Begins Now

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The new world of networking begins now. The only problem is, we don’t yet know what it will look like.

We published our most recent Canright Calendar of Chicago Networking Events last Sunday with no thought to the disease Covid-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it. By the end of the day Wednesday, it was apparent that the world was very different.

The fall in Asian markets that started when with their opening on Monday, March 9 was an indicator, and the declaration by the World Health Organization that Covid-19 qualified as a pandemic, followed on Thursday evening by Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s cancellation of major events, brought it all home.

I spent Thursday packing up everything I reasonably would need from my office for the next few weeks and taking it home. That evening, I attended my first online event at the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential.

Here’s a rundown of events on our last calendar that are either now online or canceled.


Wright Foundation: Neuroscience of Purpose
Now online only. Neuroscience research has shown how purpose and meaning inform and enhance our relationships, career, and personal life. At this workshop and networking event, learn how to use purpose and meaning to transform and redefine your life. Thursday, March 19, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Register at

FACC: European Professionals Networking
Postponed. Check

High Speed Rail Alliance: Annual Meeting
Postponed. Check

BABC Cocktails and Conversation with the University of Manchester
Canceled. Check


It is a new world, as the
New York Times

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that no gatherings of 50 people or more be held in the United States for the next two months.”

“For a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday. “We have to just accept that if we want to do what’s best for the American public.”

We will provide online networking tips and events as we find them. If you have any suggestions, contact me at or 773-426-7000.

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