Although I spoke a little bit about some of this past week's events (including one tomorrow), I thought I would end this not-quite-a-three-day-weekend with some information about upcoming events focusing on tech and the social good....because, quite honestly, this might allow you to run your own mini-marathon of activity.
- The Chicago chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance is sponsoring a conversation with Chuck Templeton this Thursday, October 10th, aroundhow many social enterprises (or companies with a social conscience) are able to balance a mission-driven philosophy with their private purpose. Please check out the Eventbrite page to RSVP (and for details)
- If you're interested in how having open access to government data can have a positive impact, you might want to check out Open Government Chicago's meetup on Thursday as well. Cook County Commissioner Brigid Gainer and Gabe Klein, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation, will both present on how they are integrating open data into their efforts.
- A new group - Chicago Innovation for Social Good - is holding their inaugural meeting on Wednesday, focusing on Building Community Through Technology (featuring representatives from FacingDisability.com).
- On October 24th, the Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise will hold their regular meeting at 4:00 pm at the James R. Thompson Center. Details and RSVP information can be found here.
- There is still time to provide feedback for the Chicago Broadband Challenge - please visit this previous post for more information.
- And you're always welcome to RSVP for Net2Chi's October meeting this Tuesday, October 9th.
Thanks, and as always, you are more than welcome to leave comments below....and in addition, you can contact me via Linked In (with Chicago Now mentioned in your note) or via web site contact form.
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