Event Calendar

2021 Events
Ely Chapter programs are typically the third Wednesday of the month.

 


2021 Events

Ely Chapter programs are typically the third Wednesday of each month.

January 20

January Program [Virtual]

Topic: 2021 Capital Market Insights, Real Estate and Economic Forecast
Speaker: Mary Ludgin, Managing Director, Head of Global Research for Heitman
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2021 Ludgin Economic Forecast_Slide Deck


February 17

February Program [Virtual]

Topic: Thinking Beyond 2021

Details: While the Chicago region faces a year of regrouping, rebuilding, and recovery, now is the time to think – and plan – beyond the pandemic. What are the bold ideas, innovations, policies, and industries that will drive our region forward through 2021 and beyond, allowing us to create new opportunities to grow together? What are our competitive advantages, and how can we make the most of them as we work to strengthen our communities?

Join us for a conversation on regional transportation, entrepreneurialism, leadership, and economic development and the role each of these pillars of growth can play in building a more prosperous and sustainable future.


March 17

March Program [Virtual]

Topic: Innovating Together
DetailsThe Chicago region is a patchwork of hundreds of municipalities with unique challenges and opportunities. The dynamics of the pandemic and of ongoing demographic shifts are reshaping the relationship between Chicago and its suburbs, making suburban communities more critical than ever to the overall health of the region and to strategies for regional rebuilding and innovation.

How can our suburbs thrive individually while working together to reduce damaging intra-regional competition? How can our collective assets, strengths, and collaborative nature drive success as a cohesive, competitive region?

Join this suburban spotlight conversation for a deep dive into the challenges we face as a region of diverse communities and the proactive strategies communities have used to retain and attract residents, spur job creation, and grow community wealth.
Speaker: Moderator Mary Bak, Kinzie
Panelists: Nick Greifer, City of Harvey, Kevin Kramer, Village of Hoffman Estates,  John Lynch, Oak Park Development Corporation, LaVern Murphy, Village of Matteson
Time: 11:50 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.


March 24

Coffee Talk with Ely Chapter

Get your day started right! Grab your coffee, a breakfast treat and meet us on Zoom.

The Ely Membership Committee is hosting a series of free networking and membership information sessions on Wednesday, March 24. We welcome all chapter members and extend a special invitation to members’ guests that may be prospective candidates for nomination to join our organization. Both events are perfect opportunities to network with your fellow members and introduce your potential candidates to the LAI Ely Chapter. Board members and Membership Committee members will be on hand to answer any questions you or your nominee may have.  This event will count towards the two event attendances required for nomination.

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


March 24

Ely Chapter Water Cooler Chat

Meet us at the virtual water cooler to network with other Ely Chapter members and guests in a relaxed, afternoon conversation.

The Ely Membership Committee is hosting a series of free networking and membership information sessions on Wednesday, March 24. We welcome all chapter members and extend a special invitation to members’ guests that may be prospective candidates for nomination to join our organization. Both events are perfect opportunities to network with your fellow members and introduce your potential candidates to the LAI Ely Chapter. Board members and Membership Committee members will be on hand to answer any questions you or your nominee may have.  This event will count towards the two event attendances required for nomination.

Time: 4:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


April 21

April Program [Virtual]

Topic: The Color of Law: Impacts on Chicago

Details:

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein explores the enduring effects of historical government policies that fostered national housing discrimination. These de facto and de jure housing-related practices contributed to generational inequalities across the U.S. The Chicago region is referenced specifically among the issues laid bare in the book.

How has the Chicago region addressed the long-term impacts these discriminatory practices have had on Chicago area residents?

Join our panel for a thought-provoking exploration of innovative programs and policies now being used to remedy the effects of the issues explored in the Color of Law.


April 28

Social Pop Up [Virtual]

Time: 4:00 p.m.


May 19

May Program [Virtual]

Topic: TBD


June 16

Salon


July 21

July Program [Virtual]

Topic: TBD


August 18

August Program [Virtual]

Topic: TBD


September 15

Chautauqua


October 22

Banquet & New Member Induction


November 17

November Program

Topic: TBD


December

Holiday Party


 

 

 

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