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Join us at What's Next? Designing the Future City, a new forum exploring how business and design leaders can unite to make great cities.

$60 per person
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

What kind of future do we want?
What are we willing to do to get there?

There are enormous opportunities through emerging technologies, urban policy and sustainable practices for our city to unleash growth. What leadership is needed to keep Chicago globally competitive into the future? Spend a morning with an incredible panel of thought leaders at this fast-paced, enlightening forum.

The What's Next? series is generously supported by Sandra Helton and Norman Edelson.

Julia Stasch

Moderator: Julia Stasch

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Veteran civic leader with a strong global perspective.

Hank Paulson

Panelist: Henry M. Paulson, jr.

Paulson Institute
74th Secretary of the Treasury, businessman, China expert, conservationist and author.

Kerrie Holley

Panelist: Kerrie Holley

Technology Fellow & Senior Executive
Optum and United Health Group
Former IBM Fellow, inventor, and global leader in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning

Patricia Holly Purcell

Panelist: Patricia Holly Purcell

Head of Partnerships
UN Global Impact, Cities Program
Expert on urban policy-making and strategies for disaster mitigation.

Phil Enquist

Panelist: Phil Enquist

Consulting Partner and co-founder of the Global Cities Design Practice
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Influential urban designer championing sustainable development.

  • $60 ticket is non-transferable
  • This is an invite-only event. Please contact with any questions.
  • Breakfast is served at 7:30am and the panel discussion follows at 8am. Event ends at 10am. 
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