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2017 Innovation for the Ages

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Village members – $25 special price ($40-$50 to the general public). Please call the Village office at 773.248.8700 to obtain the promo code.

Celebrate and learn from Chicago’s “ageless innovators,”  people who continue to innovate after the age of 60 by focusing on risk-taking, launching new ventures and reinvention vs. retirement. This event is being hosted through a unique collaboration of Chicago Innovation, The Economic Club of Chicago, The Retirement Research Foundation, and The Village Chicago.

The event will include a panel discussion led by Village member Tom Kuczmarski and featuring:

Rich Melman
Founder, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Greg Wasson
Founder, Wasson Enterprise
Former CEO, Walgreens
Chris Galvin
Founder, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
Former CEO, Motorola
Hedy Ratner
Founder, Women’s Business Development Center
Vicki Escarra
Senior Advisor, My Next Season
Former CEO, Feeding America & Opportunity International
Tom Kuczmarski
The Village Chicago Member
Co-Founder, Chicago Innovation President
Founder, Kuczmarski Innovation
Click here to read more about the panelists. Please remember to call the Village office to obtain your promo code for the Village member registration price of $25!



Monday, December 11, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Museum of Broadcast Communications
360 N. State St.
Chicago, IL United States
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