Innovating Together

Ely - Chicago

Event details:

11:30am CDT on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
1:30pm CDT on Wednesday, March 17, 2021


LAI Members - $15

Guests/Non-members - $20

This event is open to All LAI members globally.
Registration for this event has closed.
Cancellation/ Refund/ No-Show Policy

Please note that refunds are not available for cancellations.

The 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.

In response to Ely member feedback, our monthly program format will be Zoom Meetings to provide more opportunity to see your fellow members and connect directly. Attendees are invited to participate on-camera. Chat and Direct Message will also be available throughout the event. We look forward to seeing you.

11:50 a.m. - Login for Virtual Networking

12:00 p.m. - Program

1:00 p.m. - Post-Event Virtual Networking

1:20 p.m. - Event Ends

All member registrants will be checked for paid 2021 LAI dues. If you would like to register for this event but have not paid 2021 dues, please visit LAI’s website.

This is a terrific opportunity to BRING A GUEST so they can discover the great value of LAI Ely Chapter membership. **Remember, the chapter now requires prospective members to attend at least two LAI events, including at least one Ely Chapter event, to be eligible for nomination. Now is the time to think about 2021 new member nominations, which are due by May 14.