Tech Week Chicago 2012

Tech Week Chicago 2012

Tech Week Chicago 2012

Tech Week Flags are flying high in the vibrant city of Chicago. Chicago is a “rapidly growing hub of Technlolgy and Entreprenuership.” Visit Tech Week Chicago 2012 at the Merchandise Mart to learn about Chicago’s Technology movers and shakers.

WHEN: June 22-26, 2012

Tech Week Chicago 2012

Tech Week Chicago 2012

You can witness keynotes from the world’s top technology and business visionairies at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.

For more information check out: http://techweek.com/

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 14:  Former White House Chi...

CHICAGO – DECEMBER 14: Former White House Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel testifies in the residency case challenging his eligibility to run for mayor of Chicago December 14, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel must prove that he has resided in Chicago at least one year preceding the election. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Rahm Emanuel, who was elected the 55th mayor of Chicago on February 22, 2011 talked about “state of Techonology in Chicago.

, former White House Chief of Staff

, former White House Chief of Staff (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 14:  Former White House Ch...

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 14: Former White House Chief of Staff and Current Mayor-elect of Chicago Rahm Emanuel speaks to supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama during a campaign fundraiser at Navy Pier April 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The event was one of three fundraisers the president attended today in Chicago to help raise money for his 2012 re-election campaign. Tickets for the events ranged from $100 to the legal maximum of $35,800. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

There are plenty of interesting speakers, startup community members, lectures, panels, discussions, workshops and exhibits in this gorgeous town this weekend.

The Chicago River as seen from the Lake Street...

The Chicago River as seen from the Lake Street Bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, USA

English: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tech Week Chicago CEO of HootSuite
English: Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tech Week Chicago at the Merchandise Mart

Tech Week Chicago at the Merchandise Mart

Ryan Holmes of HootSuite was a speaker.

He discussed his entreprenuerial endeavors.

The CEO of Hoootsuite, Ryan  Holmes talked about how his HootSuite Social Media dashboard  was funded in 2009. You can follow Ryan Holmes on Twitter @Invoker.

Tech Week Chicago host Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite

Tech Week Chicago host Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite

There are plenty of Pearls of Wisdom floating around the Merchandiae Mart this weekend! Head over to hear about all of the innovative companies that are presenting disruptive technologies.

Visit the plethora of exibition booths and check out the “Hiring Fair” on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 12-5 pm. If you want to participate in the hiring activities, bring a one page resume.

Get a copy of the Tech Week 100; Chicago leaders in rapidly growing Tech Sectors. There will also be a Food Truck face-off on Saturday, June 23rd from 11 am  to 2 pm on the South Drive of the Merchandise Mart in front of the Chicago River. The Food Trucks include:

Sweet Ride, Haute Sausage, the Wagyu Wagon , Duck N Roll, Bergstein’s NY Deli, The Adelita Truck, Bridgeport Pastry Company and Forever Yogurt.

Tech Week Chicago Truck Club VIP Party

Tech Week Chicago Truck Club VIP Party

Tech Week Chicago Truck Club VIP Party

There was a VIP Party at the Trunk Club Men’s Outfitters with “Cocktails and Couture” from 7-10 pm at 311 W. Superior in Suite 504. They have an interesting business model where men can come in and shop or they can shop on-line and have merchandise shipped directly to their homes.

Tech Week Chicago

Tech Week Chicago

Tech Week Chicago Sushi from Union

Tech Week Chicago Sushi from Union

Union at 23o West Erie was serving some delicious Sushi and crab cake sliders.

Tech Week Chicago Sushi from Union

Tech Week Chicago Sushi from Union

Tech Week Chicago Sushi from Union Restaurant

Tech Week Chicago Sushi from Union Restaurant

There was even a late night party Bootlegger’s Ball at 111 West Kinzie Street with a range of themed rooms, DJ’s and a Bourbon Tasting.

Club Lago Italian Restaurant on Superior in Chicago

Club Lago Italian Restaurant on Superior in Chicago

There are plenty of local bars and restaurants to visit near the Merchandise Mart. Check out Club Lago at 331 W. Superior. They won the “Viagra Award for Staying Power” from TimeOut Chicago! The restaurant has been around for half of a century.

GianCarlo runs Club Lago on Superior in Chicago

GianCarlo runs Club Lago on Superior in Chicago

Club Lago Italian Restaurant in Chicago

Club Lago Italian Restaurant in Chicago

GianCarlo runs Club Lago, a restaurant founded by his grandparents. He has an inspired Italian menu and a great wine list. I loved the  baked clams, pasta, veal specialties and tasty meatballs!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

Yummy Meatballs at Club Lago in Chicago

Yummy Meatballs at Club Lago in Chicago

Tech Week Chicago and Baked Clams at Lago

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