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MPC Annual Luncheon

Memorable discussions with influential speakers

Challenging Inequality, Driving Growth:
The Economic Implications of Segregation

Please join the Metropolitan Planning Council at our rescheduled 2016 Annual Luncheon, for a conversation between Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and MacArthur Foundation President Julia Stasch on metropolitan strategies that both challenge inequality and provide greater economic opportunities for residents of all incomes. At the luncheon, MPC will recognize Harris Holdings, Inc., Chairman King Harris, one of Chicago’s most prominent civic leaders and an MPC senior fellow, with the 2016 Champion Fighter Award. We will also present our 2016 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning.

Event sponsorships are now available.

The Annual Luncheon: An MPC tradition

The Annual Luncheon is the Metropolitan Planning Council’s signature event. Featuring a keynote speaker or panel with expertise on issues of regional and economic importance, the event raises valuable operating revenue for MPC initiatives. The luncheon attracts approximately 1,000 business, civic, public and community leaders who attend to hear influential speakers and to honor a leader from Chicago's civic community.

Past speakers include President Barack Obama (during his 2004 campaign for U.S. Senate); Thomas Mars, executive vice president of Walmart; and Margo Georgiadis, president of the Americas at Google. Honorees include Miles D. White, Andrew J. McKenna, Frank Clark and Lester Crown. In major election years, MPC's Annual Luncheon hosts political candidates in a non-debate format.

Previous MPC Annual Luncheons


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