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2013 Annual Luncheon
Accelerating Change

November 1, 2013, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This is a past event

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Regency Ballroom, West Tower
151 E. Wacker Dr.

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Accelerating Change: Coverage wrap-up

MPC's 2013 Annual Luncheon, Accelerating Change, featured an inspiring keynote address by Margo Georgiadis on how technology helps governments and community leaders overcome obstacles and prepare for challenges, all while better connecting to their audiences.

MPC also awarded the 2013 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning to the Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012, and the Champion Fighter Award to Andrew J. McKenna.

For a broad range of insights on technology’s role in improving our systems and our region as a whole, check out our Accelerating Change blog series, featuring posts by John Tolva, former chief technology officer for Chicago and the moderator for our Luncheon; Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, who has spear-headed the land bank efforts across our region; McGee Young, creator of H2OScore; and our own MPC staff.

Thank you to everyone who made our 2013 Annual Luncheon a success!

Join the Metropolitan Planning Council for an informative keynote address by Margo Georgiadis, President, Americas, Google.

Margo Georgiadis

Accelerating change challenges every city and region, but technology is helping leaders spot trends and develop creative solutions to pressing issues such as traffic congestion, vacant properties and climate change. Georgiadis will discuss how successful governments, businesses and nonprofits reject the label “impossible” and use digital as a platform to re-imagine practically every aspect of their operations, achieving “10x versus 10 percent” improvement.

Presenting the 2013 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning to the City of Chicago’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Chicago Cultural Plan.

Honoring Andrew J. McKenna, one of Chicago’s foremost civic leaders, with the Champion Fighter Award.

11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Reception
12 to 1:30 p.m. Luncheon & Program

MPC is pleased to acknowledge the generous contributions of our sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsors



John and Stephen Baird
Baxter International Inc.
Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
Chicago Cubs
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Draper and Kramer, Inc.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
The Duchossois Group, Inc.
Ernst & Young LLP
Fifth Third Bank Chicago
Franczek Radelet P.C.
The Habitat Company
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle/LaSalle Investment Management
Machrie Enterprises LLC
Northern Trust Corporation
Peoples Gas
Pepper Construction Company
The PrivateBank
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Sterling Bay Companies
U.S. Bank
United Center
University of Chicago, Office of Civic Engagement
Wight & Company
World Business Chicago
Y&R Midwest

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