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    Lab

    The #WhatIfChicago Experiment @ CIW: Crowdsourcing Solutions to Chicago's Illegal Gun Problem

    Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 9:00 - 10:30 AM @ gravitytank
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    Labs bring together small groups for an exclusive, first-hand look into what happens behind the scenes at some of the most innovative companies, community leaders and institutions around Chicago.

    What would happen if an entire city joined together on Twitter to solve a critical issue like illegal guns on city streets? This month, CIW launched @whatifchicago to tap the Chicago community and beyond in search of innovative solutions to this issue. During this ultimate CIW Lab, civic, business and community leaders will explore ideas gathered from our community online, delving into evidence-based solutions that can make a significant difference. Moderated by: Frank Main, Reporter, The Chicago Sun-Times· Garry McCarthy, Superintendent, Chicago Police Department · Annette Nance-Holt, Firefighter, Chicago Fire Department · David Hemenway, Ph.D · Nina Vinik, Senior Program Officer, The Joyce Foundation Michael Skolnik, Political Director to hip-hop pioneer, Russell Simmons and the Co-President of GlobalGrind.com *REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age 16 years old. About the Organization: @Whatifchicago is an extension program of Chicago Ideas Week. The initiative in partnership with the City of Chicago and Leo Burnett seeks to crowdsource solutions to the issue of illegal guns on the streets of Chicago via Twitter. The ideas discovered during the campaign will drive the discussion of an expert panel during this thought-provoking lab.

    When
    Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 9:00 - 10:30 AM
    Where
    gravitytank
    114 W. Illinois St., Floor 3, Chicago, IL 60654
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