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Join AEI in Chicago for the Leadership Network Midwest Summit

American Enterprise Institute will host its second regional Leadership Network summit in Chicago, Illinois, October 17–19, 2018.

The Leadership Network Midwest Summit is a part of AEI’s Leadership Network programming and is designed for leaders from across the country representing the worlds of business, community organizations, non-profits, and state and local policy. The program will encompass a series of bipartisan policy discussions on the most critical issues facing our communities. It will also feature presentations from some of AEI’s top scholars, including: President Arthur Brooks on the art of persuasion; Jonah Goldberg on “Suicide of the West,” his 2018 New York Times bestseller; John Bailey on the opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence; and Tim Carney on his upcoming book, Alienated America. By attending this exclusive event, you will become a part of AEI’s regional network of leaders in the Midwest.

What: AEI Leadership Network Midwest Regional Summit.

Where: Marriott Marquis, 2121 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60616

When: October 17–19, 2018. The event begins in the late afternoon on October 17 and concludes mid-morning on October 19.

Who: The most talented leaders in business, non-profits, state and local government, and community organizations from the Midwest and throughout the country.

Why: We will provide policy and leadership training focused on increasing individual opportunity in our country. We will examine this issue through the lens of poverty alleviation, education, and free enterprise.

How: Contact the AEI Coalitions team at for more information on how to register. The registration fee for the event (which covers all of your meals and materials) is $149, and the room rate at the Marriott Marquis in $220. If participation costs are an issue for you, please let us know. AEI may have some funds available to assist.

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