INFORMS serves the scientific and professional needs of Analytics Professionals and Operations Researchers including educators, scientists, students, managers, analysts, and consultants. The Institute serves as a focal point for analytics and O.R. professionals, permitting them to communicate with each other and reach out to other professional societies, as well as the varied clientele of the profession's research and practice. The Chicago INFORMS chapter will hold regular meetings bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the Chicago area. These include dinner and speaker events with some of the leading thinkers in our field. We welcome suggestions for activities and meeting venues.