Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

I'm working with Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell Corporation whose social enterprises include MGC Jazz, the largest subscription jazz series in the country; Drew Mathison Greenhouse products and a 40-year old arts and technology program which has helped increased college matriculation and high skilled employment for thousands of inner city residents; and is being replicated around the country and the world. He is one of the keynote speakers at Chicago Ideas Week and TED-X Midwest because as Mike Hettwer, TED-X Midwest Cofounder says "knows how to make people cry." He is a very popular speaker in Chicago and would be a good draw.

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  • Martin O.

    Yeah,


    This sounds so shady the reasoning of why/how this was initiated.

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    I am not the person who scheduled this event with Bill Strickland. I just offered a location for this event which was proposed by Brian Banks. I have not received any communication from Brian Banks or Bill Strickland that this meeting will actually take place on Friday, April 19 or any actual date in the near future. I am just an attendee who like the rest of us would love to see and hear this great innovator in Chicago again. Again, I did not suggest or schedule this meetup and have no connection with Bill Strickland other than offering a location which any member of this group could also have done. ONLY the ADMINISTRATORS of the meetup group can schedule the events that appear on this page and they do a fantastic job of keeping us informed of many wonderful events not only in Chicago but across the country. Members may suggest programs and others may express their desire to attend suggested programming but ONLY the ADMINISTRATORS have the final approval of all programs. Thanks!

    April 18, 2013

  • abhay p.

    thanks

    April 13, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Hi Abhay, I am not the person who scheduled this event with Bill Strickland. I just offered a location for this event which was proposed by Brian Banks. I have not received any communication from Brian Banks or Bill Strickland that this meeting will actually take place on Friday, April 19 or any actual date in the near future. I am just an attendee who like the rest of us would love to see and hear this great innovator in Chicago again. Again, I did not suggest or schedule this meetup and have no connection with Bill Strickland other than offering a location which any member of this group could also have done. ONLY ADMINISTRATORS of this meetup group can schedule events that appear on this page and they do a fantastic job of keeping us informed of many wonderful events not only in Chicago but across US. Members may suggest programs and others may express their desire to attend suggested programming but ONLY the ADMINISTRATORS have the final approval of all programs. Thanks!

      April 17, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    I would be happy to host this event at The Urban Innovation Center at The Illinois Institute of Technology. Thanks!

    October 28, 2012

    • Sherry C.

      Hi Bruce. So, is Mr. Strickland actually speaking at IIT on Friday, April 19th? Would like to confirm before I promote within my network. Thanks - Sherry

      April 16, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Hi Sherry, I am not the person who scheduled this event with Bill Strickland. I just offered a location for this event which was proposed by Brian Banks. I have not received any communication from Brian Banks or Bill Strickland that this meeting will actually take place on Friday, April 19 or any actual date in the near future. I am just an attendee who like the rest of us would love to see and hear this great innovator in Chicago again. Again, I did not suggest or schedule this meetup and have no connection with Bill Strickland other than offering a location which any member of this group could also have done. ONLY ADMINISTRATORS of this meetup group can schedule events that appear on this page and they do a fantastic job of keeping us informed of many wonderful events not only in Chicago but across US. Members may suggest programs and others may express their desire to attend suggested programming but ONLY the ADMINISTRATORS have the final approval of all programs. Thanks!

      April 17, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    I am not the person who scheduled this event with Bill Strickland. I just offered a location for this event which was proposed by Brian Banks. I have not received any communication from Brian Banks or Bill Strickland that this meeting will actually take place on Friday, April 19 or any actual date in the near future. I am just an attendee who like the rest of us would love to see and hear this great innovator in Chicago again. Again, I did not suggest or schedule this meetup and have no connection with Bill Strickland other than offering a location which any member of this group could also have done. ONLY the ADMINISTRATORS of the meetup group can schedule the events that appear on this page and they do a fantastic job of keeping us informed of many wonderful events not only in Chicago but across the country. Members may suggest programs and others may express their desire to attend suggested programming but ONLY the ADMINISTRATORS have the final approval of all programs. Thanks!

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    April 11, 2013

  • October 28, 2012

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