What we're about

You are joining the oldest and largest IoT Meet-up Group in Chicago. Our objectives are transparent and promote education, collaboration, and the sharing of IoT knowledge.

We are not and have never been affiliated with any co-working space, venture collaborative or company. Because we are a community driven organization, we have partnered with the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) IoT Council, whose mission is to advance IoT technology, policy and industry in the Midwest. Through mutual events and collaborative activities, we are working together to build the IoT educational, funding and technology base in Chicago and the surrounding area.

Our meetings explore design practices, technologies, and opportunities around new information networks of physical “things”, embedded with sensors and actuators – from roadways to running shoes – internet enabled, sensing the environment, communicating, combined with smart devices and cloud, providing real-time data creating new information networks, new business models, and really cool stuff. A cross-pollination of ideas from creative thinkers, designers, engineers, researchers, data scientists and entrepreneurs to create meaningful and tangible solutions that will make the Internet of Things (IoT) more human, ubiquitous and commercially viable.

If you are interested in leadership, speaking, or generally promoting the group please drop us a line. Also, members can submit / organize their own Meet-ups through the web-site. We will review requests and promptly respond to your Meet-up suggestions.

We are always looking to collaborate with other organizations. Lets get creative.


This group is dedicated to being open, welcoming, and thought provoking. Attendees are encouraged to share thoughts, questions, and experiences in loosely structured discussions.

This Meet-up is non-promotional, marketing, and / or sales centric; for any individual or on the behalf of any organization. This has been communicated to our Speakers. If any member believes this expected conduct has been violated, please feel free to stop the Speaker. Further, please notify / email the organizers.

Because of our interactive and open environment, we will not tolerate harassment in any form, will not share attendee personal data, and will not distribute or sell attendee lists to anyone.

Anti-harassment Policy: Internet of Things (IoT) Chicago is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be asked to leave or blocked from future events at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately for help.

Privacy Policy: We do not, under any circumstances, share personal data about our attendees. Registration is open to all and limited to what attendees enter when registering. We absolutely will not sell or distribute attendee lists for sales purposes. We will not share emails, phone numbers, company affiliation, employment status, or any other personal information with other attendees, companies or third parties.

Inclusion Policy: Internet of Things (IoT) Chicago is a straightforward after work Meetup group, and sponsors only cover the costs of hosting, drinks and pizzas (and usually the organizers have to pitch in). While we do not have standard arrangements for those who are hearing impaired, visually impaired, gender-neutral, or disabled, we can however make arrangements to accommodate and include all. If you have any concerns or special considerations, please contact the organizers before the next event.

Recording/Social Media Policy: Internet of Things (IoT) Chicago is a place to share information, not only with other participants, but also with those who may not be able to attend. Sessions are, by default, considered open and can be written about on social media and photographed. If you do not want your picture taken, your words to be recorded or for either photographs or words to be attributed to you, please let other attendees know.


This policy excerpts are based on the Geek Feminism Conference anti-harassment/Policy: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy

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