2018 Program of Events

 

April 26
THU @ 6:30 pm
Discussion
The Future of Energy and the Actors of Tomorrow
May 4
FRI @ 6:30 pm
Gala Evening
La Nuit des Etoiles
Celebrating
“Lyon & The Alps” and FACC Chicago’s 40th anniversary
May 7
MON @ 6:30 pm
Conference
Immersion in the Nanoworld
May 8
TUE
@ 5:30 pm
Panel discussion
Industry of the Future: How Smart Manufacturing is Transforming our Industries
May 9
WED @ All day
Students Workshops
7th Annual Science L.A.B²: Learning and Building Bridges
May 9
WED @
6:30 pm
Conference
Sound Identity and Branding
May 10
THU @ 6:30 pm
Conference
Climate Change and Viral Emergence in Humans and Domestic Animals
 May 10
THU @ 6:30 pm
Conference
VR NOW: Virtual Reality, Immersion & Experience in the 21st Century
 May 11
FRI @ 3-6 pm
Presentation
The Niches of VR:
What Stands in the Shadow of Gaming and Entertainment

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Thursday, April 26

The Future of Energy and the Actors of Tomorrow
With Yann Kulp, Director Strategy USA at Schneider Electric USA

When: April 26, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: DLA Piper LLP | 444 West Lake Street | Suite 900  | Chicago, IL 60606

Speaker

Yann_KulpYann Kulp is Director Strategy USA at Schneider Electric, a $30 billion global leader in energy management solutions, where he focuses on transportation electrification and customer digitization. He will present the highlights of the future of energy and the actors of tomorrow.

Presented by

The Young Professionals Group (YPG).
The YPG invites you to join our events. Our goal is to connect and build the next generation of leaders in industries related to French-American business.
Learn more about the YP Committee.

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No walk-ins are permitted for this event. Registration will close at 3 pm on April 25th.

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française à l'Etranger (CCIFE)

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Friday, May 4

Gala FACC 2018

When: Friday, May 4, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7:30 p.m. Dinner followed by Live auctions & Dancing
Where: Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile – 20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago

FACC Chicago presents its 26th Gala La Nuit des Etoiles Celebrating
“Lyon & The Alps” and FACC Chicago’s 40th anniversary

Please join us for our annual NUIT DES ETOILES gala, the largest celebration of the French-American business community in Chicago. This year’s event is particularly special for the FACC Chicago as we will mark our 40th anniversary and officially launch our new philanthropic initiative, the FACC Foundation.

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Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française à l'Etranger (CCIFE)

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Monday, May 7

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Immersion in the Nanoworld
With Dr. Carole Fauquet, Researcher at the CNRS

When: Monday, May 7, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Chicago – 54 W. Chicago Avenue | FREE | in English

The word “nano” has become a popular trend in the sciencesphere over the last twenty-five years, but why?

Take your ruler, shrink it down to around one-billionth of its size, and then you can start to understand the size of the nanometer scale. Once you get to the atomic scale, the properties of matter change from those of bulk materials.

Over the last few decades, a whole nano field of science has emerged, with researchers dedicated to discovering new applications for these tiny particles. But, while research and production have increased, the expected industrial revolution hasn’t happened overnight.

So, why do nanos excite researchers? What are their applications? And are they hazardous to human health? Dr. Carole Fauquet will share some of the most exciting examples of uses of nanos in the fields of technology, mechanics, energy, biology, medicine, and more to answer these questions. Join us and learn why you sometimes have to work small to think big.

Lecture in English followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with wine and cheese.

Speaker

FAUQUET Carole_4@-1Dr. Carole FAUQUET earned her PhD in Materials Science from Sorbonne Universités (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris) in 1992. She then joined the Professor W.R. Salaneck at Linköping Universität, Sweden, to study the interaction of conjugated polymers and oligomers with metals. She obtained an Associate Professor position in Surface Science at Aix Marseille Université in 1994. She studied metal/organic molecule chemical bonds with X-ray spectroscopy for various applications (Aerospace industry, luminescent displays, microelectronics…) She is now working at Argonne National Laboratory for 6 months to couple Scanning Tunneling Microscopy with X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence.

Presented by

The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the U.S. and the
Consulate of France in ChicagoAlliance Française de Chicago, C2ST

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Smart manufacturing

Tuesday, May 8

Industry of the Future: How Smart Manufacturing is Transforming our Industries

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 1871 – 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654 | FREE

In the age of digitalization, manufacturing and production systems are evolving in a complex context where product quality, reduced time to market and innovation are at the core of business competitiveness. From big data to robotics and IIoT, smart technologies are gradually adopted in factories for different purposes.
Business France’s “Industry of the future: How smart manufacturing is transforming our industry” event will explore the visions of three experts in Industry 4.0 to reshape the industry of tomorrow.

Speakers

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Moderated by Brett Brune
Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine

Guillaume Lacroix and Laurence Grelet
Opening remarks by
Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France
Laurence Grelet, Director of Business France in Chicago

 

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Senior Vice President, Manufacturing North America, L’Oréal USA
L’Oréal is a world-leading group in the cosmetics industry. The French company has undergone many changes during the 110 years of its existence and is nowadays at the forefront of industrial technology.

julienAcisJulien Acis
Business Development Manager, DAHER (EMC2 Cluster)
Daher is an equipment manufacturer that produces Integrated Industrial Systems for aeronautics and advanced technologies. Daher is also part of the French industrial cluster EMC2, that focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies.

Julien Develle.PNGJulien Develle
Key account Manager USA, AMA XpertEye
AMA is one of those French start-ups that successfully made their place in the industry 4.0. ecosystem. The company develops connected augmented reality smart glasses which allow real-time collaboration.


Presented by

Business France and the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

Business France is the French agency for international business development. We facilitate introductions between North American and French companies interested in working in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Event details

5:30 – 5:45 pm: Registration and welcoming
5:45 – 6:00 pm: Opening remarks by Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Panel discussion + Q&A
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Networking Cocktail Hors-d’oeuvres and French pastries

Join us @ 1871 on May 8th, 2018 to hear from these leaders and enjoy a networking cocktail.

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Wednesday, May 9

Lab

7th Annual Science L.A.B²: Learning and Building Bridges

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Student Center East Room at the University of Illinois at Chicago – 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

A whole day for students and their teachers to learn and build bridges! May 9th is the day of the discovery of sciences, through hands-on activities presented by our French and American scientific partners.

Presented by

Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the U.S.,
Consulate of France in Chicago,  Lycée Français de Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Wednesday, May 9

Identity

Sound Identity and Branding
With Colleen Fahey,
Sixième Son USA

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Chicago – 54 W. Chicago Avenue | FREE | in English

Have you ever taken the SNCF train in France? Then the 4 notes you heard upon boarding for Lille or Nice are forever a part of your voyage memory…

Globalization, audio-enabled devices, content marketing and “continuous partial attention” all contribute to the rise of audio branding in our daily soundscape. Audio identity is now a must for a brand, as powerful as its logo, colors, and packaging.

Experience the creativity behind audio branding with Colleen Fahey from Sixième Son, the audio branding agency behind iconic French companies such as Chanel, Airports de Paris, Rolland Garros, Michelin, or Baby Bel, but also global corporations such as Huggies or Samsung – because music is a language that’s universally understood.

Discover the music’s power to affect behavior and influence sales, and what sound identification can do to raise brand recognition. A French take on a unique innovation for all ad-women and men, musicians, and le grand public!

Speaker

colleen-faheyA creative executive with deep expertise in branding and marketing at multiple brand experience touchpoints, Colleen Fahey is the author of Audio Branding: Using Sound to Build your Brand. Five years ago, she approached Sixième Son, a Paris audio branding agency, about expanding their borders to North America. Since then, the US team has led Sixième Son’s audio branding initiatives.

Throughout her career, Colleen has worked for major marketing organizations and leading brands in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Raised in Madrid, she speaks fluent Spanish as well as conversational French and pathetic Portuguese.

Presented by

The Consulate General of France in Chicago, the Embassy of France in the United StatesAlliance Française de Chicago 

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Thursday, May 10

Climate

Climate Change and Viral Emergence in Humans and Domestic Animals
With Jean-Claude Manuguerra,
Institut Pasteur, Paris

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Chicago – 54 W. Chicago Avenue | FREE | in English

Studies suggest a link between climate change, human modifications to the environment, and the emergence of new viruses. Dr. Manuguerra will present how unsustainable environmental practices can lead to new diseases and vaccine-resistant viral agents.

Climate change along with human modifications to the environment such as novel agricultural or breeding practices may lead to the emergence of unknown viral agents. These agents can then be carried by farm animals which become intermediate hosts for humans.

Dr Manuguerra heads a research team focused on Environment and Infectious risks based in a Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU). The CIBU it was founded in 2002 in response to “specialized biological emergencies”. These emergencies include epidemics, accidents, or terrorist attacks using biological weapons, which can all endanger public health. Most recently, the world faced a very serious Ebola virus epidemic. While the Ebola epidemic remains critical, the dynamics of other viruses are also of great concern.

Dr. Manuguerra will review evolutionary events that can lead to vaccine-resistant viruses, and how unsustainable environmental practices could bring about previously unknown pathogens. Everyone is invited to learn more about how the evolution of molecular tools allow us to characterize emerging viral agents.

Speaker

JC Manuguerra smlJean-Claude Manuguerra holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences’ from the faculty of Pharmacy from the Université Paris XI at Châtenay-Malabry (France). He was appointed Head of the ‘Environment and Infectious risks’ research team at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. He also manages the Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU). He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Alert and Response Network (GOARN) coordinated by the World Health Organization and acted as Chair of this committee for an 18 month term. He is the French Representative to the Laboratory Network of the Global Health Security Action Group of the G7, and Corresponding Member of the French Veterinary Academy. He is also the Chief Editor of the ‘Intervirology’ Journal.

Presented by

The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the U.S. and the
Consulate of France in ChicagoAlliance Française de Chicago, C2ST

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Thursday, May 10

VR FIW 2018 Columbia

VR NOW: Virtual Reality, Immersion & Experience
in the 21st Century
With Naomi Roth,  Virtuality for Reality

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | FREE |in English
Where: Film Row Cinema, Columbia College – 1104 S. Wabash – 8th Floor – Chicago, IL

While it’s still early days for mass adoption of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR+), imagine where business, the arts and society might be later this century. Paris-based VR expert and advocate Naomi Roth, in conversation with Robert C. Wolcott, Kellogg School of Management professor and Co-Founder of Kellogg Innovation Network, will explore how VR+ might change the game for arts, media, society— even the experience of being human. What opportunities and threats might we face as we transition to a coming post-virtual world?

Naomi Roth launched Virtuality for Reality in 2016, an international online open-door community bringing together professionals, researchers and VR directors inspired by VR for good. She was invited the same year to co-create an innovation lab (on VR/AR/AI technologies) for a multinational startup, XXII GROUP, then worked inside the laboratory on the elaboration of new lines of research. As of today she gives lectures at French Universities and collaborates to action research projects destined to understand how environmental influences affect our choices and behavior.

Presented by

Columbia College Chicago and The French Cultural Services of the French Embassy

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Friday, May 11

VR FIW 2018 2112inc

The Niches of VR: What Stands In the Shadow of Gaming and Entertainment
With Naomi Roth,  Virtuality for Reality

When: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | in English
Where: 2212 – 4245 North Knox Avenue – Chicago, IL

Naomi Roth will make a presentation on The niches of VR: what stands in the shadow of gaming and entertainment but requires our attention with a quick overview of applications in health, physical rehabilitation, and treating various mental conditions, applications in creating empathy toward populations in need, handicaps, and charity driven VR and applications in education.

Naomi Roth launched Virtuality for Reality in 2016, an international online open-door community bringing together professionals, researchers and VR directors inspired by VR for good. She was invited the same year to co-create an innovation lab (on VR/AR/AI technologies) for a multinational startup, XXII GROUP, then worked inside the laboratory on the elaboration of new lines of research. As of today she gives lectures at French Universities and collaborates to action research projects destined to understand how environmental influences affect our choices and behavior.

Presented by

2112 and The French Cultural Services of the French Embassy 

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