About This Chapter
Join a fun community of liberty-minded young professionals in the Windy City!
AFF-Chicago is a professional development network for individuals who believe in the power of personal liberty, entrepreneurship, and innovation–channeled through free markets–to promote positive social change.
AFF-Chicago events bring the “doers” of Chicago together to network, learn from each other, discuss key issues, and ultimately collaborate to improve themselves and the city as a whole. AFF-Chicago hosts variety of events; previous events have included a happy hour with David Boaz of the CATO Institute and a panel on school choice and education reform in Illinois.
The Secret Lives of Illinois’ Budget
Illinois legislators are congratulating themselves for passing a balanced budget on time for the first time in three years. But should they be congratulating themselves at all? While it may...
Mini Soapbox Speeches
You've heard experts and panelists make their arguments at AFF-Chicago events. Now it's your turn! We'll welcome five people from the AFF-Chicago audience to make their 5-7 minute pitch for...
Gun Control and Mass Shootings
Calls for stricter gun control have returned in the wake of the horrific school shootings across the country. Some of the policy proposals are familiar: universal background checks, closing the...
Eric Kohn is marketing manager at the Illinois Policy Institute. In that role, he works to facilitate conversation, increase engagement, and drive advocacy within the Institute’s digital community. Prior to joining the Institute, Eric was founder and CEO of Curious...more