Category: 2010

DATE: Friday, March 5, 2010
TIME: 7PM – 10PM
LOCATION: Navy Pier, Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Mark down Friday, March 5, 2010 in your calendar! We’re thrilled to announce that the Chicago Flower & Garden Show organizers selected Friends of the Parks as one of the charities to benefit from the Mayor’s Preview Party.

You’ll enjoy a festive evening of global cuisine, cocktails and entertainment – plus a sneak peek of the 2010 Chicago Flower & Garden Show floor – at the “Evening in Bloom” preview benefit held before the show’s official opening the next morning. The event always attracts a fun crowd.

The show features:

Lush theme garden displays
Garden market and home market exhibitors
New plant varieties exhibit
Super ideas for your home garden – whether you have a big backyard or a small container garden on your balcony!
When you purchase your tickets online, you will be asked to choose a charity you wish to support. Please check “Friends of the Parks” as your beneficiary! We will receive part of the proceeds from every ticket linked to a Friends of the Parks’ supporter!! Log onto for more information.

Friends of the Parks
17 N. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Friends of the Parks | 17 N. State Street | Suite 1450 | Chicago | IL | 60602

CHICAGO Thursday, February 25th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.McCormick Place South · South Building/MLK Entrance · 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive · Chicago, IL 60616
Learn about breakthroughs in cloud computing, application modernization, and automation and virtualization that will redirect your
IT investments and transform the business itself. Hear strategies, insights and vision from HP’s executive team to help you Realize the Future.
Tom Hogan
EVP, HP Software & Solutions
Marius Haas
SVP and General Manager, ProCurve Networking
Roderick Walker
VP and General Manager, Business Intelligence Solutions, HP Software and Solutions
Robb Rasmussen
VP and General Manager, Best Shore® Services, HP Enterprise Services
Specifically designed for IT management, this half-day agenda respects busy schedules, offering keynote presentations and your choice of one track session with in-depth discussions around technologies that will change the way we all work.
8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Creating Advantage Today and Tomorrow
Creating Advantage from Converged Infrastructure
Utilizing Analytics for Better Insight
Delivering Innovation through Applications and Industry Solutions
11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
Track Sessions (one of the following):
Cloud computing. Behind the amorphous language often used to describe cloud computing lies tangible efficiency and flexibility. We will talk about how to build your own private cloud and what you need to know about sourcing services from the public cloud.
Automation and virtualization. With boundaries imposed by physical devices dropping fast, we’ll explore the resulting opportunities to boost IT efficiency, reduce errors, and drastically reduce manual effort, to improve service levels.
Application transformation. A radical departure from legacy application practices, state-of-the-art development and operations — the route to decreased cost, increased agility and reduced risk — will be illuminated.
12:15 p.m.
Presented by HP’s executive team, together we will explore technology advances that will change how IT professionals surpass service levels, trim costs and position their organizations for greater competitiveness.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Network World’s IT Roadmap Chicago | March 16, 2010 | Accept this complimentary registration

IT Roadmap Chicago – the ONE day technology conference and expo that comes to you! Register today at no cost!
Now in its fifth year, IT Roadmap surrounds you with:
•Technology’s most-followed analysts
•Your region’s most-experienced network and IT practitioners
•And the industry’s most-innovative solution providers.
IT Roadmap is the one-day conference and expo focused entirely on building your successful roadmap in crucial centers of enterprise IT. Key topic areas include: Security, Cloud & Virtualization, Data Center, Optimization & Management, Convergence & Wireless and more. Sign up and reserve your seat!
Plus! All New Technology Drill-Down Sessions – New for 2010, you’ll have the opportunity to customize your content and delve deeper into the IT topics most important to you.
Create your own afternoon agenda by choosing to attend a variety of technology drilldown session formats:
-Whiteboard tech tutorials
-New Tech Demos
-Strategy-in-action case studies
-Same-day solution clinics.
Register for this complimentary event today at

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