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Current Events

Partnering With Our Veteran Businesses

Event Description: The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs & the University of Illinois OBFS, Office of Procurement Diversity invite you to attend their upcoming Partnering with Our Veteran Businesses event.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fair Location: University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East, Room 713
750 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607
Registration: For registration and more information contact Office of Procurement Diversity at 312-996-2971 or procurementdiversity@uillinois.edu.

Parking is available across from Student Center East located at 760 W. Taylor St. (Enter on Taylor) for the reduced price of $8.

More information about the event is listed in the Partnering With Our Veteran Businesses flyer.

2016 Professional Services Diversity Symposium

Event Description: The Symposium will provide a platform for diverse professional services firms and select suppliers to present their capabilities to key internal staff. The intent of this outreach initiative is to build relationships that may lead to procurement opportunities that meet the University's needs. The 2016 Professional Services Diversity Symposium will be key to increase spend with diverse firms.
Date and Time: Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 11:00am until 7:30pm
Fair Location: University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
Registration:

https://www.conferences.uillinois.edu/uic/2016-diversity-symposium/registration

Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair

Event Description: The "Higher Education Diverse Business Opportunity Fair" is part of an initiative organized and sponsored by the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) through its Diversity Working Group to significantly increase diversity among higher education vendors through an event designed to help diverse businesses gain more access in the procurement process.
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Fair Location: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Student Center
1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Registration:

https://www.conferences.uillinois.edu/hedbof/2015-siuc

2015 Construction Summit

Event Description: What Diverse Vendors and Suppliers Need to Know to Work with the University of Illinois Capital Construction Program and Facilities Services. Vendors will have the opportunity to meet key personnel, project managers and other decision makers.
Time and Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Event Location:

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Student Center East (SCE) - 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms
750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607

Registration:

https://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/conferences/construction-summit

2015 Taste of Diversity

Event Description: University staff will have the opportunity to sample diverse foods from minority, female, disabled and veteran owned caterers to meet their potential University catering needs. 
Date and Time:  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Event Location:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East (3rd Floor Meeting Rooms)
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Website:

https://www.conferences.uillinois.edu/uic/2015-catering

Last Updated: March 16, 2016