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An Evening With Megan McArdle / Chicago Booth Alumni Club 2013 Annual Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Gleacher Center, Room 621
450 North Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, IL  60611

(312) 464-8787
Jon C Peterson
(708) 310-0185
Special Event
Registration is required by October 16, 2013
Payment In Advance Only
All registrations are final. No refunds.
Walk-Ins will be admitted only if space permits.
Registrants & Fees
No Fee

“Success!” – Journalist and Author Megan McArdle


The Chicago Booth Alumni Club is proud to present nationally renowned journalist, blogger & author, Megan McArdle, sharing her secrets of success.  


Most new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? If you want to succeed in business and in life, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure.


Drawing on cutting-edge research in science, psychology, economics, and business, and taking insights from such diverse experts as turnaround experts, emergency room doctors and mountaineers, she argues that America is unique in its willingness to let people and companies fail, but also in its determination to let them pick up after the fall. Failure is how people and businesses learn. So how do you reinvent yourself when you are down?


Dynamic and punchy, McArdle teaches us how to recognize mistakes early to channel setbacks into future success.  Megan will also provide a sneak preview of her book “The Upside of Down,” available from Viking Press in February, 2014.

The meeting will also feature a personal update from Deputy Dean of Faculty John Heaton, a sit-down dinner buffet catered by Wolfgang Puck, and the chance to re-energize your connections with classmates, friends, and fellow alums. 


Don’t miss your chance to attend.  At these special prices, this event will sell out quickly.  


Sign up today!



5.30pm - 6.30pm - Reception, Cash Bar
6.30pm - 7.30pm - Sit-down Dinner, catered by Wolfgang Puck

7.00pm - 7.30pm - Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Board elections
7.30pm - 8.20pm - Keynote address by Megan McArdle
8.20pm - 8.30pm - Closing Remarks

Our Speaker

Megan McArdle has been one of our most popular business writers for more than a decade, covering the rise and fall of some the world’s top companies and challenging us to think differently about how we live, learn, and work. 


Megan McArdle is a Bloomberg View columnist who writes on economics, business and public policy. Previously she was the business and economics editor at The Atlantic and has worked in various capacities for The Economist, where she wrote about economics and oversaw the founding of “Free Exchange,” the magazine's economics blog. Her work history includes three start-ups, four years as a technology project manager for a boutique consulting firm, a summer as an associate at an investment bank, and a year spent as an executive copy girl for a disaster-recovery firm at Ground Zero.


Early Bird discounted tickets until 09/17. Members $20, Non-Members: $35

Regular tickets will be $25 & $45 for members & non-Members respectively.  

Event day tickets will cost $10 more than regular tickets. 

Chicago Booth students will receive member pricing. Student IDs will be required for admission. 

Members, please remember to log-in before you register to avail of the discounts. 

Meeting & Membership Offer

Through September 17, 2013, become a member (or renew your membership) and register for this event for only $50.00.  This offer is only available online.


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