Past Events

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The COVID-19 crisis has quickly accelerated the demand for skilled workers, with the World Economic Forum predicting 54% of all employees requiring significant upskilling by 2022. Add on top of that the rise of automation and AI, a familiar threat for one-quarter of American workers whose jobs are at a high risk of automation by 2030. This changing job landscape is threatening for workers who have been dislocated from their jobs by the pandemic and those who have been disenfranchised by a system that has lacked support for Black and brown workers.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 7:00am - 8:00am

March 2nd

David S. Jones, M.D.: Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality

A doctor of psychiatry, David Jones teaches history, medical ethics, and social medicine at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.

While teaching at MIT, Jones directed the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine from 2004 to 2008—organizing a series of conferences exploring issues of race, science, and technology.

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a virtual meeting with recently appointed Managing Director Tumar Alexander to discuss the City's efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and energize business recovery. Learn how Philadelphia’s business community can work with the City to help position the City towards meaningful recovery.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for a virtual celebration!

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:30am - 9:30am

Join a free webinar Friday, February 26th from 8:30am to 9:30am to understand how the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement could impact your business. Nasim Sadr-Fala, a Senior International Trade Specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service, will be the featured speaker, hosting an in-depth discussion on the USMCA. The event is organized by the Global Business Advisors (GBA), an initiative of the Chester Country Economic Council.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Imposter syndrome – the feeling that one isn’t nearly as skilled or competent as they truly are – affects over 70% of people throughout the course of their lives, according to a recent study. It can manifest in a number of ways, from feeling undeserving of your title despite your qualifications and achievements to continually overworking yourself, but never feeling like you’ve done enough.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

February 24: In This Corner of this World, 2016 Directed by Katabuchi Sunao A young woman in Hiroshima marries and struggles to maintain her will to live despite food shortages and being surrounded by death.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, February 22, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

The Social Entrepreneurship Summit is a three-part event:

Changemaker Challenge Pitch Competition (5:00-5:30pm)
The Changemaker Challenge, part of Temple University's Social Entrepreneurship program, is a workshop series and culminating pitch competition which offers guidance, resources, and seed funding to ideas and social impact ventures aiming to create positive change in the world.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 9:00am - 10:30am

How will Biden’s Administration differ from previous administrations and what will this mean for your business? Join the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia’s China Club for a virtual meeting on February 18, 2021 as Gary Biehn, Chairman of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, moderates a discussion with China expert Anna Ashton on the future of US-China Relations under a Biden Administration.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join Imam Kenneth Nuriddin of The Philadelphia Masjid, for a wide-ranging discussion about one of the leading mosques in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Human Bullet, 1968 Written and directed by Okamoto Kihachi This satirical look at the absurd side of World War II deals with the topic of human torpedoes and suicide missions. The unnamed protagonist is assigned to destroy an American battleship at the cost of his own life.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kevin Claiborne will take time to discuss his exhibition, Before I Died I was Invisible. In the works included in Before I Died I Was Invisible, Kevin Claiborne uses photographic and printmaking processes to address the Black experience in America today.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Middle East Center, co-sponsored by: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies Program are hosting The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians. In The Moral Triangle, Sa’ed Atshan and Katharina Galor draw on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews with Israelis, Palestinians, and Germans in Berlin to explore these asymmetric relationships in the context of official German policies, public discourse, and the private sphere.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Join PIDC as we host our partners at the Small Business Administration (SBA) in providing virtual guidance to small businesses on the latest round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Hear directly from SBA specialists, Sonia Smith and Kimberly Stout, as they offer guidance for the latest changes under the Consolidated Appropriations Act and walk you through the application.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 6:00am - 11:00pm

Celebrating ENIAC and the people who made it happen.

Once a year, the computer industry comes together across the world to celebrate this amazing machine, the ENIAC; the worlds first all electronic, programmable computer --- one of the world’s greatest engineering inventions bearing the official name of "Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer."

Philadelphia City Council Proclamation