The CIW 5: Nadine Dobbs Is Ready to Hear about the Cure for Alzheimer’s

In The CIW 5, we ask you to tell us the five CIW events that cannot be missed. Today’s subject: CIW’s Director of Strategy & Operations Nadine Dobbs, who is eager to hear what medical breakthroughs are about to impact your doctor’s office.

1. The Talk You’d Skip Work to See

Terrorism: Behind the Headlines (Wednesday, October 14, 4 – 5:30pm)I have a background in foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East. Like anyone who has followed this closely, I am left speechless by the creation of ISIS and the destruction it has left in its wake. This will undoubtedly be one of the more illuminating conversations of the week, with a wide range of perspectives on stage.

2. The Evening Talk You Plan to Invite All of Your Friends To

Top of Their Game: Entrepreneurs & Their Startup Stories (Wednesday, October 14, 7 – 8:30pm). Why? Because you’re hearing from some of the best minds in media, fashion and business, all on one stage.

3. The Conversation You’re Anxious to Be a Part of

The Unraveling of the American Justice System (Saturday, October 17, 4  5pm). My husband was a fellow for the Wisconsin Innocence Project, where he witnessed firsthand the inequality and challenges facing our justice system. I look forward to diving into this topic with those working tirelessly on this very complex policy issue.

4. The Lab That You Can’t Wait to Explore

I’ve heard that the archives and materials at the Arts Bank are extraordinary. I know that Community Cataloging at the Arts Bank with the Rebuild Foundation & The Chicago Community Trust (Wednesday, October 14, 10am – 12pm) is not-to-be-missed.

5. The Speaker Whose Ideas Absolutely Fascinate You

Dr. Rudy Tanzi (Medical Breakthroughs, Saturday, October 17, 4  5:30pm) and his work in search of a cure for Alzheimer’s is some of the most important work of our time. Nothing terrifies me more than Alzheimer’s disease and the deterioration of one’s mind. I cannot wait to hear firsthand from one of the few scientists who has committed his career to finding a cure.

Erin Robertson is managing editor at Chicago Ideas.

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