The past several years has demonstrated the need for people to understand economics. The newly formed Junior Economic Club has taken the initiative to facilitate economic discussions among some of Chicago’s future leaders. The organization is approaching the learning of economic concepts in a very innovative and effective manner.
— William Strauss, Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve of Chicago

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Successful Economic Forums since 2014

The highlight of the JEC is our quarterly economic forums, and attendance is central to membership. At this exclusive event, our members come together from across Chicago to listen to keynote speakers in the fields of entrepreneurship, business, and finance. The goal of each forum is to inspire these high school leaders to launch their own world-changing initiatives, open their minds to new economic issues by facilitating discussions, as well as encourage them to forge deeper connections with like-minded peers and illustrious adult attendees.

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Note: To maintain membership in the Club, members are required to attend 2 out of 3 forums each year. Forums are on Friday nights. Each attendee may bring a plus one to Autumn Forums, but Winter and Spring forums are closed to JEC members only. Dress code is business formal. Typical format is speaker presentations, panelist discussions, and Q&A, interspersed with networking sessions and dinner.

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