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Upcoming events

    • 09/22/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • GEMS Word Academy Chicago, 350 E. South Water St. (Meet in Lobby)

    Program:  GEMS World Academy Chicago is the first school in the US from international education provider GEMS Education, offering an International Baccalaureate PK-12 education in the heart of downtown Chicago, utilizing our natural, cultural, and business resources as an extension of the classroom. The innovative vertical campus from bKL Architecture has won numerous awards and is truly a "school of the future.”        

    Presenter: Delphine Lenoir, Director of Admissions, also a founding staff member.       

    Note: Coffee at 10:30 a.m., tour at 11 a.m.. $10 donation goes towards IWA philanthropic programs.  Photo ID required for security check-in.

    Directions: Information be found on flyer  


    • 09/25/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Location details to be provided upon registration.

    Program: “European Pot-Luck Lunch” 

    Description: Let's get together to embrace the beginning of the fall season over a Pot-Luck Lunch. Meet new and old friends.  Guests are encouraged to prepare a traditional European dish and to give an insight into the dish origin and ingredients used.  Please bring a beverage of your choice.

    RSVP BY 9/23/17

    • 09/28/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    German & Polish Language Joint Program

    Program (IN ENGLISH): A two-part program: Exploring the German Battleship Bismarck

    Description: First part: the history of the Bismarck, the important people involved, and its mission. Second part: Tom Ewert’s extraordinary trip in a Russian submersible to visit the Bismarck wreck.

    Presenter: Thomas Ewert, Maritime History Buff

    RSVP by 9/22/17

    NOTE: time change,  date change for the Polish program. Husbands and male friends are welcome. Please bring a wine and other refreshments. Limited to 35.

    • 10/02/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Play:The Audience (Queen Elizabeth 11 and her Presidents)

    Playwright: Peter Morgan

    Theatre: TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago

    Presenter: Doreen Feitelberg

    Note: Starting time: 10:30 a.m. sharp. See the play before the meeting. Previews begin August 16.

    • 10/05/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Film: “Brooklyn” (to be discussed) 

    Description: Director John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby. The movie feels like a result of a child or grandchild's inquiry into the lives of a previous generation. How did Mom and Dad meet? It is quite a tale strung together by chance, choice and perhaps a touch of grace. The movie was nominated for a number of awards, including Best Picture, and Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) in 2015.  It is about a young girl from Ireland who leaves home to escape the narrowness and limited opportunities of her hometown and what she encounters in Brooklyn.

    Leader:  Judith Cooper

    RSVP BY 10/3/17


    • 10/06/2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Gold Coast
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    International Gourmet Program Presents

    “Olé! Viva España!”

    Friday, October 6, 2017, Noon

    Host: IWA Member in Gold Coast

    $40 per person; $30 for cooks

    Contact Jill, 773-870-1012, jill.brennan1@rcn.com if you would like to be a cook and contribute a dish. 

    Space is limited.  Limited to 50 persons.  

    “Exploring the Regional

    Cuisines of Mexico”

    Friday, November 7, at Noon
    Host:  Jane Radvan
              50 East Chestnut St., #2201, Chicago

    $40 per person ($30 for cooks)
    Contact Jane Dunne if you wish to contribute

     a dish. Phone:  773-327-9171.  

    Limited to 40 persons.

    Parking next to the Sofitel, on Chestnut and State and on Rush, just north of Delaware.

    To register for this event, contact the IWA office,  www.iwachicago.org

    or call 312-263-1421.
    • 10/09/2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    • 10/10/2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: Our Members and the Woman Extraordinaire “How Do You Do” campaign showcases our stories and cultural exchange. Come listen to some wonderful stories as members share their interesting experiences from around the globe.  

    Presenter: Margaret MacDougallFrancine Pappadis Friedman, Barbara Calabrese, Jill Brennan, Margot Greer, Ilina Rosoklija and Sally Park

    Note: RSVP by 10/5/17

    5:30 P.M. Social Time,  6:00 P.M. Presentation

    • 10/10/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago

    Program (IN ENGLISH): Power of Identity: What does "home" mean for immigrants and their children?

    Description: In honor of the Polish Heritage Month, the award-winning authors will discuss underreported chapter in Polish history.


    Presenters:  Wesley Adamczyk, Donna Urbikas, Barbara Rylko-Bauer- Authors; discussion moderated by Greg Archer.

    Note: Date and time change. Donation $5. Light refreshments will be served.

    • 10/11/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: Nina’s Best Exotic India Memories

    Description: IWA member Nina Lascelles will tell us about the personal growth she experienced in her regimen of studying yoga in India, hiking the Himalayas, visiting the orphanage for children of leper mothers, the Beatles’ ashram, the wonderful people of Rishikesh and many other memories.  She will lead us in some simple yoga postures and a few minutes of guided meditation.

    • 10/11/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago


    Program: Film Screening Presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema

    Directed by award-winning Hong Kong director Ann Hui, OUR TIME WILL COME vividly brings 1940s Hong Kong back to life and portrays a chapter in the history of Hong Kong’s wartime era that has never been told in film before. 

    Guest Speaker: New York- based film critic, Simon Abrams, from rogerebert.com

    Moderator: Asian Pop-Up Cinema in-house lecturer, Ron Falzone, an associate professor from the Columbia College of Chicago. 

    RSVP Required by Oct. 10

    $15 General Admission (includes post-screening Q&A)

    Please register here on the IWA website, and then proceed to purchase your tickets at the following link:


    • 10/12/2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor

    Program:  Join us for a Guided Tour of the new American Writers Museum.  The museum offers many interesting and interactive experiences for visitors. 

    Leader and Tour Guide: Francine Pappadis Friedman, IWA Member 

    RSVP BY 10/9/17

    NOTE:  Special group rate of $9 per person/$6 for seniors (to be paid at the Museum).  Please let us know if you are a senior when making your reservation. TOUR WILL BEGIN AT 10:30 AM.  Please plan on arriving by 10:15 am.  If you would like, please join us for lunch at the Tavern in the Park, 130 E. Randolph, Chicago, after the tour.

    • 10/13/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702, Chicago
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    Program:  Noah's Pudding. 

    Description: Please join the Turkish Program's Ashure Party to celebrate one of Turkey's historic and famous dishes.  Learn about the history, preparation and taste of this delicacy -- Ashure or Noah's Pudding (yes, the Biblical Noah!).

    Presenters: Muge Karvunidis and Pelin Taser

    RSVP by 10/09/17

    • 10/19/2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702

    • 10/20/2017
    • 10:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Book:  Hero of the Empire

    Author: Candace Millard

    Leader: Lois Hass

    • 10/24/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Program: Let's Roll the Korean Way!!

    Description: This evening will be filled with fun and the opportunity to learn how to make Korean Gimbop (similar to maki) and Japchea (noodles with vegetables.) Asian Culture Co-Chair,  Aelee Han will bring all of the ingredients and demonstrate/teach how to roll your own.  We will have the opportunity to taste 3 different kinds of Gimbop including a Kimchi version and Japchea. Please come with your favorite drinks (BYOD) and be ready to taste a few Korean all time favorites. If you are feeling ambitious, you are welcome to bring your favorite Asian dish to share. It's The Way We Roll!!

    RSVP BY 10/16/17


    • 10/26/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Details to be provided upon registration.

    Program (IN GERMAN): Neue Ideen,  Neue Programme

    RSVP by 10/20/17

    • 10/27/2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., Chicago

    October Spotlight Program (In English)

    Description: Insider Chicago and the French CLA invite you to a guided visit of the Affichomania exhibition, the passion for French Posters during the Belle Epoque at the Driehaus Museum - 40 E. Erie St. 

    RSVP by October 23rd, 2017

    Your $27.50 contribution will support IWA’s philanthropic program at Swift School and pays for the cost of the visit.

    • 10/31/2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago

    Program (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH): Visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art. 

    Special exhibit for the Day of the Dead and view of the wonderful art displays of Latin artists. 

    Optional Lunch at Taqueria Los Comales, 1444 W. 18th St. at 11 a.m.

    11 a.m. Lunch, 1:30 p.m. Museum.


    • 11/07/2017
    • 11:30 AM (CST)
    • Drake Hotel Chicago, 140 E Walton Place, Chicago


    The Woman Extraordinaire Award Program and Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at the 

    Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago

    11 a.m. VIP Lounge with the Honoree (By invitation only)

    11:30 a.m. General Reception

    12 p.m. Luncheon and Program

    1:30 p.m. Adjournment 

    For Sponsorship Information and Form CLICK HERE

    To Buy Raffle Tickets, CLICK HERE

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a DONATION to support the mission of IWA, CLICK HERE

    All donations will be communicated to Ms. Jung. 

    Thank you for your support.  

    To learn more about IWA Award Events, CLICK HERE



    • 11/07/2017
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Drake Hotel


    Chances are $25 each or 5 for $100

    Stay tuned for a list of our fabulous prizes! 

    To Purchase EVENT Tickets or Become a Sponsor 


    For Sponsorship Information and Form CLICK HERE

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a DONATION, to support the mission of IWA, CLICK HERE

    All donations will be communicated to Ms. Jung. 

    Thank you for your support.  

    To learn more about IWA Award Events, CLICK HERE




    • 11/07/2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Drake Hotel

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a DONATION, to support the mission of IWA, please see the column on the left.

    All donations will be communicated to Ms.  Jung.  

    Thank you for your support.   

    To Purchase Tickets or Become a Sponsor,  CLICK HERE

    For Sponsorship Information and Form CLICK HERE

    To Buy Raffle Tickets, CLICK HERE

    To learn more about IWA Award Events, CLICK HERE

Past events

09/21/2017 Bridge
09/20/2017 Arabic Culture: "The Two Million"
09/18/2017 Spanish Language: "How Do You Do?"
09/15/2017 Literature: "The Infatuations" by Javier Marias
09/14/2017 Hellenic Culture: "Thinking About Women and Gender in Athenian Drama"
09/12/2017 Modern Professionals: "The Body Message"
09/11/2017 Beginner Bridge
09/08/2017 Turkish Culture: Picturesque Istanbul
09/07/2017 Asian Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "A World Without Theives"
09/05/2017 French Language: Bring a Bibelot
08/19/2017 Literature: Potluck Dinner Meeting
08/17/2017 European Culture: Saints & Heroes, Art of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
08/07/2017 Performing Arts: "Ah, Wilderness"
08/02/2017 A 95th Birthday Celebration for IWA Founder, Doe Thornburg
07/27/2017 Asian Culture: Annual Dinner Celebration
07/23/2017 The International Gourmet Program “A South African Braaivleis” (Barbecue)
07/21/2017 Literature: "LaRose" by Louise Erdrich
07/20/2017 European Culture: Post-Gala Lawn Party at Ravinia
07/11/2017 Modern Professional & Pre-Wex Program
06/27/2017 Asian Culture: Yearly Planning Breakfast
06/22/2017 German Language: The German Harmonica & African-American Blues Culture
06/21/2017 European Culture: Classical Music at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
06/19/2017 Spanish Language: Planning Meeting
06/16/2017 Literature: "Citizens of London" by Lynn Olson
06/14/2017 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
06/13/2017 Modern Professionals: Women in Architecture (CANCELLED)
06/10/2017 Polish & Spanish Joint Program
06/09/2017 Turkish Culture: Live Classical Music & Raki Night
06/07/2017 IWA Woman Extraordinaire "Getting to Know You" Evening Event at Frontier
06/06/2017 French Language: Dinner at Chez Moi
06/05/2017 Performing Arts: "Great Expectations"
06/01/2017 Film Discussion: "Trumbo"
05/30/2017 Poetry, General Reading and Writing Salon
05/23/2017 Asian Culture: Private Tour of Ai Weiwei's Photo Activism
05/22/2017 European Culture: "My Life as a Diplomat"
05/20/2017 Insider Chicago, Goose Island Brewery Tour
05/19/2017 Literature: The Mersault Investigation
05/18/2017 German Language: May Program
05/17/2017 Arabic Culture & Film Discussion Joint Program: "The Square"
05/12/2017 Turkish Culture: Post-Gala Program on Language
05/10/2017 English Speaking World - Oldest World Cuisines
05/09/2017 Modern Professionals: Career Mobility
05/06/2017 Polish Language: Polish Constitution Day Parade
05/05/2017 TICKETS TO THE Gala ~ Suomi Finland 100 ~ Celebrating Together
05/02/2017 French Language: Café Conversation (in French)
05/01/2017 Performing Arts: "Linda Vista"
04/19/2017 Pre-Gala Event, A Finnish high-tech success story: SWAP.COM
04/12/2017 English Speaking World - Literacy Chicago
04/11/2017 Modern Professionals - Creative Power of Women
04/07/2017 IWA Name Badge Spring Sale
03/27/2017 IWA Briefings: Lurie Children's Hospital
03/14/2017 Modern Professional - Int'l Parental Child Abduction
03/10/2017 Turkish Interest - Handmade Turkish Jewelry
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Celebration
03/08/2017 International Women’s Day Raffle
02/25/2017 Pre-Gala Program: Lapland to Helsinki, Finland
01/11/2017 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Winter Luncheon from Normandy"
12/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Winter Sale
12/07/2016 2016 IWA Annual Holiday Party
11/29/2016 Insider Chicago “Working in America Exhibit” Private Tour and interactive discussion
10/25/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/25/2016 TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP for the 2016 Woman Extraordinaire Event Honoring Vicki Escarra
10/07/2016 Spotlight Program, “The New Science of Cancer” at Northwestern Hospital
10/01/2016 Pop-Up Program ArtPrize International Art Festival
09/28/2016 Open House Celebration at Our New Office and Volunteer Fair!
08/28/2016 The International Gourmet Program invites you to the Annual IWA Summer Picnic
06/15/2016 IWA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
05/13/2016 RAFFLE TICKETS for IWA Gala 2016, "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 Sponsorship Opportunities, IWA Gala 2016 "Celebrating Germany"
05/13/2016 TICKETS TO THE IWA Annual Gala "Celebrating Germany"
04/08/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event II
04/06/2016 The IWA International Gourmet Group presents: "A Celebration of the New Season, AN EARLY SPRING PASTICHE"
03/31/2016 Insider Chicago, "Dressing Downton!"
03/08/2016 International Women’s Day Celebration at Intercontinental Chicago
02/05/2016 Insider Chicago, "IWA visits SAIC!” IWA MPG and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
01/25/2016 IWA New Year Open House...Goodbye Suite 1800...Hello 2016!
01/15/2016 IWA Name Badge Sale Event
08/09/2015 2015 Gourmet Picnic
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