Making Elections Count - Public Policy Futures

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

January 19, 2015: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

CEO of independent, non-partisan, state-based policy think tank favoring free markets offers perspective on politics at all levels of government and how business can help.


Rev3 Innovation Center, NIU-Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, Illinois

Event Details

Recent elections have ushered in noteworthy changes of political leadership, but how may those ultimately be translated into sensible policies? How may business priorities in particular be addressed? And what are appropriate ways for the business community to engage with public decision-making?

Our speaker is the award winning leader of the Illinois Policy Institute. He has been described as an "entrepreneur of political activism" instrumental in establishing multiple organizations to enhance the economic competitiveness of Illinois. His views on innovative public policy reforms advancing fundamental economic rights are widely circulated over major print, broadcast and social media channels.


Booth alumni and faculty and Entrepreneurial Roundtable members: $15 until January 14, then $5 more.


General public:  $20 until January 14, then $5 more.


Register Online

• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.

Deadline: 1/19/2015


6:15 PM-7:00 PM: Networking with light refreshments

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

John Tillman (Speaker)
CEO, Illinois Policy Institute

John in 2007 refocused the Illinois Policy Institute on economic liberty, promoting transparency in public spending and school choice. He also leads Think Freely Media, which follows service directing two other free market oriented organizations, the Sam Adams Alliance and Americans for Limited Government. He serves on the boards of the National Taxpayers Union and America's Future Foundation. He earned his bachelor's degree in marketing at Wayne State University.


Greg Gocek, '85