Urban America Forward


Rigorous scholarship is at the heart of everything we do, and our city derives lasting benefits from our innovative ideas and research programs.

Our research collaborations bring our faculty and students together with expert practitioners in our adjacent communities. By working alongside civic partners who provide experience-based insights, we achieve a stronger understanding of pressing urban issues and develop pragmatic, thoughtful policies to help solve them.

As part of our commitment to fruitful research collaborations, we work to promote our results to the broadest possible audience, here in Chicago and far beyond, with the goal of achieving lasting positive impact.

The solutions we develop here in Chicago have the potential to transform the lives of people in cities around the world.

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Upcoming event
Nov 15th, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
2019 Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Conference

The ETA Group at Chicago Booth, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative are delighted to host the 6th Annual Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Conference. The Booth-Kellogg ETA Conference is an annual event that brings together search fund entrepreneurs, investors, MBA students, faculty, and other participants in the ETA ecosystem to meet one another and share insights into this rapidly-growing area. This year's conference will feature two distinct tracks: Traditional ETA and Alternative ETA.