There’s no shortage of tech and startup events in Chicago, and we like to get out and see our neighbors. Here’s where we’ve been lately and where you’ll find us in the coming weeks. Want to connect at an upcoming event? Give us a shout on Twitter.

IdeaMensch Chicago

IdeaMensch Chicago

We headed over to 1871 to hear advice from Chicago entrepreneurs at IdeaMensch. We learned a lot from the founders of Code Academy, Power2Switch and Give Forward, including these 5 startup lessons.

Techweek Chicago

Techweek Chicago 2012

We were proud to be a Strategic Partner at Techweek, with a focus on SMS marketing and content marketing. Here are 10 things we learned at Techweek 2012.

The Art of Marketing

The Art of Marketing 2012

The Chicago edition of the Art of Marketing Conference covered the changing face of marketing in 2012, with input from speakers Keith Ferrazzi, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Mitch Joel and Randi Zuckerberg. We also learned about important web analytics from Avinash Kaushik.

Juice on The Loose Chicago

Juice on the Loose: Social Media Edition

lonelybrand Digital Content Developer Katherine Leonard headed to Catalyst Ranch to discuss blogging and editorial calendar strategies.

Community Manager UNconference

Community Manager UNconference Chicago 2012

Held at Google Chicago, this UNconference was designed specifically for community managers. We covered the 10 best community management tools featured at #cmgrUN.

1871 Chicago

1871 Hard Hat Tour

1871 is a non-profit space meant to cater to the growing tech and entrepreneurial community in Chicago. We swung by Merchandise Mart in February 2012 to check out the space before the official opening. Check out our recap and photos of the 1871 Chicago hard hat tour.

Social Media Week Chicago 2011

Social Media Week Chicago 2011

We covered some of our favorite Social Media Week 2011 sessions, including social media for restaurants, Google+ for brands and social ROI.

Social Dev Camp Chicago 2011

SocialDevCamp Chicago 2011

We headed to DePaul University to check out several great sessions on the social web, including Make Mobile Work for Your Audience, Julien Smith on Facebook and Customer Service with Social Media.

Techweek Chicago 2011

Techweek Chicago 2011

Techweek 2011 featured speakers Aneesh Chopra (CTO of the United States), Pat Quinn (Governor of Illinois), Dave McClure (Founder of 500 Startups) and Craig Newmark (Founder of Craigslist).