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One week in Chicago with Matter, MedCity News and Forbes

Things like this don’t happen by accident. Chicago has suddenly become a meeting point for the most important industry in America and a conversation around how the country is reinventing itself through innovation.

You can take part in it all.

This post is sponsored by the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum.

Things like this don’t happen by accident. Next week, Chicago becomes a meeting point for the most important industry in America and a conversation around how the country is reinventing itself through innovation.

You can take part in it all. The new healthcare accelerator Matter, MedCity News and Forbes have combined to offer an all-access pass to their three events. Join them all and you take part in a national innovation discussion Monday through Thursday in Chicago, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with elite healthcare systems, major pharmaceuticals companies, globally minded investors and top government leaders.

This all-access pass gets you into all three events at less than half the cost than if you had purchased separate tickets. If you’ve already bought a ticket to MedCity’s MidAmerica Healthcare Investor Forum (which includes Matter’s Midwest University Showcase) or Forbes’ Reinventing America Summit, you get a ticket to the other conference at a deeply discounted rate.

The innovation conversation begins Monday night with Matter’s Midwest showcase, a gathering of researchers and entrepreneurs from universities across the Midwest.

That is followed on Tuesday and Wednesday by MedCity’s MidAmerica conference, the only national healthcare investing conference based in the Midwest. Thirty early-stage companies from across all of healthcare’s key sectors will pitch to more than 300 attendees, who will also explore new trends in investing and key developments in areas like precision medicine. Everyone from Mayo Clinic to Qualcomm to Biogen Idec to the America Heart Association is attending.

Literally hours after MidAmerica ends, Forbes’ summit begins. The series gathers people leading the next great wave of American industrial innovation with an emphasis on transforming the Midwest, with speakers likes Steve Forbes, Steve Case and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Join all three events now. In an era where industries are colliding, coming to Chicago next week gives you a chance to make profitable connections and get unique insight that will make your business better.

[Photo from Flickr user Jonathan]

Chris Seper runs MedCityNews.com and contributes regularly to the site. He is the vice president of healthcare for Breaking Media, MedCity's corporate owners. Reach him at [email protected].

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