Mesirow Luminaries Speaker Series at Kaplan Institute: Harper Reed

Harper Reed: Technologist, Futurist, and Hacker

September 20, 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Tellabs @ Kaplan Institute
3137 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616

12:30 p.m. Arrival
12:45 p.m.–1:10p.m. Presentation
1:10 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Fireside Chat with Howard Tullman
1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Q&A

  • Free for all IIT affiliated students/faculty/staff
  • $5 for non-IIT affiliated students
  • $10 for general public outside of IIT


Harper Reed is an inspired technologist who predicts and creates the future for a living. He builds big things, hacks almost everything else, juggles occasionally, and loves to tell his story. As CTO of the Obama 2012 campaign, he brought smart tech and politics together and changed the game forever. He’s a great team builder who combines people with diverse talents into transformative organizations. He believes you can have lots of fun while you’re making a real difference. And he believes that preparation helps you make your own luck and your dreams come true.