Designing A Good Life, by Professor Nick Epley

Are you living your best life? It has something to do with your social connection. Award-winning behavioral scientist and Chicago Booth Professor Nick Epley has the answer.

Join fellow alumni for a downtown luncheon at the timeless and distinguished Union League Club of Chicago. Mingle with other alumni and create new connections, while enjoying a delicious sit-down lunch. The main event is a presentation by the acclaimed Chicago Booth Professor Nick Epley, who will walk you through his research on what it takes to design a good life. His research will cause you to change the way you think about yourself and others, giving you insights and tools that will help you design a good life for both yourself and others. This is the perfect way to wrap up a late February week in Chicago! You’ll leave with a smile on your face and several thoughts about ways to guide “designing your own good life”.

Nicholas Epley is the John T. Keller Professor of Behavior Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy in 1996 from Saint Olaf College. In 2001, he graduated from Cornell University with a PhD in psychology and then began his career as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2004.

He was named a "professor to watch" by the Financial Times, and was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association. In 2014, Epley was named as one of the "World's Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors" by Poets and Quants, and identified as one of 8 Young Business School Professors on the Rise by CNN.

Dr. Epley conducts research on mind reading--not the spooky or psychic versions but rather the everyday version in which we routinely make inferences about what others think, believe, feel, or want. People routinely misunderstand each other without knowing it. Nick Epley's research pinpoints the chronic mistakes we all make, and tests how all of us might learn how to understand each other better.

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Event Information

Cost: $60.00/per person; includes lunch.
Online registration ends Feb 20 at 11:59 pm
Event limited to 70 spaces and tickets are nonrefundable.

Union League Club of Chicago attire: Business casual. No jeans allowed. 


Friday, 02/22/19 at 12:30pm - Friday at 2:00pm | iCal


The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

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Look Who's Coming:

Julianne Voelker
Christina Rodriguez
Julian Luria
Manish Bidasaria
Scot Campbell
Carole Andrew
Fred Fischer
Heather McWilliams
William Poekel
Kyle Shishkin
Irene Burke
Paula Rogers
David Rogers, CPA
Josh Rogers
Kaitlyn Russell
Pamela Russell
Ryann Hanley
Victoria Gustafson
  Verde Associates
Natalia Medina
Ekaterina Khazin
Zachary Brown
Peter North
Sarah Ellis Cluck
  Ventas, Inc.
Alexandra Nasonova
Evelyn Rodriguez
John Dudlak
  Chicago Paper Tube & Can Co
Melissa Edmonds
Philip Aman
Katherine Puffer
Alicja Kolendo
Lisa Xia
Lisa Xia
Maureen Cherwin
  Simple Mills
Lorna Davis
Peter Stecy
Asha Nathan
Beth Kljajic
  New York Life Insurance
Tomoko Kizawa
Marjorie Poulos
Priya Emerson
Bella Chen
James Murray
Barbra Goering
Jennifer Lansing
Henry Lansing
Joy Reedy
Thomas Judge
Heidi Voelker
  Rush University Medical Center
Ashley Voelker
Nick Epley
Samia Wahab
Charmaine Owens
Amadeus Rodriguez
  University of Iowa '21
Mike Ott
Lakshmi Jampana
  Sattvy LLC
Vernon Broders
Susan Davis
... a total of 70 guests.
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Julie Voelker, MBA'87
Alumni Club of Chicago Board Director

Christina Rodriguez, AB'99
Alumni Club of Chicago Board Director