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Lightning Strikes: A Novel About Nikola Tesla

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The Union League Club of Chicago and Chicago Engineers’ Foundation invite guests to a discussion for the book “Lightning Strikes” with author John Wasik.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Union League Club of Chicago

65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago

$35 per Guest

The Author… John Wasik
He’s spoken at colleges and major venues across North America, including Wall Street (Museum of American Finance), LSU Center for Energy Studies, University of Chicago, University of North Carolina, Northwestern University, College of Lake County, SMU and libraries across Chicagoland.

The Book… “Lightning Strikes”
Using the great inventor Nikola Tesla’s vision and work as a lens, in “Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla,” Wasik shows audiences how they can conceptualize, create and collaborate to innovate. These lessons are essential to survival in an automation economy.

About Nikola Tesla

A hundred years before Elon Musk sent a Tesla car into outer space and then took the electric-vehicle company and its stock on a roller-coaster ride, that name was made famous for a time by another larger-than-life tech visionary—Nikola Tesla himself, arguably his era’s greatest inventor and most ill-fated entrepreneur.

The Event

Registration and book signing begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and the program at noon. The price per person is $35 inclusive and if you or your guests have any dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian, food allergies, and gluten free) please contact Club Services at 800-443-0578 or email Clubservices and let them know. Book for signing will be available for purchase on-site from The Book Stall.


The Union League Club of Chicago maintains a business casual dress code.  Denim and athletic wear are not approved attire at this venue.