Member and Partner Events

The Chicago Quantum Exchange organizes events throughout the year to promote academic collaboration and information exchange across the quantum information science community. These events enable researchers and students at our member and partner institutions to learn from one another and to hear from some of the most prominent quantum researchers around the globe.

If you are a CQE member or corporate partner and would like to access these events, contact For information on previous events, visit the CQE calendar.

*Due to COVID-19, all CQE Seminars will be held virtually until otherwise noted.

Member and Partner Workshops

The CQE regularly hosts workshops dedicated to bringing together leading experts in emerging fields of quantum information science and engineering to discuss interesting and exciting emerging technologies, challenges and opportunities. These workshops are often interactive with substantive discussions and exploration of collaborations.

CQE Seminar Series

The CQE Seminar Series consists of 60-minute presentations by thought leaders and prominent researchers from across the world. The series, which rotates among CQE member universities and national laboratories, invites these individuals to present the latest research and findings to CQE members and corporate partners. Participation from CQE members and partners is encouraged.

CQE Research Briefings
CQE Research Briefings are 30-minute webinars meant to quickly communicate new science to the CQE member and partner community and open up opportunities for future collaboration. Briefings include a short synthesis of an upcoming or recent publication by a CQE scientist, discussion of potential future directions and a Q&A with the audience. Virtual participation is invited from across the CQE member and partner communities to brainstorm future academic/national lab/industry collaborations.


07/08/2021 –

2021 Summer Workshop Series  

CQE, HQAN, Q-NEXT community members and partners are invited to join a virtual Summer Workshop Series on different perspectives in quantum technology commercialization and career pathways.   

  • July 8, 2021: Introduction to Technology Commercialization 
  • July 22, 2021: Perspectives on Quantum Technology Commercialization 
  • August 19, 2021: Career Pathways for Quantum Scientists 

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05/17/2021 –

Pulse-level Quantum Control Workshop 

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CQE Seminar: Rodney Zemmel and Ivan Ostojic, McKinsey & Company

Title: Business Implications of Quantum Computing 

Quantum Computing has tremendous opportunity to transform business, from telecoms to energy to healthcare to transportation, finance and beyond.  The level of uncertainty is very high though.  Which industries will see impact first?  What applications are best suited to Quantum approaches?  What will it take to make these opportunities a reality, and what are the milestones along the way? 

Ivan and Rodney will share the findings from work that they, and their colleagues at McKinsey Digital have conducted to begin to understand these uncertainties and to develop an initial roadmap for businesses looking to participate in Quantum opportunities.  They welcome the feedback of the CQE community. 

04/19/2021 –

CQE Member and Partner Workshop 

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Quantum Feature Maps for the NISQ Era Workshop 

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Gaining a Quantum Edge in Finance Workshop


From Active Qubit Reset to Quantum Error Correction: ground-breaking quantum computing experiments revisited using new control paradigm and a standard programming language 

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