When: Wednesday, September 6
Rain or shine
Time: 9:00 AM–3:15 PM
Where: Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Buses depart from the north curb of Adams between Clinton and Jefferson at 8:30 am; Valet available at Ida Noyes Hall for those who wish to drive
Cost: $85 (Lunch and transportation included)
Join us for a day of presentations on some of Chicago’s cultural and geographic highlights, as well as some of the most urgent social concerns of our time. The Know Your Chicago Symposium, the official beginning of the annual Tour series, brings together five prestigious speakers who address important issues related to the season’s tours. 2017 Tours include an investigation of veteran services in Chicago, the plight of the homeless, the changing geographies and cultural landscape of the Chicago River, an exploration of emergency services, and the evolution of commercial retail in the digital age. The information at the Symposium complements, but is distinct from, that presented on the Tours. Whether you’re joining us for all of the Tours, or want to attend only the Symposium, we’re sure you’ll find the talks valuable and the speakers engaging.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Gay-Young Cho, Chair, Know Your Chicago
Daniel Diermeier, Provost, The University of Chicago
Tour 1—The Journey Home: Our Veterans Return
Erica Jeffries, Director of Illinois Veterans Association; Special Message from Tammy Duckworth, United States Senator for Illinois
Tour 2—Homeless in Chicago: Not By Choice
Lisa Morrison Butler, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS).
Tour 3—Reversing a Reputation: The Chicago River
MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council
Tour 4—They’ve Got Your Back: Planning for Catastrophes
Joshua Barnes, Deputy Division Director for Recovery at US Department of Health and Human Services
Tour 5—The Business of Retail: Bricks, Clicks, Today’s New Mix
Eric T. Anderson, Hartmarx Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice, Northwestern University
NOTE: Symposium registration is required for Tour registration until September 6 or until the Symposium sells out, whichever happens first.