When: Thursday, September 6
Rain or shine
Time: 9:30 AM–2:45 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. On our 2018 Tours, guests will gain a better understanding of urban autism, explore the wonders of the South Shore, learn about Chicago as a literacy scene, tackle the many challenges of sleep, and appreciate the renaissance of Englewood. 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
Penny Obenshain | Chair, Know Your Chicago
Message from the Dean | The University of Chicago Graham School
Tour 1—On The Autism Spectrum: Managing Life's Challenges
Julie Tracy | Founder, Urban Autism Solutions
Tour 2—South Shore: The History, Architecture, and Spirit of a Storied Neighborhood
Rolf Achilles | Independent Art Historian
Tour 3—Literacy: A Human Right
Mara Tapp | Founder and Director, Cool Classics!
Tour 4—Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (Hopefully)
Dr. Ravi Allada | Edward C. Stuntz Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience and Chair, Northwestern University
TOUR 5—Englewood Rising: Changing the Story
Laura Washington | Chicago Sun Times Columnist and Political Analyst for ABC-7
Asiaha Butler | President, Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE)
NOTE: Symposium registration is required for Tour registration until September 6 or until the Symposium sells out, whichever happens first.