Know Your Chicago

About KYC

2017 registration is open. At this time, the following has sold out:

  • KYC Symposium
  • Tour 2: Homeless in Chicago: Not by Choice (Wed, Sep 27)
  • Tour 3: Reversing a Reputation: The Chicago River (Tue, Oct 10)
  • Tour 3: Reversing a Reputation: The Chicago River (Wed, Oct 11)
  • Tour 4: They've Got Your Back: Planning for Catastrophe (Tue, Oct 24)
  • Tour 4: They've Got Your Back: Planning for Catastrophe (Tue, Oct 24)
  • Tour 5: The Business of Retail: Bricks, Clicks (Wed, Nov 1)
  • Tour 5: The Business of Retail: Bricks, Clicks (Thurs, Nov 2)
  • Weeknight Event: Gems On The Lake: Spirits, Spooks, And Spirits (Mon, Oct 16)

You may join the wait list for these tours by clicking hereor you can register for the remaining tours by clicking the button below. 

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Find out more about who we are and what we do

Know Your Chicago is an annual fall lecture and tour series designed to promote civic awareness and participation. The series begins with a daylong Symposium featuring speakers addressing the underlying issues related to that year’s tours.

Program Structure

  • One day-long Symposium (Save the date: September 6, 2017)
  • Five day-long tours, offered each fall (September-November). Each fall, the five tours cover different subject areas; symposium speakers are chosen based on the issues that will be raised during those tours.
  • New for 2017, a special evening event celebrating Spooks and Spirits!