The Stories We Tell

Presented by the Chicago Cultural Alliance
Mar 21-25, 2022


What is Activating Heritage?

Activating Heritage is the Alliance’s annual professional development conference for cultural heritage and non-profit professionals. The conference connects our Core Members and other arts & culture workers from across the Chicago region with capacity-building presentations, panels, and workshops.

What to


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The Activating Heritage conference invites experts in a variety of fields to engage with topics that will promote resilience in the cultural heritage sector and enhance attendees’ knowledge, capacity, and skills.

Session areas will include collections, fundraising, accessibility, community engagement, and more.   

Activating Heritage’s annual conference will take place Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25.

The Plenary Session and Networking Brunch on March 21 will take place in-person. All sessions and workshops March 22-25 will be held virtually.

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When we share our stories, we are reminded of the humanity in each other. When we take the time to understand each other’s stories, we become more forgiving, more empathetic, and more inclusive.

Michelle Obama

Activating Heritage is supported by:

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