About Activating Heritage 2023
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 meaningful, hands-on, capacity-building experiences facilitated by a host of scholars and leaders in the field, through dynamic presentations, panels, and workshops. We enthusiastically encourage participation from members of the community as well. The conference will also be of interest to students (both undergraduate and graduate), historians, and anyone else interested in learning more about community engagements with culture.
who can attend the conference?
Anyone who works in museums, arts, culture, heritage or non-profit professions may find benefit from the sessions of the conference and from connecting with each other and the Members of the Chicago Cultural Alliance. We enthusiastically encourage participation from members of the community as well. The conference will also be of interest to students (both undergraduate and graduate), historians, and anyone else interested in learning more about community engagements with culture.
how much does it cost to attend?
General Admission: $55.00
Pricing for non-members.
Staff, board, and volunteers from our Member organizations.
Student (non-UIC): $35
Students from undergraduate or graduate programs.
UIC Students/Staff: FREE
Must show ID at registration.
Registration includes access to every session of the conference.
is the conference virtual or in-person?
Our 2023 conference is returning to a fully in-person format. We will be holding the conference at UIC’s Student Center East (750 S Halsted St., Chicago IL, 60607).
HOW DO I GET THERE?
The conference is being held at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in their Student Center East (SCE) which is located at 750 S. Halsted St.
By public transit: The SCE is located right on the #8 Halsted bus line, and is a convenient 5-minute walk south from the UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop.
By car: The SCE is located at the intersection of S Halsted St and W Harrison St, right off of the I-290 and I-90 interstate highways.
There are several parking locations available on UIC’s campus including one located right across the street from the SCE on Halsted. Further details on UIC parking facilities can be found here.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE
The Chicago Cultural Alliance’s mission is to connect, promote, and support centers of cultural heritage for a more inclusive Chicago.
We are an active consortium of over 40 cultural heritage museums, centers, and historical societies that span 30 neighborhoods and 9 suburbs in the Chicago area and represent over 30 different cultures from around the world.
Our vision is a city where all communities have a voice, and cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration are an integral part of Chicago’s civic fabric.