Activating Heritage Conference

Presented by the Chicago Cultural Alliance
tuesday, March 12, 2024 | UIC Campus


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


from your experience

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, community engagement, and more.   

Activating Heritage’s annual conference will take place Tuesday, March 12th, 2024.

Join us on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus for a fully in-person conference. The day’s events feature a keynote address, complimentary breakfast & lunch, plenty of networking opportunities, and a robust schedule of panels, workshops, and discussions. 





Feedback from 2023 Activating Heritage participants

“My favorite part of the conference was the variety of topics without it becoming overwhelming. I came home feeling fulfilled and not exhausted (which can sometimes be the case with conferences).”

Q: What were some of the conference highlights?

“Learning from and exchanging ideas with peers.”

“Seeing the breadth of projects and work, listening to the different projects folks are involved in.”

Activating Heritage is supported by: