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Diversity Summit

February 12 - 13, 2009

Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL

** Registration for the Diversity Summit is now closed. If you have any questions, please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244**

The ISACS Diversity Summit will provide strategic and practical tools for implementing ongoing diversity, multiculturalism, equity, and justice initiatives.

We invite all faculty and administrators to join us for the first ISACS Diversity Summit as we welcome all who share a commitment to diversity, equity, and justice in our schools. The Summit will provide an opportunity to learn new strategies, understand current research while considering school culture, challenges, and possible steps for advancing our work in areas of diversity, equity, and justice. Participants will be provided time to hear from leading practitioners, connect with other committed educators, celebrate successes, renew the commitments, and return to school with an informed plan for action. We hope you will join us to share the energy of this conversation.

In preparation for The Summit, participants will be provided with two articles for suggested reading which will be sent prior to The Summit.

We look forward to hearing a multitude of voices in this two-day conversation!

Topics will include:
  • Assessment of school culture and climate
  • Power
  • Privilege
  • Organizational structure
  • Development of an action plan
  • The inclusive curriculum
  • Beyond awareness and commitment to action: development of the “how to” framework
  • Resources and networking to support your work beyond The Summit

Featured Speakers/Facilitators
  • Barbara Riley
  • Tim Wise
  • Gene Batiste
  • Lalitha Shastri
  • And the members of the ISACS Equity Committee

Click here to review featured speaker bios.

The Summit will begin at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 12th and end by 3:30 pm on Friday, February 13th.

Click here to view the tentative agenda.

The Diversity Summit will take place in Chicago at the Hotel Allegro, 171 West Randolph Street. The Hotel Allegro is located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the busy theatre district in close proximity to the Art Institute and Navy Pier. It is also just minutes from Grant Park, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park and Chicago's beautiful lakefront that stretches for miles.

Click here for directions and parking information for the Hotel Allegro.

Hotel Reservations
Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. ISACS has secured special discounted room rates at the Hotel Allegro for the nights of February 11 - 13: $169/night plus tax (single or double). To make a reservation call 1-800-643-1500 and use Group Code: "ISACS Diversity Summit". Special discounted room rates have been extended and are available until Friday, January 30, 2009. Click here to use the online booking service.

Registration Fee
  • $295 Member Fee
  • $345 Non Member Fee
  • 5% discount for schools sending teams of two or more
  • Registration fee includes 2 lunches and continental breakfast on Friday.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the Summit for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund.
Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.

Member Cost: $295     Non-member Cost: $345
Registration Deadline:  February 10, 2009


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