ASN Annual Conference | Oct 26 - 29, 2021 | Chicago, IL

 

schedule  |  presenters  |  chicago  |  host  |  sponsors  |  partner  |  hotel & logistics  | register 

 


2020 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Charting the Unknown & Paving the Way: The Arts Lead

Setting new standards in a time of uncertainty and unrest

Chicago, IL, October 26 – 29, 2021


Tuesday, October 26

9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Registration
Location: Columbia College, Student Center, Lobby, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

9:15 am - 10:30 am, Light Breakfast
provided by Columbia College
Location: Columbia College, Student Center, Lobby, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

10:00 am  - 10:45 am,  Opening Ceremony
ASN Managing Director and ASN President, Student Performance, Networking by Educational Level, and Lunch
Location: Columbia Student Center Event Space A & B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm, School Level Meeting Discussions & Networking Opportunity
Join a focused discussion with ASN members who share the same education level of assignment. Discussions are led by ASN Board Members. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the thorns and roses that happen in other parts of the country and what are hot button issues for your school type.  This is a great opportunity to learn and interact with members who are employed at the same education level that you serve. The perfect NETWORKING opportunity!

 

Room

School Type

Columbia Student Center

 Event Space A

High School

Columbia Student Center

 Event Space B

Middle School

Columbia Student Center

Room 314

Elementary School/K-8

Columbia Student Center

Room 429

College/University

 

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Workshops (You Choose!)

Workshop #1:  Orchestrating Change: A film screening and discussion with filmmakers, conductor of the ME2 Orchestra, and Manager of the ME2 Orchestra

Orchestrating Change is a documentary film that tells the inspiring story of the Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people with mental illness and those who support them.  Co-founded by Ronald Braunstein, once a world-renowned conductor whose career was shattered when his own diagnosis of bipolar disorder was made public, the mission of the orchestra is to erase stigma one exhilarating concert at a time.  As they rehearse, perform, and prepare for a major contact, these extraordinary musicians have no idea how much the orchestra will change their lives in poignant and powerful ways. Following the film screening a conversation with the filmmakers, the orchestra conductor, and a musician from the orchestra will take place.    Location:  VenueSix10, Theater, 2nd Floor, 610 S. Michigan Ave

 

Workshop #2:  What (and who) Now?: Identity, Mission, and Values
As we move beyond the disruptions of the last year, educational leaders find themselves at an unprecedented watershed moment. Established processes have been not only disrupted but also reshaped, while long-held practices emerge revised—and, in many cases, truly revitalized. In schools across the country, teachers and administrators are questioning how things have always been done with a newfound and decidedly healthy skepticism.
This spirit of brave interrogation and bold experimentation also has schools asking profound questions about communications, marketing, and branding processes. How can unwavering, foundational values and missions translate into messaging fit for the new normal? And how can art schools, in particular, articulate their relevance—and necessity—in the rapidly changing educational landscape?
Join Shelly Peters, principal of CRANE | Atlanta to dig into why this is the most opportune moment in a generation for schools seeking to put everything—including the framing of their core value proposition—on the table for reconsideration and renewal. In this workshop, you’ll engage in discussion and exercises to set the groundwork for sessions you can facilitate with your leadership team in order to think big and craft your institution’s compelling story.
Location:  Columbia Conaway Center, 1st Floor, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

  

Workshop #3:  Beyond the Screen: Leveraging Digital Portfolios for Life After High School

Presented by Heather Mc Cowen, Director of Programs, Chicago Arts High School Foundation, Susan Newman, Chief Education Officer/Professor, School2Life/Columbia College Chicago

The Covid Pandemic amplified trends in college admissions, namely the use of the online digital portfolio. While the ability to create and share digital work has never been easier, our students need to really understand their own brand and story if they are to present themselves authentically and as their best selves.

In October 2020, the Chicago HS for the Arts presented a week-long event connecting 135 colleges with their 300 juniors and seniors. This event, Connections Week, used the school2life gallery as a way for students to present themselves in a professional, safe and organized manner.

This workshop will take participants through the whole school2life process, showing how to present an authentic story that can help connect all students to their next step. While this platform is very well suited to the arts, all students, regardless of their intended post-secondary path can benefit. The ability to show growth and improvement also leads to significant mental health benefits for the students. Additionally, giving students the ability for positive self-assessment lays the foundation for high school success.

Presenters Newman and Mc Cowen will share the process, lessons learned from presenting a week-long digital Connections Week, and how the platform and process can help your school's students get set up for long-term success.

Location:  Roosevelt University Building, Sullivan Room 220, 425 S. Wabash Ave.


12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Cultural Tours

Cultural Tour  #1- Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Cultural Tour  #2- Chicago Cultural Center - 73 E. Washington St.

 

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm - ASN New Member Afternoon Tea and ASN 101
Is this your first ASN conference?  Are you curious about what ASN has to offer?  Want to learn more about the ASN membership benefits and how our network can help you?  Join us for this special afternoon hangout where you can meet our team, chat with our ASN board and hear from other members about how their ASN membership has been beneficial personally and institutionally.

Location: Columbia Student Center, Room 314, 754 Wabash Ave.

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, ASN Awards Ceremony
Join us in celebrating and honoring the 2020 and 2021 Arts Schools Network Award winners and Exemplary Schools.

Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space A & B- 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, OPENING RECEPTION and the PETER SOUZA EXHIBIT “PORTRAIT OF A PRESIDENT”
Sponsored and hosted by Columbia College Chicago
“Obama: An Intimate Portrait.“- An Exhibit
ASN is honored to have the opportunity to share with our conference attendees the photography exhibition of Pete Souza, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait”.  Thanks to the gracious support of Columbia College Chicago ASN is able to share this exhibit with our conference participants. The original exhibition was created for the New Bedford Museum and has been shown in three additional locations across the United States. We are honored to have the opportunity to share these photographs.

Location: Columbia 618 Building, 2nd Floor Lounge, 618 S Michigan Ave


 Wednesday, October 27

 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Registration
Location: Columbia College, Student Center, Lobby, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

8:00 am - 9:00 am, Light Breakfast
Provided by Columbia College
Location: Columbia College, Student Center, Lobby, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

8:45 am - 10:00 am, Conference Opening and Featured Keynote

 

8:45 am – 8:50 am, Welcome & Introduction of ASN Founders 
Location: Columbia Student Center - Event Space A & B- 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

8:50 am – 9:00 am, Introduction of Peter Souza 

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am, Virtual Keynote Address: Peter Souza
The Importance of Speaking Out
Pete Souza is one of the most accomplished photographers in America. His background includes experience as a photojournalist; he also has the distinction of having served as a White House photographer for two presidents: Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. After leaving the White House in 2017, he stepped out from behind the camera and posted archive images and commentary on Instagram to highlight the differences in style – and policy – between President Obama and then President Trump.  Pete will discuss the obligation to speak out when you see something wrong and will share with our audience why this is so important in our current climate. As educators, it is important to instill this call to action for our students, and as leaders to instill this call to action for all.
Location  Columbia Student Center, Event Space A&B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

11:00 am - 3:30 pm, Exhibitor Booths Open
Location: Columbia Student Center, 5th-floor Reception Area, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

10:15 am – 12:30 pm, Workshop, The Columbia College Initiative on Anti-Racism
Location: Columbia Conaway Center- 1st Floor, 1104 S. Wabash

  

10:15 am - 11:15 am, 60-Minute General Sessions

Room

Session Title

Presenter

Pathway

Columbia Student Center

Room 244

Arts in the 21st Century (COVID and All)

 

Scott Malbaurn, Director of the Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon Center for the Arts

 

 

Leadership

Columbia Student Center

Room 314

Supporting Students Post-pandemic

Eric Morris, Dean of Students, Chicago High School for the Arts

Mindfulness

Columbia Student Center

Room 329 

Evanston Seen, Through Our Lenses

Jamie Querciagrossa, Drama Teacher & Randi Vega, Visual

Arts Teacher, , Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary And Fine Arts School

Student Experience

Columbia Student Center

Room 429 

Training and Developing the Student Arts Advocate

Anna Dunn, Ballet Mistress/Community Arts Liaison, DeKalb School of the Arts

 

 

Student Experience

VenueSIX10

Theater- 2nd Floor

TikTok: Exploration & Activation

 

Thomas Schultheis, Teaching Artist, MTC

Innovative New Practices

VenueSIX10

Room 711A

Assessing Career Possibility/Risk with First-Generation Arts Students

Thomas Kernan, Associate Professor of Music History & Honors BMA Program Head, Roosevelt University

 

DEI

VenueSIX10

Room 711B

Do Rad Things- An Unlikely Educator

 

Mark Rivard,

Artist/Owner/Creator,

Rivard Art LLC.

 

 

Innovative New Practices

VenueSIX10

Room 711C

Body + Breath + Sound = Calm

 

Terri Lewis,

Chair, Theatre Department,

The Fine Arts Center- Greenville, SC

 

Mindfulness

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm, The Solving Space (Part I)
Today’s Issues with tomorrow’s solutions. Join colleagues in an innovative discussion in solving themes, challenges, and trends identified by ASN members.  
Location: Roosevelt University Building, Room 220 Sullivan Room, 425 S. Wabash Ave.

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm, 60-Minute General Sessions 

Room

Session Title

Presenter

Pathway

Columbia Student Center

Room 244

An Introduction to the new ASN Leadership Program

Diane Makas- ASN 3rd Vice President/Jeff Poulin-

Managing Director, Creative Generation

Leadership

Columbia Student Center

Room 314

Mindfulness and Wellness in a K-8 Urban School

Dawes Elementary School Staff

Innovative Practices- Elementary/MS

 

Columbia Student Center

Room 329

Art Moves

 

Gina Buntz,

Director of Dance, Greenville, SC

 

The Student Experience

 

Columbia
Student Center

Room 429

Drag Queen Story Time: Spill the Tea with Shirley

 

Stuart Sanks,

3rd Grade teacher,

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

DEI

VenueSIX10

Room 711A

Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Auditions

Bill Fennelly, Associate Professor,

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Crexel University

DEI

VenueSIX10

Room 711B

Teaching Theatre When You Can't (Dungeons & Dragons edition)

Samuel Fisher,

Theatre Teacher,

LaVilla School of the Arts

Innovative New Practices

VenueSIX10

Room 711C

It Takes a Team: Bringing Sustainability to your Arts School

 

Emily Umbarger,

Director of Sustainability, Instructor of Agricultural Science,

Interlochen Arts Academy

Innovative New Practices

 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Lunch (on your own)

 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Workshops 
Workshop #1:  Best of Both Worlds: Supporting both core and arts learning in the integration process
Presented by Jennifer Katona, President, 3 Looms Creative Education Consulting & Jenna Masone/Principal, Norwalk Public Schools
Time is of the essence for building a cohesive and productive arts integration program and all stakeholders must have a voice to optimize the lessons.  Core content teachers need time to discuss and collaborate, artists need their time to plan and brainstorm as well, and ultimately the two groups have to come together to smooth out the ideas and come up with the ultimate learning experience for the students.  In this way, artists will learn the skills required to support content teachers in the arts integration process and everyone can be on the same page in regards to content.  How this process is built over time is the subject of this important session.  Participants will be provided with practical examples, models, planning protocols, and resources in order to implement integrated programs that benefit all learners and instructors in your school building. 
Location: Columbia Conaway Center, 1st Floor, 1104 S Wabash Ave.

 

Workshop #2:  Arts & Special Education: A Deep Dive into the Field of Practice
Presented by Rhoda Bernard, Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs
The intersecting field of arts and special education is an essential part of the work of every arts school. As practitioners committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must approach our work through a disability justice lens to realize the goal of equitable access to arts education for every student. This workshop will dive deep into the theory and practice which underpins the intersecting fields. Showcasing new publications from the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, and the expertise of master arts educators in the special education field, attendees will gain new insights and practical tools for their schools and classrooms.
Location: Roosevelt University Building, Room 220 Sullivan Room, 425 S. Wabash Ave.

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Student Panel
Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space-A, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Alumni Panel 
Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space-B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm, 60-Minute General Sessions

Room

Session Title

Presenter

Pathway

Columbia Student Center

Room 244

 

Spirituals, Gospel, and More

 

Markiese Russell, Assistant Principal, The Chicago Academy of the Arts

DEI

Columbia Student Center

Room 314

Leveraging Community Organizations in Promoting the Arts

 

Urban Gateways Student Leaders and Eric Delli Bovi- Executive Director, Urban Gateways Chicago

 

Leadership

Columbia Student Center

Room 329

Social-Emotional Practices in an Arts Elementary Program

Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy Elementary School Staff

Mindfulness

 

 

 

VenueSIX10

Theater- 2nd Floor

Live Podcast Recording: Why Change? The Podcast for a Creative Generation

 

Jeff Poulin, Managing Director, Creative Generation

 

 

 

Leadership

VenueSIX10

Room 711A

The Fresh Connect: Creating Community Through a Virtual Experience

 

Shannon Bourne, Part-Time Faculty / Director of Student Activities, Columbia College Chicago

 

Innovative New Practices

VenueSIX10

Room 711B

A Creative Way to Grade

 

Phillip Alvy, Executive Director, Arts Integrated

 

 

 

Innovative New Practices

VenueSIX10

Room 711C

Stage Culinary - This is NOT your mom's Home EC.

 

Mark Rivard, Founder/Creator, 

Stage Culinary

 

 

Student Experience

 

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, ASN 40th Anniversary Celebration Reception
Sponsored and hosted by ASN
Join us in celebrating 40 years of Arts Schools Network. Drinks and appetizers provided.
Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space A & B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

Thursday, October 28

 

8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Registration
Location: Columbia College, Student Center, Lobby, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am, Light Breakfast
Provided by Columbia College
Location: Columbia College, Student Center, Lobby, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

9:00 am - 9:30 am, Welcome & Student Performance
Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space A & B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

9:30 am - 10:15 am, Keynote Address by Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, President & CEO, Columbia College
Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space A & B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

10:15 am - 10:30 am, 2022 Conference Announcement: Las Vegas
Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space A & B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

10:45 am - 12:30 pm, Workshop: Addressing Trauma to Inspire Impactful Creativity
Presented by Edwin Young, E3 Motivates
This workshop introduces participants to the fundamentals of cross-cultural communication helping them improve their own intercultural communication skills. Participants are given an opportunity to explore fundamental diversity concepts and develop an understanding of why differences should be valued. Learners will examine how to channel emotions and use them as fuel for creativity.
This workshop will provide attendees with the tools to:
  • Analyze self and identify the trauma within.
  • Gain understanding and awareness of Emotional Intelligence.
  • Detoxify common frustrations that people have about cultural differences.
  • Understand intercultural communication and incorporate the “Blink, then think” method of listening and communicating with others.
  • Create the best possible climate for communicating and inspiring through empathy, asking the right questions, and understanding a person’s viewpoint.
Location: Columbia Conway Center, 1st Floor, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

 

11:00 am - 3:30 pm, Exhibitor Booths Open
Location: Columbia Student Center, 5th-floor Reception Area, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm, The Solving Space (Part II)
Today’s Issues with tomorrow’s solutions. Join colleagues in an innovative discussion in solving themes, challenges, and trends identified by ASN members.  
Location: Roosevelt University Building, Room 220 Sullivan Room, 425 S. Wabash Ave.

10:45 am - 12:15pm, 90 - Minute General Sessions
Room Session Title Presenter Pathway
Columbia Student CenterRoom 244 The Future of  College/University Admissions Post-Covid Derek Brinkley, Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions, Columbia College ChicagoFred Peterbark, Assistant Dean
Enrollment Management and Student Services, Chicago College of Performing Arts 
Leadership
Columbia Student CenterRoom 314       The Importance of Community Booker MS Staff Innovative New Practices
Columbia Student CenterRoom 329 Improvisation: The Road to Everywhere  Amber Amerson, Theatre Instructor, LaVilla School of the Arts    The Student Experience
Columbia Student CenterRoom 357 Building Bridges with Arts Integration 

Jessica Espinoza, Fine Arts Professional Learning Specialist, Cobb County School District

Dr. Joseph Woodruff, Supervisor for Performing Arts, Cobb County School District 

Leadership
Columbia Student CenterRoom 429  Live Virtual Auditions: A Panel Discussion  Jerry Tsai, Operations Director, AcceptdMaryJo Rosania-Harvie, Chief of Artistic Programs and Events & Co-Principal,  Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Innovative New Practices
VenueSIX10Theater- 2nd Floor  The Critical Role of Hope & Engagement in a New Arts Education Climate  Carol Baker, Director of Outreach & Community Engagement, SC Governor's School for the Arts and HumanitiesJennifer Thomas, Dean & Vice President of Arts & Academics, SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities   The Student Experience
VenueSIX10Room 711A The Importance of Solid Communication in Crisis Jackie Cornelius, Executive Director, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Foundation Leadership
VenueSIX10Room 711B and now it’s YOUR turn...  Phil Miller, Artistic Director, The School of Arts + Enterprise; Johnny Anderson, Principal, The School of Arts + Enterprise DEI
VenueSIX10Room 711C Let Me Try That Again  Thomas Schultheis, Teaching Artist, MTCA  Mindfulness

 

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm, Boxed Lunch
Provided by Columbia College 
*Boxed lunches can be picked up in the reception area on the 5th floor of the Columbia Student Center

 

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm, Arts Schools Network Member Nuts & Bolts
Grab your boxed lunch and join ASN Membership Manager, Laurie Barber
Whether you are new to ASN or have been a long-time member, this session is designed for you! Come learn about ASN’s best-kept secret: our member portal. Did you know you could create custom chat circles with your new ASN conference friends and members? Learn how to start a discussion or share resources with our entire membership. Stay connected and in the loop year-round, manage your profile, and maximize your membership. 
Location: Columbia Student Center - Event Space A & B, 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

1:45 - 3:15 pm, The Solving Space (Part III)
Today’s Issues with tomorrow’s solutions. Join colleagues in an innovative discussion in solving themes, challenges, and trends identified by ASN members.  
Location: Roosevelt University Building - Room 220- Sullivan Room425 S. Wabash Ave.

 

1:45 pm - 315 pm, 90-Minute General Sessions

Room

Session Title

Presenter

Pathway

Columbia Student Center

Room 244

This year sucked… and here’s why it was really good for our school.

Ben Dicke, Theatre Chair, The Chicago Academy for the Arts 

Jessi Meliza, Media Arts Chair, The Chicago Academy for the Arts

Innovative New Practices

Columbia Student Center

Room 314

Architectural Design and Planning for Arts Spaces

Chris Wineman, Principal at Semple Brown Design PC

Leadership

Columbia Student Center

Room 329

Aeresol Admissions in Performing Arts Spaces and Safety in Arts Classrooms

Dr. James Weaver,  Director of Performing Arts,  National Federation  of State High School Associations

Leadership

Columbia Student Center

Room 357 

Restorative Approaches Toolkit for Administrators and Educators

Natalie Spevak, Assistant Principal, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA)

Leadership

Columbia Student Center

Room 429 

How many timpanis can fit in a Dodge Caravan?: The true story and impact of values-driven leadership

Carise Comstock,  Superintendent & CEO,  Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts &

MaryJo Rosania-Harvie, Chief of Artistic Programs and Events & Co-Principal, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

Leadership

VenueSIX10

Theater- 2nd Floor

Dismantling the Drivers of Racial Disparities

Denise Davis- Cotton, Director, Center for PAInT,  University of South Florida,

DEI

VenueSIX10

Room 313

Learning from Disruption: Pivoting during the Pandemic

 

Mary Filice, Associate Professor/Chair Business and Entrepreneurship, Columbia College Chicago &

Robert Blandford, Associate Professor Arts Management, Columbia College Chicago

Innovative New Practices

VenueSIX10

Room 711A

A Forest is More Than a Collection of Trees

 

Mary Ellen Newport, Division Director and Teacher,  Interlochen Center for the Arts

 

 

 

The Student Experience

VenueSIX10

Room 711B

THE DON’T BE A BULLY PROJECT: "WE DON’T DO THAT HERE!"

 

Connie St. John, Founder/ President, No Weapon Productions

Tia Powell Harris, Former CEO, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

The Student Experience

VenueSIX10

Room 711C

The Youth Audience Development Initiative

Urban Gateways Student Leaders and Eric Delli Bovi- Executive Director- Urban Gateways- Chicago

Leadership

 

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm, Keynote/Book Talk/ Booking Signing: Precious Brady-Davis
I Have Always Been Me, moderated by Mary Morten
A powerful memoir of independence, releasing the past and living the dream by award-winning trans advocate Precious Brady-Davis, a Columbia College Chicago Alum.  Hear her story, through moderated discussion and a question and answer period for the audience.
Precious Brady-Davis remembers the sense of being singular and grappling with “otherness.” Born into traumatic circumstances, Davis was brought up in the Omaha foster care system and the Pentecostal faith. As a biracial, gender-nonconforming kid, she felt displaced. Yet she realized by coming into her identity that she had a purpose all along.
In I Have Always Been Me, Brady-Davis reflects on a childhood of neglect, instability, and abandonment. She reveals her determination to dream through it and shares her profound journey as a trans woman now fully actualized, absolutely confident, and precious. She speaks to anyone who has ever tried to find their place in this world and imparts the wisdom that comes with surmounting odds and celebrating on the other side.

Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space A & B- 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm- Conference Final Session- ASN President
Recognition of Past-Presidents, Passing the Gavel, Leadership Ceremony, Final Thoughts
Location: Columbia Student Center, Event Space A & B- 5th Floor, 754 S. Wabash Ave.

 

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm, Reception 
Location: TBD

 

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm- Student Performance
presented by The Chicago Academy for the Arts and The Chicago High School for the Arts
Location: TBD

 

Friday, October 29

SCHOOL TOURS (optional)

The Arts Schools Network is planning for school tours contingent upon the city of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools reopening plans
for the fall of 2021. A final decision on school tours will be made by September 1, 2021.

 

School tours are available for registration for an additional fee. Reservations are required and space is limited. All transportation is provided. See below for a list of tentativetours with more detailed information to follow pending approval.

School Tours:

Buses depart from the front entrance of the Columbia Student Center at 754 S. Wabash Ave.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Coffee/Tea Service/Light Pastries

8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Tour 1 (Elementary/ K-8 Tours)
TBD
TBD

 

8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Tour 2  (High School Track)
The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts)
The Chicago Academy for the Arts

 

8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Tour 3  (College/University Track- walking tour)
Columbia College Chicago
Roosevelt University

**Please Note:  All scheduled information above is subject to change.