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CHICAGO CONFERENCE 2023

CHICAGO 2023 CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Register now for the Peace Corps Iran Conference in Chicago May 25 - May 27.  The conference begins with a Thursday evening reception in honor of Genna Wangsness’ work on a history of Peace Corps Volunteers in Iran.  Sessions will be held in the David Rubenstein Forum and at the Oriental Institute.  The Study at the U of Chicago is the headquarters hotel. 

Early Bird Registration ends April 24.  Click Here to register.

 

Conference Overview

 Thursday, May 25

4:00 PM  - 5:30 PM Registration begins in the lobby of the David Rubenstein Forum

5:00 PM  - 7:00 PM Reception in honor of Genna Wangsness

Evening -- Dinner on your own with friends old and new.  Evenings are a good time to organize reunions.  Please refer to Ken Opin's list of restaurants in the right panel.

 

Friday, May 26

7:30   AM - Continental Breakfast at the Forum, second floor

8:30   AM - Welcome

9:00   AM - Morning Break

9:30   AM - Opening Plenary Session:  Understanding Iran Today

11:15 AM - Box Lunch and walk to the Oriental Institute

1:00   PM - Presentations at the Oriental Institute and time to browse the museum exhibits.

Evening -- Dinner on your own with friends old and new.  Evenings are a good time to organize reunions.  Please refer to Ken Opin's list of restaurants in the right panel.

 

Saturday, May 27

7:30   AM - Continental Breakfast at the Forum, second floor

8:30   AM - Panel:  Peace Corps in Iran:  The Persian Perspective'

10:00 AM - Morning Break

10:30 AM - Panel:  Using Arts and Literature to Enhance Cultural Understanding

12:00 PM - Buffet Lunch

1:00   PM - Panel:  Leaving Something of Value Behind

2:30   PM  - Afternoon Break

3:00   PM  - Panel:  The Future of Peace Corps Iran Association

4:30   PM  - Conference Wrap-Up

5:00   PM - Adjournment

Evening -- Dinner on your own with friends old and new.  Evenings are a good time to organize reunions.  Please refer to Ken Opin's list of restaurants in the right panel.

 

Sunday, May 28

Explore cultural sites in Chicago such as the nearby Museum of Science and Industry, the Robie House, the Field Museum, or the Art Institute of Chicago. See Ken Opin's list of Chicago attractions on the right.

You may want to visit the Bahai Temple in Wilmette.

 

 

Useful Information

For Ken Opin's list of local restaurants, Click Here.

 

For Ken Opin's list of Chicago activities, Click Here.

 

To make a reservation at The Study at group rates, Click Here.

 

Scholarships Available

Thanks to generous donners and sponsors, applications are now available for scholarships to attend the 2023 PCIA Conference and Reunion,  May 25 - 27, 2023. Scholarships will cover registration costs. They do not include travel, meal or housing expenses.

For more information, Click Here.