July 2021 Monthly Noon Program

Date(s) - July 21, 2021
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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July Monthly Program

July 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Topic: “The Culture Economy: Driving Force in Post-Pandemic Recovery”

Speakers: DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly

Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Millennium Park Room

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Chicago’s cultural landscape is as rich and varied as any great city of the world. It is a window into the heart and soul of Chicagoans and a genuine source of civic pride. It is also an economic engine that drives leisure and business tourism and a generator of foot traffic and spending that benefits local businesses in neighborhoods across the city.

In 2019, arts and culture attracted 57.7 million visitors and generated $16 billion in tourist expenditure.  But COVID resulted in the loss of thousands of cultural sector jobs and presented the biggest threat to the cultural landscape of Chicago in the city’s history.

DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly will discuss how arts and culture are being funded and positioned to be a driving force in Chicago’s economic recovery.  He will also discuss how they are powerful tools that can help address issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, while also growing understanding, empathy and care for one another as we work to heal longstanding racial and socioeconomic divides.

11:30 a.m. – Arrive and Network

12:00 p.m. – Program

1:00 p.m. – Post-Event Networking

1:30 p.m. – Event Ends

All member registrants will be checked for paid 2021 LAI dues. If you would like to register for this event but have not paid 2021 dues, please visit LAI’s website.

This is a terrific opportunity to BRING A GUEST so they can discover the great value of LAI Ely Chapter membership. **Remember, the chapter now requires prospective members to attend at least two LAI events, including at least one Ely Chapter event, to be eligible for nomination.

Please note that refunds are not available for cancellations.