Lincoln’s Bicentennial

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Terry Scrogum | Executive Director – Illinois Arts Council

Host: Wildman, Harrold, Dixon & Allen LLP
225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL  60606

Did you know that Springfield is honoring its hometown hero by cutting its very own corn maze – Abe’s Corn Maze will be cut out of 10 acres of corn field and feature over 3 miles of twists and turns. Or that Ravinia commissioned two works in his honor; one by Bill T. Jones, the renowned choreographer, and the other by music legend Ramsey Lewis?

Would you like to know what Abraham Lincoln wrote, said or did exactly two hundred years ago on October 21, 1808? How do Lincoln’s words, thoughts and deeds influence us as we pursue the honorable cause of community engagement and corporate responsibility?

Join us as Terry Scrogum discusses these ideas and tells us more about the celebratory activities to commemorate the life of Abraham Lincoln planned by the Illinois Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, in collaboration with communities, agencies and individuals throughout Illinois.

Now What?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Speaker: Panel of Chicago Tribune Reporters and Editors

Host: Chicago Tribune
Tribune Tower 20th floor dining room
435 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611

What will be the impact of the election outcome on the economy – world-wide, national, state, local, corporate, NPO and personal? What will this new administration actually be able to do, and what might we see resulting from those successes? How will the failures affect us? Participate with reporters and editors from the Chicago Tribune for a lively and timely discussion of the issues on our minds, in the headlines and behind the headlines by mid November. Optional Visit to the Newsroom after the Program.