8:30am: Light Breakfast and Networking
9:00-11am: Program

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, Shawn Donnelley and Nora Daley have created Chicago’s first Cultural Accessibility Summit geared towards the leaders of cultural institutions. Invitees will convene to learn from experts including Betty Siegel, ‎Director of VSA and Accessibility at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, about how accessibility and inclusion is both good for the community—and good for business. In attendance will be actor Michael Patrick Thornton as well as other featured guests. The summit will empower and motivate top level officials to make their cultural institutions accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Meet NBC’s LeAnn Trotter, the Master of Ceremonies, and featured speaker Jeff Award-nominated actor and director Michael Patrick Thornton

Learn from the experiences of the nation’s leading cultural venue for accessible programming:
Betty Siegel, Director of VSA and Accessibility, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Understand the cultural market place:
Hear from Steve Pemberton, Vice-President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Robert Gallo, State Director of AARP Illinois

Partners: ADA 25 Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, Goodman Theatre, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The League of Chicago Theatres and Steppenwolf Theatre