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Conference Application and Information

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Secondary-level (grades 9 - 12) history, language arts, and art teachers and secondary-level librarians whose schools already have received Picturing America grants are eligible to apply. No more than two participants per school will be accepted.


To apply, click here.


The application deadline for the April 2010 conference has passed.


Between August 2009 and May 2010, a total of seven conferences for recipients of Picturing America will be held. For more information, contact Primary Source in Boston and Newark Museum in New Jersey. In the event multiple applications to individual conferences are made and accepted, participation is limited to ONE conference only.



Stipends,Travel, and Lodging

The conference is open to participants free of charge. All participating teachers will receive a stipend of $400. Each participant also will receive $300 to help defray costs of travel and lodging. Conference participants must make their own travel arrangements. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge each day of the conference.


The Newberry Library has arranged for a block of rooms to be held at Club Quarters, located 1.5 miles from the library. When making a reservation, mention that you are affiliated with the Newberry Library Picturing America conference to receive a discounted rate.


For a list of housing options and restaurants near the Newberry, click here.



Optional Activities for the Sunday Following the Conference

Though the conference will conclude on Saturday afternoon, participants will have the option to join one of two Sunday tours that will deepen their understanding of landscape and provide additional models of incorporating site visits into their use of Picturing America images. Participants may visit either the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and Historic District in nearby Oak Park, or a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise on the Chicago River. Conference participants will be responsible for covering ticket costs for these optional tours.


The Art Institute of Chicago generously has agreed to provide free admission to participants on the Sunday following the conference.



All activities of the Scholl Center are supported in part by the Dr. Scholl Foundation.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expresed on this Web site do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.




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