Fostering Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Presented by the Chicago Cultural Alliance

April 6th through 10th, 2021

Presented Virtually via Zoom

Activating Heritage is an annual professional development conference for the members of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and other cultural heritage professionals. 

And yes, we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters, and conditions of man. And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know, to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside.

Excerpt from "The Hill We Climb"

Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate

What to


from your experience


Activating Heritage 2021, will explore the complex and entangled relationship between resilience in the cultural heritage sector and evolving strategies in anti-racism. Session areas will include museum collection care, digitization, programming, exhibition, fundraising, advocacy, marketing, and outreach.   

General Registration: $30

Alliance Core Members: $15

Alliance Partner Member: $20

Students: $10

Pricing & Registration


The Chicago Cultural Alliance is committed to economic equity and inclusion. If you are in need of financial support for admission expenses, please email

Activating Heritage is proudly sponsored by: