Chicago | March 2-3, 2020

Venue SIX10 610 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 
March 2, 2020: Pre-Conference ($25)
March 3, 2020: Conference ($75)

Payment Information:

Attendees will be invoiced post-event to the organization listed during registration. If you would like your invoice to be sent elsewhere, please email

Professional Development Hours:

Attendees will receive CEU’s for attending the pre-conference (2 CEU’s), conference (6 CEU’s).


1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Registration and Check In

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session
The architects for VenueSIX10 will take participants through the design concept of the venue, itself. They will highlight components of CTE programs and Essential Employability Skills necessary to develop such a space.  Participants will experience these design concepts first-hand while exploring Venue SIX10.

Presenters Include:

Architects: Krueck + Sexton Architects

Project Architect Design: Tom Jacobs

Project Architect Construction: Tim Tracey

Associate Architect: VOA Associates

General Contractor: WE O’Neil – Hans Thilenius, Project Manager

Project Management: Roark Frankel, US Equities; Kenneth McHugh, Institutional Project Management

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Evening Social
Participants, Venue SIX10 architects, sponsors and vendors will have a relaxed, unstructured time to network while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  Take advantage of this time to make connections, develop partnerships and explore innovative ideas!

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration and Check In

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM

Equity Session

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Discussion: Industry Representatives

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

Integration of Core Academics

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Panel Discussion: Student Spotlight

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM



The conference has secured a conference room rate of $149.00/night plus tax at the Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL).

Venue Highlights

With its futuristic reflective facade of folded glass, the Spertus Institute is architectural origami that stands out along historic Michigan Avenue. The building’s eye-catching wall of windows is made up of 726 pieces of glass in 556 unique shapes. The LEED-Silver certified building features sustainable materials and multi-story interconnected interiors. It offers unique panoramic views of Grant Park, the lake and the city. The building incorporates spaces for academic, cultural, and public programming.

Venue SIX10 operates within an environmentally sustainable building that features state-of-the-art resources and thoughtful amenities

We are Silver LEED Certified and we are powered by 100% renewable energy.

Venue SIX10 manages the outside event rentals for the Spertus Institute, one of the oldest Jewish educational centers in the Midwest.

Including a 398 seat Theater, open event galleries and versatile breakout spaces.


Venue SIX10 in the News:

Spertus Institute named one of Illinois’ great places

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