CASE History

Past Conferences

2020 | Chicago History Museum – “Lines in the Sand: The Changing Narrative of American Identity and Migration
Keynote: Adam Goodman
Sponsor: Niles North High School

2019 | Chicago History Museum – “Justice in America
Keynote: James Forman Jr
Sponsor: Maine West High School

2018 | Art Institute of Chicago – “Hatred and Healing in America
Keynote: Shannon Martinez
Sponsor: Deerfield High School

2017 | Roosevelt University – “Only in America
Keynote: Michael McDermott
Sponsor: Lake Zurich High School

2016 | Chicago History Museum – “America Reflected
Keynote: Mark Dvorak
Sponsor: Glenbard West High School

2015 | Newberry Library – “The Storyteller
Keynote: Alex Kotlowitz
Sponsor: Oak Park River Forest High School

2014 | Chicago History Museum – “The Individual and the Community
Keynote: David Orr
Sponsor: Lyons Township High School

2013 | Art Institute – “Migration, Immigration, and Integration
Keynote: Michael Neblo
Sponsor: New Trier High School

2012 | Newberry Library –  “America Imagined
Keynote: John Musial
Sponsor: Maine South/Maine West High Schools

2011 | Chicago History Museum – “What does it mean to be an American?
Keynote: Kevin Coval
Sponsor: Deerfield High School

2010 | Art Institute of Chicago – “Hope, Renewal, and Resurgence
Keynote: Kevin Rosario
Sponsor: Lake Zurich High School

2009 | Chicago History Museum – “Education and Change
Keynote: Bill Ayers
Sponsor: CASE

2008 | Art Institute of Chicago  – “Art and War
Keynote: Robert Hariman
Sponsor: CASE and Art Institute

2007 | Chicago History Museum – “City
Keynote: Carl Smith
Sponsor: CASE

2006 | Gleacher Center – “Teaching to the 21st Century”
Keynote: Irving Birkner
Sponsor: CASE

2005 | National-Louis University (Chicago)
Sponsor: CASE and National College of Education at NLU

2004 | Chicago Historical Society
Sponsor: CASE and Chicago Historical Society

2003 | DePaul University (Chicago)
Sponsor: CASE and DePaul University’s American Studies program

2002 | Just kickin’ back from exhaustion

2001 | University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor: New Trier, UIC, Northwestern Urban-Suburban Consortium

2000 | Chicago Public Library
Sponsor: Wheeling High School

1999 | University of Chicago
Sponsor: Reavis High School

1998 | Spertus Museum (Chicago)
Sponsor: Elgin High School

1997 | Walter Payton’s Roundhouse (Aurora)
Sponsor: West Aurora High School

1996 | Illinois Math and Science Academy (Aurora)
Sponsor: Illinois Math and Science Academy

1995 | Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: Willowbrook High School

1994 | Newberry Library  (Chicago)
Sponsor: Addison Trail High School

1993 | Allstate Conference Center (South Barrington)
Sponsor: Conant High School

1992 | Motorola International Headquarters (Schaumburg)
Sponsor: Fremd High School

1991 | McDonalds Headquarters (Oak Brook)
Sponsor: Hinsdale Central High School

1990 | Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple/19th Century Women’s Club (Oak Park)
Sponsor: Oak Park River Forest High School

1989 | Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsor: New Trier High School

1988 | Oakton Community College (Des Plaines)
Sponsor: New Trier High School