2014 Annual Meeting and Holiday Appreciation Party
Join us on to celebrate global culture and the wonderful work WorldChicago hosts, members and volunteers do to promote citizen diplomacy in Chicago! We couldn't do the work we do without professional hosts, homestay hosts, hospitality hosts, day hosts, meeting hosts, members, supporters, and volunteers.
Enjoy a presentation of our citizen diplomacy success stories in 2014, then join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a performance of global culture. This is a great opportunity to also learn about Leo Burnett's advertising initiatives around the world and mingle with like-minded citizen diplomats in Chicago.
Since 2002, the International Trade Club of Chicago, WorldChicago and Union League Club of Chicago have worked together to present this annual Fair and Luncheon on International Women's Day.
Each year, the luncheon features a keynote speaker or panelists who have distinguished themselves in a field locally and often internationally. Specific criteria are used in the careful consideration and selection of speakers. They are chosen for their leadership in business, education, media, health care, or public service and for advancing women’s empowerment, economic development, potential for growth, and quality of life. Immediately prior to the luncheon, we host an International Women’s Day Fair at the same location showcasing local organizations that support women in their work.
To learn more and/or register please visit chicagowomensday.org
Hosted by: International Trade Club of Chicago, Union League Club of Chicago, WorldChicago
The 2014 WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Luncheon will feature keynote speaker Deborah Bekken, Co-Curator for Cyrus Tang Hall of China, opening in June at The Field Museum. Dr. Bekken will present about her role and the process of bringing this new permanent exhibition of Chinese artifacts to Chicago. Dr. Bekken will provide an inside look at the conversations with scholars from the US and China as well as the multi-year process of putting together Cyrus Tang Hall of China.
Cyrus Tang Hall of China, opening June 2015 -will give museum-goers a comprehensive look at the long history and fascinating culture of China. The exhibition will feature 350 archaeological, historical, and ethnographic objects along with multimedia stories about who made and used them. The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, named after donor and former Chicago businessman Cyrus Tang, will showcase jades, bronzes, ceramics, textiles, burial objects, and even a puppet theater.
The Spring Diplomacy Luncheon, WorldChicago’s biggest fundraiser of the year, brings together business, political, university, nonprofit, and student leaders focused on promoting citizen diplomacy in Chicago. WorldChicago works with the US Department of State to facilitate international business, cultural, educational, and youth leadership exchange programs for nearly 1000 delegates from over 100 countries a year. This annual luncheon gives attendees exclusive access to these speakers and an insider’s view to the impactful, international work they are doing for Chicago.