The Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative’s Education Committee invites you to attend the 4th Annual Urban Native Education Conference. This year’s conference will take place in Chicago, IL on May 1-2, 2020 at 750 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL.

The mission of the CAICC Education Committee is to provide, advocate and support an inter-tribal urban system of education, through networks of Native American Programs and other providers to increase academic and career success for multi-generations which recognizes formal education and tribal cultures/traditions.

The theme of the 4th Annual Urban Native Education Conference is Indigenous Futures 2020. The organizers of this conference are situated in Native Chicago, by which they mean that their focus, research, teaching, and service is working for and with American Indian people and communities in the Chicago area. With more than 70% of the Indigenous population of the U.S. living primarily in urban settings, it is clear that urban Indian education is a significant issue.

Call For Proposals

We invite proposals for sessions that address the conference theme. The audience for this conference includes Indigenous educators, scholars, youth, elders, and community members. Please submit proposals by Friday, February 28, 2020. Accept/decline notifications will be sent to the email used in the proposal process by Friday, March 20, 2020.

Important Dates

Deadline for proposal submission: Friday, February 28, 2020
Notification of acceptance: Friday, March 20, 2020
Online registration opens: Monday, January 20, 2020
Online registration closes: Thursday, April 30, 2020 (will need to register on-site after this date)


Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Indigenous Networking Social
Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Main Conference

*schedule subject to slight changes while confirming sessions


Registration is now open. The cost to register is free. Space is limited so please register in advance to secure your spot!

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