convenings

See Chicago Dance (SCD) hosts quarterly convenings to foster dialogue among artistic directors, independent artists, administrators, and funders. As many companies lack funds to seek outside assistance, SCD provides invaluable peer networking opportunities. Topics of the past year’s convenings, with attendance totaling more than 280, included a series of dialogues about diversity and equity in the dance field and conversations with leading dance critics about the evolution of dance media coverage. All SCD convenings are free and open to all members and non-members.

Below you will find the date and location of previous dance community convenings. Click on the links to view the meeting agenda, presentation, and/or materials handed out during the convening.


November 16, 2020 - Post Election Convening Via Zoom

October 22, 2020 - Listening Session Findings Via Zoom

April 8, 2020 - Chicago Performing Arts Virtual Retreat Via Zoom

March 23, 2020 - Postponed due to Covid-19

November 19, 2019 - The Whitehall Hotel

August 21, 2019 - Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

May 29, 2019 - Chicago Cultural Center

January 17, 2019 - Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago