Check back for more schedule updates, facilitators, room assignments, and more presentation information. All sessions held at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel.

Times are Central

April 26, 2013
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmWarm UpMeet fellow attendees at this informal late happy hour. Snacks and cash bar.
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmDecompression ChamberUnwind from your travels with a live performance of a selection of classical pieces in a casual setting. Hosted by The Arts & Society interest area.
  • 8:00 pm - 12:00 amArt ExhibitVisual artworks created by participants in The Arts & Society interest area. On display throughout the Expo.
  • 8:00 pm - 12:00 amPop-Up PresentationsInformal displays showcasing initiatives for positive change not covered in the formal Expo sessions. Like a 'poster session' but less academic and more fun. Ongoing during breaks throughout the Expo.
April 27, 2013
  • 7:00 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome
  • 9:15 am - 10:15 amGeneral Session I
    • Building a Renewed Humanity (Video Presentation)
    • Business Rooted in Relationships and Reciprocity
    • The Little Cube That Could: Building Character and Community in Schools through the Art of Loving
  • 10:15 am - 10:45 amBreak
  • 10:45 am - 11:45 amGeneral Session II
    • The Secret to Good Communication
    • Justice Outside the Box: Courts and Crisis Intervention
    • Neighbors All: Civic Engagement through Caring
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
  • 1:45 pm - 2:45 pmGeneral Sessions III
    • Unity by Design
    • Cultural and Environmental Change for Health and Well-Being
    • Growth in Unity: New Measure of Ministry
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pmBreak
  • 3:15 pm - 4:15 pmInterest Area Workshops IParticipants will attend both hours of the workshop in the interest area they chose at registration. The second hour of workshops is a continuation of the first hour.
    • Business and Economy: Transforming Our Business and Work Environments with Values-Based Action
    • Law & Ethics: What’s Love Got to Do with It?
    • Health and Recreation: The Well-Being of the Whole Person
    • The Arts and Society: Art and Soul!
    • Education: Transforming Educational Cultures through the Art of Loving in K-5, 6-12, College and University, and Academic Research and Publishing
    • Media and Communication: Listen Up – Speak Up – Follow Up
    • Civic Engagement: Grassroots and Government – Building Community
    • Faith Communities: Case Studies in Renewal
  • 4:15 pm - 4:45 pmBreak
  • 4:45 pm - 5:45 pmInterest Area Workshops IIContinuation of Workshop I. Participants will stay in the same interest area for both hours of workshops.
  • 6:15 pm - 8:00 pmDinner - On Your Own
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmConcert - Optional
April 28, 2013
  • 7:00 am - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 amGeneral Session IVInterest Areas Report
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 amGeneral Session V
    • Faith and Cultures: Building Bridges through the Power of Dialogue
  • 11:15 am - 11:45 amGeneral Session VI
    • Chiara Lubich and the Focolare Movement: Pattern for Positive Change
  • 12:00 pm - 12:00 pmLunch and Departure