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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Invitation for 2022 Renewing Illinois Summit

We are developing a terrific program for our 2022 Renewing Illinois Summit which will be held in Carbondale on Thursday, September 29, and Friday, September 30.

The Summit’s theme will be "One Illinois: Noble Aspiration or Impossible Dream?" and our presenters will include House Speaker Chris Welch, former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Illinois congressman Ray LaHood, Comptroller Susana Mendoza, and Erika Harold, director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Students will have an opportunity to listen to, and interact, with these compelling leaders. Additionally, the Summit will feature a panel of respected journalists who will describe how they report on Illinois.

Registration for the summit is open here. Please note this event is open to Illinois students. Advisors must register student groups.

The Institute will provide lodging in Carbondale on September 29. More details and a complete agenda will be released soon. Updates will be communicated to advisors at the email address provided on the registration form.

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