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Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to extend an invitation to the 2020 CBDNA North Central Division Conference at DePaul University! We are preparing for many outstanding performances, sessions, and workshops that will be illuminated by the beauty of our new Holtschneider Performance Center. Come join us for three days of memorable music-making, scholarship, and fellowship. Our website provides as much information as possible and will be updated with new information until the start of the conference. Please plan to register soon so that we have an accurate count of attendees to help us plan ahead. All general questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although many of you have visited Chicago numerous times, the DePaul University School of Music is located in Lincoln Park, a community two miles north of the Chicago “loop.” Still urban in nature, there are many small businesses and restaurants to explore. Extend your stay or spend free time enjoying shopping or dining in unique locations while still having the opportunity to attend stellar performances at Symphony Center, Winter’s Jazz Club, or the Civic Opera House, to name a few. Many other legendary experiences are nearby, including the Steppenwolf Theater and The Second City, both within a mile from the conference hotel. Hotel Lincoln will be housing our membership during the conference. Now owned by Hyatt, they are a boutique hotel with many unusual characteristics, serving the comfort of their guests in an exciting urban surrounding. You may take advantage of all the city has to offer, or you may dine and socialize right on the premises in their restaurant, rooftop bar, and coffee shop. In addition, the Lincoln Park Zoo is right across the street, open year-round and boasts free admission! Located 1 mile from the Holtschneider Performance Center, shuttles will be running between the hotel and conference. I hope to see you all in Chicago on February 20-22 for the North Central Division conference. We have an exceptional event planned in a location that offers many memorable experiences, both on and off campus. Looking forward to seeing you! Sincerely,
Erica Neidlinger Associate Professor DePaul University School of Music