The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for October 11-12, 2012, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State.
The conference will feature topics that include politics, architecture, community studies, Abraham Lincoln, African American history, and the Civil War. Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics. All teacher workshop sessions are approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs).
This year's Thursday luncheon speaker is Jacqueline Hogan, author of Lincoln Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America.
The keynote Thursday evening banquet speaker is Megan McKinney, author of The Magnificent Medills: America’s Royal Family of Journalism During a Century of Turbulent Splendor.
The Friday luncheon speaker is Gillum Ferguson, author of Illinois in the War of 1812.
The program can be downloaded at the conference website.
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