Cusp Conference 2017 will be held in the theater at Chicago’s beautiful Museum of Contemporary Art. Located just a block east of Michigan Avenue in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the MCA offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945, documenting contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance.Every autumn, we bring together 25 (seemingly) unrelated presenters. We ask them what keeps them up at night and gets them out of bed in the morning. Then we all buckle up and go for a ride.
The Design Matters Conference is the world’s only dedicated annual meeting that seeks to bring top designers, journalists, and civic leaders into exploratory dialogue with those not-for-profit professionals and volunteers charged with creating cultural programs (exhibitions, tours, lectures and symposia, festivals, films, and youth outreach) to spur broader public interest in architecture, urbanism, and culture.