IL Innovation Lab: Civic Trust and Engagement Panel

January 19 - May 05, 2020
12:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Downers Grove, IL


Register Here - Lunch included

What you can expect:

  • Hear from Action-leaders from the private, non-profit and academic sectors
  • Share and learn about innovations regionally and nationally
  • Opportunity to connect and adapt ideas

Innovation Labs are a new program the Alliance is holding to bring together leaders from across the country at all levels of local government looking to share, collaborate, and adapt solutions to civic trust and engagement. 

The event will kick off with a panel of action & thought leaders experts on the topic from the private, non-profit, and academic sectors:

1. Eric Zeemering, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, School of Public and Global Affairs, Northern Illinois University

2. George Villanueva, Assistant Professor of Advocacy and Social Change. School of Communication, Loyola University of Chicago

3. Spencer Stern, Founder and President, Stern Consulting

All attendees will receive a copy of survey results of the top innovations communities have introduced addressing the challenges around civic engagement and trust.  Following the panel, attendees will discuss and prioritize the innovations working in other parts of the country to determine what ideas could work in their organizations.

Individuals from all organizations, departments, and levels are invited if you are interested in informing and inspiring innovation to build civic trust and engagement. Lunch is included. SPACE IS LIMITED.

This is part one of a two part series. 

When: Thursday, May 5 from noon to 2:30pm
Where: 801 Burlington Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515


Alliance or ILCMA Members: $25
Non-Members: $75
Questions contact Greg Stopka, Central Regional Director, at 1-866-778-8067 or

Event Details


  • January 19 - May 05, 2020
  • 12:00 pm 02:30 pm


  • Downers Grove, IL


  • Member Price:Not available
  • Non-Member:Not available

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