As a nationally recognized leader in progressive education, Francis W. Parker School hosts conferences to share expertise and resources with other schools, educators and students around the city, state and beyond.
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Reconstructing Democratic Education
Virtual Conference
Saturday, June 22
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Free and open to the public

Explore the relevance of democratic education in today's world and engage with educators from around the globe.
Parker Summer Institute
Weeks of June 24 and July 8
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The Parker Summer Institute offers professional development experiences designed and facilitated by Parker faculty.
Administrators of Color
in Independent Schools Conference
Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25
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This conference offers administrators of color opportunities for connection, mentoring and sharing.
Young Women of Color Symposium
The Young Women of Color Symposium is a leadership conference for 6th–12th grade, self-identified young women of color in the Chicagoland area. In order to protect, support and empower young women of color, Francis W. Parker School and Loyola Academy have partnered to create a space for conversation, connection and community.
Cullen J. Davis
Young Men of Color Symposium
for Middle and Upper School
Students of Color in
Independent Schools
This symposium provides participants with opportunities to explore their multiple identities and learn skills geared towards self-advocacy and community building through workshops and facilitator-led conversations. 
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.