The 2020 Chicago Ethnography Conference at DePaul University is cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you will plan to attend next year, when the conference is at The University of Wisconsin – Madison.
First, I’d like to say thank you for your patience in waiting to hear about the 2020 Chicago Ethnography Conference. As my department chair said, these are challenging times, and learning to adapt has been key with the coronavirus outbreak. Given everything that has happened in the last week, we are extremely saddened to announce that the Chicago Ethnography Conference at DePaul University will no longer be held in April, as planned. The conference will not be postponed, and will resume its schedule to occur next year, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
We appreciate all of the work that has gone into the conference; from that of the organizers, keynotes, volunteers, presenters, sponsors, discussants, and others involved who spread the word about the conference. None of this work and assistance goes unnoticed.
We encourage the graduate students who were scheduled to present their research at this year’s conference, to apply next year. We also encourage everyone to turn to the works of Dr. Amy Binder, Dr. Jeffrey Kidder, and Dr. Robert Vargas, who were scheduled to present the keynote addresses.
Again, this is very sad and unfortunate news. But safety is of the utmost priority; therefore, we must follow the guidelines put forth by the CDC, WHO, and DePaul University regarding procedures to limit exposure.
Should you have any further questions, please let me know.