ICA USA invites you join in Creating The Future Of Our Past

ICA USA invites you to attend the GLOBAL ARCHIVES FALL SOJOURN, October 21 – 27, 2018 in Chicago.

JOIN US in transforming more than 50 years of programs, projects, methods and training by staff and volunteers – to an ICA Archives Website to be launched by the end of the year accessible to anyone in the world.

Nine collections are revealing our foundational wisdom and experience:




Community Development

Changing Images

Profound Engagement

Social Change Processes

Facilitation Methods

Interior Life

Community Forums

Collaborative Networking

Global Movement

What areas would you like to assist us with as we make them visible to the world? We are currently working on these four areas: Social Change Process (New Social Vehicle); Changing Images; Facilitation Methods; Interior LIfe. Include your priorities in the registration information you email to Jean Long – see below.

The work of the Archives week will include:

  • Assessing what is going on in the world and in our work presently.
  • Searching the Archives to document past wisdom.
  • Creating web pages with photos, videos, articles, programs that will showcase the work of the past and present.

Cheap flight sales are on now. No previous archive experience needed. Anyone who can — come in early to help with prep (from Thursday, 10/18 on).

For additional information, please call Jean Long (720-633-5008) or email jean.long512@gmail.com. (For registration information see below.)


Dates: October 21 (Sunday arrival) * – October 27 (Saturday departure)

Location: ICA Greenrise Learning Lab, 4750 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60640.

Sleeping rooms on the 8th floor – Couples – $45.00; Singles – $30.00 (per bed) (Rooms across from the bathrooms go first.)

Food – $30 per day for 3 meals (Monday through Friday)

Parking fee – $7.50/day: $45.00/Sunday – Saturday

Conference fee – $30.00 to cover conference materials and expenses

Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Check

To register: e-mail Jean Long jean.long512@gmail.com

When you send in your e-mail registration to Jean Long please include the following information:

  • Name(s) address, e-mail and phone number of those registering.
  • Dates of arrival and departure
  • List two or three priority areas that you would like to work with while you are here. (Chart on the first page of this invitation.)

Anyone who can – come in early to help with prep (from Thursday 10/18 on).

This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, September 2018.  Photo from ICA USA Fall Archives Sojourn 2015: Exploring the Future of Our Past, Sep 2015.