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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.




Day 1

Wednesday, September 27


10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Registration / conversation


12:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Session 1


3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Conversation break


4:15 pm – 6:50 pm

Session 2


7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Opening night party at the MCA


Day 2

Thursday, September 28


8:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration / conversation


8:30 am – 10:50 am

Session 3


10:50 am – 11:25 am

Conversation break


11:25 am – 1:35 pm

Session 4


1:35 pm – 2:50 pm



2:50 pm – 4:40 pm

Session 5


4:40 pm – 5:10 pm

Conversation break


5:10 pm – 7:00 pm

Session 6


7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Closing night party at Forth

*Subject to everything that any schedule ever created has been subject to.



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Cusp Conference Parties

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The Cusp evening parties are for Cusp Conference attendees, and each individual pass holder automatically gains admission. Additional individual party passes may be purchased ($85.00 for one party or $160.00 for both) by contacting


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Refund / Transfer Policy

Registration fees for Cusp Conference 2017 are non-refundable. If you have registered but are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration prior to September 21, 2017 by contacting You must provide your Cusp Conference 2017 confirmation number.



Conference passes must be worn for access to all events. Photo ID (passport or driver’s license) will be required at the registration table to pick up conference passes and materials.


What to Wear

Relax. Casual is the best bet for all events. One note: it tends to be a little cool in the theater seating area, so plan for comfort!

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