Angel Ysaguirre
executive director, Illinois Humanities; former City of Chicago’s deputy arts commissioner

Angel Ysaguirre has been the executive director of Illinois Humanities since 2014. From 1999 to 2005, he was its program director, creating programs and series that include The Odyssey Project, Einstein’s Revolutions, and Brown v Board 50 Years Later: Conversations on Race, Integration and the Law. He was the City of Chicago’s deputy arts commissioner from 2012 to 2014, where he managed the city’s public art program, creative industries offices and arts programming. Prior to 2012, he was director of global community investing at The Boeing Company.

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Saturday 22 October, 10.00 Conservatory
Cultural appropriation: homage or theft?

Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Conservatory
Balloon debate: what's the best ever box-set?