The 2005 meeting of the Illinois Classical Conference will be held at Loyola Academy in Wilmette Friday, October 7, through Sunday, October 9, 2005. The first session (on Friday evening) will feature Bruce Williams of the Oriental Institute doing an archaeological presentation on the southern frontier/Red Sea area in the late Roman Empire.
Saturday we shall have a discussion about making classical studies appealing to minority students, an hour of oral Latin with Jim Chochola, Valerie Michele Ronnick's talk on African American classicists (see http://www.langlab.wayne.edu/mvr/black_classicists/), a discussion about teaching Vergil and preparing for the A.P. Vergil exam, and a banquet talk by Prof. David Wray of the University of Chicago. Sunday morning there will be a Latin mass followed by an opportunity to sample the riches of the foreign language computer lab at Loyola and a discussion of pedagogical issues.
Anyone who wants to be sure to receive the registration materials should join by I.C.C. by contacting Liz Skoryi. I should also be happy to answer questions about the conference and can be contacted at Latinlives@aol.com or by phone at (773)288-1242.