A Day with Northwestern, an annual all-day seminar featuring prominent faculty and alumni speaking on a variety of topics, will be held Saturday, April 26, on the Evanston campus.


The event — a highlight of the Northwestern Alumni Association’s educational programming — draws about 500 alumni, parents, friends, and current and prospective students to campus every year.

“The day showcases the incredible breadth of expertise we have at Northwestern, with fascinating talks by faculty, distinguished alumni, and even students,” said Bob Cox ’75, past chair of A Day with Northwestern’s Executive Board. “Many attendees come year after year because each new lineup of speakers is so varied and the topics so timely.”

Attendees can choose from two keynote presentations and 12 breakout sessions. The featured speakers include experts in the fields of politics, medicine, art, economics, law, journalism, and more.


Geoffrey Baer ’85 MS will deliver the early afternoon keynote, a look at architecture in Chicago, the city that invented the skyscraper. Rikki Klieman ’70 will deliver the late afternoon address, an inside look at the media’s coverage of high-profile trials and legal proceedings.


A Day with Northwestern will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. The event is open to the Northwestern community and the general public, but registration is required. For more information, including a list of speakers and a registration link, please visit alumni.northwestern.edu/ADayWithNU