March 21, 2003 - Chicago Area Peace Corps Association: Chicago to Host 2004 National Peace Corps Conference

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Chicago to Host 2004 National Peace Corps Conference

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Chicago to Host 2004 National Peace Corps Conference

The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has selected Chicago as the host city for the 2004 NPCA National Conference. The site selection was announced on February 2nd during the NPCA's winter board meeting in Providence, RI.

The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) in conjunction with the NPCA will hold the four-day conference from August 5th to 8th, 2004, supporting the chosen theme Peace Corps 2004: Celebrating a Legacy of Service. The conference coincides with CAPCA's 25th anniversary.

In keeping with the theme, CAPCA will be inviting leaders in peace and advocacy to speak and will be presenting awards of recognition to strong legacies within the Peace Corps family. Workshops presented during the conference will cover a variety of topics, including: international affairs, stateside advocacy of international projects, global education and international business practices.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to work as volunteers in the Chicago area or promote peace and Peace Corps awareness through a 5K Fun Walk/Run. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the International Marketplace, an event encouraging artisans in Chicago and around the nation to exhibit their wares, and the Career Fair, bringing together organizations and universities interested in internationally-minded persons with backgrounds in grassroots development.

CAPCA is currently looking for the support of other interested organizations in the Chicago area. Potential presenters, volunteers, sponsors or those with any additional questions should contact the NPCA 2004 Conference Planning Committee Chair, Trina Janes, at or 312/645-9400 ex. 35.

The Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) brings together nearly 600 returned Peace Corps Volunteers who live and work in the Chicago area. Founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1991 as a non-profit organization, CAPCA is affiliated with the Washington, D.C. based National Peace Corps Association (

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