About the Chicago Chapter

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Hello Chicagoland EFA!

Our regular monthly meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for November and December. Due to the latest COVID surge, chapter meetings will be held online through the end of the year. Hyperlocal meetings may still be held in person, however (if interested in being an organizer or attending a meeting in your neighborhood or suburb, email us to find out more).

Meetings are free for EFA members in good standing, and guests of members (or those with a guest membership) are also most welcome—but registration is both required and limited.

We hope to see you there!


Kandy Hopkins, Amy Spungen, and Tamaal Rodgers
EFA Chicagoland Chapter Co-coordinators


Future meeting dates and times:

  • OCT | Web Design Panel 
    Wednesday, October 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m. CT p.m. CT [online; registration starts October 1]
  • NOV | Discussion Topic: TBD
    Wednesday, November 17, 5:30-7:00 p.m. CT [online; registration starts October 27]
  • DEC | Q3 Meeting: Details to come.
    Friday, December 17 [online; registration starts December 1]

Local events:

See more events on the omnicalendar, which lists media- and publishing-related conferences, webinars, and other events of interest to self-employed editorial freelancers. If there’s an event you’d like listed, submit it here. You can also follow EFA Chicagoland on Eventbrite.

Note: Inclusion of non-EFA events on the public calendar does not denote endorsement by the EFA or the Chicagoland Chapter. Submission of an event does not guarantee its publication on the calendar. Events are collected from many sources; any errors or omissions are purely accidental.


Not an EFA member but want to explore what the Chicagoland Chapter has to offer before joining? Or are you a member in the Chicago area, but you’re not getting our mailings? Subscribe to our monthly EFA Chicagoland Chapter News e-newsletter via the archive of past issues or join our Slack chat group (email us for a link), which are open to both EFA members and nonmembers alike.


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