Young Professional

The Oriental Institute's Young Professional (YP) group is a vibrant community of young people who support the overall mission and programs of the Oriental Institute. This special membership category is designed to give emerging civic leaders a meaningful way to engage with the Oriental Institute, one of Chicago leading cultural institutions. The YP is intended for anyone between the ages of 21-45 passionate about the history of the ancient Middle East. YP members receive exclusive invitations to educational, social, networking, and volunteer activities hosted by the world’s foremost academics.

Join us today and explore more at events designed specifically for Young Professionals. Past events have included behind the scenes tours, demon scavenger hunts, private visits to Chicago cultural institutions, meet and greets with Oriental Institute scholars, beer and wine tastings, dinners with archeologists, and much more.

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Benefits of Membership

Young Professional members receive the benefits of Associate members, invitations to engaging programs, and opportunities to network and socialize with peers at a special series of YP events.

Benefits

Upcoming Events

Members are encouraged to use programming as an opportunity to introduce prospective members to the Oriental Institute.

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Past Events

Past events have included dinner in the director's office, an exploration of ancient texts, demon hunts, and a fundraiser benefiting the Oriental Institute Museum.

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