These upcoming events will introduce you to the varied PhDs and pressing issues of alt-ac:
Chicago VPhD Meet-Up:
March 21 (SAT) 2:30-4:30
Edgewater Public Library, 1210 W Elmdale Ave (around 6000 N Broadway), about a block and a half from the Thorndale El stop (Red Line). 2nd Floor large meeting room, across from the Teen Lounge.
Career Diversity Conference at UNM:
Yes, it’s in New Mexico, but the panels and speakers will give you a sense of issues and techniques in the field.