during a shortened academic year, these evenings are focused on the topic of presentation, and are intellectually stimulating, free, and open to the public.
Independent Scholars give a presentation-discussion to an audience of interested co-learners during these Evenings which are dedicated to the scholars. Audiences actively participate bringing their ideas and critique to the scholars' work.
To the audience: As co-learners, your presence is vital. Your presence supports the work of the Independent Scholars as their original work is being finalized for publication or further ongoing presentation.
Dedicated to the promotion of the ongoing work of Independent Scholars, these Evenings are not commercial evenings, although many Independent Scholars have privately benefited commercially from their presentations at these Independent Scholars' Evenings.
Additionally, often in today's economy, citizens cannot, or do not wish to, get monetary employment in their area of interest and training; or their interests have changed and continue to change as they grow, as is often the case. These ISE or Independent Scholars Evenings are the venue or vehicle for this parallel work in today's modern era.
Keeping these considerations in mind, The Institute promotes the work of Independent Scholars. The Institue does this by providing a free -standing structured organisation to Independent Scholars who give their presentations at these dedicated weekly Independent Scholars' Evenings.
Not governed by any State Educational Board requirements, or potential existing bias of departmental heads or peers, yet within the perimeters of Federal and State laws, these free-standing Independent Scholars' Evenings sessions are dedicated to those who wish to use these evenings for their ongoing personal life's work. Please visit our website: www.qcinstitute.org
to review archives.
These evenings are characterized by a vigorous, stimulating and uplifting intellectual atmosphere. All the presentations and opinions are authentic and original.
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural & Healing Traditons, a 501(c)3 organization according to the United States law at State and Federal levels since 1996.
The Institute is free-standing. Although we have a Board of Directors, we do not control the content of presentations. Social perimeters and market forces decide and are factored into governing the success of Independent Scholars personal work.
The Independent Scholars' Evenings are purely a Community organization for intellectual inquiry, expression and the Freedom of Speech.
Please review our archives on our website www.qcinstitute.org
. All Independent Scholars' presentations at listed there.
There is no organization like this in our area and region.: your presence as co-learners and as Independent Scholars is celebrated,
Today we live the combinatorial of both: cyber and physical space. What we, at The Institute call The Fifth Dimension.
Physically: The Institute CHT is housed in the historic Moline Commercial Club (c) 1912 built by Charles Deere and his successor, Ben Butterowrth. www.themolinecommercialclub.com
Cyberspace: at this point we have a Skype presence. But will improve our cyberspace presence as our technology assistance improves.
An Institute copy of books written by Independent Scholars are kept at The Institute's library for you to read, on premises, at your convenience. Certified Independent Scholars are welcome to use the Institute's Rooms as a thinking room or a writing room for their convenience. Please feel free to use the Institute library for private reading and relaxing time.
Copies of completed presentations are kept at the library's central table for you to take.
For security purposes the doors are kept locked unless there is an event in the building. Just call us at 3
12-498-7207to let us know when you will be coming in to use The Institute or call and we will get the doors opened for you.
A contribution is most welcome to cover the costs of printing, advertising and administration expenses. All donations are fully tax deductible.
You can donate by:
* Credit Cards: please call us and a staff member will assist you.
* Drop your donation in the drop box in the Library. Nobody opens the drop-box except administration. Your donation is safe.
* Drop off or mail a check to:
1530 Fifth AvenueMolineIllinois. 61265
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. Or Institute CHT for short.
Please visit our website: www.qcinstitute.org