Terry also updated those gathered, which included George and Carol Walters, Judi White, and Bob and Cynthia Vance, on work ICA has done recently. The three areas that the Institute is focusing on are the University Leadership Development program, the Accelerating Change in Chicago's 77 Community Areas project and its Sharing Approaches That Work conference, and the renovating of ICA's building in Chicago to incorporate green technologies such as wind turbines.
At the end Terry introduced a book that is guiding ICA's efforts: The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins. Terry also mentioned that ICA supports work in agriculture, education and HIV/AIDS initiatives in India and Africa. He said that the young program staff now working at ICA is the new face of the organization.
The evening ended with writing messages on material that will be woven together with other colleagues' messages in an art installation to be hung at ICA to celebrate its 50th anniversary.