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5th Annual Barrington Town-Warming with Keynote Speaker Robert Gates

February 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for the 5th Annual Barrington Town-Warming – a re-creation of the robust discussions held in Barrington during the Depression era. This year’s in-person event at Barrington’s White House will feature keynote speaker Robert Gates, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, who will come to us via live stream with Motorola Solutions Chairman & CEO Greg Brown. The day’s theme is “Security in a Post-Pandemic World” and features in-person panelists from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and Northern Trust. Journalist Corey McPherrin will moderate a panel on the “Security of Our Well-Being” with Dr. Allison Arwady from the Chicago Department of Public Health, Karen Lambert from Advocate Aurora Healthcare, and Mark Pfister from the Lake County Health Department. After lunch, we welcome our keynote speaker.


Presented by the Barrington Cultural Commission

Presenting sponsor: Northern Trust

Keynote Speaker Sponsor: Greg and Anna Brown

Live-Streaming Sponsor: Kim Duchossois

NOTE: This event is in-person and virtual. Per the recent Cook County vaccine mandate for venues serving food and beverage, we will be checking vaccine cards at the door for those attending the Town-Warming in-person. Please have your vaccine card available along with your ticket.


If you are having trouble purchasing tickets please contact us at or 224-512-4066.


Barrington’s White House
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Barrington’s White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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