Meeting annually from 2001 to 2010, the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Cervantes Symposium has provided leading scholars from throughout the United States a forum to share and discuss emerging research in the field.
Keynote speakers at past symposia have included Carlos Alvar, Jean Canavaggio, Anne J. Cruz, Edward Friedman, Charles Ganelin, Carroll Johnson, Jacques Lezra, Howard Mancing, Adrienne Martin, James A. Parr, and Marcia Welles.
In 2011 and 2013, the Chicago Cervantes Symposium met at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago; in 2012 it met at the Newberry.
In 2014, the University of Illinois at Chicago will host a National Cervantes Symposium, with participants from Cervantes groups from around North America. The program will be held April 24-26.