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Attention chefs, restaurateurs, food scientists, academics and foodies: Are you seriously corny? The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance wants to hear from you.

The Chicago-based food-history group will host its sixth symposium Sept. 20 through 22 at the Kendall College School for Culinary Arts on Goose Island. The event will focus on Midwestern corn in all aspects — as a foodstuff, an energy source, a source of controversy, an economic engine and more — through lectures and panel discussions, book signings and delicious tastings.

They are seeking presenters to talk about corn. The talks should be based on research, fieldwork, scholarship and professional experience, but be geared to a informed popular audience. Submit one-page proposals by June 28. See www.GreaterMidwestFoodways.com for more details.