The Chicago Symposium Series is sponsored by a number of Chicago area institutions. Each year the symposia are planned by representatives from these institutions. The current members of the planning board are:
 Chicago State University

Mel Sabella (Physics)
Andrea Van Duzor (Chemistry)
 DePaul University

Graham Griffin (Chemistry)
 Harold Washington College

Tom Higgins (Chemistry)
 Harper College

Charlotte SchulzeHewett (Mathematics)
 Loyola University Chicago

Rachel Shefner (Biology and Science Education)
 North Park University

Aaron Kaestner (Mathematics)
 Northeastern Illinois University

Aaron Schirmer (Biology)
 Northern Illinois University

Barbara Gonzalez (Mathematics)
 Northwestern University

Shelby Hatch (Chemistry)
Aaron Peterson (Mathematics)
 Roosevelt University

Steve Cohen (Mathematics)
Melanie Pivarski (Mathematics)
 University of Illinois at Chicago

Will Ash (Mathematics)
John Baldwin (Mathematics)
Martina Bode (Mathematics)
Anita Kursell (Mathematics Education)
Bonnie Saunders (Mathematics)
Donald Wink (Chemistry)