The 44th President of the United States will join the ranks of Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, who have all appeared at the venerable series, along with many other world leaders. President Obama will deliver an address and participate in a Q&A.
"President Obama is, by far, the speaker most requested by our subscribers for next season," commented Forum Executive Director Bill Chapman. "We are extremely proud to be able to announce that President Obama will be coming to The Richmond Forum so soon after leaving office."
|Ambassador Samantha Power|
For over 30 seasons, The Richmond Forum has been bringing leaders from the world stage to our stage in Richmond—to expand horizons, stimulate conversation and inspire our community. With 4,500 attendees at each program, The Richmond Forum is the largest and most-respected non-profit speaker series in America, able to attract some of the biggest names in the world to its stage year after year.
Past Forum speakers have included filmmaker Steven Spielberg; former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto; Robert Redford; Archbishop Desmund Tutu; Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson; Anderson Cooper; B.B. King; Alan Alda; Mexican President Vicente Fox; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; former Secretaries of State Albright, Baker, Powell, and Rice; and three former U.S. Presidents: George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
Current subscribers have until May 27th to renew their subscriptions for next season. Seats not purchased by current subscribers by the deadline will go on sale to the public through a lottery. Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a season subscriber can learn more here.
The Richmond Forum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. All programs are held at the Altria Theater in Richmond, Virginia.