Conversations that change minds, change the world
For 80 years strong, the Springfield Public Forum has provided local audiences with access to the scientists, artists, academics, and politicians who stand at the front lines of our most-pressing contemporary issues—at no cost to you.
From Alex Haley to Ralph Nader, Cory Booker to Betty Friedan, we have brought thought leaders to the Forum stage through the years to explain their work, field our questions, and suggest a way forward. And our public lectures are merely the first step in sparking broader conversations in our living rooms, classrooms, and communities at large.
Join us in cutting through today’s information overload as we get to the heart of the matters that matter most. As we celebrate our 80th year, we are especially excited about the timeliness of this year’s lineup—and we know that you will be as well.