• Fall 2019 Speaker Series

    By Steph Solis | ssolis@masslive.com The Springfield Public Forum announced its 2019 Fall speaker series with a diverse and inspirational lineup that includes an Emmy nominee, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the investigative journalist who inspired the highly acclaimed “The 1619 Project” by the New York Times magazine. This year’s speakers include a group of […]

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    Many Thanks to Columbia Gas

    The Springfield Public Forum is pleased to announce that Columbia Gas will be the Title Sponsor for the event on 5/22/19 with Ed Begley, Jr. “Live Simply So Others May Simply Live.” Columbia Gas is one of Massachusetts’ leading energy companies, with more than 700 employees dedicated to providing customers with the energy services they need every day. […]

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    Redefining Leadership with Carly Fiorina

    Many thanks to MassMutual for their Platinum Sponsorship of the first event of the Springfield Public Forum’s Fall 2018 Season: Redefining Leadership with Carly Fiorina. For more information about the event, click here. Additional ForumThinks programs around the topic of Leadership will be announced on our ForumThinks page.

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  • Spring 2018 Programs Announced!

    Spring 2018 Schedule

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  • Community Conversation on Race and Justice

    ForumThinks programs are hosted by our community partners to provide a deeper understanding of Forum topics. Events include book groups, discussion panels, photography exhibits, documentary screenings, and more. This fall, we are focusing our ForumThinks programs on activities surrounding the keynote event “The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America” with Jelani Cobb. With the exception of […]

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    MassMutual to Sponsor Steve Forbes event

    Many thanks to MassMutual, our Presenting Sponsor of “America’s Future in the Global Economy” with Steve Forbes at Symphony Hall on 9/13/17 at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information about the event.

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  • Fall 2017 Schedule

    Click here for the Fall 2017 Schedule

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  • Love of Learning and Teaching Leads to Springfield Public Forum

    By Karen Lavariere-Sanchez, Board Member. “Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” -Marian Wright Edelman, The Measure of Our Success; A Letter to My Child and Yours (1992) OK, I’ll admit it; I was a nerd growing up. I liked school, rarely missed […]

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  • The Forum a Gem Adding to the Fabric of Springfield Life

    By Lisa Doherty, Board Member. I love the Springfield Public Forum for many reasons. Despite the economic challenges that Springfield faces, there are so many wonderful and diverse offerings in our city, like the Museums at the Quadrangle, Forest Park with its zoo and the Basketball Hall of Fame, to name a few. The Forum […]

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  • Springfield Public Forum Tackles Key Presidential Campaign Issue of Immigration

    Bill Richardson to Address “The Future of Immigration” on Sept. 20 Because of his Mexican roots and his past governorship of a border state, Bill Richardson is uniquely qualified to provide a look at what the future of immigration may be in the United States, a major flashpoint of the presidential campaign. Richardson has been […]

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