• Bringing Important Ideas to Our Region

    By Tricia Canavan, Board Member. I remember seeing posters about the Public Forum’s line up as a young person growing up in Springfield, and thinking that it was amazing that we would have such renowned people, “up close,” right downtown at Symphony Hall. It seemed sophisticated, something you’d see in New York or Chicago – […]

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  • Springfield Public Forum Takes on Addiction, Suicide and Lives in Crisis

    Nancy Lublin to Speak on Oct. 5 on How Her Text Hotline Saves Lives. More Massachusetts residents committed suicide in 2013 than died as a result of car crashes and homicides combined. Substance abuse in Massachusetts cause a record level of deaths by opioid overdoses in 2013; in Springfield alone, 23 people died in 2013. […]

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    Looking back and looking forward

    Last year, the Springfield Public Forum celebrated its 80th anniversary with an ambitious schedule and a desire to find new ways of serving our community. Overall, the Forum made great strides in building name recognition, brand and community relationships and partnerships with local colleges, museums, the public schools, libraries and area businesses. We served more […]

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  • Celebrating our 80th year

    This season, we celebrate 80 years of bringing today’s brightest minds to the stage in Springfield. Not only does the Springfield Public Forum give you access to world-renowned speakers as they discuss today’s most pressing issues, it does so entirely free of charge—and that is worth celebrating.  This year’s program is truly worthy of our […]

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    Woz visits the Springfield Public Forum

    On May 1 in front of a packed MassMutal Center, Steve Wozniak told stories of his early days working with Steve Jobs to co-found Apple, and inspired the audience to follow their entrepreneurial impulses….

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