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The Chesapeake Forum
Date: January 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Chesapeake Conference Center Map it
700 Conference Center Drive
Chesapeake, VA

The Chesapeake Forum presents its first speaker series.

Join friends, neighbors and colleagues at three events designed to entertain, engage and enlighten.

Speakers for the Inaugural 2020 Season include:

  • Jane Pauley CBS Morning News Host, Emmy winning journalist, advocate
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 
  • Dr. Mae Jemison First African American woman in space, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker
    Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Ronan Tynan Famed Irish Tenor, record holding Paralympic athlete, inspirational speaker
    Thursday, May 14, 2020

A season subscription for all three speakers is $125. All events will be held at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Find out more at

About the Chesapeake Forum:

In a world of diverse opinions, what does it take to bring a community together? A small group of ten citizens met over several months during the winter of 2018-19 to answer that question and form the framework of a non-profit organization. The Chesapeake Forum “think tank” group then added a broad based twenty-seven-member Board of Directors. This non-profit organization will carry out its mission by bringing quality speakers to the community to support its goals. These goals include promoting education by engaging diverse, multi-generational audiences and fostering learning, understanding, and meaningful community conversation. In addition to traditional attendees, The Chesapeake Forum will market to a cross-section of audiences, such as youth in K-12, higher education (public and proprietary), faith, civic, business, and agricultural communities. The Chesapeake Forum provides an opportunity for the community to come together and be challenged by diverse speakers to include scientists, artists, historians, judges, financiers, humorists, philosophers, journalists, former government officials, writers, and other leaders in their respective fields. The Forum will neither engage in promoting political persons, positions, candidates, or parties in selecting speakers, nor in its marketing to audiences.